Questions tagged [xkeyval]

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

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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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Using datatool and xkeyval for calculating sums in tables

I want to build a nice and easy to use interface for users to fill a table with information. Therefor I use xkevval and pass its values to datatool for a proper processing. Now I have a table for ...
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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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Using the bibtex format (with JabRef) as a non-bib key-value database in LaTeX

This might sound a bit odd: I am using JabRef for maintaining a database which does not content bibliographical data in the first place: @Person{caesar, date = {100-44BC}, comment =...
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How to integrate xkeyval keys with Lua code

I am currently maintaining a template that uses directlua to compute a value based on a number of parameters defined as command keys with keyval. As it stands, it compiles correctly. However, when I ...
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Checking if certain package option is declared inside .sty

I'm writting a package in which the user may choose between three types of documents through declared options when issuing the \usepackage command: undergraduatethesis, technicalreport and ...
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Unused global option(s): [language=english]

This is a follow up question to Options in custom class. It seems that I still did not understand how global options work. Consider the following code: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{...
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mdframed broken in TeXLive2017

Since an update of TeXLive2017 through tlmgr yesterday, mdframed seems broken: the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mdframed} \begin{document} test \end{document} throws this error (...
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How to define an option with two arguments? [closed]

I am writing a package in which I want to define an option myvalues in such a way that \usepackage[myvalues={10,11}]{mypackage} would execute \mycommand[10]{11} and \usepackage[myvalues=11]{...
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glossaries-extra causes a "Package xkeyval Error: value `none' is not allowed." error

The following LaTeX manuscript is copy-and-pasted from pp. 5-6 of Nicola L.C. Talbot's "The glossaries package v4.34: a guide for beginners", v. 2017-11-03 (link). \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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How to choose the right options/key-value package? [closed]

I want to spruce up my department's thesis document class with better / less idiosyncratic class options support. So, I've noticed this community wiki question: A big list of every keyval package ......
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xkeyval/lstinputlisting: "improper alphabetic constant" when used with linerange option

I'm trying to use xkeyval to create a custom option (\codeblock) for my lstinputlisting (specifically for the linerange part). This is my MWE: \makeatletter \newcommand{\code}{} \define@key{code}{...
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Confusion with "xkeyval" and "newcommand": Better Way to Use with "lstinputlisting" [closed]

I've written this command to get me "snippets" of code: \newcommand\codesnippetsnippet[3]{ \immediate\write18{find ../../../.. -name '#1' -print | grep #2 | xargs cat > ./listingwithoutcomments} \...
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Getting xkeyval errors with the 2017 ACM document template

In December of last year, the ACM published an overhaul of the LaTeX document template: 2017 ACM Master Article Template so, I'm trying to migrate a conference paper of mine from "SIG-ALTERNATE.CLS -...
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Package xkeyval Error when using menukeys and csquotes

I have the following minimum “working” example: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{menukeys} % switch with csquotes to fix \...
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