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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} ...
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Time calculation for task reports

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{dayreport}{\begin{tabular}{ll}\hline Task & Time\\\hline}{\hline\end{tabular}} \newcommand{\task}[2]{#1 & #2\\} \begin{document} ...
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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} ...
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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Insert something “Before the end of document”

I insert the name and licence with the command \nameofcompany at the end of my document like this: \nameofcompany \end{document} Now, I want to generalize it to some documents, for that I found ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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] ...
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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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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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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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What are the uses of being able to refer to an environment body by a macro?

The packages environ and newenviron both provide an alternative to the standard environment macros included with LaTeX. The main difference is that they make it possible to refer to the environment ...
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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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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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An environment for fixed figures

I am trying to create an environment that I can use to include "figures" within a framed environment. Because floats aren't allowed inside framed environments, I want to create a new environment ...
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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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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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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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How to prevent pagebreak for a custom environment?

I use the following custom environment emailHeader and macros to format an email header (credits belong to egreg). \definecolor{emailHeaderBackground}{RGB}{225,225,225} ...
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Newenvironment not cursive

I created a new envrionment and it looks good, but I want to distinguish between normalfont and cursive font, so here is my code: \newshadetheorem{beispiele}{Beispiel} ...
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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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\bgroup and \egroup?

So I've been looking to expand on the following bit of code (a hack to not screw up the margins when using oversized figures): \noindent\makebox[\textwidth]{% \begin{tabularx}{1.5\textwidth}{XX} ...
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Redefining \enumerate using \let - why does it behave this way and what can I do to bypass it?

The following code produces a result, that I find quite strange: \documentclass{article} \let\origenumerate\enumerate \renewenvironment{enumerate}{\begin{origenumerate}}{\end{origenumerate}} ...
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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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\command without {} ending at the end of the line?

In a work, I have to write a lot of dialogue. This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{dialogue}{% \noindent% \newcommand\one[1]{\textit{##1}\newline}% ...
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How to: print paragraph title centered, and on a shaded line across the page?

For a cheat sheet I am making I would like that \paragraph{title} does the following: Centre the text 'title', on a shaded (gray) line across the entire page ( column in my case ), start the actual ...
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Is it possible to “scan” the text within an environment?

Say I have an environment env which is used like this: \begin{env} *Text* \end{env} Is it possible to "use" *Text* in the definition of the environment (top or bottom part) - similar as a ...
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Change background color for text block

I want to change the style for \quote areas in my entire document. These three lines is what I came up with. Font and margins changes take effect but not the bg color. Only the first char's bg color ...
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“Runaway argument?” error with \NewEnviron

I have two files. Basically, the main file just loads the environ package and inputs the secondary file. The secondary file creates an environment that basically does nothing, and creates one instance ...
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Problem grouping environments

Below are two examples. The first one works fine, no errors no warnings, but on trying to build a doc from the latter, I get a heap of errors. Working: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{environ} ...
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newenvironment using pgfplotstable

I want to have a newenvironment body as an inline input argument for pgfplotstable. Is it possible to do this without using braces in the body itself? \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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 ...