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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 ...
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How to start itemize on same line as text?

I've created a new environment called 'Example' like this: \newenvironment{example} {\textbf{Example:} \begin{itemize}} {\end{itemize}} The environment works fine, but the items are ...
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Duplicate an environment

How can I duplicate an environment? I want to create an environment which is almost exactly equal to another environment. I just want to change the heading. Right now I use ...
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How to create same text structure every time?

My document contains 'blocks of text' with the same structure. They always have a title (which is always a date), a review part and a to do part. This is what the code looks like: ...
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Forcing the first choice of an newtcblisting environment

I have created a new environment based on "tcblisting" from package "tcolorbox" is code (MWE) is as follows: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tcolorbox} ...
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Bottom hline in a tabularx wrapper environment

I want to define a wrapper environment for a table where one of the columns stretches to fill the available width. I'm using the tabularx package and its X column for that. As mentioned here and in ...
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Two block commands in \newenvironment [duplicate]

What is wrong with following document? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xepersian} \usepackage{verbatim} \newenvironment{code} {\begin{latin}\begin{verbatim}} {\end{verbatim}\end{latin}} ...
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How to replace \\ with \\& in math mode?

I am having the following isssue: I have to write a mathematical paper/book with many different optimization problems formulated. To be consistent all over I'd like to create an environment to ...
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In standard, interpret characters as vectors

I need to write many equations with way more matrices and vectors than scalars and I would like to have LaTeX interpret "normal" characters as vectors and matrices. Consequently I need to mark the ...
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Indicator at end of theorem

I'm writing a text with some very long theorem-environments in it and I find the italicised theorems visually not pleasing when they are rather longish. So I'm using the definition theorem style most ...
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Does \newenvironment have a \provideenvironment cousin, as \newcommand has \providecommand?

To avoid the problem of having to decide whether to use \newcommand or \renewcommand, LaTeX has the option of \providecommand. Is there something corresponding to this for environments? I'd like to ...
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using fbox in a newenvironment [duplicate]

I am trying to write a new enviroment to add text into a \fbox, when I use \fbox on its own, it works quite nicely \fbox{\begin{minipage}{0.9\textwidth} does this work, I would love if it did ...
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What are the differences between creating a new macro command vs. a new environment? [duplicate]

For the purposes of collaboration, I want to create a number of short commands or environments that will color the text within its scope so as to identify the author. My first thought was to simply ...
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\begin{problem} analogue to \begin{proof}

I recently learned about \begin{proof} ... \end{proof}, which is a good environment to work in. My question is whether there exists a similar environment to state a problem, or whether I can write ...
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Different outputs with/ without \newenvironment [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup my own CV without Curve. To do so, I intend to separate sections the same way with a \newenvironment. %[...] \newlength{\margin} \setlength{\margin}{.3\textwidth} ...
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Is it a bad idea to use \begin{section} … \end{section} in LaTeX?

In several discussions about relatives merits of LaTeX v. xml, a xml supporter complained that in LaTeX sections, subsections etc are not properly closed, so it is hard to tell where a section ends. ...
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frame in NewDocumentEnvironment

With beamer frames, this does not work. \newenvironment{itemframe}[1]{ \begin{frame}{#1} \begin{itemize} }{ \end{itemize} \end{frame} } Adding fragile, environment=itemframe as an ...
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Diary in Latex with additional notes on side

I am trying to make a diary that will have the following format Each entry will be inside a colored box Each entry will have a title with the date and an optional title I want the possibility to add ...
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File ended while scanning the use of \@newenv

I am trying to create a diary in LaTeX. I have found a relevant question using latex to keep a diary. I believe that ferahfeza gave a prety answer however there are some points that are not working. ...
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Insert text into a fixed size box

Is there a way to create a box which has fixed width and height? I tried \parbox and some similar things, but sometimes the text overflows. If the text inserted would overflow: it should be resized ...
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What is the shortcut for triggering environments in LyX 2.0.4 without having to use the mouse?

I have LyX 2.0.4 installed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. In earlier versions, there was a shortcut to trigger environment without touching the mouse - allowing a more efficient write flow. I wonder if ...
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Using savebox around the BODY of environ

I tried to use a \savebox around the \BODY macro of \NewEnviron. Can I keep the linebreaks somehow (they are gone, in the MWE)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \newsavebox{\mybox} ...
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How to make a new environment behave like an existing environment? (Part 2: endnotes and comments)

In a previous post i mentioned my attempt to create an environment that behaves alternately like a footnote, an endnote or a comment (i.e. hidden). Thanks to the help of those who answered the above ...
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How to make a new environment behave like an existing environment?

I wish to create an environment that behaves alternately like a footnote, an endnote or a comment (i.e. hidden). For starters i've defined an environment "note" thus: \newenvironment{note} { ...
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Can I disable italics in the body text of a theorem without amsthm/ntheorem?

I'm submitting a paper and am required to use a provided document class which defines its own theorem environments, so I can't use packages like amsthm or ntheorem. The class doesn't define a ...
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How to create nested custom environment with different kind of frames?

So before I write ten pages describing what I'm looking to do, I made a small mock up: I had something like this in mind: \begin{mybox}[Name] \begin{syntax} here comes source code \end{syntax} ...
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Putting itemize environment in a tabular environment [duplicate]

I have a macro that makes an itemize environment. When I tried to use the macro in a tabular environment, I have this error message. ERROR: LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. ...
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Hide all but one instances of a custom environment

I have a file containing a number of custom environments numbered by a counter "exercisesheetnumber". I would like to use a second counter "printonly" to hide all instances of the environment but the ...
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Aligning multiple equation environments with cases

I have some code that works but I wish to align the environments according to the descriptions. I've tried various combinations of align, equation and cases, but can't seem to find a functional ...
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TeXstudio: How to add custom highlighting for custom environment?

Until there is a cwl file for the paralist package, I would like to just include the compactenum environment into the custom highlighting list in the TeXstudio Options. I tried adding compactenum in ...
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How to wrap floated minted listing in my own environment?

Here's what I'd like to do: \begin{code}{c}{Hello World in C}% I would prefer the caption to be optional #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { printf("Hello, world!\n"); return 0; } ...
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Preventing argument expansion

TikZ is able to define parametrized styles using arguments like #1. If used in \newcommand or \newenvironment, they mix up with the arguments of the command. The effect is so severe that the following ...
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How to redeclare $$ or the \[, \] pair

There might be probably many reasons not to do it, but what would be the proper way to redeclare the $$ sequence or the \[,\] pair to open by default some special display math environment, such as ...
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Personal remark environment after an equation

I have the following remark environment: \newenvironment{rem}[1][]{% \vspace{8pt}\small% \begin{list}{}{% \setlength{\leftmargin}{\parindent}% \setlength{\rightmargin}{\parindent}}% ...
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Define new align environment based on the old one

I am aware that there are plentiful similar questions, but since (even after several reading) I don't understand the the answers, I am unable to apply them to my problem. I simply want to define a ...
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Adding margin to a custom environment

Is there a way to define a custom environment (for example Propositions) in such a way that the content of that environment will automatically have a given margin at the top and the bottom? I mean ...
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Environment inside a command

My code \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\QUE}[1]{% {\bf Question\# 1 }: #1 }%end QUE \raggedbottom ...
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Wrap text to quote it later in the same document

I was wondering if there's a way to do the following: to wrap an excerpt of text in an environment and to label it; to quote it (entirely) later in the same document, via a \ref command or similar. ...
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New environment with shaded box leaks into margin [duplicate]

I have written a nice little environment for defining mathematical problems using a trivlist and shaded box. The problem is: The text in the box is aligned with the regular text, such that the box ...
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Example environment

I want an example environement that put Example 1.2 in the margin (bold) Text of example in the textwidth, Solution in the margin (italics) and the text of solution in the text width.
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Why am I getting a “perhaps a missing \item” error in my custom epigraph environment?

I have tried to customised a new environment for epigraphs in a book. This page should have no fancy headers or anything alike. It should only have a list of one or more epigraphs. To that end I am ...
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tabularx in newenvironment: Illegal pream-token [duplicate]

The following example gives: ! Package array Error: Illegal pream-token (\AtEndOfPackage): `c' used. What is wrong? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \newenvironment{mytab}{ ...
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Can't include a 'tabu' inside \newenvironment with cells in the postamble

I'm trying to include a tabu inside a new definition of an environment but it fails if the postamble (enddef) of the new environment includes tabu's contents, so cells. With tabular or tabular* works. ...
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Closing Environments in TeXstudio

Is there any command and/or hotkey in TeXstudio to close open environments? I know this feature from HTML or programming editors. For the editor almost no language knowledge is necessary for this. ...
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Simple minted \newenvironment

I'm trying to do a minted \newenvironment I looked at this post new-environment-with-minted, but I would like to know if there's a more simple way to do that, like \newenvironment{matlabcode} ...
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New environment with minted

I want to create a new environment to transform this: \begin{listing} \caption{some caption} \label{code:label} \begin{minted}[options]{language} My code here \end{minted} \end{listing} ...
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Dynamically set if environment should be printed [duplicate]

Is it possible to tell LaTeX whether or not some environments should be printed in the output PDF file? I want to create one version of my document with "extended" examples and another with fewer ...
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How to change font in description environment?

How to change font in description environment, for term word (First, Second...) and for its definition (The first item, The second item...)? How to restore paragraph indentation after environment in ...
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Double bookmark in pdf file

I got a small problem with my LaTeX document. I generate a list of listings like this: \renewcommand\lstlistlistingname{Quellenverzeichnis} \lstlistoflistings ...
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Undefined control sequence with pgfgantt package when creating Gantt chart

I'm attempting to make a Gantt chart in my LaTeX document with the pgfgantt package. However, when I try to compile, it gives me undefined control sequence at the first \gantttitle between the {7} and ...