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{xkeyval} is for questions dealing with additional macros for setting keys. This package is an extension of the `keyval` package.

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Package xkeyval: `bfbb' undefined in families `mathalfa' [closed]

If I try to load the boldface variant of \mathbb using mathalpha as in the MWE below I get the error: Package xkeyval: 'oldbold' undefined in families 'mathalfa'. That option is specified in the ...
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Unused Balance Option Warnings in ACM Template

When I use \documentclass[sigconf,balance=false]{acmart}, it outputs the warning LaTeX: Unused global option(s): [balance=false]. However, if I remove the term "balance=false", it outputs ...
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Issues with Covington keys

I'm having an issue getting certain keys in the covington package to work. Specifically, I'd like to include a preamble and a postamble in an example. I've copied some text below from the manual, and ...
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Package xkeyval Error: `sort' undefined in families `blx@opt@pre'

Due to reasons unknown to me, I get the error described in the title. I do not know what the xkeyval package is, nor where I am using it. The error arose when I switched from bibtex to biblatex. My ...
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Escape grouping as macro + feedback

I am currently trying my hand at latex3 to get a deeper understanding of programming with latex. For this I have created a simple settings system. It works as follows: You create a setting via \...
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Multilanguage Code and for loops

I'm really happy with a piece of code that was provided by @Skillmon, please see here Multilange support - need some help in xkeyval For working on a document it is usefull to create the different ...
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Unable to find error in my latex code

Hello LaTeX Community, I was working on a template and almost finished it, but there was a glitch in my code and I was unable to find it. While rendering the code, the \textbf{Question \questionnumber:...
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Biblatex "style" option not recognized when passed through a macro in a custom class

I'm porting my long preamble into a separate class file, and this is the only error left. In the MWE, I'm passing two key-value options to my class using xkeyval and feeding them to biblatex after ...
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Multilange support - need some help in xkeyval

I'm trying to do some improvements in the multiaudience package. In particular, I would like to have one latex document containing multiple languages. For simplification reasons the texts of the ...
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Issue with new command in center environment using direct lua

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode,xkeyval} \makeatletter \define@key{someop}{a}{\def\mop@one{#1}}% \setkeys{someop}{a=0}% \newcommand{\luaTest}[2][]{{% \setkeys{someop}{#1}% \directlua{% ...
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xkeyval keys not resetting after execution of the command with luatex

The following tex document is compiled with LuaLaTeX engine. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luakeytest} \begin{document} \myAddFunction[c=30,d=40]{10.1}{20} \myAddFunction{1}{2} \end{document} ...
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Passing optional arguments to LaTeX commands with Lua

The following tex document is compiled with LuaLaTeX engine. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{keytest} \begin{document} \myAddFunction[c=30,d=40]{10}{20} \end{document} This works fine and output ...
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error ! Package xkeyval Error: `A4' undefined in families `Gm'. while trying to compile a template of the JIS journal in latex

(UPDATE) I am trying to compile the template of a journal. I'm new to Latex, this is my first project, I'm using TexMaker to compile and run my LaTex files, already downloaded MikTex to install ...
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How to declare a boolean switch with xkeyval?

I'm trying to write an aptly-named package xkeyvalisinsanelydifficult such that the user can \usepackage either as \usepackage{xkeyvalisinsanelydifficult} or \usepackage[turnedon]{...
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xkeyval define@choicekey - which macros are defined without <bin>?

The xkeyval manual gives the following syntax for \define@choicekey*: \define@choicekey*[〈pre〉]{〈fam〉}{〈key〉}[〈bin〉]{〈al〉}[〈dft〉]{〈func〉} ... the optional 〈bin〉 should contain either one or two ...
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Help with xpatch-ing a command from xkeyval: \setkeys

I'm trying to patch \setkeys from xkeyval, so that it includes a mask of keys to ignore completely when \setkeys is called. Note that \setkeys in called in various macros, and there is a lots of them, ...
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Pass string with escape characters and comma through xkeyval package while compiling the document with LuaLaTeX

The following is the code of the file temptest.sty \ProvidesPackage{temptest} \RequirePackage{amsmath,amssymb} \RequirePackage{xkeyval} \RequirePackage{luacode} \begin{luacode*} function myfunc(m,n) ...
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Issue with xkeyval package and special characters while compiling with LuaLaTeX

The following is the code of document myfile.tex. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{test} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|ccc|c|c|} \myPrint[trtext=Yes, fltext=No]{p,q,r}{stu} \\ \end{tabular} \...
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Check if key is set in xkeyval

I am working with the xkeyval package. Sometimes I want to check by hand if a key is contained in a list of keys. That is, I want a if-command like the following: \contains@key{<family>}{<key ...
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Presetting keys in l3keys

As far as I am aware, there is no mechanism in l3keys to preset keys like the xkeyval supports. I explicitly do not mean the .default:n specification in l3keys, since this is invoced if the key is ...
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Receiving Package xkeyval Error: `x' undefined in families `blx@opt@name' [closed]

I am using TeX-Live on a Mac with macOS 11.6.1 with the latest TeX Live version. All packages are updated today. When I am building my LaTeX document with \printbibliography I receive the following ...
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xkeyval error when using the changes package

I am working on an Analysis textbook with a friend, and am using the changes package, but keep getting the following error: Package xkeyval Error: `remark' undefined in families `Changes@added'. ... \...
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Passing optional arguments to a command with also optional arguments

I have been struggling with the following implementation for the last couple of days without being able to find a solution. I have the following minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \...
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xparse and xkeyvalue combination won't compile

I am trying to write a command using xparse and xkeyval. The goal is to write a command that can take optionnal key-value arguments to make things easier and more readable for my users who have just ...
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Is it possible to define key macros without the equality sign (i.e., [keya=value])

I was wondering if the xkeyval package allows for defining key macros which do not include an equality symbol. For instance, I wish to create a package based on the geometry package with the following ...
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Unable to retain Whitespace in xkeyval

I am using the xkeyval package to set a key "name". This value is then used in the hyperref package. Please see the sample code below: File: mysuperclass.cls \ProvidesClass{mysuperclass} \...
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How to do if-else logic on missing optional keyval parameters

I'm trying to make a macro using the xparse library together with xkeyval for optional key value pairs. Here's a minimal example of what I'm trying to do cmd.sty \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \...
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Improve a keycommand macro

My question is about how to improve an already working macro via the keycommand package. The small inclusion shows my efforts so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=0.95in]{geometry} \...
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I can't find file `xkeyval´

I am writing a document using TexStudio and MikTeX as package source. Today I updated some packages including xkeyval. Now every compilation throws an error (I can't find file `xkeyval´.) I tried to ...
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xkeyval Error: `HEIGHT' ('WIDTH') undefined in families `psvectorian'

I'd like to change the title of my glossary, say, List of Symbols, as follows (using some entities borrowed from the psvectorian package). \hfil\hspace*{-3.5cm}\psvectorian[height=3mm, width=8cm]{88}\...
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Presetting xkeyval keys to \thetitle or \theauthor

I'm writing a LaTeX template and am almost done (!!!) but I'm having a very hard time understanding xkeyval's \presetkeys behaviour. I've managed to set some defaults, but when it comes to setting ...
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Use xkeyval to make a title page

This is a follow up to my last question, but since the question I'm asking is substantially different despite trying to solve the same problem, I figured I'd make a new thread. Anyway, I am trying to ...
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How to code the \key@ifundefined from the xkeyval package?

I looked at the xkeyval package documentation and did my best to follow it. However, I cannot get the \key@ifundefined coded so that it will compile and work. Here is my MWE with the offending lines ...
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Automatically shake questions and answers for a test created with LaTeX after the compilation

We suppose that we have 30 question to solve a text for students instead of 2 as this MWE: \documentclass[leqno,11pt,landscape,a3paper]{extarticle} \usepackage{multicol,mathtools} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Is there a conflict between the xkeyval and alterqcm packages? [duplicate]

When I try to compile the code for this question or its answers, I have an error. A year ago, I didn't have that mistake. Package xkeyval Error: language' undefined in familiesglobal'. \...
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Combining xstring with xkeyval [duplicate]

I'm trying to extend the markdown package so that I can pass options to \includegraphics and have them override defaults, something like this: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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Tailoring Biblatex for De Gruyters "Holzforschung"

(190816, 2249 CET, updated according to the comments of "Mensch") 190818, 1332 CET, update regarding error message on articlein Hi, all, I'm trying to make my bibliography look like: but for the ...
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Have two feature in matrix command

Via this link i can change the line spacing in matrix How can I increase the line spacing in a matrix? and in the second one i can create a matrix with divider lines How to add dash lines in Matrix ...
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! Package xkeyval Error: `frame' undefined in families `Gin'

I have this error in compiling the wiley template ! Package xkeyval Error: `frame' undefined in families `Gin'. The main file is as follow including the packages. Please guide me... %% Run LaTeX on ...
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Error at compiling example from the Manual tikz-network

As per example on page 26 of the manual https://github.com/hackl/tikz-network/ when doing latexmk -pdflua -pvc or latexmk -pdfxe -pvc I get the following error below. Note: already tried https://...
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Nested keyval proper parsing

I have two families of keyval arguments, and two functions, and I want them to behave like on toy MWE below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xkeyval} \usepackage{xparse} \makeatletter \define@...
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venndiagram package error with showframe option

I am trying to build a venn diagram without the outer frame. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{venndiagram} \begin{document} \begin{venndiagram3sets}[showframe = false] \fillANotB \end{...
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using xkeyval for circling a number in a given color with tikz

I've been trying all day to use xkeyval, but it seems like I just can't get the hook of it. This is what I'm trying to do: I've got this number in a circle filled by a certain color. The code for it ...
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xkeyval -- read keys from file

I want to read xkeyval options from an external file, like: \setkeys{my@keys}{\input{conf}} I tried several combinations of \edef and \expandafter, but to no avail. Any ideas? Best regards, ...
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Case insensitive \setkeys in xkeyval

I'm trying to figure out how to make the usebib package case-insensitive on the keys in my .bib file. I've figured out how to patch \KV@split to patch \KV@@sp@def when \setkeys is defined by keyval ...
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hyperref--xkeyval interaction? \reserved@a ->\@nil error

The code from this answer produces an error \reserved@a ->\@nil when also loading hyperref. % !TEX TS-program = xelatexmk \documentclass{report} \usepackage{xkeyval} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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how to pass xkeyval cmdkey to macro

I want to pass a cmdkey from the xkeyval package to a macro. I can print the value of the cmdkey to a message, but when used with \in@ it seems to be unexpanded. Example below. I expect to see the ...
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elsearticle harv not working with landscaped longtable

I have this very long and large table which I have compiled fine using normal article but today I just copied the whole tex to an elsearticle harv to submit to elsevier. Everything else works without ...
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Errors after upgrading OS and Lyx

I use Lyx everyday. Yesterday I decided to format my computer and install Xubuntu 18.04 (I had Xubuntu 16.04). After installing Lyx I am getting this errors: Although the errors, the PDF is properly ...
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xkeyval `boolkey` setting is persistent across macro calls: scope leak?

I thought that keyval arguments to macros were supposed to be confined in their macro scope, but the following code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{xkeyval} % Define a custom command option ...
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