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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 I want “Theorem A.1.” instead of “Theorem Appendix A.1.” in the appendix
Welcome to TeX.SX! You have apparently redefined \thesection in the appendix or \thechapter. A minimal example of code is needed, because this is not the standard behavior.
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answered Problem of using natbib with showkeys
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comment Problem of using natbib with showkeys
The problem is that both showkeys and natbib change the meaning of \cite. The addition made by showkeys should be performed to the \cite command that's used in the document, so after natbib has redefined it.
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comment How to draw IMO level geometry pictures?
Maybe tkz-euclide?
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comment French quotation marks in titles
The .lyx file is useless; what's the corresponding .tex file?
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comment French quotation marks in titles
If I say \section{\og A\fg{} est une lettre} or \section{\frquote{A} est une lettre} I get the expected result.
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revised badness for lines without glue?
Notes on badness
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revised badness for lines without glue?
Final note
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revised Can I use \singlespacing to define captions to have a single-line spacing?
Clarified
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comment Can I use \singlespacing to define captions to have a single-line spacing?
@henry I'll clarify.
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answered badness for lines without glue?
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answered Can I use \singlespacing to define captions to have a single-line spacing?
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answered How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?
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comment How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?
There's no need, in general, of marking the end of a statement: italic type and the spacing around the statement are sufficient. I use an end marker only for examples that are set in Roman type.
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comment How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?
With the problem that, if the text happens to end near the right margin, the symbol will be flush left, not flush right.
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revised How do I make all the theorem-alike environments have an ending symbol?
edited tags
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comment Token replacement within a group
regexpatch offers \xpatchcmd* for that precise purpose. But since it's based on l3regex, it's simpler using it directly.
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comment Really lots of multiple indices with imakeidx - ind files not being created
You have to run manually splitindex and makeindex, due to the nonewpage option. But the option is not necessary, since you're using a book class where the indices make chapters.
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answered Multiple align points and multiple equations
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comment \ProcessKeyvaloptions{Hyp} can anyone help me with this problem?
Sorry, but I can't reproduce the problem.