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I'm a mathematician working in algebra. I've been using TeX since 1987, but couldn't write my Ph.D. thesis with it. Sob!

I teach LaTeX at my university, besides the mathematics courses. I'm the author of some LaTeX packages and even of one Plain TeX package. At my site it's possible to download my book on LaTeX programming (in Italian, sorry).

Here's my motto for TeX.SX:

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine: sono il factotum della città. (From "Il barbiere di Siviglia", music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini.)


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comment Subsection label appearing within text
@BCnrd Sorry, but I get nothing strange, in particular no duplication. I'd say that \newtheorem{thm}[section]{Theorem} is wrong, unless you want to step the section number for each theorem
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comment Wrap word in table cell
>{\hspace{0pt}}X for the second column should avoid the need of specifying it explicitly in the cell.
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answered Argument in “thebibliography”
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comment Getting bold digits with XeLaTeX and mathspec
@adma I don't know what to say; I added an example with full font declarations (using a font that's not in TeX Live) with which I get no warning.
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revised Getting bold digits with XeLaTeX and mathspec
Full example
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comment Argument in “thebibliography”
@boaten Why should you? With five items and 9 as argument, the numbers will be flush to the left margin, with 99 they wouldn't.
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comment Sorting by author last name
Either author="<names>" or author={<names>}; the braces around the author names are the problem.
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comment Argument in “thebibliography”
If you use numeric labels and have less than 10 items, the argument should be a one digit number, usually 9; if between 10 and 99 items, use 99 and so on.
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answered why is this equation not left aligned?
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revised why is this equation not left aligned?
Code markup
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comment Sorting by author last name
Welcome to TeX.SX! With just one bib entry it's impossible to diagnose the problem.
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comment What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
In the center environment (and under \centering as well), \\ does issue \par.
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comment why is this equation not left aligned?
Use \begin{align*}...\end{align*} instead of eqnarray* and change =& into &=.
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answered Two rows of upper indices
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comment Two rows of upper indices
You can easily add an amsmath complying answer using \genfrac.
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comment Undefned control sequence problem
@Aradnix This is not true: one can have \title, \author and \date either before or after \begin{document}.
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comment What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
Why the center environment, which has the consequence of not setting the final line at the bottom of the text block? Use \centering.
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awarded  key-value
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comment tikz cannot parse radius in “radius=0.3” command
I get no error either with the reduced MWE or the full one in the previous version. Can you tell what TeX distribution you're running?
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answered Should one always use exscale when using lmodern?