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Little indentation despite \noindent after tabu custom-environment

this question is about a (to me) mysterious little indent (looks like an ordinary blank...) after a custom-environment using the tabu-environment. Please compile this MWE: \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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Converting string to number

I am trying to write an environment which provides (some of) the functionality parallel environment through tabular syntax so that the following two code snippets would give equivalent results: ...
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Checking in LaTeX for a specific character?

I have a LaTeX problem that I cannot solve by myself. I have a repeating arrangement of characters which I want to format automatically in LaTeX. 1H-NMR (400 MHz; DMSO-d6): \textdelta 12.41 (s, ...
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Bad interaction between keycommand and environ?

I suspect the keycommand and environ packages are not playing nicely together, because the following code gives an error. Can anybody explain what's going on? \documentclass{article} ...
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Class Design: Environment vs. Macro

I have seen What are the consideration when choosing either newcommand or newenvironment? but I think this is a little more specific. If it's a duplicate, then so be it. If the second part of the ...
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Nesting custom `xparse` environments

I've defined two simple environments with xparse. Problem is when I try to nest todominute environment inside minutes environment: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage{polski} ...
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Onecolumn till end of page in twocolumn mode

I know about using the widetext environment for setting text in onecolumn mode and the multicols package for effortless switching between one- and twocolumn mode, but I think this is not too great if ...
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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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String parsing macro fails within a minipage environment? [closed]

I am trying to work with a string parsing macro, found in the answer of TeX capacity exceeded while parsing a date string - TeX - LaTeX. Basically, I have strings num01, num02... num09 - from these, ...
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Redefine \arraycolsep for particular environments

How do I change \arraycolsep for a single environment? E.g., I have \arraycolsep set so that the white spacing on either side of "=" in the equation array environment is not excessive. However, this ...
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Using TikZ along with picture environment

Please see my examples: picture After TikZ \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \path ...
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Errors passing the contents of a LaTeX environment to a macro

First of all, I'm sorry if this is a bit of an obvious newbie question, I've tried reading as many of the posts on here about doing this sort of thing, but was unable to get any of them to work. I'm ...
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Paragraph indenting in an mdframed environment

I'm using the mdframed package and I've defined my own environment. But it seems that paragraph indentation doesn't work inside a mdframed environment. I've used the settings option of mdframed to ...
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Environment for text to run into margins

After posting this closed question, I found a good solution for memoir on this page. However, my margins settings are different then the ones he uses, and as a result, the widematter environment only ...
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Problem with nesting environments

I have a problem with nesting environments. I have created a MWE for this. I have environment {env1} which I want to contain environments {env2} and {env3} in the following way. What's wrong with the ...
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converting documentclasses into environments: is it possible?

Rewritten question. For my phd-project i need to quote screenplays. I would like to keep the screenplay layout in my thesis. I know there is the document class called screenplay. Now i am wandering ...
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Creating an environment able to span over multiple pages or columns

I'm trying to create an environment able to understand when it's on a single/two columns layout and to span over multiple pages or columns having different style for the two cases. I would want to ...
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ConTeXt: Change emphasis font when used within blockquote environment

Background Looking to change the font for emphasized text within a specific type of macro block (environment). Only emphasized text should change; any text within the environment that is not ...
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newenvironment with braces split between start and end

I'm defining a command for placing figures in the margin. A simple version follows: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\margin}[1]{\marginpar{#1}} \begin{document} \margin{Figure goes here} ...
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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 set single spacing for all quotation environments? (Bug in etoolbox?)

I found an answer to the question here: Reduce the space between a quotation and a title. But for some reason the result is highly dependent on the code formatting and hence error prone as shown by ...
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How to easily write conditional pages? [closed]

Is there any easy way to make latex write only some of the pages? My current idea is to make a function using the ifthen-package in the following way: \newcommand{\WhatDoYouWantToWrite}[1]{ ...
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Creating a new list Environment, how to change the length of \items

The code for the environment is bellow, For the longer lines in \list item how do I change the length of the \items so that it lines up with the date? Basically I want a kind of "margin" that is on ...
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Xparse macro not working when \obeylines is in effect

This is the most strange and hard-to-debug situation I have encountered in latex. When \obeylines is in effect, it seems that macros with optional argument defined by xparse will have some trouble. ...
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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 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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How to change the behavior of user-defined environments using overlays?

first I have to give a link to a related question+answer. I am trying to create a beamer presentation and defined an environment. The environment has an optional parameter and I want that beamer sets ...
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Nomenclature not being assigned proper page number

The following is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[intoc]{nomencl} \newenvironment{preliminary}% {\pagestyle{plain}\pagenumbering{roman}}% {\pagenumbering{arabic}} ...
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\tikzexternalize causing problems with template

I have a large document (I'm using pdflatex with Eclispe and TeXlipse) with many (many) TikZ graphics (most of them math function plots). Hoping to reduce compilation time drastically, I read about ...
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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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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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Vertical line in matrix in gauss package [duplicate]

I am currently using the gauss package since I need to write out operations between my matrices. However I am unable to add a vertical line to the far right in my augmented matrices. The gauss package ...
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Using tabu/tabularx inside xparse NewDocumentEnvironment

My question seems very similar to this, but with tabu instead of tabular*. In fact, switching the options in that example causes the failure I see here. \NewDocumentEnvironment {trace} {} {% ...
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Using catcode in conjunction with lstnewenvironment and lstinputlisting

(This is related to Injecting text contained in file into custom environment, but I was asked to put this in a separate post) From regular expression in listings the following code works fine : ...
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Remove the automatic generation of number?

I looked for my past thread which can be found here: Create a two column static small box the solution i accepted was the truefalse environment. My question is, how will i remove the automatic ...
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Enumeration of equations in the double dollar math mode

How introduce enumeration of equations in the double dollar math mode (i.e. $$...$$)? Or even better, is it possible to make $$...$$ as a particular math environment, e.g. equation or align?
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How to indent part of line to certain amount?

I apologize if this is a basic question, but I'm new to LaTeX and typography in general, and I'm not sure how to articulate my question properly. I have a document which looks like this: ...
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Defining macros based on environment

Right now, I have two macros, \intersects and \union, that simply point back to \cap and \cup respectively. Unfortunately, to have nice typesetting in display-like environments, I need to use \bigcap ...
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Difference in behaviour between tabular and flushleft environments

In response to my earlier question the following working code has been provided: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{showframe} \begin{document} \hfill \begin{tabular}{l@{}} some text\\ some other ...
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afterpage + list = missing \item

I'm trying to use the afterpage package to automatically insert text at the top of each page (please see my other question Section reminders at the top of each page?) but I'm having trouble. ...
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Problem with expansion of \BODY

In the following MWE, the command \testStringNotEmpty tests if the argument is empty. This test is robust in the sense that the argument can contain a command or an environment... The environment ...
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Switching between wrapfigure and figure environments

I'm trying to realise switching between wrapfigure and figure environments, using boolean control. But for some reason wrapfigure does not do what it should do - be wrapped, instead it is placed in ...
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How to expand ExSheets question environment to show user-defined blank space for solution?

This is my minimal not-working example: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage{mdframed} \usepackage{exsheets} \newenvironment{exerciseWithSpace}[1]{\begin{question}}{\end{question} ...
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How to create two environments that refer to each other in the page margin?

I would like to create two environments: one for exercises and one for their solutions. Each exercise should refer to the page of its corresponding solution and vice versa. The problem is not quite ...
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Spurious horizontal space after \mbox{}\vskip0pt\noindent

How can one avoid the horizontal space (text indentation) created by the new line in the environment defined below? \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[american]{babel} ...
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Can I change the dot to a colon after Proof in amsthm?

I want to write Proof: in front of a proof instead of Proof. How may I achieve this? Here is a MWE for the set up I have now: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \begin{document} ...
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Treat environment content as string, replace substrings and interpret afterwards

I would like to define an environment which "parses" its content and changes it before displaying it. An additional difficulty comes because I also need to replace whitespaces. The more flexibility ...
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NewEnviron, \BODY and lstlisting [duplicate]

I was trying to understand egreg's answer to Hide content to show later, and I noticed that there were some problems when using lstlisting or tcblisting environments inside the solution environment ...
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How can I get a count of the optional arguments with xparse?

Question Is it possible to get and store a count of the optional arguments actually passed to an xparse declare argument/environment? Purpose Regardless of the number of arguments provided ...
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Remove all proof environments

I have a document containing some proofs and want to create a version only containing the theorems (and corollaries and lemmas and examples and …), but no proofs at all. Is there an easy, automatic ...