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8 Environments

LaTeX provides many environments for delimiting certain behavior. An environment begins with \begin and ends with \end, like this:

\begin{environment-name}
  ...
\end{environment-name}

The environment-name at the beginning must exactly match that at the end. For instance, the input \begin{table*}...\end{table} will cause an error like: ‘! LaTeX Error: \begin{table*} on input line 5 ended by \end{table}.

Environments are executed within a group.


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