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I have been using LaTeX since 1987 or thereabouts and have been on the LaTeX3 team since before we released LaTeX2e. I'm currently somewhat inactive in the LaTeX project but show up in related fields, I'm an editor of the MathML spec for example.

I am employed by NAG ltd, but any opinions expressed here are personal.


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revised How does multicol split?
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revised Standard article.sty doesn't recognize the \address{} command
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comment Including tikz causes error
please show a complete small document that generates this error.
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comment Standard article.sty doesn't recognize the \address{} command
@Kurt article author formatting is already tabular internally, you should not need explicit tabular markup.
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answered Standard article.sty doesn't recognize the \address{} command
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answered “! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end.” with the \boxput* function
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answered How does multicol split?
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revised How does multicol split?
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comment How does multicol split?
Please fix your example so we can see where multicol splits, the fragment above isn't usable on its own and where it splits depends on page size and other factors. Always make example code complete from \documentclassto \end{document} (\\ in a document is almost always wrong and you have lots of them!)
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comment German characters problem
@Ramosta If you are using xelatex remove \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} (the file has to be utf-8 encoded and `inputrnc does nothing useful)
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comment Nested \def's causing \inaccessible error
@Ruben I put a version in the updated answer
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revised Nested \def's causing \inaccessible error
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answered Newline linespacing problems within a table cell
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comment Indent text as desired
If you do not show any input we can not tell you what is wrong with the input but \begin{description}\item[Chapter 2] introduces.....
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revised Indent text as desired
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comment Nested \def's causing \inaccessible error
@Ruben I didn't capitalize the first letter as the code in the question did not, and had an example input where that was not required
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comment Nested \def's causing \inaccessible error
@wipet I know, it is strange but I thought that was the requested spec, perhaps the OP has too much exposure to Java or something:-) It's what the version in the question did, just capitalize after a space
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comment A TeX math font for Helvetica Neue?
@DenisBitouzé don't worry, egreg isn't looking at the typography and crying, he's looking at that big green dick and chuckling happily
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comment German characters problem
without any example of your input or output or error messages it will be difficult to help. Are you sure your file is latin-9 encoded rather than,say, utf-8 ?