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Using newcommand inside newenvironment to print a table

I have the following self defined counter and command: \documentclass{article} \newcounter{usecase}[section] \newcommand{\usecasenumber}{\arabic{usecase} \stepcounter{usecase} ...
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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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Can I eliminate the dot after Theorem in amsthm?

Instead of 1 Theorem. I want to write 1 Theorem in front of the first theorem and analogously in front of succeeding theorems. How can I get rid of the dot? Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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equation* environment or \[ \]? [duplicate]

So, I'm writing a mathematics paper, and let's say I have the following: \begin{equation*} 2+2=4 \end{equation*} Is this the proper way to do an unnumbered equation, or is it preferred to do the ...
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naming argument and optional-argument for \def, \newcommand and newenvironment

I know how to create a new command or an environment. I think it will much better if I can specify name of the arguments. For example in framebox command and array environment below, we know exactly ...
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minted Environment Inside minipage Environment

I am having to use the minted environment inside a minipage environment quite often in my document. I wanted to write a new environment for doing this, but since minted isn't designed to be included ...
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How to create a new counter for an a new environment that is in sync with subsections

I want to create an example environment with a counter which will be in sync with my subsections. So I'll have: subsection 3.2 lemma 3.2 example 3.2 example 3.3 lemma 3.3 subsection ...
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Why does pdfLaTeX fail when I try to use `begin{lstlisting}` inside a user-defined environment?

I'm having trouble with the listings package. I can't compile the following minimal example through pdfLaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twoside, openright, english]{memoir} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Example environment?

I was wondering if there is any formal environment for specifying 'examples' through out the text. If not, which environments do you recommend?
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Theorem with separate tikz environments for header and body

My initial question: I'm writing my lecture notes in LaTeX and used some customized theorem environments with amsthm so far. Now I wanted to redesign those theorems with help of tikzpicture. That's ...
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Defining my own proof environment?

How would I define a proof environment that is basically used with \begin{proof} some proof here \end{proof} and it would be equivalent to: \paragraph{Proof:} some proof here \hfill \box ?
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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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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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How to make a wrapper for the figure and table environments.

I am familiar with the newenvironment command, but I was wondering, how do I carry on the parameters that are used between [ ], i.e [bht!]? I want to make a newfig and a newtab environment that will ...
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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] ...
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Create a \lstnewenvironment that creates named listings

I am using the \lstnewenvironment to format a set of code listings in my document. \lstnewenvironment{code} {\lstset{language=haskell, basicstyle=\small\ttfamily, numbers=left, ...
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Is it possible to automatically enumerate sentences in LaTeX?

1.0.1 Is it possible to automatically enumerate sentences in LaTeX? 2.0.1 I want to thoroughly work through and criticize a longer text. 2.0.2 To facilitate quoting, I would like to typeset the text ...
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Why is there no \provideenvironment?

LaTeX2e provides a \providecommand but there is no \provideenvironment which defines an environment only if it (or a macro with the same name) was not defined before. Is there a specific reason why it ...
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Typesetting hashtags with natural syntax

I'm using an online conversation in my document and I've made an environment to use for it. The thing is, there are many #hashtags in each post (that I'd like to color appropriately). To make it ...
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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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How do I use the boxed theorem name as a QED symbol

I'm wondering if there's a relatively simple way to achieve a result similar to the following: In particular, I'd like to be able to assign names and/or numbers to theorems/lemmas/propositions and ...
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Duplicating the amsthm proof environment

I am currently writing up some lecture notes and would like to have therefore a "\solution" environment which should work basically as the amsthm \proof environment, just writing "Solution." instead ...
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How can I write multi line equations with alignment in inline math mode?

Is there any way to override the fact that certain environments in LaTeX are automatically "displayed"? One such example is the align* environment. I want to keep my aligned equations inline. So ...
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“Tape” environment in LaTeX

I have never defined an entirely new environment in a LaTeX document - I have only ever modified existing environments to suit my purposes. Now, however, I suddenly have a use for an obscure ...
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How to define an environment that begins with a node?

Please see the following definition: \tikzstyle{boxStyle} = [draw=blue!80, fill=blue!9, very thick, rectangle, rounded corners=3mm, inner sep=10pt, inner ysep=15pt] ...
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How can I define a new minted environment with optional arguments?

I have the following mwe: % arara: pdflatex: { shell: true } % arara: pdflatex: { shell: true } \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{caption} ...
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How do I define new environments, and why would I want to?

I've read about defining new, custom environments that can be used like \begin{thisismyown} % do some funky stuff \end{thisismyown} How do I define thisismyown, and why would I want to?
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What is the purpose of putting \newenvironment, \newcounter in a document class?

In exam.cls, I saw the following codes which I don't understand how do they function in the document class (exam): \newcounter{question} \newcounter{partno} \newcounter{subpart} ...
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Environment to allow line breaks at “,” in math mode

I find the question and accepted answer to Allowing line break at , in inline math mode? very useful, BUT I would like to make an environment (e.g. "allowbreaks") out of it. The problem is that I'm ...
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Vertical space before and after custom environment

I've created custom environment with these commands: \usepackage{relsize} \newcounter{annotation} \def\theannotation{\arabic{annotation}} \newenvironment{annotation} ...
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Defining my own description environment

I need help writing my own description environment. The only thing I want to change is the appearance of description label. I can achieve what I want universally just fine with the following bit in ...
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How to define a new environment with a fancy box (tikz) around sample source-code (listings)?

This is what I want to do: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Frame 1} Some \structure{Python} code here: % I want to define a new "pythoncode" environment, so ...
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Change the font of the block quote?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but I can't find the right way of doing this. I want to redefine my quote and quotation commands to use a different font. My main font is Linux Libertine O (I am using ...
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How to make an environment star Exercise?

I want to create an environment star Exercise, but I can not. Please help me. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to use named variables with one environment

Just after there is one code which has been proposed to me in this site. Instead of using \begin{MyFrame}[1.5cm][2pt][1.3cm][blue][2][8ex], I would like to use something more friendly like ...
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Defining a new LaTeX environment for numbered two-column proofs

I'm trying to write up problem sets for my programming languages class, and I want to create an environment for a certain style of proof. Proofs in this style will have two columns, with numbering on ...
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Is there a reason to use \begin{environment} \end{environment} rather than \environment \endenvironment?

What reason (other than perhaps being easier for my syntax highlighter to parse) is there to write \begin{center} Here is centered text \end{center} rather than: \center Here is centered text ...
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LaTeX programming Inheritance with \newcommand \newenvironment \renew… etc

I'd like to create (or renew) several LaTeX commands and environments, and understand how it works. One of my new environments would be equivalent to \begin{quotation}. So, imagine my \begin{foo} ...
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How do I generate a check-list?

Similar to the itemize or description environments I would like to have a check-list environment, with neat boxes on the right side, that I may check or uncheck. I guess I'm not the first having this ...
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Collecting environment content with support for xparse arguments

I'm trying to create an environment which uses xparse style arguments but I have to be able to use the whole environment content in the environment definition, e.g. as an argument. Ideally I'd like ...
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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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New list environment: automatic enumeration with “a posteriori” format

This is a follow-up question to Nested enumerate labels with parent label appended plus a single set of enclosing parentheses First and foremost, sorry for my English, I'm learning it currently. ...
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Environment that obeys spaces

I need to build one environment that obeys spaces, but not new lines, and also change tabulation into four spaces. I can't use verbatim because I would also like to use macros in my environment.
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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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how to redefine \begin{align*} … \end{align*} to \begin{eqnarray*} … \end{eqnarray*}

Scientific word insists in generating displayed math using \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} and htlatex has a bug in that it does not generate bit mapped images in this case. The fix that I found ...
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Unable to create multiple timelines using chronology.sty

I wanted to create a document that contains multiple timelines on one page. I am using chronology.sty, which uses TikZ, to accomplish this. However, I get an error when I try to create more than one ...
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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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Adding something automatically to every paragraph in an environment

I'd like to know if it's possible to have something added automatically to any paragraph in a given environment. I use LaTeX mostly for doing fill-in-the-blank worksheets at the school where I work. ...
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Looking for a better code for my \newcommand

While preparing my lecture notes, I decide to create a command, possibly a new environment, that highlights when I am presenting a worked example. I came up with the following code. The code does ...
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Equation environment definition

Where is the full definition of the equation environment? I cannot find it in the .cls files. Is this in latex.ltx? Or something?