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comment Split a book into multiple volumes
So I guess the consensus is: no, there's no easy way to do this. Nothing one can do wholly within TeX and in an automated fashion. Sigh. I'll make do with some other approach, probably either restarting page numbers with 1 or presenting the entire TOC in both volumes.
May
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comment Split a book into multiple volumes
NM. This unfortunately requires the manual tocline commands to avoid printing the whole toc in both volumes. Probably not acceptable.
May
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comment Split a book into multiple volumes
Huh. Presumably you could \setcounter{chapter}{whatever} inside the if/then/else as well so that chapter headings would be OK and you wouldn't even need the tocline commands (there are chapter commands in each chapter). This is nice, it's too bad that it requires an internal switch. But no reason you couldn't turn this into two separate tex files, each setting the switch a different way.
May
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comment Split a book into multiple volumes
@DavidCarlisle If necessary I can use this, but I would really prefer a way to automatically pick up the page number. If there were a way to just clear out all of the entries in the toc but remember where you were, that would work. But it sounds like there's not.
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asked Split a book into multiple volumes
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accepted Aligning side-by-side tables with blank lines
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comment Aligning side-by-side tables with blank lines
@StevenB.Segletes if you want to turn that into an answer, I'll accept that one since you were first; otherwise I'll accept Gonzalo's answer below. Either way, thank you.
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comment Aligning side-by-side tables with blank lines
D'Oh. Works perfectly, thanks.
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asked Aligning side-by-side tables with blank lines
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comment An even more flexible derivative macro?
This is nice! But in the second two examples, shouldn't the numerators be d^{m+n}x and d^{m+k+6}x? Also, it would be great to be able to handle, for example, k-2 instead of k+2 in the third example. (Finally, I'd use \partial instead of d, but that's pretty trivial).
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comment Need itemize list items without using a list
I ended up going with this answer because I do need the ability to have multiple paragraphs. I would have liked to mark @egreg's as accepted as well, though. Thanks to all.
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accepted Need itemize list items without using a list
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comment Need itemize list items without using a list
this looks like exactly what I want. Is there a way to push the item left so that the triangle is flush with the left margin?
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revised Need itemize list items without using a list
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comment Need itemize list items without using a list
Perhaps I should restate the requirements in a way that avoids using list terminology. I need to be able, at arbitrary points in my text, create a paragraph that is wholly indented by some amount, say 3em, and that has a mark at the left margin on the first line.
Feb
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comment Need itemize list items without using a list
@josephwright No, there really isn't. I just want something that looks like a standalone list item but requires no enclosing structures. I can present the whole set of requirements if you want, but I think it will just confuse things.