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Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements

Some document elements (e.g., figures in the book class) are numbered per chapter (figure 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, ...). How can I achieve continuous numbering (figure 1, 2, 3, ...)? And vice versa: Some ...
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How to output a counter with leading zeros?

I can output the value of a counter in a LaTeX document via: \setcounter{mycounter}{1} \arabic{mycounter} Which inserts a 1. But how do I format the output by, for example, adding a leading zero if ...
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How to display the final value of a counter at the beginning of a document?

At the beginning of my document, I have created a counter using \newcounter. Over the course of the document, this counter is increases using \stepcounter. How can I display the final value of the ...
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Wrong (hyper-)references after resetting chapter counter

The following MWE produces a PDF whose TOC has two entries: “Foo” and “Bar” with correct page numbers. So far, so good. However, upon clicking on the link to “Bar”, I am taken to the page for “Foo” ...
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What is the proper method of accessing a counter?

It seems that there are different ways of accessing counters. I have been using \theMyCount as in this post about Using counters or macros, but noticed that the arrayjobx package uses \the\value{...
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Error: Counter too large! with \alph{cntr} and cntr>26

I would like to have \alph{counter} for values larger than 26. The following MnWE gives me the error ! LaTeX Error: Counter too large. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \def\...
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Resetting theorem counters: \section and (missing) \subsection

Suppose I define a new theorem "Theorem" and declare that its counter should be reset whenever the subsection counter is incremented or reset: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[subsection] At some point ...
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Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks

I'd like to automatically repeat section headings after a page break. My naive attempt at doing this is to check the page counter and print the extra text whenever the counter increments: \newcounter{...
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custom counter and cross-referencing

I created a custom counter 'rtaskno' and a command '\rtask' as following: \newcounter{rtaskno} \newcommand{\rtask}{% \stepcounter{rtaskno}% \thertaskno} I like to use them as following: \...
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Count number of references using biblatex

I am creating an annotated bibliography. Is there a way of obtaining a count of the number of references in a bibliography meeting certain criteria and inserting that into a document? For example ...
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Counters for use in array/tabular cells

The following practical example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array \newcounter{tabcol}\newcounter{tabrow} \newcolumntype{C}{>{\stepcounter{tabcol}}c} \begin{...
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Output two sided, but only on recto page — occasional images on verso

I am preparing a thesis. In order to reduce the number of physical sheets of paper, I need to print certain figures/tables on the verso side. However the university regs state that, while figs/tables ...
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Can I count the number of times each reference is cited?

I am writing a paper, and I would like to be able to find out automatically how many times each reference is cited. This could either be appended to the references in a printed version, or outputted ...
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What are the differences between TeX counts and LaTeX counters?

The title already states the whole question. It has been answered by Joseph Wright at http://www.texdev.net/2009/11/17/tex-counts-and-latex-counters/, but I have not seen the according answer here at ...
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Carrying counters over to another file

I have two files, say file1.tex and file2.tex. file1.tex is the first of a series of files, and it begins with counters (say chapter 1 for instance, although my counters are not used for chapters). ...
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Slave duplicate counter

Is it possible to create a counter that is a "slave" to another (master) counter, but also an exact duplicate? The \@addtoreset{<slave>}{<master>} resets <slave> whenever <master&...
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Dividing dimensions to get a count

Is there a way to divide two dimens and get a count? For example, if I have a box that doesn't fit on a single page, and I want to know the number of pages I'd need for the box (i.e., \heightofbox / \...
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How to show also the name of the parent counter with cleveref?

Consider the following piece of code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{cleveref} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter One} \section{Section One.One} \label{mysection} \...
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Visual counter for LaTeX?

Does anyone know of a LaTeX package that implements a visual counter similar to the countdown counter of this context-module? It produces images like this: However, I would like to stick to LaTeX and ...
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Count and use the number of items in advance

When writing LaTeX code, I often successively make changes like adding or removing items. I'd like to have TeX count and update the number of items in the list automatically, as in There are \...
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footnote counter, would like to restart from '1' each page

I would like the footnote counter to automatically restart from '1' for each page of my document.
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Count number of figures, tables and citations in report class

I'm using report documentclass and trying to use totcount for counting figures, tables and references, but there are two problems: Figures and tables counters are reset for each chapter, so \total{...
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Accessing the current overlay number in beamer

For some beamer related code in one of my packages I need to access the current overlay number. I mean the internal number used for things like \only<1>{..}. \only<1>{ Some internal ...
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Displaying a later value of a counter

I have a counter which is used throughout my document. At the beginning of each chapter (right after the \chapter command), I want to print the value of the counter which is reached immediately before ...
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Save current value of counter in a command

I would like to define kind of an own index, that collects certain information and one counter value - in the following small example the \addstuff-command that may get the value of a counter as its ...
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What is the maximum integer that can be saved in a LaTeX counter?

I am using counters to save positive integers, something like that: \setcounter{mycoutervalue}{59} Is there any limit in the value I can save in a counter, in this case mycountervalue? And what is ...
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How to reset chapter and section counter with \part

To get the output Toc or pdf bookmark below: Part I Chapter I Chapter II Part II Chapter I Chapter II I need to reset the chapter counter. I google and get one method. \makeatletter ...
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Check if an entry is cited multiple times

I am trying to find out whether it is currently possible to have a test in Biblatex that tests at the very first time an entry is cited whether the same entry will be cited more than once in the ...
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Trouble with Bible Style page header lines

I'm attempting to typeset a Bible for my mom and I'm running into a few problems and I was hoping someone here could help. First I'll start with the easy question. I'm currently using two columns ...
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Check if counter exists

I've written a package that introduces a new environment: \newfloat{foo}{htb}{bar}[chapter] The package however can be used for articles, books, ... Since not all of these environments have the ...
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How can I calculate the difference of 2 counters (pageref)?

How can I calculate the difference between 2 counters (like page numbers), so that pdfLateX outputs "3" in the last line of my example? and how could I calculate the difference between the "current" ...
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How to refer to the count value of number of lines in a lstlisting

I need to refer to to the count value of the number of lines in a listing. Is there a way to do that ? \lstinputlisting[caption={SPARQL query used...},label={lst:sqry}]{codes/sparql_query.sparql} ...
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Dot between chapter number and figure number disapear after update

After a recent update the dot between chapter numbers and figure numbers disappeared. Here is a minimal example. \documentclass[]{memoir} \begin{document} \frontmatter Some text \mainmatter \chapter{...
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How to incorporate counter in list label [duplicate]

I want to label my enumeration like SOMETEXT01, SOMETEXT02, ..., SOMETEXT10, etc. I read through a couple of questions and know how to create a counter that adds in leading zeros. \newcounter{counter}...
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@tempdima, reserved@a, @tempcnta, what else?

I'm aware that some "temporary" LaTeX dimensions etc. exist. I would, however, like to know all of them. I know \reserved@a (macro), \@tempdima (dimension) and \@tempcnta (counter).
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How to count the total number of sections within a chapter?

How can one count the total number of sections within each chapter? I am trying to use the totcount package, but it returns the total number of sections of the last chapter, not total number of ...
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How to imitate great looking Motion Mountain ToC, including hyperlinks?

I wanted to customize my ToC to look more or less like the one in Motion Mountain physics textbook, including clickable page numbers. My decision was to use hyperref and titletocpackages. Now it seems ...
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Automatically numbering constants

I would like to somehow use LaTeX to automatically number constants. Some background As a mathematician, in my daily work there are a lot of throw-away constants which are not extremely important ...
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pdfTeX warning: destination with same identifier has been already used, duplicate ignored (weird behavior)

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref} \newtheoremstyle{myexercise}{\baselineskip}{\baselineskip}{}{}{\bfseries}{.}{ }{\thmname{#1}\...
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Total number of citations

I am trying find an easy way to get the total number of citations in my thesis (in the final document - not in my Libary.bib file!). I know that I can use \citenum{last_entry} to get the number of the ...
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Number of Equation: 1, 1a, 1b

Following Problem: I have a PDE and two boundary conditions what i actually want is: PDE (1) BC1 (1a) BC2 (1b) and what i have is: PDE (1) BC1 (2a) BC2 (2b) is there something which provides a ...
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Savebox equivalent of \csname?

I would like to define a command which would increment a counter, and create a new savebox whose name is generated from the counter value. Something like: \documentclass{article} \newcounter{...
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Easy-to-use reference-able environment for restating theorem-like environments?

This question is a development of the same issue as this one; following my own answer and later comment there, I decided it deserves a spin-off. I would like to define an environment for restating ...
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Cross-referencing on total counts between different files

Suppose that we have three .tex files in one folder called PhDThesis.tex, Synopsis.tex and conclusion.tex. There is also one bib-file called my_bibio.bib In Synopsis we have a short description of ...
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Change footnote “numbering” temporarily

I would like to change my footnote "numbering" style temporally to letters (a,b,c ...) the default numbering beeing numbers (1,2,3 ...). This is needed only for specific paragraph, so I can't use the ...
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Revert (reverse) \numberwithin effect

How can I revert the action of \numberwithin{mycounter}{section} so that mycounter does not reset with a new section? Example: (This is not exactly my case but this is easy to understand.) I would ...
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Custom counter steps twice when invoked from caption using caption package

I made a custom counter with a custom command that steps the counter and sets an automatic label for it. However, when invoking this from a caption AND using the caption package, my counter steps two ...
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How can I obtain total number of points?

I defined the command: \newcommand{\shcpoint}[1]{% \ifnum #1<2 (\emph{#1 point})\quad\phantom{s}% \else (\emph{#1 points})\quad% \fi } and I use it in the ...
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Making register declarations local, Undefining a register (count, toks, etc.)

Is it possible to make \newcount, \newtoks, etc. respect grouping, so that, e.g., \newcount\temp\temp=2{\newcount\temp\temp=1}\showthe\temp gives 2 (instead of 0)? Relatedly, is it possible to ...
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How can you make custom counter display types?

I'm a comp sci prof working on an exam for my students in LaTeX, using the exam class. I like to throw in a few in-jokes here and there. Unfortunately, the class breaks if you try to use 0-indexing on ...