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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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“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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Comment-like environments and spacing

I often need to "turn off" environments. One way I do this is below in my minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{nothing}{\setbox0\vbox\bgroup} {\egroup} \begin{document} ...
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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 create theorem boxes

I wrote a chapter for a book, and we use a structure.tex with a lot of definitios and macros. Now I'm writing other book and I would like to use those kind of boxes as below. Note that when the box ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two kinds of equation labels within one paper

I have looked high and low for an answer to the following (including on this site, Google, etc.) without success, and I hope someone may be able to answer it (and if it is a repeat of something ...
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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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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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How to expandafter an environment?

I have the following problem: I want to create a beamer presentation and introduced a new environment using xparse. The environment has one optional argument (+ two mandatory). Now I want to create an ...
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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} \usepackage{amsmath}...
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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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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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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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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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, OH),...
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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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\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}% \newcommand\two[1]{\textbf{##1}...
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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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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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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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 \let\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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} {} {% \begin{...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...