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Using a command (or a variable) in if/then condition

Imagine the following situation: A school offers two courses, course A and course B. One of the courses is math and the other is physics. Math is taught by Bill, and physics is taught by Susan. I want ...
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\left( and \right) with maximum size

I would like to have two macros that mimic \left( and \right), but limits the size of the parenthesis to \Bigl( and \Bigr) (allows smaller sizes), respectively. In the below MWE, one needs to extend ...
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ifthen and spreadtab

I use the spreadtab and the xifthen packages for computing percentiles, but I found an unusual behavior. I give an example of false result: a true command remains false when it's used in a spreadtab. ...
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lastpage, hyperref and xifthen

I am trying to write a code for figuring if the current page is the last page. I do run into some problems, though. In my example here, the code will not run if hyperrefis loaded. Without it, it ...
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Branching statement issue (TikZ)

I am using a branching statement in a tikzpicture as presented in the TikZ & PGF Manual (p. 634). Here is a MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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How to easily write conditional pages? [closed]

Is there any easy way to make latex write only some of the pages? My current idea is to make a function using the ifthen-package in the following way: \newcommand{\WhatDoYouWantToWrite}[1]{ ...
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Requirements and inputvalidation

I want to recreate my current makros to work in every document. Currently I am working on the task, if a package is loaded, the command will be provided as desired. Look at the following MWE, which ...
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Tracking revisions with external txt file

I made the following code to add a revision number to my latex header. I rely on a .txt file, which is assumed to exist in the same directory. always have a number. Anything else will probably make ...
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Conflict between xifthen and fixme?

Given the following MWE: \documentclass[draft]{scrbook} \usepackage{xifthen} \usepackage{fixme} \newcommand\needscitation[1][]{% \fxwarning{citation needed% \ifthenelse{\isempty{#1}}% {}% ...
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Retrieving text from a “database text” file

I refer to my question and the solutions in String comparison in \ifthenelse I hope I can make my question clear enough, I am not a technician. I use a kind of database file (simple text file) with ...
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How to automate introduction of section titles in book

I'm using Spundun's method for automating inputing the entries in a diary, in turn inspired by Peter Grill (Using LaTeX to keep a diary), and I would like to add section dividers by year. This should ...
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String comparison in \ifthenelse

I want find a certain line of text in a data file cities.txt: A;London B;Berlin C;Paris with the xstring and [xifthen][2] packages: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{xstring} ...
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Using `ifthenelse` to combine two related functions into one

This question is based on Peter Grill's answer to "Table including rows of a master table".. The function PrintDTLTable was in Peter's original answer. I wanted a version that would run over all ...
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(x)ifthen in TikZ

I am searching for a way to conditionally handle some items in a TikZ \foreach specially using an \ifthenelse condition. However, the compiler responds ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> ...
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Is a page modulo 4?

If I want to test whether a page is odd/even (i.e. modulo 2) then I can use the following: \ifthenelse{\isodd{\thepage}}{}{} What can I do if I want to test whether a page is modulo 4? A minimal ...
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Compare the height of arguments

I'm trying to define a \newcommand with three arguments. I'd like to: compare the height of these arguments choose the largest height to create frames (with that height) around the arguments. ...
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How to select conditional text?

I've three variable statements : Statement1 = You are Great Student. Statement2 = You are average Student. Statement3 = You Need improvement on list of topics mentioned below. In the report ...
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Behavior of \global when used with xifthen package [duplicate]

I'm trying to calculate the sum of some numbers in my document. I want to allow non-integer values, so I'm using lengths, which works just fine. In my document it's often necessary to specify the ...
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Variable persist outside environment

I am using the ifthen package for some conditional formatting. I am storing state in some booleans, but it seems that there is an issue with lexical scope. In particular, when a boolean is set within ...
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Use result from pgfmath with xifthen

I try to use the results of pgfmath calculations with cnttest from xifthen, but it fails: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgf,xifthen} \begin{document} \pgfmathparse{42+77}% ...
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Boolean based environments

I know that this question is basically identical to that of Hide custom environment content based on boolean Except I want to avoid using the environ package, which, otherwise, would be the best ...
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How to extend a macro for e-mail addresses to support multiple arguments?

I prepared the following macros to format e-mail adresses in a e-mail header. \usepackage{xifthen}% Provides \ifthenelse and \isempty % E-Mail header strings with format. ...
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PGF loop variables in string comparisons

In a bigger context, I need to check whether an integer parameter is contained in a set of numbers. I decided to encode sets as strings; elements are separated by !. I don't know whether this is the ...
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Test equality between number of the current page and the one of one reference indicated

In the following code, I have one problem with the test \ifthenelse{\equal{\pageref{#1}}{\thepage}}{...}{...}. Why doesn't this detect the equality hoped if the reference is in the same page where it ...