229 questions linked to/from What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do?
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### What does “@” at the beginning of a command name mean? [duplicate]

The answers to this question mention commands such as \@author and \@director, and latex.ltx is full of them. However, when I use \@author in my document, it just outputs the word "author". What does ...
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### \@ title and You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? I'm trying to use a template with the following content: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,10.5pt]{report} \usepackage{a4wide} \...
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### What is the use of @ and @@ in variables names in TeX/LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do LaTeX internal commands have an @ in them? What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? What is the difference between \myname and \my@name while writing a .cls file? I ...
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### How does one use pdf@strcmp in the pdftexcmds package? [duplicate]

I am trying to compare two strings with pdf@strcmp but I get the error: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \pdf @strcmp{abc}{abc} l.6 \section{\pdf@strcmp{abc}{abc}} ...
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### How to access package internal values? [duplicate]

Please feel free to change the title of this question since I'm not sure if it's fitting. For example, I'd like to draw a rule with the same height as the thickness of a frame line of a standard ...
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### How do I change the way section headings look? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? Redefining sectioning commands \@ title and You can’t use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode I have a few sections in my ...
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### Abbreviated syntax for CALS package [duplicate]

The cals package allows to create the tables with design capabilities which are available in Microsoft Word. This package is not based on tabular and has more bulky syntax than tabular. I'm try to ...
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### Replacing brackets with parentheses for \textcite, Biblatex numeric-comp [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify the numeric-comp style so in-text citations appear with parentheses rather than brackets for both \cite and \textcite i.e. [1] becomes (1) and Smith et al. [1] becomes Smith et al....
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### \renewcommand with exact same definition results in weird error [duplicate]

I'm using the dramatist package to typeset a drama script. Characters are created using the \GCharacter-command. I want to customize that command to have it execute \NewPerson for each new Character ...
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### Strange behaviour of \@ command [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xpunctuate} \DeclareRobustCommand\eg{e.g\xperiod} %% Standard Conditions symbol \providecommand\barcirc{\mathpalette\@barred\circ}% \...
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### TeX Usage of the Ampersat (@) [duplicate]

I've had trouble finding easily accessible information on what exactly the ampersat does in TeX- it seems to be used frequently in the implementations of the commands I use, yet I've never had to use ...
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### What is the TeX at symbol / @ for? [duplicate]

Edit Note: I am trying to research "switches" (like \chapter), which led to this question. It might be helpful to tag this "switches". I have seen a lot of documentation that appears to be using ...
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### renewcommand within newenvironment [duplicate]

I have a problem with redefining a comamnd within a new environment. Not working MWE: \documentclass{book} \makeatletter \newcommand{\mysection}{\@ifstar{\mysection@star}{\mysection@nostar}} \...