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Questions tagged [parameters]

{parameters} is about the meaning, and the manipulation of fundamental parameters that guide the typesetting of LaTeX.

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Newcommand that uncludes a foreach with unknown number of parameters

Sorry, but part of the code is in French. However, it won't matter because it's only the listed text I currently have a new command named \listerfe that, combined with \listerfenextarg and \...
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How can I grow the height of a function letter to match the height of the parameters?

I'm only an occasional LaTeX user, and ever more rare math mode user, so maybe this is simple for others, but not for me: I have a function named L*, and it has a fraction as parameter. In my first ...
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How to define a macro with multiple optional parameters?

After I had a macro that worked, I tried to improve it by making some parameters optional. Unfortunately the macro no longer works. Instead I'm getting errors I do not understand, for example: LaTeX ...
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How to implement \expandbefore, similarly to \expandafter?

I am trying to define a new command, but specifying the new control string "on the fly" using csname and endcsname. (This is for the purpose of implementing a dependency injection pattern.) **...
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Different behavior if no arguments

This is similar, but not a duplicate of Special behavior if optional argument is not passed and Different macro behavior when supplied an argument. I want to define a macro \XXX such that \XXX{1} and ...
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Including default parameter into \def

I'm using the classic thesis style with the \graffito command (example here). How can I modify the command below to add some vertical spacing before the text which is set to a standard value by ...
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String parameter passed to a class vanish the spaces between words

I created a class in which I'd like to pass some parameters in \documentclass[parameters]{}. The parameters I need to pass are pdftitle and pdfsubject to the hyperref package. I succeeded in doing so, ...
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Define macro as wrapper for parameters of a command

I'm trying to define a macro that is a little wrapper to a common parameter of a command. The macro is expanded, but the parameter is not taken into account by the command. The macro, \sp is used ...
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xparse g argument should be avoided?

In new versions of xparse the manual states the following: (in 2. Backwards Compatibility) One role of xparse is to describe existing LaTeX interfaces, including some that are rather unusual in ...
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\command[]{} or \command{}[]?

Sometimes I see [] before {}, such as: \documentclass[letter,12pt]{article} Sometimes I see {} before [], such as: \newcommand{name}[num]{definition} Which should go first, [] or {} ? Does it ...
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use jobname to “pass parameters”? [duplicate]

Yet another question about passing parameters when compiling. I thought I had a good (for me) solution, by compiling with different jobnames and do conditional compilation on the basis of the jobname, ...
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pass parameter #1 to minted's \mintinline, when #1 begins with `#`

I noticed the following unexpected (by me!) behaviour, illustrated by this MWE and its output in the figure below: % arara: xelatex: { shell : yes } \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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How to set global options / parameters in Circuitikz?

I use Circuitikz quite often with modified sizing as styles as follows: \begin{circuitikz}[line width=0.7pt, line join=round] \draw (0,0) ... to [/tikz/circuitikz/bipoles/length=22pt, L] (1,0) \end{...
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Why isn't this new comment environment working ? “Illegal parameter number”, “can't use macro parameter # in horizontal mode” [duplicate]

I wanted to create a new comment environment with special format of comments to a text. Here is the MWE: \documentclass[french, 11pt, a4paper, titlepage]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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new environment with multiple parameters

I’m trying to define a new environment which display an image and text below it. I’ve tried the following code: \newenvironment{essai}[1][] { \includegraphics[scale=0.25]{#1} } { } \begin{essai}{...
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\IfStrEqCase redefines #1

What is the meaning of #1, #2, etc in the optional parameter of \IfStrEqCase? This required me to use a ##1 instead of #1 within \pgfplotsinvokeforeach which I was not expecting. I would have ...
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Automatic parameter definitions under equations

For my bachelor thesis, I am using a lot of equations in my document. I would like to use a list of symbols, including units and also add a parameter description under equations. I want to be ...
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lstinputlisting environment in equation- and math environment?

I am trying to semi-automatically import multiple parameters/variables from an excel (via .txt) file into both equation environments and $$ = math environments in (share)latex. It is semi-...
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\input inside \newcommand and macro parameters

I would like to divide a list of parameters for a series of tikz graphics into a bunch of separate, named tex files. Specifically: each parameter file should be loaded by an \input command which in ...
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Addition & Multiplication of parameter and constant with unit

I want to substract and multiply with an optional parameter and a constant with cm as unit. Like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{changepage, xintexpr} \newcommand{\test}[2][1]{ \begin{...
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10 parameters separated by comma. How can I do it? [duplicate]

\def\g(#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9,#10){(#6)*exp(-(#2)/(#7))+((#6)**2)*exp(2*(-(#2))/(#7))*(#9)*exp((#4)/(#7)}% \def\f(#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9,#10){1+2*(#6)*exp(-(#2)/(#7))+((#6)**2)*exp(2*(-(#2))/(...
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Passing list from file to \foreach

I'm trying to read lists of variable length from a configuration file to do something with if. The lists are stored in the file as follows list_1:x1, x2, x3 list_2:y1, y2 If I read the files with ...
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Need to add range of author list on the table each row [closed]

I'm defining \author ten paramethers for a revision history table of document. I am trying to add \def\authos[1] \def\author[2] and till 10 . Then I call this parameters in each row of my table \...
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\rule's alignment

I would like to use \rule (or something that looks similar) to do separations in a CV but I don't quite understand how it works. So far I came up with the following. \begin{document} \begin{...
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How to pass two arguments to a newcommand or macro?

I would first like to thank everyone who contributes on Stack Exchange as they have been an enormous help for everything LaTeX. I have searched all over SE for a solution to this current problem and ...
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How to create optional parameter that, if not used, would be ignored with anything referencing it instead of its default value being processed?

I need to prevent below=0mm of #1 from being processed by containing style altogether (when no argument is specified to that style from the outside) instead of #1 reverting to a default value assigned ...
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Tikz Data plot with variable parameters

I want to have different plots styles. For example, I want a square plot and a plot with a larger width. So actually I want to define global parameters widthSquare = 8cm; widthLarger = 10cm; ...
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substring with calculated end position

I have a string and I would like to use only the first part of the string up to a specific position. So I wrote the \stringpart command using strinstrings' functions. The position of the searched ...
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Testing parameter as “empty” when it has nested braces

I am trying to test if a parameter is "empty" in practice rather than just "technically". Consider the following MWE for my meaning: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xifthen} \begin{document} \...
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Redefine macro in macro with parameter

I've been trying this for hours now. Probably is something simple I missed... I have a macro \newcommand{\cf}[1]{\footnote{Cf. #1}} (usage usually \cf{\cite{xx}}). Now I want to extend it, that it ...
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Tikz nodes inherit minimum width, what else? [duplicate]

OK, it may seem stupid, but I often have tikz nodes inside a tikz environment inside a tikz node. When the outer node has parameter minimum width set to non zero, it appears the inner node inherits ...
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Running LaTex with optional arguments from Windows batch file

I am currently writing a LaTex program which uses perl to read from a large amount of Excel files. This program is started via Windows batch: perltex foo.tex START foo.pdf I occasionally turn off ...
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Newcommand to Work for Each Digit in a Parameter

I was hoping someone might know how to modify the following to give the output in the second image without having to repeat the \myarc{~} for each digit. I'm using LuaLaTeX. \documentclass{article} \...
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Passing returned command value to another function

I'm trying to pass a value of a command to another function without luck. For example I've some data in \DTLloaddb[noheader, keys={key,value}]{definitions}{\data.def} to which I access with \DTLfetch{...
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Parameters must be numbered error with \tableofcontents [closed]

Currently I am writing a software documentation and was almost done. I was only adjusting some font settings for the sections and subsections when suddenly the compiling stopped working. I was ...
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Is it possible to generate two PDF files from a single run?

The letter class makes it possible to generate two letters from a single run. \documentclass[11pt]{letter} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \name{John Doe} \signature{John Doe} \begin{letter}{...
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How to split parameter and assign result into separate variables or an array?

I need a pretty simple thing - when I get a macro parameter which is a string delimited with commas, can I split it and assign resulting strings into an array? In short, I'd like to write something ...
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\label: escape or remove LaTeX commands

The CI of my company requires a section separation Page with a custom layout. Part of this is a color box containig the section number on the upper right corner while the section title is aligned left ...
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Convert Latex Code Parameter to a Text Representation for PackageWarning?

Consider the following MWE. This is causing all kind of errors depending of the content of #1. How can I convert #1 to a string representation (e.g. strip off or ignore textbf), so I can feed this ...
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Clean, efficient way to modify external table without modifying internal tables

Oftentimes the best way I can figure out how to lay out something is with the mindset I learned from HTML, tables within tables. How can I modify parameters affecting the external table without ...
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How can I change the style of one node from outside the tikzpicture environment

I would like to highlight a different node of the tikz flowchart every time I call the figure in the relevant chapter. I was thinking of defining a new style "highlight" and then pass a parameter ...
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Parametric Pics : Sans infinity

Previously I have asked about passing options to pics to manipulate the way in which they are drawn. With this one may create pics with optional components and user controlled dimensions. I haven't ...
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Parametric Pics : Variations of Infinity

Let's argue that I want to draw variations of the infinity symbol (Mostly because I can't draw ducks although it makes for a good MWE). I can't find a simple example that uses pgf/tikz keys to ...
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Why does \detokenize # sometimes fail inside of environments?

When I use the pound sign/number sign/hash sign # inside of commands and environments, this refers to arguments. However, shouldn't \detokenize{#} make it NOT an argument? Situation The pound sign ...
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LaTeX: Can I use a setting file to change some common parameters shared among different template files?

I have several template files used for journal articles, such as for review, article, case report, etc. These templates have similar file structures. I realized that some common parameters need be ...
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Command calls with multiple parameters

I'd like to improve the latex code from a previous answer by using it all along a resumé which I've reproduced below. The MyFrame command have to be called around 20 times but using different items ...
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How to add -sPAPERSIZE=a4 to makefile?

i have this makefile: FILE=name all: latex $(FILE).tex dvips $(FILE).dvi ps2pdf $(FILE).ps and i want to add parameter -sPAPERSIZE=a4 for latex, dvips and ps2pdf, how should i do it? ...
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Can I specify a parameter that I pass with input?

I made my own preamble and saved it into a separate file. I include it with \input{Preamble} Now in the preamble there is \title{MyTitle} Now I want to pass MyTitle from my main document. How do ...
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Truncate parameter before newline

I want to truncate (cut/shorten) a string that contains newline (\\ or \newline) in such a way that only the first line remains. My problem is, that I use the todonotes package and have command ...
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Passing arguments to class in a key=boolean value manner

Assume I have a bunch of flags which I want to pass to my class, how do I do this? If you see the example below, I am looking for passing flags in the form: key=<boolean value from flag> to ...