{etoolbox} is a package which provides several macros which take advantage of the {e-tex} extension of (La)TeX.

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Possible LaTeX package to maintain simultaneous text translations

Context: In the text of a document I am planning I will have numerous "strings" that are in a foreign language (foreign to me of course). My current plan is to use the glossaries package because ...
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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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Comparing strings in a class file

I am modifying a correctly functioning class file to add some capabilities. I need to compare two strings - a) \@stringtextfromuser and b) ABC. I have loaded etoolbox, and xtsring and have tried ...
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Section Title in thmtools List of Theorems

The thmtools package provides a \listoftheorems command that generates a list of theorems/definitions/etc. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsthm,thmtools} ...
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etoolbox: problem with the last row in an table automated

I want to automate a long table as follows \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newcounter{test} \newcounter{count} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|}\hline \whileboolexpr{test ...
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Here is a short bit of Latex code that keeps crashing. Why?

\documentclass[12pt]{leter} \usepackage[paperwidth=2.25in, paperheight=4in, margin=1mm, textwidth=1.85in]{geometry} % Define paper stock size here \special{papersize=2in,3.75in} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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what is the equivalent of \reserveinserts in latex 2015

The release 2015 of LaTeX has included features of the etex.sty package. However, it does not have included the \reserveinserts command. My questions is very simple: what is the mechanism to use to ...
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Problems with tikz-cd and etoolbox

I have started using tikz-cd and it seems there is a problematic interaction with toggles. In particular, when I try to add a second "column" to the diagram, the code breaks. More specifically, this ...
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Define a list variable

I am using etoolbox for list processing, specifically \forcsvlist. When passing the comma-separated list directly to \forcsvlist, it is able to parse each item in the list. However, if I define the ...
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Selectively add legend entries to plot on large CSV

I have a plot with 63 lines, only some of which I would like legend entries for. The full legend takes up half a page, and using the \ref method does not give me consistency with the surrounding ...
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\ifstrequal in tabular produces spurious spaces

I'm working on a LaTeX class for my university's thesis format, which requires signature lines on the title page. The sig lines are labelled differently depending on what kind of a thesis it is, so ...
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\xpatchcmd defines macros when applied to undefined commands

I stumbled over this feature (it's part of a bigger question, but I splitted it into two questions): Say, that we want to use \xpatchcmd (from xpatch) or \patchcmd (from etoolbox) and apply those ...
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Why is \glueexpr used in etoolbox's \deflength instead of \dimexpr

Consider the following snippet from etoolbox: \newrobustcmd*{\deflength}[2]{% \ifundef{#1} {\etb@noglobal\etb@err@nolen{#1}}% {#1\glueexpr#2\relax}} Maybe I do not understand the ...
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Comparing calculated real numbers

"\ifdimless" can compare two real numbers. But, how can we feed the result of a calculation to this function ? \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to determine if a macro argument contains the macro itself?

I would like to have a way to detect if a particular macro's argument contains that particular macro itself. Consider the following MNWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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etoolbox conflict with bm package [duplicate]

I found a conflict between bm an etoolbox because later one redefines \@@end. It happens when it patches \enddocument command. Code from etoolbox: \patchcmd\enddocument {\deadcycles} ...
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Multiple \if condition using etoolbox

First: I've found "Checking if two conditionals are met" but I don't know how to change it do suit my needs. Wanted: I have eight different predefined values and I want different definitions of a ...
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N ary switchs (selectors / conditionnals / toggles) to handle mailling list

Suppose I want to address the same letter to 10 persons. The letters should be the same, except of course for the recipient's name and address. Moreover, I want to enclose the name of all the other ...
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Scrreprt indent after chapter heading after patchcmd

In the following example, I've added a patch to the \chapter as an attempt to fix hyperref links. (See Hyperref chapter in twocolumn mode (without using multicols).) ...
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Customized list of elements using etoolbox

I need to have several lists with access by index (array-like). My minimum non-working example follows: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newcounter{listAcounter} ...
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Color of enumerate/itemize items in alertblocks and exampleblocks (beamer theme Torino)

I'm working with the Beamer theme Torino (see http://blog.barisione.org/2007-09/torino-a-pretty-theme-for-latex-beamer/), I' doing presentations using it, but changing the colors defined by default. ...
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Headline adjustment doesn't work after new installation

Half a year ago, the following code \documentclass[ fontsize=12pt, % monochrome, a4paper, parskip=half, ngerman, headinclude=true, footinclude=false, ...
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List Parsing the ascii space character

I have been using the list parsing functionality from etoolbox and I have a weird use case in which I want a space separated list. \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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Use toggles in biblatex `printbibliography`

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=bibtex8]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents*}{bib.bib} @mastersthesis{toto, author={Toto}, title={My thesis}, year={2009}, school={Paris ...
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Short caption in margin

Is it possible to insert the short caption of a figure in the margin next to it? I tried to get it working with etoolbox but without success. Additionally it has to work with the package subcaption ...
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Use a macro to define a \NewDocumentCommand macro without backslash

Or as, Werner simplified it: "How to define a command without backslash in xparse". Background: I am trying to set up a macro to define a macro for me (which will also do some other things which ...
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Retrieve link caption of hidden label

What I wish to do is create a (hidden) label in which some text is stored, and retrieve the text by referencing to it, without getting an actual link. For example: \customlabel{refname}{some text} ...
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Run a command at end of each Frame

I want to run a command (writing page ranges to a file) at the end of each frame. I can capture the page the frame started with at the beginning with ...
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Redefining a Command in a Loop Over a Comma Separated List

I want to redefine the glossaries package’s \gls commands to include an index entry and an optional argument for formatting the index entry. However, there are so many variants of this command (\gls, ...
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How to create labels and references automatically in LaTeX?

I have defined two custom macros: \translation{ORIGINAL}{TRANSLATION} \printtranslations The first macro prints out the translation and puts the original and the translation into a list. The list ...
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whileboolexpr with arrayjobx arrays generates unwanted whitespaces in output

While improving on a class file of mine, I found that I used the multido package in just a single line of code and naturally I set out to remove that dependency. My class uses several counters and ...
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Does LaTeX3 have something for patching (or appending code to) commands?

Item #12 of http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/148734/18401 suggests that LaTeX3 maybe has something for patching (or appending code to) commands, à la etoolbox or xpatch. Is it the case?
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How to append colored text to a macro in a loop?

I'm trying to append a couple of colored numbers to a macro in a loop. That is, I'm hoping to achieve the following but with a loop: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \colorlet{color1}{red} ...
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\csuse inside a \NewEnviron using the environment parameter

I am trying define a environment that displays a text specified by the parameter of the environment. The following example demonstrates it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} ...
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Why can't I use \ifstrequal to check the \jobname? [duplicate]

I want to use the same source file to compile various target files using the -jobname option. I want to ensure that the option is not forgotten, so my approach was to check whether the \jobname is ...
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Errors when loading a package with AtEndPreamble hook

Consider the following (not so) MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \makeatletter % Load xpatch and ...
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Patch \insertshorttitle in beamer

In this answer @cfr showed me how to preserve short title color in beamer while allowing hyperlinks to work. His solution was to modify the \insertshorttitle command (defined in beamerbasetitle.sty) ...
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Using forcsvlist with macros that take more than one argument

I'd like to compact this code sample with \forcsvlist (provided by the etoolbox package). \newcommand\mycmd[2]{ \pagestyle{#2} \csname tit#1\endcsname \cleardoublepage } \def\DOtitlepages{ ...
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How to translate \ifthenelse from “ifthen” to “etoolbox”?

Trying to make conditional expressions that inspect the total page count of the document (see this question), I've found this solution using ifthen package: \documentclass{article} ...
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Output two files

I'm tiring of maintaining two different CV and resume .tex files and want to combine them into a single file. I'm considering etoolbox as a way of combining my CV and resume into the same. Then I ...
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biblatex-chicago etoolbox error: Invalid boolean Expression

I am using bibtex as the backend for my biblatex bibliography but there seems to be some clash between it and the etoolbox package that I don't understand. This is on a fresh install of TeXlive 2014. ...
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A command which concatenates a string an arbitrary number of times

I'm trying to define a command \repeatstring{#1}{#2} which repeats the string #2 #1 times. Here is what I tried: (it is based on what I found in How to concatenate strings into a single command?) ...
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White space problem using multiple \ifnumequal

I am trying to produce slightly different documents based on a single numerical input. But when I use multiple \ifnumequal commands to get the correct bit of text it produces really strange white ...
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\AtBeginEnvironment adds spurious spaces to .toc when using \addtocontents

I'm using scrartcl and am trying to move the appendices in the toc one level up so that they are formatted as if they where a subsection instead of a section. I've adapted my solution from this ...
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Auto generate list-items within table from string with delimiter

This is a follow-up on this question: Creating bullet-list from string with delimiters I have a CSV file where I genereate some tables from. Some of those table cells will have items that should be ...
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Extra code for \tableofcontents (renew)

I want my \tableofcontents command to include these two commands at the beginning: \pagestyle{headings} and \pdfbookmark[0]{Table of Contents}{contents} I tried using the etoolbox package, and I came ...
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How to iterate a list of colors with two additional counters more elegantly?

A part of my code (especially iterating a list of colors with 2 additional counters) below does not seem straightforward. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt,dvipsnames]{standalone} ...
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How to use \pretocmd with \verb or \lstinline?

I write my document in other language, then I need to switch to English (switch font) when show code: \newcommand\code[1]{\lstinline{#1}} \pretocmd{\code}{\begin{otherlanguage}{english}}{}{} ...
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Greek `\chi`'s subscript expressions: how to make it smaller or offset lower?

I am unsatisfied with the way subscript is rendered for the Greek letter \chi. This particular letter is rendered with a small downward offset. I occasionally have to prefix the subscript with ...
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Placement of showkeys label

Is it possible to place the labels of the showkeys package for bibliographic items on the right side instead of the default left? I tried \patchcmd{\SK@@label}{\llap}{\rlap}{}{} which indeed ...