Questions tagged [verbatim]

{verbatim} is about macros and environments like “\verb” and “verbatim” which implement some form of verbatim mode, i.e. change the {catcodes}. A popular package is {fancyvrb}. For questions about the {listings} or the {minted} package, use the respective tag instead.

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Verbatim environment that can break long lines?

I want to generate a PDF of user-submitted text using LaTeX. To handle crazy user input, I first thought about using the verbatim package, but of course it doesn't break up too long lines. Is there ...
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Getting those %#!^& signs in the footnote!

This is basically an expanded version of part of Control command arguments . The original questioner there wants to redefine \href so that all the links end up in foonotes (rather than in the main ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: !...
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When should one use \verb and when \texttt

Sometimes people here use \verb!A SHORT COMMAND! and sometimes \textt{A SHORT COMMAND}. I'm unsure when to use which. Are there any guidelines or arguments for \verbatim vs. \texttt?
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lstlisting in a newenvironment

I have a problem with the lstlisting package. I want to define an \newenvironment with one obligatory parameter, which will be the caption name for the lstlisting. I will also have other lstlisting ...
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Print small TeX code verbatim and render it

To write some documentation, I would like the ability to define a command such as \showcase{x^{y}\in\Omega} which expands to something roughly equivalent to \verb|x^{y}\in\Omega| & $x^{y}\in\...
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Viewer-independent copyable spaces at the beginning of a line?

I need to include a couple of Python code listings, where the indentation of the lines (using some number of spaces) is significant. I would like for the code listings to be copyable, so the spaces at ...
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Verbatim inside a command

I have a question about a Verbatim, I want to write a word inside of the subsubsection title. I got an error. How can I fix it?: \subsubsection{The \verb+@interface+ Section}
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Wrapping code (listings, verbatim, or other method) inside a newcommand

For some teaching I've been doing, I'd like to have code from two different languages side-by-side. To do so, I hacked together a newcommand which uses a tabular environment to arrange two verb ...
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How to format an email conversation?

I am currently writing my thesis and need to include a bunch of email conversions. I am using classicthesis. I wonder, how you would format stacked conversions. Moreover, how would you deal with the ...
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How to copy/paste multiple spaces from lstlistings?

This is a continuation of a question that I asked already: How to copy/paste from lstlistings?. The solution presented there does not work if the text within the lstlistings environment contains ...
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Colored background in inline listings

I would like to make inline code more distinguishable from the text surrounding it, and I thought that using a background might work (like it is done on the stackexchange pages.) Since I use the ...
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Verbatim in beamer showing error: “File ended while scanning use of \@xverbatim.”

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX on Windows 7. I have the following beamer code, \documentclass{beamer} \theme{AnnArbor} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{verbatim} \begin{frame}[<alignment&...
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Change typeface of verbatim environment

I am new here and the following code is what I am testing. Is it possible to change the typeface of the words from a .txt file? Thank you for any kind help! \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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How to obtain verbatim text in a footnote?

I want to employ a \verb command in a footnote. But, when I run pdflatex on \documentclass{article} \begin{document} I want this.\footnote{\verb|But, it does not work!|} \end{document} I get this:...
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Verbatim environment and line-breaking

I've been wondering about how to display simple codes. I used verbatim and then found the fancyvrb package which added a lot of nice little features, but then I inserted some code with a long line and ...
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Writing { and } to a file with LaTeX

How can the special characters { and } be written literally to an external file in LaTeX, without being balanced? Obviously the following does not work: \immediate\write\my@outfile{{} \immediate\...
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Using minted to define a new environment

Can I define a newenvironment that has inside it a minted environment? eg and environment that would be a quickhand for the following code: \begin{figure}[htp] \centering \begin{minipage}{...
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Any way to show LaTeX example code *and* execute it? [duplicate]

In (La)TeX documentation and tutorials, it is common to show a snippet of code next to the output it generates. It might be two minipages side by side, or a code listing followed by boxed output, or ...
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How to draw box around text that contains a verbatim block?

Typically, to box in some text, I use the following: \fbox { \parbox{\linewidth}{ This is some text! Blah blah blah... } } However, say I have a verbatim block within that. It will never ...
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Write environment body verbatim to a file

How can one write the body of an environment verbatim to an external file. I tried the following but get problems if the body contains undefined macros (error) or e.g. a % (disappears in the output). ...
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Center-align the verbatim environment

I am trying to center align the content of a figure that has verbatim text in it. But the verbatim text is always right-aligned: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{verbatim} some text here \...
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How to handle verbatim material in LuaLaTeX?

While trying to implement an own working alternative to shdoc (one of its issues see here) I encountered an interesting behaviour of LuaLaTeX I cannot explain. Consider the following code: \...
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In LuaLaTeX, how do I pass the content of an environment to Lua verbatim?

In LuaLaTeX, how would I go about capturing the content of an environment for (verbatim) processing by Lua? For example, consider something like \begin{foobar} Hello {World} \end{foobar} I'd like ...
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How can I make lstlisting look exactly like verbatim?

I like the way the verbatim environment looks, and I want to make my lstlistings look like it. I've tried setting the basic style to \ttfamily, but the letter kerning and line spacing seem to be ...
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Adding background color to \verb or \lstinline command without \Colorbox

Update: In addition to my previous post, here's a screenshot to give you a better visual example. This was created with HTML and CSS for demo only. In CSS, the code part is made using font-family: ...
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Verbatim in environ’s \BODY

I’d like to print a TeX install guide for different OS, but the most text is the same for all OS. So I build the following \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \newcommand{\mlw}[3]{} \...
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Seemingly trivial: verbatim, newenvironment, and colorbox

I am, once again, trying to achieve what seems like a trivial goal. I want to use \newenvironment to define a verbatim environment with a background color. I need to define my own environment because ...
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Verbatim text can't be shown correctly in pdf

I try to change the font of verbatim text as below % Used by @verbatim ... @endverbatim \newenvironment{DoxyVerb}{% \verbatim% \fontencoding{OT1}\fontfamily{ptm}\fontseries{m}\fontshape{n}% \...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I am ...
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How to display LaTeX code and the typeset version next to each other without repeating myself?

I would like to write some LaTeX code, and without repeating myself, I would like that to be used for displaying that particular piece of code as-is and its typeset version, next to each other. The ...
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How to use “`” in the same way it is used on the SE websites?

On any SE post one can use the backtick symbol ("`") in order to mark some text as being a piece of code, or computer output. For example: void main(). Is there a way to make use of "`" the same way ...
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Inserting LaTeX code into LaTeX

I have a problem with adding text into a LaTeX document. I have a LaTeX document about LaTeX and I need to insert some code snippets. I need to add "\usepackage{musixtex}" as a text, which should be ...
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Change font size of the verbatim environment

I want to apply small fonts inside the Verbatim environment e.g. {\small \begin{Verbatim} 1 double x, y; 2 double z, w; 3 main(); 4 return 0; \end{Verbatim}} Before the command \small and ...
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typesetting different characters with different colors in a DNA sequence

I have created a macro which I used to format DNA sequences, as they should be in the monospaced font and uppercased: \newcommand{\DNA}[1]{\texttt{\uppercase{#1}}} Now I have a column with some ...
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How can I provide a verbatim (unescaped) commandline for executing with \write18?

When using \write18 to execute shell commands, there are some cases where lots of backslash strings, and other 'special' LaTeX characters are required in the commandline to be executed (e.g. if a ...
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Boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode?

How do I create boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode? I've seen mention of a fancyvrb package that might be able to help. Can anyone provide working LaTeX code, either with or without fancyvrb?
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Displaying `\begin{verbatim}…\end{verbatim}` inside the environment verbatim

I would like to display \begin{verbatim}...\end{verbatim} inside the environment verbatim like in the folowing piece of code. Is it possible ? \begin{verbatim} Bla, bla, \begin{verbatim}...\end{...
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How to pass an optional argument to an environment with verbatim content?

This is an attempt to make clear what happened in this question of xport (now deleted, sorry). The now deleted question included code that tried to make my answer to this question of xport work for ...
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Changing color of text snippet in a verbatim environment

Is it possible to change color of part of the text that is in a verbatim environment? Lets say I have this verbatim section. I want to change the color of the marked lines into blue. \begin{verbatim}...
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Optional arguments in verbatim environments

This question is a follow up to verbatim-like environment with optional arguments poorly behaved. Based on David Carlisle's suggestion, I manually looked for an optional argument and employed \...
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newcommand for verbatim

I'm trying to write a \newcommand for verbatim: \newcommand{\codeline}[1]{\begin{verbatim}{#1}\end{verbatim}} and use it as \codeline{int foo;} but it gives an error "File ended while scanning use ...
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Indent content of verbatim / lstlisting environment relative to containing environment

I want the content of \verbatim to be indented relative to the actual indent of \verbatim, not the exact number of spaces. For example, I like to indent at sections to make the LaTeX source more ...
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\pause won't generate extra slides in a containsverbatim frame

It seems that the [containsverbatim] option when applied to a frame prevents beamer from generating intermediate slides if text animation is wanted in it. Only the first step of the animation is ...
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In-line \verb — overfull hbox problem

I'm having a problem that I've had before and I'm tired of hacking my way through it and hope that there is some supported solution. I'll go ahead and create a document for example: \documentclass {...
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Manual highlight of TeX code in a verbatim environment

Friends, I'm stuck with a unusual situation: I'm trying to highlight specific words of a TeX code inside a verbatim environment. I know listings can help me by defining a set of keywords, but in this ...
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Highlighting a .diff file

Is there a way to highlight the syntax of a diff file (i.e. by using the listings package)?
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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How can I redefine the \verb|…| command?

I'd like to redefine the \verb|...| command so that it had a light-gray background and a little bit darker border around it, and a little bit of padding to make this background "box" noticable. Anyone ...
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How to make AUCTeX ignore syntax highlighting within environment

I have a problem with syntax highlighting in the Emacs editor using AUCTeX. The problem occurs in particular with the Verbatim environment from the fancyvrb package. Consider the following code: \...