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How to implement a verbatim or null environment using a boolean within \newcommand

I am trying to use a boolean environment within a \newcommand statement to selectively implement a verbatim environment. When I set the boolean to true it should put the "Answer" within the verbatim ...
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Thmtools example & solution environments share numbering with other environments

Following the answer to this question, I defined example and solution environments using the thmtools package, which I want to share numbering with the other environments in my document. Here is my ...
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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. \documentclass[...
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Making an environment that stores stuff in a box

Im trying to make make an environment that both: displays text and stores stuff in a box for later use. For this I need to use the input argument of the enviroment to manufacture a command name, i.e. \...
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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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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} \usepackage[a5paper,margin=20mm]{...
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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} \end{...
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How can I escape the scope of an environment?

Is there any way to escape the scope of an environment, e.g. to get the \pgfplotsset command in the MWE below have an effect on the subsequent plot? (I know that \newcommand doesn't have this ...
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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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Suppress paragraph indentation after tcblisting environment?

I am writing a document containing lost of snippets of code, and I've defined an environment using tcblisting from the tcolorbox package to do this. The environments work fine. What I want to do ...
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Need help to set up a physics question/answer/think environment

I am writing a physics study guide for my students. For working out examples, I created a new environment that can contain up to three parts: the question, the answer, and something to think about ...
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Keeping underscores in parameters even inside NewEnviron environments

I followed this answer to define a command such that underscores in its parameter can be kept. However, this does not work if the command is called inside an environment that has been defined with ...
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Renew section command to wrap whole section in an environment

I am trying to write a beamer template for pandoc. For that I need to convert \section{Text 1} Some text. to \begin{frame}[fragile]{Text 1} Some text. \end{frame} Is there a way to do this ...
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Automatic indentation/framing of nested theorems/proofs

I'm a fan of python, and in the sadly common case where one creates new theorems, definitions, etc within the actual proofs of other theorems, I would like the "inner theorems" to be indented. 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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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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Defining a new environment extending a verbatim environment

Why is it not possible to define a new environment that extends a verbatim environment? Consider, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{myverbatim}{\tiny\begin{verbatim}}{\end{verbatim}} \...
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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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Nested amsmath environments with \newenvironment

Using the amsmath environment, I'd like to create a short-cut for \begin{equation*} \begin{split} ... \end{split} \end{equation*} But saying \newenvironment{eqs} {\begin{equation*}\begin{...
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Footnote in block statement

I have a presentation to make, and in this I present a quote in a block, like this: \begin{block}{Quote headline} Some truly great words some man made before me. \end{block}\footnote{And this is ...
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How can I collect the contents of a LaTeX environment in a macro without the grouping?

It's a bit of a long story as to why I need to do this, but please bear with me. I have a fairly complicated custom class which expects documents to begin with a command: \coverandabstract{Abstract ...
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Define a command so that it is only active within the document environment

I would like to configure a custom command so that it only affects the document environment. Because the command changes a number of catcodes, it has to be included after the begin{document} tag in ...
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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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Macro to close all open environments, groups and argument delimiters

Initial Request I am in search for a macro that would close all curly brackets and all open environments. Ideally, I could write something of the following sort: \Open\begin{minipage}\begin{quote}\...
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Irregular spacing around a user-defined environment

I have defined an environment for consistently typesetting a pair of alternative assumptions being made. The idea is that wherever I make an assumption, the assumptions are indented and on the left ...
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Creating an example environment structured exactly like amsthm's proof environment

I want to create an environment for examples that is structured exactly like the \begin{proof}...\end{proof} environment, i.e. starting with an italic "Example.", continuing in the same line and ...
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Twocolumn part in document

I'd like to stretch long lists into two or more columns. Like: Some single-column text. Lorem 4. Sit Ipsum 5. Amet Dolor Another single-column text. Or: Some single-...
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How to rename or “copy” a latex environment

I want to rename or "copy" the enumerate environment twice in order to have two different named enumerate environments. E.g. \begin{questions} \item lorem ipsum \item lorem ipsum \end{questions}...
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Redefine verbatim environment

I have a text with source code, which I would like to display. I am using pandoc, so I have to use either verbatim or listings enviroment. Unfortunately, I can't use listings package (due to ...
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Using an expanded macro for optional environment argument

I'd like to open an environment, passing the content of a macro to the optional arguments. Up to now I tried different approaches using \expandafter, however I could not get the expected behaviour. \...
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How to make more than two fancy gradient stripes in tcolorbox?

I use the following fancy tcolorbox definition: \newtcolorbox{mybox}{colframe=black!80,colback=black!10,sharpish corners, skin=bicolor,interior style={left color=black!5,right color=black!35},...
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Preferred way of creating problem and solution environments

I know we can create problem-solution pairs using the exercise package but I am looking for something that is much simpler and similar to theorem and proof environments. I have solved this problem in ...
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Using versions environment tags inside a new environment definition

I just found out about the versions package here and am interested in using it to hide solutions in a problem set document. Recall that, to create versions block, in the preamble, you need \...
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How to color certain commands/environments?

My goal is to achieve colorings in the output document, that are similar to the syntax highlighting I use in my editor, so switching between the editing and viewing the document becomes easier on the ...
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etoolbox: environment hooks in boolean switch

What did I wrong, that the following does not work here: (Edit: I mixed up the true and false parts, but I don't want to change the code, because the answers refer to this in a way confusing one.) \...
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Beamer newenvironment for theorems

I'm trying to define a new environment for theorems and I'm using this code: % Theorem box \pgfdeclarelayer{background} \pgfsetlayers{background,main} \tikzstyle{thmbox} = [inner sep=1em] \tikzstyle{...
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String parsing macro fails within custom cite command of biblatex?

I am trying to use the same string parsing macro as in String parsing macro fails within a minipage environment?; but this time in context of biblatex - and I'm having similar problems, I guess. ...
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Getting the first line of an environment

as the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to get the first (printable) line in an environment. My first naive attempt (ignoring the printable requirement) was something like this: \newcommand*{\...
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Custom environment move to end of chapter

I have written a custom example environment for formatting mathematical worked examples. These are currently included in the sections they are related to, however are sometimes looking a bit ...
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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 plot([][][]&...
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Environment makes unnecessary page break

I have a problem with user-defined environments in LaTeX. Even though the content of an environment seems to fit, sometimes LaTeX makes an unneccessary page break after all. Here is my MWE: \...
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Environment definition gives an error

\documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage[babelshorthands=true]{german} % align in enumerate ...
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Using align within savebox?

I have a custom environment called 'quiz' which puts its input into a savebox and then uses it later depending on a package option. The code works fine, unless I use an align* environment in which ...
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Customize environment “proof”

I need to create (or customize) an environment "proof" that has the option to explain after the word 'proof' the name of the theorem (or environment) along with its automatic numbering of the theorem (...
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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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Savebox with \bgroup/\egroup doesn't work in beamer (for environment)

This works: \documentclass{article} \newsavebox{\mybox} \begin{document} \savebox{\mybox}\bgroup This is a test.\egroup\usebox{\mybox} \end{document} But this fails (Missing } inserted. at the ...
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close all environments?

Is it possible to create a macro that would close all current open environments? Or even an explicit subset of all current open environments (where the subset would be standard user environments)? ...
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Is there an “identity” (or “no-op”) environment that simply uses its contents unaltered?

In the functional programming paradigm, it is common to have functions accept other functions as parameters. This paradigm can be followed in LaTeX, too: A macro can accept parameters which themselves ...
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Lyx 2.0 Formatted references to theorem/lemma/claim environments

In Lyx 2.0, I'm trying to use a formatted reference to a claim, but I cannot get the "formatted" part, i.e. I can't get it to typeset "claim" as well as the claim number. I'm using modules "Theorems (...