{starred-version} is about command variants that are followed by a *.

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header and chapter*

I find it strange that the page header in the chapter “Title2” is not updated in the example below: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \chapter{Title1} ...
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Starred equivalent in newenvironment

Let's say I want to use the align-environment in a newenvironment like this: \newenvironment{mequation}{\align}{\endalign} This works fine. However, what if I want to use the starred version of ...
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Vertical space after title of unnumbered chapters (bibliography/ToC)

The title pretty much says it all: It is possible to add arbitrary vertical space after the title of the ToC or bibliography page within the report document class?
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How can I place a double-wide figure float (ie, figure*) on the bottom on the first page of a two-column document

In what I would like to be a two-page, two-column document with two wide (figure*) figures, I need one to be on the bottom of the first page, and one to be on the top or bottom of the second. ...
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Starred version of “xtabular” not working

I want to insert a long table in a two-column paper. I tried "tabular" first, but the problem is that it doesn't divide the table among pages. Then people in this post suggested that I use xtab: In ...
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What's the difference between align and align*?

After some brief searching I can't find the difference between align and align*. Google summarily ignoring the * is making it harder I think. Can you tell me the difference between these two? ...
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Fix for amsart.cls tableofcontents bug regarding starred sections?

The command \section* is meant to produce a section that is not listed in the table of contents. However, when using amsart.cls, such sections are still listed. I believe this is a known bug. How ...
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How to turn equation tags off by default?

I'm writing a document in which very few of the equations actually need tags. So instead of using starred environments, I would much prefer to exchange the meaning of the starred with the non-starred ...
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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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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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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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Centering \section* and adding them to the ToC

I'm using LaTeX and the book class and have one problem: I want that my starred sections (only starred sections) appear in the center of the pages instead of the left side of the pages and also these ...
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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 ...