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Tikz Nodes in margin gets overwritten by page-wide tikz environments

I'm trying to improve the typesetting of openly licensed books created by my company. We do the typesetting of all our books with LaTeX. The design of these books requires coloured environments that ...
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minted Environment Inside minipage Environment

I am having to use the minted environment inside a minipage environment quite often in my document. I wanted to write a new environment for doing this, but since minted isn't designed to be included ...
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Duplicating Environments

When I want to globally modify a command in my document, I will often use a duplicated version of the original in the stencil, with the help of the \let macro. For example, if I wanted to do ...
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How to combine framed and listings packages in new environment

I always use this LaTeX code to display a source code in my article. \begin{listingbox}{VB style} \begin{singlespace} \begin{lstlisting}[style=BASIC] Private Sub Form_Load() Dim tex As String ...
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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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Injecting text contained in file into custom environment

how can I inject text contained in a file input.tex into a custom environment. Something like : \documentclass{report} \usepackage{listings} \lstdefinelanguage{text}{} ...
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Custom Numbering in Derivation / Proof Environment

Just a quick background, I am writing a thesis, which has theorems (proofs and derivations) and possibly a few other 'theorem' type environments. The code in this question actually works fine, it 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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Change \newcommand behaviour based on the environment

I'd like to define a command \Lm, such that if used in a maths environment it is replaced with \mathcal{L}, but when used outside of the maths environment it would be replaced with $\mathcal{L}$. This ...
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Setting memoir's \pagestyle within an environemnt

I am defining an environment with \newenvironment, and inside this environment, I want to change the memoir page style. For instance, I want to do \begin{myenvironment} and inside this environment, ...
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How to write a \newenvironment with a conditional structure and one optional parameter

I would like to define a new environment with an optional parameter. Currently, I have \theoremstyle{plain} \newtheorem{prop}{Proposition} \newenvironment{propExt}[1][]{\ifx!#1! \begin{prop} \else ...
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Vertical spaces above and below longtabu

This is, in a way, a follow-up-question to New table-environment, spaces and enclosing { } in a new environment, which has already been answered conveniently by @egreg. Please compile this MWE to ...
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Insert a character in the beginning of each line in a special verbatim environment

How can I insert a special character or a symbol in the beginning of each line in a verbatim environment? In particular, there is a constraint that applies to the verbatim environment: it must be of a ...
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New table-environment, spaces and enclosing { } in a new environment

It was hard for me to find a proper title (feel free to change it) for my question which I want to introduce with an example: Situation In my document I sometimes use tabus directly in the document ...
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phantom in environments

I want to show a box that's equivalent to the space needed by the text (or figure). I have already the code below, but I can't seem to find a way to use \phantom in the environment to make the ...
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Solutions in exam class

I'm trying to write up solutions to some exercises, using the exam class. In order to align equations correctly, I'm also using the aligned environment from amsmath. To avoid too much repetitious ...
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How to access name of environment in its own definition [duplicate]

How can I get access to the name of an environment from within its own definition? Consider, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{test}{This is som text from environment \printname :}{} ...
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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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Custom glossary environment improvement

This is a followup question about the code provided by Nicola Talbot in this question: Automated generation of equation key TL;DR: Defines new environment alignglos which can be used to wrap ...
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How can I detect if an environment is right after a sectioning command?

I'd like to build an environment that would detect if it is right after a sectioning command (\section, \subsection or \subsubsection) and smart enough to detect if a float-type environment (say ...
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How to ignore proofs? [duplicate]

I'd like to print a shorter version of my paper without all the proofs, I'm thinking about something like \renewenvironment{proof}{\begin{comment}}{\end{comment}} but that activates the comment ...
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flush bottom an environment

Suppose, I have defined an environment called myenvironment which typesets multiple lines of text using various formats. So, the height of the environment depends on the text that it has which is ...
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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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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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Opaque error messages given by common environments

This is a public-interest question. The title of the question Why does this error keep popping up even though I clearly fixed it? poignantly expresses a fundamental truth of LaTeX usage: sometimes ...
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using a restatable before it is stated

This question is related to the question at Recalling a theorem, which uses the thmtools and thm-restate packages and the restatable environment to define a theorem that can be re-stated later on. Is ...
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How to set lengths only for a specific environment (parindent for paracol in this case)?

Is it possible to set a length specifically for an environment? I know it is possible to change lengths for parts of the document only, by placing the \setlength command between {}, but when using an ...
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Reliable code for automatic \noindent after specific environments?

This question led to a new package: noindentafter There are a number of environments which I never want to follow up with an indented paragraph. itemize, enumerate, theorem, definition, etc. I ...
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How can I define a new minted environment with optional arguments?

I have the following mwe: % arara: pdflatex: { shell: true } % arara: pdflatex: { shell: true } \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{caption} ...
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How to turn off an environment (e.g. tikzpicture) for faster draft compiling

I'm currently writing my thesis and have been looking for ways to speed up compile time. I can shave off a lot of time by using draft mode so that images aren't processed, but I have several TikZ ...
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Environment lstlisting undefined

Hi I have installed the listings package in order to display my code. I am running the following code within my document: \begin{lstlisting} public static void main(String[] args) { ...
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How to make AUCTeX ignore syntax highlighting within environment

I have a problem with syntax highlighting in the Emacs editor using AUCTeX. The problem occurs in particular with the Verbatim environment from the fancyvrb package. Consider the following code: ...
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Macro to create new .tex files

I borrowed from Extracting the contents of text in a specified environment into a new file some code that extracts lines from a .tex file and puts it into a new file. The code works well, but I would ...
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How to embed a letter?

Suppose I am writing a novel using the book class, in which a correspondence from the hero to the heroine needs to be embeded, like this: Dear Marie, I miss you very much, I'll come home in a ...
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Word count in LyX which does not include Figure captions

Is they a way of obtaining a word count in LyX that does not include text inside captions (Figures, tables etc.)?
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typesetting a physical law

How should one type set one of Newton's law? \begin{definition} environment doesn't seem right since it should say the law's name in bold not definition (some number) and \begin{theorem} doesn't fit ...
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Create a new environment that uses a verbatim environment

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{color} \NewEnviron{vred}{% \color{red} \begin{verbatim} \BODY \end{verbatim} } ...
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Centering a wide table that is defined inside a NewEnviron

I am trying to centre a table with a lot of content whose width is larger than the text width. The problem is that I am defining the table environment in the preamble so I can reuse it, and this seems ...
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Get rid of numbering in “remark” environment

I use renewcommand for changing the remark into my native language, more precise, I used : \renewcommand\remarkname{Chú ý} It goes with a counter, i.e each time I start a remark \begin{remark} ...
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catchfile(betweentags) and obeylines

I'm writing two large documents, both containing much of the same text. To ease the maintenance, I'd like no redundant paragraphs, but rather to use catchfilebetweentags. Everything works well, ...
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Custom caption text

How do you set the caption name to say foo instead of figure? I have tried using a custom environment but am encountering several issues.
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Footnote in tabular environment

It seems as if footnotes would have only a problem with the table environment but in my minimal example non of those answers Footnotes in Tabulars? Footnote in table seem to work for the tabular ...
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LaTeX2rtf with pdftooltip

I'm using LaTeX2rtf to convert LaTeX article or report documents into rich text format. I also compile the PDF using pdfLaTeX. In my document, I use the pdfcomment package to create tooltips. ...
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How to change an environment into newcommand?

Suppose that I want to create a new command named step, which functionally add Step 1., Step 2., and so on in the proof. This can be done by: \newcounter{stepnum} ...
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How to adjust a counter depending on whether or not we are inside a section or subsection

I want to create an exercise environment that can be used in either section, subsection, etc. As an illustration, consider the following: when in section 1, the third example should be titled as ...
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Combining `tikzpicture` and `lstlisting`

I'm working on a custom lstlisting environment, in which I use TikZ to add a frame and a title. Because of the widespread curly braces of node I cannot use newenvironment, so I have to resort to ...
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How to define environments for questions and answers

I wish to do a simple question and answer sheet for my students. I'd like to have something like this: \section{Differential Equations} \begin{questions} \begin{question} ...
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\renewenvironment optional arguments using old environment [duplicate]

I ran into a problem and haven't quite figured out how to solve it. I would like to reuse an existing environment definition with optional argument to get a new one, which should also have one ...
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Using autoref with my own label to my own new environment [closed]

I defined my own environment. Now I want to refer to my environment with autoref. But autoref should refer with my own defined name. But I don't know how to do this. Could someone help me? My code ...
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Can't include a 'tabu' inside \newenvironment with cells in the postamble

I'm trying to include a tabu inside a new definition of an environment but it fails if the postamble (enddef) of the new environment includes tabu's contents, so cells. With tabular or tabular* works. ...