provides macros manipulating strings of tokens. For a basic use, tokens can be alphanumeric chars, but the macros can also be useful for manipulating tokens

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Text being output when none should be

I am confused as to why the MWE below produces any black text. As the code is below, the output is: However, if you comment out the \IfStrEq line then it works fine and the black text goes away? ...
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TeX capacity exceeded while parsing a date string

I'm trying to parse a date (say, a due date) in a DD-MMM-YYYY format, e.g., 06-May-2012 and create macros \dueday, \duemonth, and \dueyear. I use xstring's commands to extract the substrings. Then I ...
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How to cut a section title in the header

I redefine my headers as in the following MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \fancypagestyle{monstyle}{% \fancyhf{} % remove everything ...
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Multi-substring replace

I'm attempting to automate Werner's answer to my question here. In short, in order to sort the Norwegian letters Æ Ø Å (they come at the end of the regular Latin alphabet) correctly dtlsort needs ...
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Passing escaped special characters for use as a URL through macros

From an earlier question on Escaping special characters for use as a URL, using \string to escape the special URL characters in the second example works great: \DefineMyFormatLinkParameters{% ...
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How to test if a given reference belongs to a list of labels?

This question is a prolongation of my previous question How to choose from a list for using result in \ref?. I got really good and interesting answers. Unfortunately I can not implement them for my ...
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When using \IfEq to compare strings, is it one of those times when I should use an expandable xparse command?

I recently asked How can I migrate commands and environments from LaTeX2e to LaTeX3? [XeTeX] While that question is good, the answer is likely quite complex and would take a some time to effectively ...
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Censoring Curse Words with Grawlixes

Suppose that I would like to censor a curse word <word> using grawlixes, e.g. "What the #@$! are you doing?!" How can I define a command \censor such that \censor{<word>} results in a ...
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Extract number from string and compare problem

I try to extract the year, month and day from a string and write different text depending on the given date. I thought I could use xstring and etoolbox, but I can'st get it to work. Here's the code ...
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Using xstring to check .tex file name

I am having difficulty in using xtring to check the file name of the .tex file. All three of the cases shown below produce the wrong output. Surprisingly in my actual more complicated usage, the ...
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Process a string with replacing and splitting

I have an input string like "123-45" or "1-3-5" or "2-4; 6-8" where the minus signed should be removed. This is easy with the xstring package. \StrSubstitute{#1}{-}{} The next step is to split the ...
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Command doesn't expand into other commands after string substitution

The MWE should explain it all (use LuaLaTeX): \documentclass[11pt]{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{easylist} \begin{document} ...
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How to process a list and ignore spaces?

This question is part of a new package: metrix. Typeset metric/prosodic symbols standalone and above syllables. I’m wrinting a new package and I need to process a list (using etoolbox at the ...
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Feeding arguments to xstring macros

In Footnotes with automatic final period, the comment was made to provide the possibility to add a period . to a footnote conditionally, based on whether the footnote already has a period or not. I ...
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\IfStrEqCase having problem with last optional parameter

It's been a while since I asked an embarrassing question, and am pretty sure this is another one of those: This code below attempts to use \IfStrEqCase from the xstring package and results in: ...
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Command doing the same job as StrBefore but being expandable

I am looking for a command allowing me to get 3 as output if the input is 3.2. \StrBefore{3.2}{.} works fine for this purpose but is not expandable and I need to call it in another macro inside a ...
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choose from a list with xstring

I want a command that does the following: \variation{1}{aaa;bbb;ccc} ----> aaa \variation{2}{aaa;bbb;ccc} ----> bbb \variation{3}{aaa;bbb;ccc} ----> ccc The string in the second input can ...
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Nesting of test commands (IfStrEq, IfSubStr etc.) of xstring

The following code does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xstring} \newcommand\checkempty[1]{ \IfStrEq{#1}{}{% Empty }{% NonEmpty } } \begin{document} ...
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Using xstring macros in edef

I've tried to use \protect to make the following \edef work but no luck. Can it be done somehow? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xstring} \begin{document} \def\abc{a,b,c} ...
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\uppercase does not work with \IfSubStr?

I'm using \IfSubStr macro of xstring package to decide if user given options contains some letter and if they do I take some actions. I want case independent test on whether user options contain ...
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How to choose from a list for using result in \ref?

Recently, in choose from a list with xstring, Geoff was asking about defining the command \variation that does the following: \variation{1}{aaa;bbb;ccc} ----> aaa \variation{2}{aaa;bbb;ccc} ...
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Generate labels using xstring and \Makelowercase

I am trying to write a command that allows me to reference a subsection with a generated label. The idea is that when I declare a step \step{Long Name With Many Uppercase Letters}, the generated ...
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Substituting strings only when not bounded by letters or numbers

Using StrSubstitute from xstring I can find and replace matches. For e.g.: \StrSubstitute{I like to eat fish.}{fish}{apples} gives "I like to eat apples." \StrSubstitute{Do you want to ...
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includegraphics and xstring package

I would really like to do something like the following: \includegraphics{\StrSubstitute{No Spaces}{ }{}} However, this gives me an Undefined control sequence error. I saw some other posts about ...
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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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controling padding using the xstring package

in order to pad some text with a predefined padding, im using the xstrings package my current code is \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{xstring} ...
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How to test if two macros have identical definition

I want to test if two macro have identical definition. My naive attempt to use \detokenize does not seem to work in this simple case. However, I have used a similar approach before and it seems to ...
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Formatting Strings in Dynamic Variables with xstring

I need to format a string resulting from a dynamic variable set in a separate program for a LaTeX generated report. In particular, if a variable has a negative value (starts with a minus sign), I ...
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XeLaTeX - Devanagari page numbers in \tableofcontents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex I am using XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 on TeX Live 2012/W32TeX). I want Devanagari (Indic) page ...
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Customize text format of captions by parsing content of \@caption

I need the first sentence of my captions to appear on its own line in a \large, bold font. I also need to same document to easily produce standard captions (all same font, no line breaks). I have ...
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Sorting macro-generated text

This is the third in a series of questions concerning sorting Norwegian words. Norwegian has three additional letters, sorted at the end of the alphabet: Æ Ø Å. To help datatool's sort algorithm, ...