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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to handle \section* with asterisk in my custom class [closed]

I've redefined sections and subsections in my .cls file in such a way that \section* results in bad behavior. For example, \section*{Introduction} These analyses were performed in my .tex file ...
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Why is it discouraged to use starred sectioning commands?

I'm currently considering to use \section* to add a nomenclature. Unfortunately I can't find the exact answer, but I've read on stackexchange that using starred versions of sectioning commands is ...
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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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Required package for 'starred version' of matrix environment

Whenever I am trying to compile the following code : \documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper]{book} \begin{document} \begin{matrix*}[r] -1 & 3 \\ 2 & -4 \end{matrix*} \end{document} shows ...
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\section* no longer hides the section number

I wanted to add a background color to my sections, but by doing so \section* no longer works properly, ie, it now shows the section number when I want to hide it. Any ideas? Here's my code: ...
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Is there a way to define starred variants for a keyvalue system?

I've created an environment for which various parameters are set through key values. Instead of creating a hornet's nest of various booleans, I would just like to have a slight variant form for some ...
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Figure order (figure and figure* environments)

I am writing a two-column article and all my figures are included with the figure environment but one using figure* so that it can be displayed page-wide. The problem is that that specific figure is ...
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How to improve maintenance of starred/non starred versions of commands or environments

All documentations I've read about starred/non starred versions of commands recommend more or less the following way of doing (following for instance the UK List of TeX FAQ): ...
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Starred tabular environment and centered text

How to make the starred tabular to center text: \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{@{}c@{\extracolsep{\fill}}} \hline Text to ...
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How to make an environment star Exercise?

I want to create an environment star Exercise, but I can not. Please help me. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to make star Exercise and its environment answer?

At here How to make an environment star Exercise?, I posted make star Exercise. How to make star Exercise and its environmet answer? Example, with Exercise 1.1, we have Answer 1.1, with Exercise ...
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Use \LetLtxMacro with a \Macro* (starred variant)

If I use: \LetLtxMacro{\MacroToUse}{\FormatText} then using \MacroToUse invokes \FormatText exactly as desired. But, how do use this construct to invoke \FormatText*? The MWE below yields: but ...
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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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Temporarily undefining a “starred” command

I would like to temporarily undefine a command. The reason for this is that I need to use a specific class file which defines the equation* using \@namedef and I would also really like to use the ...
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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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How to place minitoc in right place where some chapters are with star?

I have a main.tex file. There is a part called front matter. Part of the code is, 1. \frontmatter \selectlanguage{english} \include{title} \include{dedication} \include{acknowledgements} ...
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Using \vfill* prints the asterisk

I'm using \vfill* to unbalance columns in a twocolumn environment. The columns are filled with a series of figure environments that I'm using to keep blocks of text together. I would like the ...
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How to use \section*{something} without removing it from the Table of Contents?

I am trying to insert an abstract and acknowledgement page into my report. I want to suppress the (numbers in front of): Abstract Acknowledgment part by using \section*. But by doing so, it is ...
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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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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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Why are some characters not allowed in command sequences

From my understanding a control sequence is ended by any non-alphabetic character such that \mycsA is one token, but \mycs1 is two tokens. This means things like starred commands \mycs* are actually ...
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If I redefine a command that has a starred variant, will that always disable the starred variant?

If I redefine a command that has a starred variant, will this always effectively disable the starred variant, as a side effect of redefining the unstarred variant? A related question: Do starred ...
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Do starred commands eat up space after them?

Do starred commands eat up spaces after them, like unstarred ones do? That is, is \somecommand* nextword equivalent to \somecommand*nextword? And: Does it depend on the particular way a starred ...
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Is there any reason to define a zero-argument macro using a starred defining command?

Is there any reason to define a 0-argument (read: zero-argument) macro with a starred command (\newcommand* instead of \newcommand or \DeclareRobustCommand* instead of \DeclareRobustCommand)? After ...
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Is there any reason against changing the starredness of a command upon redefinition?

If an original definition of a command used \newcommand, is there an obligation for me to redefine it with \renewcommand instead of \renewcommand*? If an original definition of a command used ...
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Add a hrule to only chapter not numbered

I am thinking of adding a hrule to only chapters that are not numbered, in other words the chapters created using chapter*{}. I thought of using the titlesec package- My problem is that I cannot find ...
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New command and the corresponding star counterpart with xparse

The following works as expected: \newcommand{\engl}[2]{#1 (en. \textsl{#2})\index{en-ro}{#2}} However, what I want to achieve would be a * version of it which only adds to the indices, without the ...
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Creating unnumbered chapters/sections (plus adding them to the ToC and/or header)

I'm using the report document class for a thesis, and I need to add things like "Acknowledgements" and an "Introduction". I noticed that there is an \abstract command which would have been wonderful ...
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Convenient way to pass package options and \setup like commands

I want to be organized in my code. In order to pass options to packages, i developped my own macros : \makeatletter \newcommand*\Option{% \@ifstar{\@Option}{}} \newcommand*\@Option[3]{% ...