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{verbatim} is about macros and environments like “\verb” and “verbatim” which implement some form of verbatim mode, i.e. change the {catcodes}. A popular package is {fancyvrb}. For questions about the {listings} or the {minted} package, use the respective tag instead.

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Defining a new environment extending a verbatim environment

Why is it not possible to define a new environment that extends a verbatim environment? Consider, e.g.: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{myverbatim}{\tiny\begin{verbatim}}{\end{verbatim}} ...
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LaTeX getting “Missing } inserted” error

I'm getting "Missing } inserted" error, when compiling with pdflatex and I really don't understand why. This is occurring in a beamer frame. Maybe someone comes up with something useful. ...
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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Determine width of verbatim characters

I would like to determine how many characters of the verbatim font that fits on a text line. Consider: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \noindent\hrulefill ...
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Use sans-serif in a verbatim environment?

What is the right way get fancyvrb’s verbatim environment (or any other variation) to use \textsf as the font? I can do it with: \begin{Verbatim}[commandchars=\\\{\}] \textsf{Here’s some textsf.} ...
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listing package and vbox warning

I have this many (see below) underfull warnings that are caused by using the listing package and creating \begin{lstlisting}\end{} to make code appear presentable. Is there a may to fix the warnings? ...
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How to show < and > correctly in output?

I am trying to write some XML tags as part of my text but I can not get the < and > symbols to come out right in the output. What am I missing? I have tried both <tag> and \<tag\>, the ...
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How to make AUCTeX ignore syntax highlighting within environment

I have a problem with syntax highlighting in the Emacs editor using AUCTeX. The problem occurs in particular with the Verbatim environment from the fancyvrb package. Consider the following code: ...
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Problem with \acused from acronym package: Not in list of acronyms

When using the acronym package, acronyms marked with \acused{AC} are not contained in the list of acronyms. However, I also cannot place \ac{AC}, \acs{AC}, or \acl{AC} since all of it is explained in ...
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Check for special character in verbatim environment

I would like to substitute a > in the beginning of each line of a Verbatim environment with another character. Consider: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb,xstring} ...
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Any way to show LaTeX example code *and* execute it? [duplicate]

In (La)TeX documentation and tutorials, it is common to show a snippet of code next to the output it generates. It might be two minipages side by side, or a code listing followed by boxed output, or ...
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Create a new environment that uses a verbatim environment

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{color} \NewEnviron{vred}{% \color{red} \begin{verbatim} \BODY \end{verbatim} } ...
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Custom verbatim that sets all spaces (“ ”) as visible spaces (“␣”) that can line-break

It makes sense to typeset code in a monospaced font. Sometimes such code needs to be embedded in a paragraph context, and then it will be useful to allow it to linebreak. In order to visualize spaces ...
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code-block directive causing error Empty verbatim environment [closed]

When I use directive .. code-block:: c in rst on Ubuntu 12.04 version and compile using latexpdf Error: (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/psnfss/t1pcr.fd) ! FancyVerb Error: Empty verbatim ...
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Optional arguments in verbatim environments

This question is a follow up to verbatim-like environment with optional arguments poorly behaved. Based on David Carlisle's suggestion, I manually looked for an optional argument and employed ...
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verbatim and CJK

I'm not familiar with chinese characters and fonts. But I have to type some characters into a document. XeLaTeX may be an option, but I'm looking for a solution with pdflatex. Here is my MWE, which I ...
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verbatim-like environment with optional arguments poorly behaved

[EDITED to show where I actually want to use the optional argument] This question may be answered at How to pass an optional argument to an environment with verbatim content?, but I'm having a hard ...
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Macro \verb inside tabu environment

I would like to use the \verb command inside of a tabu enviroment. Here is my example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabu} \begin{document} \begin{tabu}{lll} a & \verb+\wedge+ & b\\ c ...
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Block element characters (pmboxdraw) are shown too wide in verbatim and Verbatim (fancyvrb) environments

I want to put source code into verbatim and Verbatim (fancyvrb) environments that uses box-drawing characters from codepage 850 (0xDB, 0xDC, 0xDF) (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_850). By ...
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lstlisting in a box?

My problem is that I am trying to write a document with coloured sections for examples. Examples can contain code listings. Somehow I can't seem to combine a background colouring with a listing, or ...
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How to embed verbatim in pspicture?

I'm trying to insert a QR code at the beginning of my thesis with the contents being the BibTeX entry for it. Any way of embedding the raw text in \psbarcode? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{minimal} ...
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How to write text within \begin{verbatim} and \end{verbatim} in same line?

I am stuck on the following problem and don't know how to solve it. Here is my problem : \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim}'\hfill\end{verbatim} MKS' which puts the word ...
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Highlighting code like one would in a SE post

When posting on SE, users can "highlight" code by using the ` symbol. Is there any way to get that in LaTeX? My intention is to highlight segments of code or particular functions. To be clear, I'm ...
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How to add line numbers to a program listing/code? [duplicate]

How do I copy code in to latex to get a result which looks like this: ...Without the red bars of course. I don't know how to get the numbering on the left side when I compile LaTeX. Using \verbatim ...
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Merging bib files from within LaTeX

I have two .bib files that I want to use in my bibliography. Entries do not overlap. I have found quite a few forum topics on that, but none of them really satisfied me. So my idea is to merge the two ...
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How to get bengali font script as output written within verbatim package?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} $\alpha=\beta$ Here is my text. এখানে আমার টেক্সট । \end{verbatim} \end{document} This gives the following output ...
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How to redefine an environment to produce no output?

I am using the verbatim environment with \begin{verbatim} XXXX \end{verbatim} I would like the option of redefining the verbatim environment so that nothing between \begin{verbatim} and ...
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Why can't curly braces be used as a delimiter for \verb? i.e. \verb{foo}

When I try to do the following: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello \verb{foo}. ...
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How to get whole tex in the output document file with actual output?

Consider the following LaTeX document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[(a)] \item Here is the 1st line. \item Here is the 2nd line. \end{enumerate} ...
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verbatim in two columns [duplicate]

I have a 2 column document that I wish to add some verbatim to. However, when its added it spans both columns instead of remaining in one (what I need it to do). Is there any way to do this? or an ...
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wrap listings package - Problem with verbatim argument

I would like to define a command that wraps a lstlisting environment in some other environments (esp. a minipage). I understand that working with verbatim arguments is a difficult task. I tried the ...
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Ceiling function within verbatim in latex

I am preparing a latex document. Inside the body of a function I need to use the ceiling function. How will I use the ceiling function inside verbatim? \begin{verbatim} Method a(b) . . ...
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How to print any command on the PDF document exactly like in the TeX file?

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} My text. \end{document} Here 'My text' is the output.But I want to get the following output: \begin{document} My text \end{document} Is there any way ...
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too many curly brace using verbdef

I would like to create an inline verbatim text for a regular expression. The verbdef package does not like when I put curly braces into its second argument. I tried with escaping backslashes but that ...
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Using math mode escapes with listings enabled fancyvrb

I am trying to escape math mode within Verbatim, using this answer. This works fine, until I use the listings package with fancyvrb=true \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} ...
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verbatim environment inside algorithm2e

I need to output Prolog style inside algorithm2e and It seems that I cannot use \verb inside algorithm2e. How can I use \verb or verbatim for only one line inside algorithm2e in Latex?
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Displaying (source)Code in research article [duplicate]

I have this urgent need to display two pieces of code side by side for comparison in my article. Displaying a code, I've couple of requirement Should indent properly Output should be syntax ...
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Using verbatim in a definition [duplicate]

I actually need to store some verbatim text in a definition so I can reuse it several times. Here is a very short snippet: % here I store verbatim text \def\foo{ bar \verb'baz' spam } % now I ...
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How can I create wrapper macro for lstinline?

Using \lstinline I can include inline code snippets in a paragraph. I would like to provide a macro that selects formatting, etc, for lstinline so I can just do, say, \codeinline{snippet}. I had ...
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lrbox with border in beamer

Can I have border around a \lrbox in beamer? I have a minipage inside the lrbox. I know I can use \fbox. Update Sorry for the confusion. I need a border around the block of data, it is inside a ...
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verbatim within… a package delivers a string from a file and that string needs to be printed without interpretation

The csvtools package warns in its documentation from interpretable inputs but offers no solution as far as I can see. This Code generates a table \documentclass{article} \usepackage{csvtools} ...
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Importing separate file into my LaTeX file

I'm curious as to whether it's possible to insert an entire separate file into a LaTeX document as an inline command. For example, I have the following LaTeX code: \begin{Verbatim}[frame=single] ...
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Drawing a rectangle box around code fragment

How to produce the effect of drawing a rectangle box surrounded the code, and put it in the figure? (Any methods including non-tikz-pgf method that helps is welcome)
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Help with verbatim-like environments [closed]

I am writing a script for LaTeX shallow parsing (assuming that there are no complicated definitions in the preamble). First of all I decided to check the document for in-line verbatims and comments, ...
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center /verbatim text in /figure

I'm trying to center a the content of a figure that has verbatim text in it, but the verbatim text is always right-aligned: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{verbatim} some text here ...
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Saving in macros plus \scantokens as an alternative to external files

I am generating a lot of TeX code automatically using Python scripts. I've been saving the TeX code to file, and then bringing those files into my documents at the appropriate places via \input. ...
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Escaping special LaTeX characters in user-defined input text

Background Users can provide text, which is transformed using XSL into a LaTeX document. The XSL template that transforms the XML document (containing user-defined text) currently resembles: ...
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Generating code examples

I would like to make a table showing some custom commands that I have defined. It would be nice if I could do something like the following. \documentclass{article} ...
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Set color to output from verbatim

I want to show the output from verbatim in blue color. I have this: \newcommand{\blockcode}[1]{\ttfamily\small#1} {\blockcode \begin{verbatim} alias vi="vim" \end{verbatim}} which works fine. ...
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Use verbatim inside \texttt

Why can't I use \begin{verbatim} inside \texttt? \texttt{ \small \begin{verbatim} iab <key> <expansion> <key> is the string which should be expanded to <expansion> ...