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Processing the body of an environment multiple times

Dear all, I am new to package writing (LaTeX2e) and to this forum, and I probably read to much of the TeXBook and not enough on LaTeX. My package works, except that verbatim is verboten. Given a user ...
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Redefining the quote environment

Can somebody tell me what is wrong with this: %%Tweaked quote environment \let\origquote\quote \renewenvironment{\quote}{% \vspace{-0.5\parskip} \origquote }% {\endorigquote} My goal is to ...
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Replacing itemize by mdwlist's itemize* throughout?

Most of my documents start with a couple of quick hacks that save me literally a couple of keystrokes a month: \let\cite\texcite \let\epsilon\varepsilon and so on. Now, I'd like to do a similar ...
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Parameterised Enviroments in Lyx

Ok, I have a set of structured data that I want to format consistently. In this case a set of spells for a role-playing game. Now in Latex I vaguely remember I could do something using ...
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Listings: new environments with arguments

I have this basic question. How can use arguments with listings? I tried this and it doesn't work: \lstnewenvironment{cor}[2][] {\linerange{#1-#2},\lstset{language=[Sharp]C,,basicstyle=\scriptsize, ...
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Block comments with *% and %*

I know the package comment which allows to use : \begin{comment} Lines to comment \end{comment} This is not very friendly to use. I would like to have the following possibility: *% Lines to ...
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Why do I have to put the center environment in a group for \@afterindentfalse\@afterheading to suppress indentation?

Consider the following two macros, the only difference being that one has the environment inside a group: \documentclass{article} \makeatletter \newcommand\thisworks{% {\begin{center} $\ast$ ...
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Why does LaTeX make a distinction between commands and environments?

Why does LaTeX make a distinction between commands and environments? Or also: why do we need environments? I ask this because I am defining a number of custom commands (like \question{} and ...
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Centering text on a page

I'll try to illustrate what I want to accomplish. I want an enviroment/page style for poems that works like this -- the title (if present) is placed in the title placeholder (purple). The body of the ...
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What is the problem with nested environments using \BODY (environ package)?

This question led to a new package: newenviron I want to define some environments, which place their content into multiple different other environments. To access the contents I used the ...
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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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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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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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Listings: different counters for different listing environments

How do I create two lstlisting environments that each have its own counter? If I use for example \lstnewenvironment{algorithm}[2]{ \renewcommand\lstlistingname{Algorithm} \lstset{ ... } } ...
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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} ...
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Is there a way to replace an environment with a command?

Under certain conditions (triggered by selection of a package option) I would like to change specific environments into margin notes. However marginnote is not itself an environment, but a command ...
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How to change color of some particular environment for entire document

I want to change color of particular environment in document. For example wherever I found verbatim environment or equation environment appears in my tex file. With some global settings, I want to ...
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How to make LaTeX ignore the contents of an environment?

I would like to make a \todo command and environment whose behavior changes depending whether I define a command \showtodos. A basic \todo command is simple to write: ...
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Ignore first parskip inside a save box

I have the following definition (MWE below) of a lrbox. If I use the normal setting parskip=off the interaction \mdf@restoreparams works as expected. Inside the lrbox I can use parskip and parindent. ...
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Modify locally the “array” environment for Equation Systems

When I started to use LyX 2.0.6 I noticed that when an Equation System is needed, there are two options available to typeset it: using the appropriate command on the Math Line cases, or ...
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defining a centered shadowboxed listings environment

I'm trying to define a environment for code listings wrapped in a shadowbox and centered in the line. Using this code, I can generate the kind of output that I want: ...
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Use the s (star) argument with \NewDocumentEnvironment

Would it be possible to use the s argument specifier of xparse in \NewDocumentEnvironment so that we get an environment an a starred version of it? Actually it works, but the star goes to the wrong ...
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Own command to create new environment

The following code isn't very minimal but I hope you will be able to understand the code. \setcounter{errorcontextlines}{999} \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{lipsum,ntheorem} ...
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Seemingly trivial: verbatim, newenvironment, and colorbox

I am, once again, trying to achieve what seems like a trivial goal. I want to use \newenvironment to define a verbatim environment with a background color. I need to define my own environment because ...
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How can I change the whitespace above and below center?

Is it possible to control the space above and below center, e.g. the way it can be controlled above and below math display? In other words, is there an equivalent to, say, ...
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Multiple split equations

I find myself again and again using a combination of the gather and aligned environments. So it would be nice to not have to write so much. In particular, it is often only clear after writing the ...
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Environment definition separates matching braces

Suppose I want to define an environment which is essentially a modification of an existing one. I tried something like that: \newenvironment{newenv}{% \formatcommand{\begin{oldenv}% }{% ...
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Extra intervals before and after flushright environment

I am preparing questionnaire template in LaTeX. I have the following code (simplified): \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \framebox{\parbox{4cm}{ \textbf{3. How often do you have a ...
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Change line spacing for normal text, but not in tabular or verse

\usepackage{setspace} \doublespacing I used above two lines to change the spacing in my document. This changes the spacing of the entire document. My requirement is to change the line spacing in ...
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How to expand several arguments in an environment?

I have an environment that I've defined as follows: \newenvironment{regularEnumerateEx}[2][0em] {begin{listSkeleton}[#1]{enumerate}{#2}} {\end{listSkeleton}} The problem is that I need to ...
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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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Turning parts of text on and off

Is there a way to turn certain parts of the text on and off in LyX/Latex ? I'm thinking of having something like an environment (lets call it "TL" for "traffic light") and a parameter t such that if ...
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Creating a custom environment

I'm using the following syntax for my code snippets \begin{minipage}{\textwidth} \begin{lstlisting}[caption=<something>, label=<something>] The REST Endpoint URL is ...
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Defining a command for a minted environment

How can I define a newcommand macro or an environment for minted? What is causing the problem that the following does not work? \newcommand{\CppSourceCode}{ \begin{minted}[linenos=true, mathescape, ...
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Environment for greyed-out (or otherwise color) text

Sorry for being as clueless as the last times I asked but also having done no research because I have to finish this overhead presentation for tomorrow... Is there a good way to create an environment ...
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How to print the value of the last \refstepcounter in the first page in the memoir class?

I made an environment named sol, that has a \refstepcounter command. I want to print on the first page of my document how many sol environments I have made in my document. ...
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Beamer: Custom styles for environments

In beamer, there are some predefined (colour) styles like plain, theorem, definition and remark. My first question is where can I find the list of these styles? and the second one is how can I create ...
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typesetting a physical law

How should one type set one of Newton's law? \begin{definition} environment doesn't seem right since it should say the law's name in bold not definition (some number) and \begin{theorem} doesn't fit ...
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How can I define a new environment which limits the scope of \newtheorem commands?

I am attempting to make an environment out of the command given in one of the answers to this question: Customizing theorem name. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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prooftree from bussproofs package inside “cases” environment

I am using bussproofs package to provide some type proofs. According to bussproofs manual, it is impossible to use prooftree inside math mode. However, I would like to insert prooftree in the cases ...
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Is it possible to get the current item number and perform arithmetic on it in enumerate environment?

That is, suppose that I am at item n and I want to make a reference to item n - 3 without explicitly specifying it.
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algorithmic + babel with Hebrew conflict: Numbering missing

If I use algorithmic with babel, having both Hebrew and English, the line numbers go missing. Using MikTeX 2.9. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hebrew,english]{babel} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Can't define environment whose macro code contains dot2tex environment

I try to define a new environment whose macro code contains the dot2tex environment from the dot2texi package (look at the appended MWE). Unfortunately the compilation ends with the following error ...
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Storing environment arguments

Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\baz}{} \newenvironment{foo}[1]{#1}{\makeatletter\g@addto@macro\baz{#1}\makeatother} \begin{document} \begin{foo}{bar} \end{foo} ...
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Time calculation for task reports

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{dayreport}{\begin{tabular}{ll}\hline Task & Time\\\hline}{\hline\end{tabular}} \newcommand{\task}[2]{#1 & #2\\} \begin{document} ...
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How to hide a verbatim-like environment in another environment?

I cannot find a good title to express my question. Therefore, please parse the following code first. Minimal Code \documentclass[dvips,dvipsnames,cmyk,table]{book} ...
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What is the difference between \newenvironment and \newenvironment*?

I vaguely seem to recall reading that \newenvironment* gives better spacing than \newenvironment, but I don't recall any details and I can't seem to find a reference by searching. What is the ...
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How to define a starred version of an environment in LaTeX

I am interested in defining a new environment in LaTeX that has a starred version. How is this done?
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Is it safe to abbreviate \begin{foo}…\end{foo} with something like \bfoo … \efoo

Can I safely do this: \newcommand\bfoo{\begin{foo}} \newcommand\efoo{\end{foo}} where foo is a standard LaTeX environment? Probably the verbatim environment breaks, but others as well? That way one ...
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Use column-separator & (ampersand) inside \newenvironment

I'd like to define a grammar environment which basically wraps a tabular environment. Inside the grammar environment I'd like to use an environment called production to insert rows. Example: ...