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How to assign TWO parents to LaTeX counter?

I am working on a own LaTeX (using KOMA-Script) class, based on scrartcl. The document structure is supposed to provide sections and subsections, as well as own environments (exercises, solutions, ...
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\newcounter vs \newcount [duplicate]

What are the differences between \newcounter vs \newcount? So far as my knowledge goes \newcounter is from LaTeX and \newcount is from TeX. Also, I find that \newcounter has an optional automatic ...
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Cross-refencing a custom counter in \Alph style?

I made a 'hypothesis' custom counter in order to let LaTeX handle my hypothesis reference. My code is \newcounter{hypothese} \refstepcounter{hypothese}\label{hypo:lenght_of_words} \refstepcounter{...
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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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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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Maximum number of counters am I allowed to make/have?

I'm currently working on generating the pentest-reports of the company I work for with tex. I came across the totcounter package which I use for the overview table of the findings. there i'm adding ...
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I want \edef to work

I want to generate a list called anglelist to generate a graph... the prefered command for me is \edef\anglelist{\fullanglelist} but gives me an error. But using \edef\anglelist{\fullanglelist} and \...
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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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How to customize cross-reference numbering of custom environments?

Context: I have several environments with custom counters. As usual, I'm referencing them along to my document but I get only the corresponding counter value as reference. Example: \newcounter{...
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No Counter Theorem1 is defined

I got an exception in the following latex code: "No Counter Theorem1 is defined", what is the problem? \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \newtheorem{definition}[theorem1]{Definition} \begin{...
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Shared counter between enumerate and equations

I'm currently writing some math stuff in LaTeX and I've encountered the following problem: I'd like to have "shared" counters in equations and specific lists, s.t. for example \begin{equation} a +...
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Counting index entries

Is there a way to count the number of entries in an .idx file? Currently I'm using the following to accomplish the job but I'm wondering if there is an all TeX/LaTeX way to accomplish the same thing. ...
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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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Generate automatic revision's numbering tabular

Situation I have to make a cover template for a document. At the end of the page, I have to add the revision number with other useful info like this example: \begin{tabular}{lccl} Revision 0 &...
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How to put \value{counter} as value to .aux file?

I'm trying to customize eledmac settings in a way that I can use its footnote ability just like the ordinary LaTeX footnote style, but not as one paragraph per footnote but all footnotes in one ...
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Programmatically setting a counter to a substring

I'm trying to set a counter based on the name of the current job. I've got the number I need by doing something like \substring{\jobname}{5}{5}} using the stringstrings package, and if I just output ...
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How to make the asterisk a part of a counter?

I am writing a usual article in amsart style using amsthm package to number the theorems. I need to enumerate certain conditions, while two of them have to bear the same number differing only with an ...
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Creating a nice-looking box without using minipage

I would like to create the following box and title without using minipage With : small box before Title Title with counter \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Loop over an optional argument

I'd like to use the command \foo with an optional argument to step and print the counter value iterated according to the number passed. So, for example, \foo[5] should step the counter 5 times, one ...
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Subtract a counter from another in plain tex

I'm sure this is very easy, but searching the internet I came up with nothing, and reading the TeXbook, I learned so much other stuff that I forgot what I was originally looking for ;-) So, I just ...
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Reset counter within a \newtcbinputlisting environment

in the elegant solution provided by gernot found here, I wanted to reset the counters for the listings in each chapter. In the code's current configuration, the listings continue on from one chapter ...
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Changing the section number to a fraction

In between two sections that really ought to be numbered 23 and 24, I want to add another section, which I would like to call 23.5. The code \setcounter{section}{23.5} \section{...}, however, results ...
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How to adjust a counter depending on whether or not we are inside a section or subsection

I want to create an exercise environment that can be used in either section, subsection, etc. As an illustration, consider the following: when in section 1, the third example should be titled as ...
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Setting a counter for sections

I prepare a document where there are questions as follows and the relevant content \section*{Question 1} ... \section*{Question 2} ... \section*{Question 3} ... ... I want a counter instead of ...
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Increment Counter as part of TikZ Style

I would like to increment a counter every time a particular style is applied. The MWE below compiles just fine, but the counter is not incremented. I would like to have the counter value be 3 after ...
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Resetting counter

I have created two counters \newcounter{problem}[section] \newcounter{solution}[problem] As expected, problem resets every time section increases. However, solution does not reset when problem ...
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What's the way to change the size of a math symbol in plain TeX?

I find that \diamondsuit in ntxsy is too small, so I want to define a macro that will enlarge it and take into account the current font size being used. To illustrate below, I have a partial attempted ...
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Odd interaction of secnumdepth and section-based counters

In the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \newcounter{exnum}[subsection] \begin{document} \chapter*{Chapter} \section*{Section 1} \subsection{Subsection A} \setcounter{exnum}{1} ...
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Setting \setcounter{tocdepth} for an individual chapter

Hiya, Is it possible to set the \setcounter{tocdepth}{..} for one chapter only? The default depth is fine for the entire document, except for the last chapter- I only want the chapter title to appear ...
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pgfgantt: How to display week numbers according to ISO 8601 counting scheme?

In addition to the calendarian month names, I added a calendarian week counter (week 1 up to week 52) into the title of a pgfgantt-chart. Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \...
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Part numbering with suffixes: I, II, IIIa, IIIb, IV,

I would like to have my parts numbered like this: I, II, IIIa, IIIb, ... , IV, ... I have written some code which works fine. But when using hyperref, I get this warning: destination with the same ...
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Numbering theorems within the innermost sectioning environment present at that point in the document?

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Chapter 1. ... Theorem 1.1. ... Section 1.1. ... Theorem 1.1.1. ... Subsection 1.1.1. ... Theorem 1.1.1.1. Is this even possible? If so, how? ...
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How do I reset the counter in align?

If I am using align to display an equation and have each line numbered, how do I reset the align counter? As is, even if I use \end{align} and later in the document have a second \begin{align}, the ...
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Standalone document with chapter

When compiling large documents (with chapters) it is often useful to put different parts in separate files. I do this with the standalone-documentclass for all my tikzpictures. That way I can compile ...
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Print the counter given as an argument

I have a counterA and a counterB. I want to define a command \PrintCounter, which gets either A or B as argument, and then prints the value of the corresponding counter. I wrote the following code: \...
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Printing character number i

I have a counter 1 ≤ i ≤ 26 and I want to print a character between a and z depending on value of i. How can I do this in LaTeX?
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TikZ counter and logical comparison

Does TikZ have counter that is similar to for loop in c language and logical comparison? e.g., \foreach \x in {0mm,11.200000mm,...,33.600000mm} { counter++; <== is this possible in tikz if(...
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How to count the number of questions separately for different parts in exam class?

I am creating an exam with two parts, the first part is short questions and the second part is essay question, and I would like to automatically count the number of questions for the two parts ...
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count the newlines in title

I am trying to automatically adjust the title page to get a pleasing result independent of the title size. This means that I have to count the number of line breaks in an argument. My MWE (not very ...
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Macro vs counter: How to store and operate with numbers in TeX without using (too many) counters

I need to store and use a large amount of integers (a little bit of "programming with TeX"), but I know that TeX has a limited (up to 256) number of counters that can be used simultaneously. How to ...
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Trouble with hyperref when resetting the counter for equations (specifically with the align environment)

I am trying to reset a counter to zero; however hyperref tries to reference previous equations. I am using: \setcounter{equation}{0} And if I have labels in say align environments: \documentclass{...
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Resetting counter but changing its formatted string still gives pdfTeX warning (ext4)

A seemingly long question, but it's because I included 3 pieces of code - which are easy to understand. Resetting a counter and changing its formatted string through \renewcommand\themycounter{\Alph{...
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Referencing equation counter value in custom float caption

I have used the float package to create an equation float, eqfloat, so I can add captions to equations. Within the eqfloat I used the equation environment to typeset the math. I want to keep the ...
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Unique counter for all foot, side and end notes

When used together, as in the MWE, the text might be plagued of identical numbered marks, that is rather confusing. I want to have marks in this MWE ordered from 1 to 9 instead of three ...
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Creating variables with index (using counters)

Is there a way to add an index to a command? For example: \newcounter{count} \loop<condition> \def\var\Roman{count}{some data} \repeat The \var\Roman{count} should become the variable \varI, ...
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How do I make a counter start with 1?

I defined a counter like this: \newcounter{my_steps}[subsubsection] and I would like to make it start with 1 instead of 0 after each subsubsection. How?
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Is there a counter or variable that can be used to store non-integers?

I'm working on an invoice document which has a 'Grand Total' at the end of the document after some rows of invoice items. As such, I need to keep a running count of the total for each row. Using the ...
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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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How to use \ifnum for arguments (expanding macros)?

I want to count my section's, figure's etc. using the totcount package. To get a general useable template I want to show only counters which are larger than zero. But it seems that total{counter} ...
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How I manage two counters for a page

I need to number the pages of an article from 1 to n inside the article (named here artpage), but also the pages included in a volume. \newcounter{artpage} \setcounter{artpage}{1} \stepcounter{...