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xkeyval and hyperref in document class

I have problem compiling a document with a custom document class. I am trying to process key-value parameters passed to my document class with xkeyval. I also need to use hyperref package. And that is ...
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listing in two-column mode

I want to place a listing, with colored background, in a two-columns document. For safety (for cases when the width of listing only slightly exceeds column width) I put the listing in a \maxsizebox. ...
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Override optional parameters of \newtcblisting from tcolorbox

This question follows the one I asked here. I would like to override the following custom listings command from the tcolorbox package and be able to have the following features implemented using ...
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Can't pass \ in option to package processed with xkeyval - TeX capacity exceeded

I have a test package that uses the xkeyval package to process options. The package works when I pass an option value that does not have \ in it but when I pass yy=\tiny I get ! TeX capacity ...
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Ctable with long key: problem (with xkeyval?)

All. In question: multipage tables with ctable package David Carlisle wrote answer with some nice hack for ctable (adding long as key). \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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why can't I set \columncolor via \setkeys?

I'm trying to create a new columntype with options as in the source below, and all option work fine, except for the b option, which gives this error message: ! Undefined control sequence. \KV@xcol@b ...
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Library with xkeyval, fp and newcommand

Been searching the net here and did not find any solution to this. I am having some problems with a defined library structure (xkeyval) with FPeval calculation and then passing this ...
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How to make xkeyval accept a value containing both \par and a comma

I am writing a package and I would ideally like to save long stretches of code using the key-value mechanism of xkeyval. That is, I want to be able to say something like \setkeys{foo}{mytext={This ...
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Is it permitted to have arguments (i.e. value in key-value) including \par in the xkeyval package?

I wish to use the xkeyval package to overide the 9 arguments limit and to clarifiy the different arguments (compulsory or optional). In my arguments/parameters, I have complete paragraphs possibly ...
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Passing parameter in presence of an xkeyval value

I still have some problems with parameter passing in my macros. The MWE below, compiles and runs fine. If you uncomment wide, it mismatches \begin{figure*} with \end{figure}. However, this error goes ...
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pgfkeyvalue string is not parsed by xkeyvalue

I'm trying to create a database using pgfkeys. It is working rather well, until I needed to execute some parameters stored in a key and pass it to some command that uses xkeyvalue to parse the ...
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Hyper link execution for each attribute

I am using authblk.sty and xkeyval.sty. I am using the link for each author. I needs to be execute the keyvalue code link={http://people/u/78814}. But i don't know how to control the authblk.sty file ...
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How to go around the error “! Package xkeyval Error: `[' undefined in families `background'.”?

I get the error ! Package xkeyval Error: `[' undefined in families `background'. when processing the file \documentclass{article} % \usepackage{xkeyval} % \usepackage{pax} % ...
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Setting a specific key (and value) depending on state of \if macro

This question is basically a follow-up of two older questions I posted a year ago, but actually is a consequence of trying to find a solution to this question: Use toggles in biblatex ...
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package keyval error: current slide undefined [closed]

I'm trying to prepare a presentation using latex but it gives an error: "package keyval error: current slide undefined. See the keyval package documentation for explanation.Type H for ...
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Author attributes and values defined using the xkeyval package

I try to define command key author attributes like "corresponding author address, corresponding author email, present address, auto string capture the author name" using xkeyval package. I will try ...
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etaremune fails: “undefined control sequence”

I'm having a perhaps embarassingly simple problem with the package etaremune. It seems to crash both latex and pdflatex with a command derived from xkeyval. Here's the .tex file that crashes for me: ...
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Problem with packages siunitx, datatool and xkeyval

After having read several articles concerning the siunitx problem I am still struggling with my problem. Your comments and your help is highly appreciated. The following error occurs when I switch on ...
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Configure newenvironment with xkeyval

I am having trouble getting xkeyval to work with \newenvironment. If I define the whole thing as a command instead, it works perfectly. So my guess is that the problem is not how I use xkeyval, but ...
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incomplete ifnum

I am using a loop to define keys with the xkeyval package, as well as to actually read out the keys inside some self-defined command. Everything works perfectly - but for some reason, as soon as I ...
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Defining xkeyval keys within a loop

I have a project for which I make extensive use of the great xkeyval package. However, I'm still struggling with some more extravagant things. For example, I want to use enumerated keys (key1 to keyN, ...
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Providing optional key without value

I would like to prepare a macro with an optional argument like [wide], using xkeyval. (something whether to use \figure or \figure* inside) My test program below presents the output test0=false ...
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PSTricks package giving xkeyval error

I have been trying to solve this error by myself but did not find a way. So if someone out there can help me, any help is greatly appreciated! I use Texmaker to run MikTex 2.9. I want to use the ...
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How to allow curly braces in command option

I need to store an URL parameter like &path=weigth:5|color:orange|enc:okydHa}peAXOHi@jANv@A@kJJmFAiDJuAHmDXcBb@cC`@gC^_DV}CJaCF{APaBVkBdAyEf@qC`@{B\aDSwB with later reencoding to utf8 and passing ...
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Migrating from xkeyval to kvoptions: how to retrieve \define@choicekey? [closed]

I'm in the process of migrating a class I wrote from xkeyval to kvoptions, mainly because I'd like to provide class options whose values could be list of comma separated values: ...
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TL update affects fixme handling of options?

A few hours ago, the following code worked fine (albeit in a larger document): \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{xkvltxp} ...
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Keyvalue argument and non key argument conflict

Many classes provide \part, \chapter, \section and even more deeply nested sectioning levels. All of them allow three forms of usage (I restrict for sake of simplicity to \section, it just stands ...
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Not getting xkeyval to work (as intended) for a simple custom command

I'm trying the use the xkeyval package to define a very simple command using keys. However, I'm utterly confused by its behavior, and the package documentation is not exactly helpful either. Here's a ...
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Splitting a CSV list from a xkeyval key argument into parts

Is it possible to store the key value argument (a cvs list) to a macro (via \def) and split/further process the content of that macro with \forcsvlist command from etoolbox package? I want to ...
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basic beamerposter example, keyval error

I found a beamerposter example at this url: http://www-i6.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~dreuw/latexbeamerposter.php The content suggests that a number of packages may be required, therefore, I use the ...
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How to parametrize tex processing using command line? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I cannot write a better title for the question. I am trying to parametrize my workflow, where I will allow myself to override page margins from the command line with the following: ...
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`xkeyval` key doesn't work for setting `fragile` option in beamer

I'm trying to set a custom macro to create frames in my presentations. However, when I tried to set the options I can pass to the frame using xkeyval the whole macro stops working. How can I pass the ...
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Storing environment arguments by \immediate\write

As I have stated already in other questions I am writing a problem/solution package. There are many of them, for sure, I have made much progress, using it in 'everydays' productivity for my needs, but ...
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Command with xkeyval keys from different families

As I stated in some other questions and on my profile page, I am writing a problem-solution package (I know, there are some of them already) I have used xkeyval package and my keys, but now, I want ...
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Working with keys instead of \def

I have looked around on TeX.SX and I have learnt a lot of things. One of the things I have not yet mastered is how to use the key=value function that packages like keyval or xkeyval offer or even ...
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Need help to understand xkeyval example

I found an "easy" example how to use xkeyval here using the following code: \ProvidesPackage{myemph}[2011/03/12 v1.0 a test package] \providecommand\my@emphstyle{\em} % Note that the argument must ...
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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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Boolean key value in xkeyval fails

It is possible to hand over a boolean key value stored in a macro to a command such as \edef\SomeKeyValue{true}% \DummyCommand[DummyBooleanKey=\SomeKeyValue]%%% where DummyBooleanKey is a boolean ...
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Generate xkeyval boolean keys 'on the fly'

I am not a TeX/LaTeX specialist, recently I wrote a package concerning 'problems' and 'solutions' which is intended to be displayed at the end of the document, however it is not restricted to that ...
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Keyword command parameters with table (tabular)

I am trying to make a command with named (key-value) parameters to produce a table row. The reason is that table has more than 9 columns (command parameters) that will have position changed, be ...
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Using an expanded macro for optional environment argument

I'd like to open an environment, passing the content of a macro to the optional arguments. Up to now I tried different approaches using \expandafter, however I could not get the expected behaviour. ...
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etoolbox ifblank error with xkeyval

I am trying to create my first class, which is basically just my ordinary preamble with a set of options. These options are handled by xkeyval using the following syntax: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} ...
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xkeyval gives error with siunitx on some LaTeX installations

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI[per-mode = fraction]{3.00e8}{\meter\per\second} \end{document} I've tested this on three different computers, all running ...
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Passing arguments to a .sty-file - a specific case

After having plowed through (i.e. read and trimmed down the given examples in an attempt to apply them to my case) these documentations and guides: Implementing key-value input: An introduction The ...
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Enable and disable contents of \chapter command

I have large set of contents for the user. For a different user I would like to show different contents. For this I would like to produce different output by showing and not showing some of the ...
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Programming with LaTeX xkeyval

I have assigned to do the following task. Since I am not good at Latex I am wondered its possibilities. I would like to assign parameter while developing document. EX: file1.tex \chapter ...
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Resolve xkeyval key from a definition

How can I resolve an xkeyvalue from a definition? The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xkeyval} \define@key{mykeys}{foo}[foo-default]{\def\x{Key 'foo' does nothing}} ...
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How do I define tikz styles with a xkeyval command?

I would like to write a command which allows the user to change tikz styles. My code goes like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,xkeyval} \makeatletter \def\DEFstyle{} ...
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Problem with package gmp (or with xkeyval?)

I use the "gmp" package which allows to insert MetaPost coding (placed inside an mpost or mpost* environment) in a LaTeX source file. In few words, it does approximately the same job as other packages ...
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xkeyval's \presetkeys

Please is there a way to avoid xkeyval package bombing out in endless loop, as implied by the following simplified case? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xkeyval} \makeatletter ...