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Defining a command to define an asterisk command

I have the following command \defmeta that defines two other commands (one starred and one unstarred) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{suffix} \newcommand{\genericcmd}[3]{#1 #3 #2 } ...
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Patching \l@part macro for TOC view

I have patched the standard book class macro \l@part for desirable view. I wish to add some word to the place (in code below) if macro \part unstarred, and do not add anything, if \part* . It is ...
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Problems after adding starred sections headings in table of contents

My document has both starred and non-starred version of section, and I want to add both types to my table of contents. I am using titletoc and I tried to solve it as follows: ...
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Redefine `\section*` so it behaves *exactly* as `\section` except leaves out the number

There's any number of variations on the question "How do I get my unnumbered sections into the table of contents?" ... Creating unnumbered chapters/sections (plus adding them to the ToC and/or ...
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How do I include a \section*{} in a \tableofcontents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Centering \section* and adding them to the ToC I've got something like \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \section*{About this Article} ...
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How to make a figure span on two columns in a scientific paper?

If I just try to set the figure's size to 0.9\textwidth my figure will just end up on the right column, sized to be two-columns wide. Has anyone done this before?
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How to wrap a `\newcommand*` into a multi-paragraph environment?

As stated elsewhere, it is usually quite recommended to use the starred \newcommand* instead of \newcommand since this helps finding missing }s by disallowing paragraphs in its argument. Every now and ...
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How to ignore starred command (such as \section*) with latexdiff?

I try to ignore changes of \section* in latexdiff, and while I am able to do so for \section, the same does not work for \section*. This is a.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions

I've made lots of use of the answer here, which shows how to switch the starred and nonstarred versions of a paired delimiter command (causing the regular version to automatically size the ...
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Why do we use a star (*) after a command in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I sometimes see some code snippets including star (*) with command such as \hspace*{.5em}, \newcommand*{}, \chapter*{}. I wonder what the star is for in latex format when collaborating with a ...
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How to check if it is chapter or chapter*?

I'm customizing my own chapter, but I'm having problems when I want to test if it is \chapter or \chapter*. I don't want it to have a dot when \chapter* is applied. ...
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Beamer starred section formatting in the TOC

I am writing a beamer presentation and I want the structure (and the TOC) to be : Introduction 1. Section 1 2. Section 2 3. Section 3 Conclusion Therefore, I used the starred version of the section ...
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Change the vertical spacing above unnumbered sections headings

How can I change the vertical spacing above the section heading that dont have a number (like for instance the table of contents, the list of figures and the bibliograpy) while keeping the spacing of ...
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Is `\hspace*` equivalent to `\strut\hspace`?

Is using \hspace* essentially the same as \strut\hspace? The description at \hspace vs. \hspace* seems to suggest that this may be the case, but I was wondering the cases where they might differ.
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Command \* already defined … see p.192 of the manual

My code had: \newtheorem*{theI}{Thesis I} And it gives me the error: Command \* already defined. Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual. 1.16 \newtheorem*{theI}{ ...
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\hspace vs. \hspace*

After trying both commands, I noticed that \hspace* opposite to \hspace will insert a space over the end of the line. So I was wondering if someone could explain how that works and also when to use ...
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Insert unnumbered headings in toc automatically

When I use a numbered heading like \section or \chapter, the heading is automatically added to the table of contents. If I use an unnumbered heading like \section* or \chapter*, I have to add another ...
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starred chapter in header? (scrbook)

is there a possibility to show the unnumbered chapters (starred chapters) also in the headings of scrbook? Here's a little code-example: ...
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equation* environment or \[ \]? [duplicate]

So, I'm writing a mathematics paper, and let's say I have the following: \begin{equation*} 2+2=4 \end{equation*} Is this the proper way to do an unnumbered equation, or is it preferred to do the ...
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\newleadpage* compilation error in memoir

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \newleadpage*{frontmatterpage}{Front Matter} \begin{document} \frontmatter \frontmatterpage \chapter{A} \end{document} If you try ...
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titlesec and \section* in \titleformat

I use \titleformat (titlesec package) to make some fancy headings in my documents. But I did not find a way to know, in the \titleformat specifications, if the section is made with a \section or a ...
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Acknowledgement page + report

I'm writing a report and I want to place the Acknowledgement page without \section because it will number it 0.1 I tried to place it in another TeX document and use \input in the main document, but ...
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Defining a command and its starred version with different number of arguments

I want to create the commands: $\vecbi*{A}{s}$ and $\vecbi{A}$ To write bold vectors in my text. However, I have tried the following code, but I am still stucked without a solution. \makeatletter ...
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Beamer Sectionpage for \section*{} command

In Beamer one can get a section slide every time the \section{} command is called. However, I would like that not to happen when I use the \section*{} command. So in the example below, I would like ...
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Acro package: starred versions are not working?

As far as I understood from the documentation, the starred version of \ac command and friends shall not mark acronym as used, thus it would not appear in the acronym list. But in the example below, ...
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Does the \bibliography command specify a \section* anywhere?

I'm using a class based off the scrartcl class. I need to include a bibliography entry in a section, but it displays it as having a * for the section title. If I use the command \section*{hello} ...
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nested environment with a star

I want to redefine an environment that include the environment alignat*. I discovered that I can't do that : \newenvironment{variables} { \paragraph{Variables :} \begin{alignat*}{2} } { ...
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Macro to add starred version of command

How can one write a meta-macro that adds a starred version to a command? Intended use would be along the lines of \newcommand\foo[1]{foo is #1} \addstarred\foo[2]{foo is #1, bar is #2}
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Strange behaviour of math-mode starred command

\documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} \makeatletter \newcommand{\2}{\@ifstar{\hspace{2pt}}{\hspace{-2pt}}} \newcommand{\dd}{\@ifstar{\,}{}\mathrm{d}} \begin{document} ...
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Titlesec creates entry in ToC for a starred part

I have the following code, creating section titles starting with "Section [number].", exactly as I wish: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} ...
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Glossary heading not showing up with amsart

after getting a great solution to my problem, amsart with table of contents with "to" and "from" hyperlinks , I've now spent over a day - which is why I keep a template usually :) ...
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Is it possible to define a command taking an optional star and working in a subscript?

Note: this is more or less a cross-post from my blog. I hope this is acceptable, especially that this is a genuine question! I’m currently writing a (longish) document on mathematics. Among other ...
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Put a table* at the bottom of a page?

In a two column document in LaTeX, is there any way to put a table* (a table spanning both columns) at the bottom of the page? The obvious doesn't work: \begin{table*}[b] % b!, hb, hb!, etc. ...
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Passing * arguments using xparse

In xparse I want to define a command Command-One which calls a command Command-Two and calls the *ed version if and only if the *ed version of Command-One was called. Specifically I would like to do ...
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Defining starred versions of commands (* macro)

I would like to define a *'d version of a command, something like \newcommand{\foo}{blah} \newcommand{\foo*}{blahblah} If I try to do this, LaTeX complains that I'm trying to redefine \foo, so I ...
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Meaning of an asterisk (*) in a macro name

What does the * in the starred version of a macro "mean"? I know for \section and \section* the * controls numbering and for \newcommand and \newcommand* the * determines if the macro is long. What I ...
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mdframed: how to change the separator between the label and the title of a non-numbered thereom?

The problem There seems to be a bug in mdframed package. With the theoremseparator key, one should be able to change the text between the "label" and the title of a theorem ("Theorem" being the label ...
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Sectioning using \titleformat results in problems with \subsection*

I am trying to write a Preface with subsections, but without sectionnumbers (since the preface is technically not really part of the report). The sections and subsections are constructed using ...
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Removing hyperref for acronym starred commands

In the acronym package, the starred commands \ac* and \acp* omit the acronym from the list of acronyms with option "printonlyused". My problem is that acronyms inserted like this are still hyperref ...
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\chaptertitle from titleps ignored after redefinition of \chapter macro

The following MWE shows that, if the \chapter macro is redefined as in a previous question of mine: Prepend different stuffs to starred and unstarred \chapter commands, the \chaptertitle macro from ...
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Stars of macros in definition of another starred/unstarred macro look like disconnected in some circumstances

This question follows a previous question of mine: Prepend different stuffs to starred and unstarred \chapter commands. In some circumstances, a starred macro in definition of another ...
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Having the starred version of a theorem environment unnumbered - with ntheorem

I'm trying to switch from amsthm to ntheorem. (This is due to the incompatibility of amsthm with babel+Hebrew, see here and here; seems not to have been resolved.) I would like to have both a starred ...
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Prepend different stuffs to starred and unstarred \chapter commands

For the unnumbered sections units of documents built with a personal class (which inherits from the book class), I'd like to use: not the starred form of the corresponding commands, instead the ...
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ToC-title formatting problem

I am relatively new to Latex and I came across a problem I am not able to fix myself. From a friend I got a number of commands for formatting my chapter titles, which works quite well, unfortunately ...
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latex figure figure* order

I am writing a journal which has two column. I am using {figure} as well as {figure*} to place the figures in one column as well as stretch across two columns. My problem is the order of the figures ...
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How to remove the section number from References?

I am using the following for the bibliography part: \bibliographystyle{APA} \bibliography{Bibliography/mybib} and I am getting a section number for the reference part. How can I remove it (I just ...
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What's the difference between \newcommand and \newcommand*?

I just spotted someone use \newcommand* in an answer and realised that I'd never quite sorted out in my head what the star (asterisk) was there for. (This one is practically impossible to search for ...
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Is there a way to provide a starred variant of a (xkeyval) boolean (class) option

I'd like to define, for a class I'm working on, two boolean keys rather similar and, instead of giving them different names, I'd like to let the latter be a starred variant of the former. Let me give ...
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Defining a macro with three optional arguments in the form \newmacro{a}{b}[c]{d}[e][f] and \newmacro{a}{b}[c]{d}*[f]

I am defining a macro in LaTeX2e for writing function declarations. I want that the macro has tree compulsory arguments: the name of the function (v.g f), a depiction of the type of variable it takes ...
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How to test whether the starred-version of a command is defined?

This question is similar to How to conditionally define a new command in LaTeX? but I want to test if the starred version of a command is defined. The naive thing \makeatletter ...