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Understanding the arguments in newtheorem e.g. \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] [duplicate]

I would like to understand what the arguments following \newtheorem are e.g.: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{Lemma} ...
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Understanding differences between newtheorem and newenvironment

The difficulty that I am having is that I make a newtheorem: \newtheorem{definition}[theorem]{Definition} It however seems to act nearly the same as with newenvironment: ...
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How to define an environment with a colored tikz node included

I would like to define a new environment like \begin{mybox} some text \end{mybox} that would automatically expand to something like \begin{tikzpicture} \node[fill=red!0.5] {some text}; ...
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How to expandafter an environment?

I have the following problem: I want to create a beamer presentation and introduced a new environment using xparse. The environment has one optional argument (+ two mandatory). Now I want to create an ...
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Environment that doesn't allow blank lines

Consider the command \mpagetc defined as \newcommandx*\mpagetc[4][1=0.45,2=0.45]{\begin{minipage}{\textheight}% \begin{minipage}[c]{#1 \textwidth}% #3 \end{minipage}% \begin{minipage}[t]{#2 ...
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An environment for fixed figures

I am trying to create an environment that I can use to include "figures" within a framed environment. Because floats aren't allowed inside framed environments, I want to create a new environment ...
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Nomenclature not being assigned proper page number

The following is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[intoc]{nomencl} \newenvironment{preliminary}% {\pagestyle{plain}\pagenumbering{roman}}% {\pagenumbering{arabic}} ...
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Environment for two columns with lstlistings

In order to reduce copy-pasting, I want to create an environment that will produce a two-column table with headers and two listings in different languages, like below: \begin{tabular}{l l} Python ...
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Get emacs to automatically insert \end{} commands after a \begin{} command

I've recently switched from Kile to Emacs/AUCTeX for LaTeX editing. I like AUCTeX a lot more in general, in part because I've put a lot of effort into learning Emacs really well. One feature I really ...
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Package “mdframed” creating arbitrary gaps in the border

I used to define a small environment with the package "mdframed". I've included the package in the following way: \usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed} This is how I've set up the environment: ...
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Using a package only for certain tables

I am using the tabularx environment since it the X component of the columns is very useful and necessary for the tables I want to produce. However, a single one of my tables is longer that a page, and ...
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TikZ externalize causing problems with template

I have a large document (I'm using pdflatex with Eclispe and TeXlipse) with many (many) TikZ graphics (math function plots, most of them). In order to reduce (drastically I hope) compilation time I ...
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How to define environments for questions and answers

I wish to do a simple question and answer sheet for my students. I'd like to have something like this: \section{Differential Equations} \begin{questions} \begin{question} ...
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How can I define a custom listing environment?

I am trying to define an enviroment for a specific programming language, F#. Here's my code: \definecolor{bluekeywords}{rgb}{0.13,0.13,1} \definecolor{greencomments}{rgb}{0,0.5,0} ...
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Define a new block environment in LaTeX beamer

I have two kinds of examples in my document. I want to use different colors, say, red and blue. This is what I am doing now. \documentclass[]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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How to define a command that could generate similar environments just as \newtheorem does?

It's well known that the LaTeX built-in command \newtheorem could generate a series of the theorem environments that are similar: they share the same theme of layout style but differ in their name and ...
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What exactly does the \begin{document} command trigger?

Let us consider these two files first. \documentclass{article} \parindent 0.0mm \hyphenpenalty 500 \tolerance 700 \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-10] \end{document} ...
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Inserting document compiled from LaTex code inside a .tex file

Is there a way to insert a document within a document? The inserted code is fully .tex compliant and could be compiled as a document on its own. I envision an article document, where inside the ...
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Filecontents and newenvironment issue

I need to write some inlined code on an external file, then load it with listings. I would like to define a new environment, but if I do, filecontents does not save the first line of code (see MWE): ...
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LaTeX \newenvironment with nested braces

I'm making a beamer presentation and I wanted to show terminal commands in a terminal-styled box. I've created what I want using tkiz but now I have some trouble defining it as a new environment due ...
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Why is this lettrine being bumped into the margin?

Consider the MWE from an earlier question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} %\usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Historical}} ...
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Superflous vertical spacing after tagging environment

I would like to use the tagging package to tag parts of a document, which not only contain text, but also other environments like enumerate. If I use the taggedblock-environment for this, this creates ...
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Environment definition gives an error

\documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage[babelshorthands=true]{german} % align in enumerate ...
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Q&A Template in LaTeX

I am preparing a Q&A document. I created the image below in MS Word. I was wondering if there is a way this can be accomplished in LaTeX. I want to keep formatting consistent through out the ...
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Using \begin{collect*} in a new \newenviroment

I'm not terrible experienced with latex, an I'm trying to wrap up the \begin{collect*} command with some common arguments used into its own enviroment, but I'm having trouble getting the whole thing ...
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Defining a particular environment in LaTeX

I need help writing an Example environment. I just want it to look like the figure below which I took from an old book I have in my library. This is what I have done. ...
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Difficulty modifying an array environment

I have an array that I had past help on and now I am attempting to modify that array. However, when doing so, parts of my "theorem" keep getting shifted to the next line. Here is a MWE: ...
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tikz node with listing environment

I'm trying to create a c++ class hierarchy. Each node in the hierarchy is a class description with code listing in it and multiple nodes are connected by lines and arrows depicting the hierarchy. I'm ...
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Example title in outer margins

If I have large outer margins (even and odd pages) how I can put Example (and Solution) in both pages in the outer margins?
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How to add a predefined box flush right after a custom environment? [duplicate]

I want to construct an environment which prints enclosed text and add a predifined box flushright after the text. Here is MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \newenvironment{problem}{% \bigskip ...
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Suggestions for an automatic taxonomy environment

Background In this site there are excellent examples of How to draw up a hierarchical tree diagram for taxonomic classification of several groups but often you must show only the position of a ...
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Display first (sub) environment in an environment

I would like to make a bank of problems of similar type--however, I only want to display the first of each time. For example: \begin{bank} \begin{exercise} 2+2 \end{exercise} \begin{exercise} 4+3 ...
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How can I redefine (or alter) the bmatrix envrionment such that all entries are flushed right? [duplicate]

I've checked around here and have been unable to find anything that solves my problem. There are several other questions that ask similar things, but the solutions do not give a global way to apply ...
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Using amsthm but still getting “Environment theorem undefined”

I'm trying to write up all my university theorems and I cant get the theorem environment to work. Here is a mini example of what I'm trying to do. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} ...
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How can I undefine an environment?

How can I undefine an environment? This is how to undefine a command: \newcommand\foo \makeatletter \let\foo\@undefined \makeatother I need to undefine the spacing environment from the setspace ...
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Setting the left margin of a trivlist in an environment?

I'm working on defining an environment that's further indented than the rest of the page. This is my document so far: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} ...
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Heading being duplicated

I have a thesis.tex file that is set up as \documentclass{report} %packages \usepackage{thesis_uvm} %maketitle etc \begin{document} %abstract etc %chapters \nocite{*} \bibliographystyle{chicago} ...
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Creating an example environment structured exactly like amsthm's proof environment

I want to create an environment for examples that is structured exactly like the \begin{proof}...\end{proof} environment, i.e. starting with an italic "Example.", continuing in the same line and ...
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Two kinds of equation labels within one paper

I have looked high and low for an answer to the following (including on this site, Google, etc.) without success, and I hope someone may be able to answer it (and if it is a repeat of something ...
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Listings environment within another environment

\newtheorem{alg}{Algorithm}[subsection] \begin{alg}\label{alg:1} \begin{lstlisting}[frame = single, breaklines = true, numbers = left] test code \end{lstlisting} \end{alg} How can I prevent the ...
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Repeat a Theorem [duplicate]

For my thesis I have to repeat my theorems, not just the number but the exact wording of the Theorems. I found the question How to repeat the content of a quote (e.g. introduction+conclusion) without ...
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Theorem environment in Italic form [closed]

In my whole report, I want to write all the theorems and definitions in Italic format. And the example and some other observations and Remark in Non-Italic format. I have put all these within \rm ...
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\renewcommand or \renewenvironment with multicols

I'm trying to create a horizontal white space in my multicolumn environment every time I start a new subsection. It stops people from having to trawl their eyes up and down the page between ...
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Comma-separated list environment

This question is somewhat of a follow up to an answer to a previous question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/11587/13522). I would like to create a list environment (similar to itemize and enumerate) ...
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Bold text in newenvironment

I want to define my own environment, like \newenvironment{question} {\begin{tiny}} {\end{tiny}} That may not make much sense, but it works. How can I do the same with bold font?
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A new environment in the memoir class

I write my thesis with the memoir class and want to include an Acknowledgment in the same style as the standard abstract from the memoir class. How can this be done?
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how to change spacing between align environments and equation environments?

I am using align and environment for various equations. There is some space that comes before and after the equations that I would like to minimize. Is there a single command that could be used to ...
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Counters for claims

I want to redefine the claim environment so that it will be numbered but I'm having a hard time with the counters. I want the following: \begin{theorem} thm 1 \end{theorem} \begin{proof} ...
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Customise counters, cross references to environments

I would like to make cross references to own defined counter on environments. So far I have tried the following, \documentclass{book} \newcounter{entryc}[subsection] ...
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How to create an unnumbered theorem?

I'm looking for a way to create a new theorem without numbering. I found Theorem without numbering and tried the accepted answer, but I get the error "Command * already defined". This is the code I'm ...