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I'm involved in computer typesetting and TeX since the mid 80's, leading the LaTeX development since the the beginning of the 90's. You'll find my professional profile here. An interview jointly conducted by TUG and the Free Software Magazine on my involvement in LaTeX can be found here.

I've written and co-authored a number of LaTeX books that you can find in my profile on amazon.com (English books) or in my profile on amazon.de (German books).

One of them, "The LaTeX Companion 2ed" is also available as an eBook. It can be obtained directly from the publisher as a bundle containing pdf/epub/mobi without DRM. Check out the news item on the LaTeX Project site for details.


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revised Why is the .toc file created at end document?
extended answer slightly
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comment Why is the .toc file created at end document?
@egreg right, it is only possible if it comes either first or last but not if the toc potentially comes somewhere in the middle (that's what I meant). Also it would not allow to reuse the TOC data partially, e.g., for chapter tocs. I guess I could have said this slightly better; slightly updated now.
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answered Why is the .toc file created at end document?
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comment Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX
@egreg makes sense really - should have tried before making the comment :-(
Jun
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comment Is there an `ex` unit equivalent for the capital 'X' in LaTeX
@egreg is using \relax here the right approach? that disallows using this unit as part of a skip specification for example
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answered A problem with vertical positioning of `multicols`
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revised multicols not wrapping to 2nd column properly?
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answered Why is there conflict between bioinfo.cls and \usepackage{multicols}?
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comment Why is there conflict between bioinfo.cls and \usepackage{multicols}?
add a minimal selfcontained document that shows the behavior not just a screen shot please
May
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comment When is it better to use \par than \endgraf?
@cgnieder part of this is historical: \endgraf is a plain TeX command and LaTeX retained it. On the other hand LaTeX used \@@... for storing away anything that it wants to keep an internally frozen for code usage. So no: \@@par is not intended for user level while \endgraf was (by Don) and although it is not explicitly documented in LaTeX for this purpose one can argue that \endgraf is a user level command in LaTeX. Personally I think it is a but dangerous as you need to really understand the above difference (and partly how LaTeX does \par redefs) to make good use of \endgraf.
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comment Multiple consecutive \par's equivalent to just one?
maybe you should update your answer as "the quoted text" is where? In egreg's answer I presume but that is not so clear ..
May
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comment Multiple consecutive \par's equivalent to just one?
@egreg no that's a receipt for great examples
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