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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 How to float box of text on the right side without leaving a gap throughout the rest of the document?
@pgreen2 the underlying parshape mechanism only allows the shape of a single paragraph to be altered. The fact that wrapfig can do multiple paragraphs (by internally re-calculating the required shape for the later paragraphs) is something of a feat, but you should be impressed when it works, not surprised when it doesn't:-) putting headings and lists in the text that is wrapping makes it much more difficult and likely to go wrong.
2h
comment How to float box of text on the right side without leaving a gap throughout the rest of the document?
@pgreen2 I moved the section headings and pagebreak commands out of that area (and also of course didn't specify that only 3 lines should be indented for teh figure)
3h
comment Alignment in tabularx environment
no you really don't want to use tabularx for numeric data, more or less everything it does is unsuitable for that case:-) It is designed to change the line breaking width for paragraphs of text.
3h
comment Is there a value for \textfraction (and totalnumber, floatpagefraction) that I should avoid getting close to?
@henry float pages have no text, only floats.
4h
comment How to combine ‘float’ and ‘longtable’ packages functionality
@ArtemPelenitsyn I edited the answer
4h
comment How to combine ‘float’ and ‘longtable’ packages functionality
@ArtemPelenitsyn that is why every question should have a complete document that demonstrates the problem (which is unrelated to floats in this case).
4h
comment How to combine ‘float’ and ‘longtable’ packages functionality
Please always make a complete document that demonstrates the problem, don't post incomplete fragments or images of code. \paragraph is an inline heading, the heading is added to the first line of the following paragraph so you may need to use \mbox{} after the heading, but why are you using an inline heading there?
4h
comment How to float box of text on the right side without leaving a gap throughout the rest of the document?
In the second example you told wrapfig to leave 3 lines for the figure and then gave it a figure of over 30 lines so it's not surprising that it got confused.
4h
comment How to combine ‘float’ and ‘longtable’ packages functionality
please always make your code sections complete documents so people can reproduce the error.
4h
comment How to combine ‘float’ and ‘longtable’ packages functionality
tables will never move unless you ask them to move by surrounding them with begin{table} which makes them float. longtable never moves at all. So what problem are you trying to solve?
6h
comment macro that deletes whatever symbol follows after the code and leave no space
@GuidoJorg don't worry about it: egreg and I have more than enough rep already so we amuse each other in chat by trying to steal ticks from each other (I must say mostly egreg steals them from me, so I thought I had a chance to get one back:-)
16h
comment undefined control sequence <argument>
the command \stabilized is not defined, you presumably intended stabilized but you will also need to remove the generated bbl file and re-latex and re-run bibtex to generate a correct one
17h
comment File ended while scanning use of \Gscale@box@dd
There is hardly ever a good reason to scale a table like this \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ (although if you must add a %there). It just introduces inconsistent font sizes.
17h
comment Can't force image to be inserted here even with using begin{figure}[H]
there is really no point in using H here. The only reason for using figure is to allow it to float, if you don't want it to float, just don't use figure
17h
comment Can't force image to be inserted here even with using begin{figure}[H]
if you load fixltx2e in its 2014 release you would get the error Unknown float option 'H' couldn't really change the default behaviour
21h
comment Error trying to align series of equations
@AaronB please edit your question to be a complete example from \documentclass to \end{document} that demonstrates the error, so we don't have to guess.
21h
comment Error trying to align series of equations
as Manuel says the error is from \\ in \text although probably center is more appropriate than gather here then you wouldn't need \text all the time.
1d
comment Equations with only text in them
Please always make your code sections complete documents, so that people can run them to see the result (see the code in the answer)
1d
comment Acrostic Environment
please always make examples full documents from \documentclass to \end{document} so that people can use them to see the problem.
1d
comment macro that deletes whatever symbol follows after the code and leave no space
@GuidoJorg go on then: move the tick from egreg to me, it always makes him so happy when that happens:-)