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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.


1h
comment Why can't I use multiplie verbboxes?
\testbf you presumably meant \textbf ?
1h
comment Resize characters in figure caption
@ubere It avoids the error and does what you intended (so Herbert deserves the tick:-) but it is always the wrong thing to do, as noted in comments on the question.
1h
comment Resize characters in figure caption
apart from scaling text almost always being the wrong thing to do \scalebox here gives you the wrong font it is like \mbox and gives you a text font n not a math font. Also why don't you want the standard scriptsize ?
2h
comment Heatmap of a triangular matrix (or a sparse matrix)
@leonardocesar sorry not sure I understand the comment, but anyway it is best to ask new questions as a new question rather than as comments in an old one. (I know nothing at all about tikz:-)
3h
comment Using pgffor's \foreach to place graphics into a tabular
you are missing (at least) a \noexpand before \includegraphics
5h
comment Order of footnotes with packages afterpage and footnote
@ThomasD why do you want the footnote to be on the bottom of the page rather than at the bottom of the float? LaTeX does not support that essentially because no one should want it.
5h
comment What font do you use for writing latex code?
@egreg always uses comic sans
17h
comment Issues with multicols when using a template
why can yo not use the standard table* environment for a full width table?
17h
comment Issues with multicols when using a template
It doesn't make sense to use a journal specific class and then radically change the formatting (eg by introducing multicol instead of the built in twocolumn) if it is for a paper submission you need to follow the journal guidelines, and if it is not, then use a generic class such as article
23h
comment how to draw this ? Square blank BlackSquare in unicode
@user462794 you asked for unicode so I was assuming you were using xetex or luatex ? and then you can just use the characters you can use ▪ ▫ just as you'd use A B. If you want to refer to it by number you could use ^^^^25aa and ^^^^25ab
1d
comment Calculating the ink coverage of a page
I don't think latex could help much, basically you just want to make a png or similar bitmap of each page and then use a bitmap tool to tell you how many white pixels there are....
1d
comment Longtable with dynamic footer
If [!hc] doesn't generate an error, sorry for not catching that, it doesn't do anything, delete it!
2d
comment Redefining a command and special character
š is defined in cp1250 encoding to be \v s so if you redefine \v you redefine š.
Jul
25
comment Force \displaystyle throughout document (including subscripts and fractions)
@Mico no but it's an easy way to get the more reasonable parts of the request:-)
Jul
25
comment Force \displaystyle throughout document (including subscripts and fractions)
just use \dfrac instead of \frac (amsmath package)
Jul
25
comment Slanted fractions
There is no need to loop to make multiple \! that's just slow and inefficient. \! is \mskip-\thinmuskip so if you want 3 times that do \mskip-3\thinmuskip no need to do \!\!\!
Jul
25
comment Slanted fractions
The spacing here is really strange with far too much vertical separation for a slanted fraction, it's had to recognise them as fractions at all. The point of the slanted style is to take up less vertical space than a standard fraction
Jul
25
comment macro to showcase newly defined macros
You could read it verbatim and then use \scantokens but scantokens can bite, I'd use the one in the answer or the one in the comments:-)
Jul
25
comment image position problem
since you have no captions, and don't want the images to move why are you using figure and subfigre at all, not just \includegraphics?
Jul
25
comment image position problem
You are missing the second argument of \newenvironment (defining the end code) it is not an error as it takes the blank line you have before \lhead as the argument so defines teh end code to be \par