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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 Reason of existense of the extra space in align environment and removal of it between two align environments
@Adam I can't see this “lot of space”.
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comment Reason of existense of the extra space in align environment and removal of it between two align environments
There is no extra space if you don't leave a blank line after 70, which is wrong, because an alignment should never start a paragraph.
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comment Label part in title and TOC “First part”, “Second part”, etc
Can you prepare a minimal example? Are you using \part in the document?
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comment How can I typeset those braces?
@AlexNelson There would only be a slight difference in the positioning of superscripts.
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comment How can I typeset those braces?
@AlexNelson \displaystyle is useless.
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comment Define and set length in one command
@Sh3ljohn There's not yet a LaTeX3, but its programming layer is already usable along with current LaTeX. As you see, there's no visible \expandafter. Once one gets the hang of it, programming is really easier.
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answered Define and set length in one command
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comment Writing the dimension of a variable in latex
Or \mathbb{R}, which requires \usepackage{amsfonts} or, perhaps better, \usepackage{amssymb}.
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revised Writing the dimension of a variable in latex
edited tags
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revised how to get square brackets with \SIrange{}{}{}?
Better explanation
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answered how to get square brackets with \SIrange{}{}{}?
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answered Large horizontal gap between my align equations
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comment Large horizontal gap between my align equations
Welcome to TeX.SX! Remove the second & in each line.
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answered How to put a gigantic number next to the title?
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comment tikz-cd: Error: No shape named tikz@f@1-0-1 found
Please, add a minimal working example (MWE)
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comment Changing the font document
@FlorentP It's always difficult to say when Windows is involved, at least for me, because I know nothing about it.
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answered Changing the font document
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