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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.


2m
comment Genearting outline and shadow version of cmr10.mf
I thought you might say that, sorry I can't help much with metafont:-)
11m
comment Genearting outline and shadow version of cmr10.mf
do you need to work from the metafont? getting an outline from metafont has historically been challenging but for the cm fonts at least the work has been done and the outline type1 and ttf versions exist, it's probably easier to generate those kinds of variants from an outline.
9h
comment How to Draw This Free Body Diagram on TikZ or PGFPlots
the {} button makes a code section and the link button makes a link (using the [1] markup). I just highlighted the relevant parts with the mouse and used those buttons.
9h
revised How to Draw This Free Body Diagram on TikZ or PGFPlots
added 97 characters in body
10h
revised How to create horizontally aligned subscripts in latex
added 28 characters in body
11h
comment How to use `epstopdf` in batch mode?
@ShashankSawant for i in *.eps; do epstopdf "$i"; done you need to quote filenames with spaces, that's just general shell syntax, nothing to do with epstopdf
11h
comment How to use `epstopdf` in batch mode?
do you mean something like for i in *.eps; do epstopdf $i; done
12h
comment Why is \rotate useless in deluxetable?
Why the heck was this closed as unclear after I'd answered it? It's perfectly clear: \rotate does not work if it is used incorrectly, and works if it is used correctly. (The title could be worded better but the question itself is clear enough)
13h
answered How can I make a long and wide table fit the text width?
14h
revised Can someone help me please? it is about width of the table
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comment Can someone help me please? it is about width of the table
Please edit the question to be a complete document that allows people to see the table. A fragment that may not be processed is not as helpful. (it may just need ... replacing with \begin{document} but it is for you to check that the example accurately reflects your problem
14h
comment Can someone help me please? it is about width of the table
You can edit questions, there is no need to open a new question (or you can delete the old one)
18h
comment Expanding parameters inside \csname
the \expandafter isn't doing anything here
22h
comment table cell shading overlaps to nearby cells
+1 for removing the scaling of the table:-)
23h
comment table cell shading overlaps to nearby cells
+1 for removing the scaling of the table:-)
1d
comment Force longtabu width + skip vertical space between tables
why use multicolumn at all the second table could just be {Xp{10mm}} no reason to put \multicolumn in every cell
1d
comment Force longtabu width + skip vertical space between tables
the second table has no X column to allow it to stretch. (You have one in the preamble for the first column but that is never used as you replace every entry with \multicolumn
1d
comment How to center a image
you should never use [h] (if latex did not change it it would take all images to end of the document in most cases, latex changes it to ht but htp would be better, it doesn't affect horizontal position, use \fnox{\includegraphics{..}} to see how much white space is in the image, I assume the bounding box is incorrect
2d
comment Why renew section make \ref comand to section labels do not work?
you could use \refstepcounter instead of adding one by hand with \addtocounter, but really don't do this, latex has a whole mechanism for defining section headings and this just destroys it.
2d
comment Why renew section make \ref comand to section labels do not work?
you have redefined \section to remove almost all its functionality, it is not setting the current label, it is not handling indentation of following text or suppressing page breaks or writing to the table of contents or the page header or pdf bookmarks