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Creating token blocks to hold environment contents and printing from them later

I have the following, works well for one toks block i.e \savedenvtoks but i want to create more toks blocks and i want the \savedenv to take a parameter indicating whichs toks block to add to, and i ...
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Collecting contents of environment and store them for later retrieval

I want to store contents of an environment and add them to a macro or command I could easily retrieve them, but I do not want to use the collect package. Are there any alternatives? ...
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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 write macros that behave like \item in an enviroment?

I am attempting to add an environment to a project that would take the following form: \begin{example} \source some text goes here to be used as an example. \target some more text goes here as a ...
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Where do I find out how a command/environment is defined?

Say I want to redefine the itemize environment, or make a modified version of it. I want to know how it is currently defined. Where do I find this information? If it's some particular package command, ...
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Formatting new environment with borders

I have defined myself a new environment as below: \newenvironment{myquote}{\list{}{\leftmargin=0.3in\rightmargin=0.3in}\item[]}{\endlist} What I would like to do here is to be able to format this ...
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How to create an environment with its embedded commands?

I would like to create an environment with its commands which can be used like: \begin{myenv} \command1 text paragraph 1 \command2 text paragraph 2 \end{myenv} which translates to: ...
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How to define a custom environment caption for table of contents?

I want to define a custom environment example. This is not a problem at all, the only thing I humble upon is the caption (short title below the element) and its listing in the table of contents or ...
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New environment type without automatic numbering

I'm trying do define a new environment using tabu as a building block. The reason to use tabu is that it will break nicely across pages for long tables. I would like to have some help on doing the ...
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How to track a page change within an environment?

I'm trying to define an environment that can automatically detect when the material within it moves to a new page, reprint one of its arguments at the top of the new page, and change how it closes as ...
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changing font style/size for proof, adding a square after example

Is is possible to change font size/(or style) for a proof? I was also thinking to add a small hollow square at the end of every example to separate the text a little. Something similar that works like ...
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mdframed package conflicting with \bgroup, \egroup

I'm using XeLaTeX because of language problem. The following code has no problem: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{mdframed} \newenvironment{mynote}{\footnote\bgroup}{\egroup} \begin{document} ...
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Passing arguments to mdwlist environments

I'm trying to make a description list more compact. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use mdwlist's description* environment. This reduces the spacing between list items. I'd also ...
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Include only specific environments

I wish to typeset a document and only include occurrences of one specific environment for the output. One thing I tried was using the comment package and putting \begin{comment}just after ...
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Create a “case”-environment

I'd like to create an environment for enumerating different cases. Something that would look like \itemize but instead of printing a "-" symbol at the begining of each item, prints (for the first ...
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Trouble defining new environment with embedded gather

I looked at the solution to How do I embed a gather environment within a custom environment? But things are still not working for me: MWE: \documentclass[border=6pt]{standalone} ...
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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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How to make some visible effect on the output file of a document “invisible” or non-effective while fulfilling its “invisible” function?

Are there any commands/packages/environments that can make some code that has a visible effect in the output file as if it were not written but fulfilling its internal function? For example, ...
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Syntax to setup environment using environ package with multiple arguments

I can't get the syntax right. I am trying to use this answer below to help me. how to use conditional to define different \begin and \end environment at compile time I am trying to setup an ...
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What's the smartest way to typeset a poem which includes prose?

I have a script to query a database containing poems and typeset them in LaTeX within a verse environment. Some poems contain section which are in prose. These prose lines are clearly tagged in the ...
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Redefine a value during runtime inside another macro

I would like to redefine a value during runtime. More precisely, I'm creating my own environment and in the preamble I would like to change a value and set it back afterward. ...
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Suppress poem line numeration only in selected environments

I would like to drop the poem line numeration for only one poem, thus forcing it to behave differently from the general setting defined for the verse environment of my document. Please consider the ...
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Usage of minted inside newenvironment in minted 2.0a³

As a followup question to Lstinline macro inside another environment, I kind of want to do the same thing for minted as well, but I'm held back by the following: I used the code from Using minted to ...
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tikz and new environment

I would like to creat a new environment in order to draw the following matrix : \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline,every right delimiter/.style={xshift=-8pt},every left delimiter/.style={xshift=8pt}] ...
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Problem with an environment definition

I know it is an easy and quite specific request but I've been on it all day and I cannot really understand what's wrong! \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Change to libertine font except in certain parts?

I am producing my LaTeX document using pdflatex. If I want to switch my entire document to a libertine font I use : \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Ignore spaces and \par's after an environment

In defining an environment, I could use \ignorespacesafterend to ignore all spaces after the environment. But how could I also ignore all \pars and empty lines after the environment? In other word, ...
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Indenting text and still allowing sections, pagebreaks and floats

I have a document where there are some sections with and some without subsections. When there are subsections, I want them (and all their content) to be indented. I have found several approaches to ...
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Retrieve a table with a Macro

I would like to retrieve a table with a Command which is using an new environment including a table. So basically something like: \begin{measurtab}{Test 2110} \value{0.0}{0.0} \end{measuretab} ...
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Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)

The Question Can I use a TeX primitive in a "before" and "after" macro? (and how?) There are two questions that I found useful and related to my question, which sent me in the right direction: how ...
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Usage of minted inside a new environment, inside IfFileExists

I want to conditionally load minted and define an environment, but after using IfFileExists I'm running into an error: FancyVerb Error: Extraneous input `resetoptions \setkeys ...
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How can I make a custom environment that wraps listings?

Thanks to this answer, I know it is possible to float and wrap text around a listing. I would like to setup an environment for mini-code snippets that always floats and wraps the same way. I can ...
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Newenvironment wrapper around widetable

I'm trying to create a custom environment figs based on widetable, using \newenvironment. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{widetable} ...
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Using an environ environment with \newenvironment

I want to use an environment defined with NewEnviron from environ in another environment definition: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \NewEnviron{inner}[1]{% \textbf{#1:} \BODY } ...
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Passing commands as environment-arguments

I'm trying to realize two versions of an environment numberedlist: if no argument is passed to it, it should begin the environment enumerate and pass default values as its argument, if one argument ...
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How to display the text in a new environment italic?

I created a new environment: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{mdframed} \newenvironment{test} {\begin{mdframed}[backgroundcolor=gray, linewidth=1pt]} {\end{mdframed}} I'd like to ...
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What to do with both “underfull \hbox” and “overfull \hbox” in the same line?

I've recently read through my \jobname.log files to spot errors in typography. I came across this: Overfull \hbox (6.8925pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 650--651 [][]\T1/cmtt/m/n/10 ...
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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 ...