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

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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 ...
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Defining 3*(2^4) complex macro at once

An Automata can be 1- or 2- ways, With Several Heads or a Single head Deterministic or Non-deterministic With a stack or not That makes 2^4 = 16 possibilities. However, for each combination, I'd ...
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Divided list of figures

I am using this solution to divide my list of figures and tables into chapters, however, I have a section heading on its own at the bottom of a page and then the table captions are on the next page. ...
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\newrobustcmd not expandable as key-value?

I do some TeX experiments with 'postponed' content, writing it to some file to be included later on (not necessarily at end, but most time it would be appropriate to place it there) I defined some ...
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Print all elements of a working array created with etoolbox package

I am trying to define an array to contain elements and stumbled across the following code and it works. The question is how I can define a command which will print all elements at once without ...
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chapter no newpage and headings

I have a document (scrbook class), in which I want some chapters not to start on a new page. I therefore defined the following: %define a chapter that does not add space at the top of the page ...
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Compress 5-6 to 5f. in a citation's postnote: \rangelen in \ifnumequal

I am trying to automatically convert page ranges in a postnote given as, e.g., \textcite[4-5]{Smi83} to 4f. iff the range is exactly two pages long. It appears that biblatex' \rangelen is made for ...
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Add macro to \chapter command

I am using the report class. And all I want that after the use of \chapter{...} the marco \thispagestyle{onlypagenumber} is added. I fixed this with just defining a new macro \Chapter{...} ...
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Using conditionals in tabular preamble with array

I'm trying to use a conditional in the column setup for my tabular. That is, the definition of one column (actually several columns) is dependent on a boolean value (as set up from the etoolbox ...
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Strange behaviour of ifnumequal?

If I use \cfoot to evaluate and print this section counter, it shows the correct section number in my appendix. However, when I evaluate the section counter using \ifnumequal, it shows that the ...
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csuse with foreach

Am having difficulty determining the correct syntax for using \csuse from the etoolbox package with a \foreach. I have a list, and for each element in this list I need to create a new list. To ...
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Macro to automatically save section name of previous section and next section

EDIT: I've edited the code that reproduces the anomalies, but I'll work on the code to more accurately depict the problem later on the day. Weird spacing in index Index doesn't appear in footlinks / ...
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When do variables in classes get evaluated? [closed]

I am developing a non-trivial class that is fairly large and complex. So far, everything has worked the way I designed it to be. I apologize ahead of time as I cannot provide a MWE as my question is ...
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\BeforeBeginEnvironment not doing anything?

I'm attempting to do something similar to Two column glossary, making an extant glossary style wrap into multiple columns. I've followed the suggestion in the comment to the first answer, i.e. use ...
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Reducing space before chapter works with english but not with hungarian babel package

I write my thesis recently and I want to reduce the spaces before chapters. I find the solution, but it isn't working for me with \usepackage[magyar]{babel} I use the following codes: ...
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Splitting a CSV list from a xkeyval key argument into parts

Is it possible to store the key value argument (a cvs list) to a macro (via \def) and split/further process the content of that macro with \forcsvlist command from etoolbox package? I want to ...
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Remove indentation from abstract environment with etoolbox

I have the abstract for my paper on a separate page, hence there is no need to have the extra indentation on either side of the abstract environment to indicate that it is an abstract. There is an ...
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Separation space between tableofcontents items in beamer

In beamer, I guess, the separation space between the items from tableofcontents is stretchable: Can you set it to a fixed value? e.g. to equal the value used in the itemize environment. Partial ...
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Does etoolbox's \ifboolexpr use lazy evaluation?

In other words, is bool{testB} evaluated at all in this example code? \newbool{testA} \newbool{testB} \booltrue{testA} \booltrue{testB} \ifboolexpr{ bool{testA} or bool{testB} }{OK}{Something's ...