{environments} is for general questions related to (La)TeX environments. For questions about environment subcategories like {lists}, {quoting} environments, or {floats} use the appropriate tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

2
votes
4answers
110 views

Switching between environments

I teach at the university and I write exams in Tex. I'd like to write an exam with a number of questions, where for each question I include either empty lines and empty figures with axes (for the ...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

Error with nested environment and forced linebreak inside tabbing

I reduced the offending code to this: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \newenvironment{foo}{}{} ...
0
votes
1answer
119 views

TeXShop cannot print hello world

I'm running TeXShop on a mac. My latex environment somehow has somehow stopped working and can no longer even print hello world. Here's my complete latex document: \documentclass{article} ...
5
votes
1answer
55 views

how to use conditional to define different \begin and \end environment at compile time

I just need little help on the syntax for this. I am using tex4ht, and I get an error when I use empheq for the align environment. I want to build this TeX file both in pdflatex and htlatex. I ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

How can I put an environment within a subsection?

I have this code, but the environment is put at the top of the page above the sections. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

Kile syntax highlighting: A single dollar sign in the preamble

I'm using Kile to edit my LaTeX documents. I define my own custom environment to hightlight LaTeX code named lstLaTeX with the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

Change the color of the “remark” environment in Beamer

I would like to change the color (bg and fg) of the remark environment in a Beamer document. I have setup my document using: \usetheme{AnnArbor} \usecolortheme{crane} I read in some other question ...
3
votes
1answer
324 views

Color highlighting text and environments in LyX

I am using LyX 2.0.5 with document class article and 'Theorems (AMS)' in the modules. I am wondering if it is possible to make it so that the titles of different environments will be highlighted in ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Elementary question about new environment

I want to create new environment without a "closing argument". For example, \MakeLowercase{\textsc{MAKE LOWERcase textsc}} to have all text in small caps independently from upper- or lowercase ...
4
votes
1answer
63 views

Shared counter (between description environments) results in “undefined control sequence” [closed]

The objective is to share the counter SharedCTR1 across the description environments. The following code works with only one description environment, but not with both. \documentclass{report} ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

How to store the definition of an environment? Or, how to disable locally an environment?

what? I would like to "store" the definition of the environment figure into \something so that the following logics will work: % the following line is what I am looking for store(figure, \something) ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

can I use changes package to highlight added environments, say, itemize?

I am using changes package to track modifications to a LaTeX documents, but found simply wrapping \begin{itemize}\end{itemize} with \added command doesn't work. It works fine if I wrap the contents of ...
9
votes
6answers
4k views

Dashed box environment

I am new to LaTeX and I'm having a hard time trying to create a dashed box environment without success. Can someone please share a code for a dashed box environment such as the one in the image? I ...
4
votes
1answer
338 views

How to make “claim” environments look like “theorem” environment?

I am using LyX 2.0.5 with document class article and 'Theorems (AMS)' in the modules. From what I understand, the claim environment copies its style from the remark environment. I'd like it to copy ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

How to prevent page break in the last three lines of an environment?

I want to create an environment, thats content should not allowed a page break in the last three lines of the last paragraph. If the last three lines of the text inside the environment reach the ...
1
vote
2answers
44 views

custom newline style in environments

I want to add something to each newline, like this: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{mystuff}{dark magic goes here}{or here} \begin{document} \begin{mystuff} first row second row \end{mystuff} ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Make a counter “update” exercise in environment exercise

I wrote a book in about year 2010. Now I want to add (update) some exercises and count all updated Exercises. But I only can Update 2014. How can I make Update 0ne 2014, Update two 2014, ... or ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Problem with sectionning with my example

I want to number my example environments like [section]. However, example environments are numbered with chapter, not section. What should I do? This is my MWE: \newcounter{example} \makeatletter ...
5
votes
1answer
192 views

First paragraph in environment without indent or space

I'm trying to create an environment that does not indent the very first paragraph of the text inside the environment. My latest attempt and the corresponding output are shown below. As you can see, ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

How to get AucTex to prompt me for a name, when inserting an environment using Ctrl-C, Ctrl-E?

I'm using emacs auctex. I've defined an environment template, as follows. \documentclass{article} \newtheorem{definition}{Definition}[section] \begin{document} \end{document} I insert instances ...
8
votes
2answers
162 views

How to ignore everything in the document environment?

Yes, you did read the title correctly! I want to ignore everything that is between \begin{document} and \end{document} when I \input a file. I thought that that would be very simple, just use the ...
6
votes
1answer
86 views

How to change QED sign for theorem classes

I'm writing an article which contains some quite long proofs, some of which include claims with proofs of their own. I dealt with that by adding a claim environment using \newtheorem, but there's a ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Semantic table markup with environments inside {tabular}

I run into issues trying to markup tables semantically in LaTeX. Background Either standard \hline together with \firsthline and \lasthline from array.sty (I think) or \midrule, \toprule and ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Custom environment shorthand for multiple environments [duplicate]

I am interested in doing something like the following. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newenvironment{customeq}{\begin{equation}\begin{split}}{\end{split}\end{equation}} ...
5
votes
3answers
132 views

Proper vertical spacing and pagebreaks in custom environment

I would like to design a simple environment which displays examples. This is what I got so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{parskip} \usepackage{lipsum} \makeatletter ...
14
votes
2answers
409 views

Automatically add quotes

I would like to create a new environment which will behave similar to quote, but with quotes added. I tried something like this: ...
5
votes
1answer
77 views

How to enable line breaking in the standard proof environment with amsmath?

I want to redefine the proof so it accepts linebreaks in the name \renewenvironment{proof}[1][\proofname]{\par \pushQED{\qed}% \normalfont \topsep6\p@\@plus6\p@\relax \trivlist ...
8
votes
2answers
149 views

Errors when trying to define a custom align environment

I'm currently trying to create a custom environment with its own counter. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath} \newcounter{grammarcounter} \newenvironment{grammar}{ ...
6
votes
3answers
193 views

Set enumeration level explicitly

I have the need for a custom list environment at the outermost level, defined as follows: \newboolean{odd} \setboolean{odd}{true} \usepackage{environ} \newcounter{exnum}[section]% Exercise counter ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

How to define this new environment and avoid the hidden errors?

I want to define a new environment ends with a $\omega$ in newline. But environment like displaymath already start a newline after itself, so I do not start a newline in this case. That is, start a ...
8
votes
3answers
219 views

How can I have numbered verbatim environments?

How can I have an automatically numbered verbatim environment, just like equations? I tried putting it like this: \begin{equation} \begin{verbatim} bla... bla... bla... \end{verbatim} \end{equation} ...
8
votes
1answer
97 views

Automatically Insert Environment Arguments

How can I automatically insert [<+->] arguments to the itemize environment when I'm in a beamer frame so I get pretty incremental display during presentation?
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Checking environment in order to end it

I used to typeset verse with memoir package using some heavy \vspace trickery. The verse environment was too hard to control in terms of vertical space due to the immense amount of obscure glue. For ...
7
votes
1answer
115 views

Hide an environment and show it later in the document

I am trying to set up an environment for making exercises with corresponding answers for students. Idea I would like to be able to write the text for an exercise in an environment, and directly ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

File ended while scanning use of \frame [closed]

I am a beginner in Latex. My code: \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \mode<presentation> \usetheme{Antibes} \usecolortheme[named=Green]{structure} \title[HUM-THE SABHAl]{Training ...
6
votes
1answer
62 views

How can I 'double-dip' environment contents to an external file with expl3?

I'd like to capture the contents of a particular environment and copy them, verbatim (n- type expansion), to an external file already set up as an iow output stream. My first thought was to simply ...
9
votes
2answers
120 views

Creating a new environment containing a tikz environment

I would like to create a new environment in order to ease the process of making plots. It should be able to something like this: \begin{graph} \addplot [domain=-10:10, samples=1000]{x)}; \end{graph} ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

Redefining environment within a macro

Hel-lo, I am a LaTeX programming newbie. While formatting my document, I found that it will look nice if I can modify the theorem environment (with amsthm package). So I tried the following code ...
7
votes
1answer
99 views

Using shortcut with argument in tcolorbox

I want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{isodate} %for printing the date \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} %for color names \usepackage{tcolorbox} ...
17
votes
1answer
535 views

How to typeset programming code syntax with annotations?

If possible I would like to know how to this on latex/tikz to add this like (environment and graph) on my ebook. Thanks a lot!!! Code im trying to implement: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} ...
4
votes
1answer
266 views

Add an image on the top-left corner of a customized block in beamer

I would like to use some customized blocks in my beamer presentations, with a layout that is inspired by these examples found on a website : The idea is to build a specific block environments, ...
5
votes
1answer
96 views

Group statements, avoid pagebreak

I make an FAQ document, for this I redefined environments like \newenvironment{question} % no indenting, bold and new paragraph {\setlength\parindent{0pt}\bfseries} {\par} \newenvironment{answer} % ...
2
votes
0answers
40 views

Is there a shorthand for matrices that doesn't use an environment [duplicate]

I understand that environments are very nice where the content is complex. But for simple cases, the \begin and \end and duplication of the environment name gets quite wordy and dominates the actual ...
6
votes
3answers
436 views

Adding vertical space (\vspace) around custom environment

I have document with custom environment myenv which left margin is 4em. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \newenvironment{myenv}{ \setlength{\leftskip}{4em} } \begin{document} \lipsum[1-2] ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Proof environment on LaTeX

I want to make a new environment in LaTeX. It'll be a proof environment (for math papers), and what I want is to indent all the paragraph. How can I do that? I do this: ...
4
votes
1answer
100 views

Changing the Look of Proof

I am using the document class amsbook. I had an issue with my theorems having a good deal of space between the statement of the theorem and the proof. I have a new theorem style: ...
5
votes
1answer
47 views

How to redefine gather environment so it has justification to the left and allows to use enumerate?

I need redefinition of gather (cannot be equation because of some other problem I asked about earlier on this forum) so it would have justification to the left, has no empty line after enumerate ...
7
votes
1answer
112 views

Problem of newenvironment usage with several parameters

I am trying to use \newenvironment, written by somebody else: with this code: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
5
votes
1answer
60 views

How do I write a book with two 'authors', one on all left pages and one on all right pages?

I've used LaTeX for a while to write math articles, so I have a general idea how to use it, but I've never had to make my own document class, environment, or package. I want to write a short story ...
1
vote
2answers
122 views

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} ...