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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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How to align two entries of a list that appears in the center of the page?

Using the Beamer Presentation template I am creating slides, my aim is to make a list environment with the bullet points aligned in the center of the page. How can I do so? Thanks
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Defining a newenviroment for definition, theorem, example and so on by using a name

My trying of defining a newenviroment for LaTeX is \usepackage{mdframed} \newenvironment{mf}{\begin{mdframed}}% {\end{mdframed}} I want to define a simple command with a name next to it, for ...
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Emacs key binding open environment

On Emacs, I used to have "C-c C-e" as a shortcut to "open an environment with begin and end". I changed my computer and reinstalled emacs: Mac OS 10.9 and Emacs 24.3, and now in LaTeX mode, "C-c C-e" ...
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longtabu newenvironment caption error [duplicate]

I want to make an environment for my tables. See the following example: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{booktabs} % \toprule, \bottomrule ...
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Running numbers for comments

I wish to have comment 1, comment 2 as running numbers, and for each reviewer I want to restart the running number, is there a good way to achieve this? Following is how the pdf currently looks, and ...
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\BeforeBeginEnvironment not doing anything?

I'm attempting to do something similar to Two column glossary, making an extant glossary style wrap into multiple columns. I've followed the suggestion in the comment to the first answer, i.e. use ...
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Case numbering within proof [duplicate]

I am currently using this in the preamble: \theoremstyle{plain}% default \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma} \newtheorem{prop}[thm]{Proposition} ...
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Command \env already defined

This is a follow-up to How to ignore everything in the document environment?. The code below is intended to extract the value of a token that occurs before \begin{document}. For some reason, there ...
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Horizontal space in a new environment after \label{}

Why is the horizontal space inserted in the following mwe? \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{environ} \usepackage{amsthm} % proof environment \makeatletter ...
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How to generalize a solution with \NewEnviron to \RenewEnviron (error: \env@proof@save@env undefined)

This question is a follow-up from Solution environment via true/false switch where Ian helped me to define a solution environment which can be hidden. I tried it as well for a proof environment, but ...
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Defining a new command name in the correct way

I'd like to define a short command name \gm{a,b} that would mean in LaTeX \overset{a\to b}\longrightarrow I tried on my own. The below code only works for \gm{a} (or \gm{b} if changing a into b) ...
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Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)

In the recent post How to define a proof environment which can be displayed/hidden? [combining two TeX solutions], Werner helped me to redefine a proof environment which can be hidden by an optional ...
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Copy the abstract environment for acknowledgments

I would like to create an acknowledgments environment that's simply the duplicate of the abstract environment, with two exceptions: It should print Acknowledgments as its heading, not Abstract. The ...
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How to define a proof environment which can be displayed/hidden? [combining two TeX solutions] [duplicate]

I once asked for a solution to suppress vertical space right after the beginning of a proof environment; see the link (1) below. I use this quite heavily, it works very well. I recently asked how to ...
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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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Dash in Environment Name

I'm trying to make a verbatim environment called "my-environ" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{myenviron}{Verbatim}{numbers=left,frame=lines,label=My ...
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I want to start learning how to use \newcommand \newenvironment and \def any suggestions where to start?

I have been using LaTeX for a long time now, and I find myself often going to this website to solve my problems. This often includes copy pasting codes which include \newcommand, \newenvironment and ...
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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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Solution environment via true/false switch

I would like to create a solution environment that prints a solution in the case where an optional argument is set to true (the default) and hides the solution in the case that the argument is false. ...
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Gantt chart is not drawn and give “! LaTeX Error: Environment gantt undefined.” [closed]

I am writing a report for FYP in Ubuntu 13.10 in TexMaker, with document class and use different files use for chapters. I write the code below in the chapter1.tex for draw a gantt chart ...
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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 use arabic numbering for theorems?

I used the newtheorem command to create exercises in a book in the following way. \newtheorem{xca}[theorem]{Problems} So in the body I use the following command to create a set of exercises, ...
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Cross-reference of custom environments created with environ and TikZ package

Problem: I want to create an environment named Example, and the environment has a counter (number within chapter). I want to refer to the counter for illustration just as the table, figure and ...
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How to make an environment such as “theorem” not have italics [duplicate]

I found this: How to change the font style in theorem environment? as well as this: Italic in theorem environment Neither however seem to make sense to me as I have been using the following: ...
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Spreading newenvironment over two pages

I am using a template found online to do my CV and I am getting a hard time trying to spred the content of a newenvironment over two pages. I want the content of one of my rubrique to be over the end ...
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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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How to rewrite this command using \newenvironment?

I once defined a customized latex command, which works well. And now I would like to convert it into a latex environment using \newenvironment command. However, I failed after trying several ways. ...
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Found it tiring to type so many \begin and \end

Is there some way to get rid of the \begin and \end's? For example, I need to type a small matrix, but I should type \begin{matrix}...\end{matrix}. I tried to define a macro ...
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Giving a custom environment a name

I have defined a custom environment: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[table,hyperref]{xcolor} % Better control over color \usepackage[colorlinks=true, linkcolor=DarkBlue, ...
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Command to disable environments [duplicate]

I have defined an environment called answer that displays the answer of a question of a test I'm supposed to prepare. The idea is to compile a version where the answers are displays and one were they ...
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Left bar in the margin of an environment with figures/tables

I am writing a document with theorems and proofs. Since, some reader may not be interested by the proofs I want to highlight them so they can be skipped easily. The best idea I came up with is to ...
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Spacing Between environment

I want to define an environment to detach text from the document. I would like to have one blank line before and after my quote. I defined the following environment: \newenvironment{myenv}{ ...
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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 ...
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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}{}{} ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...