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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 How to write norm symbol with three line?
Don't worry for the closure: it happens to newcomers. I had to try a few keys for finding the appropriate question (and note that I actually had answered it): the site is big and it's not easy to find one's way in it. Welcome again!
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comment How to write norm symbol with three line?
Welcome to TeX.SX! This seems already discussed here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/54385/… Can you tell if it helps?
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comment Footnotes not showing up (no tables involved here!)
@Ploppe I'm afraid there's no better method, lest of avoiding footnotes in the argument of \item.
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comment Footnotes not showing up (no tables involved here!)
@skpblack See tex.stackexchange.com/a/35304/4427
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answered FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX
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comment FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX
@Manuel The XCharter package only supports Type1 fonts: it starts off with \RequirePackage[LY1,T1]{fontenc} and has no option for fontspec.
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answered \centering\arraybackslash with an array environment?
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comment \centering\arraybackslash with an array environment?
Neither pair of braces does anything good.
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comment FiraSans and XCharter — XeLaTeX
The XCharter package is not compatible with fontspec and the font is not available in (Open|True)Type format.
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comment \centering\arraybackslash with an array environment?
>{\centering\arraybackslash$}m{1.5cm}<{$} is the correct input. However, \arraybackslash is really needed only in the last column. Why do you have braces around the minipage and also around the item? Of course the table will always start lower than the item, probably you already know it.
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comment Paralist package breaks hyperref pdf links
The problem is not dependent on paralist (or enumitem). It can be seen with latex+dvipdfmx or pdflatex (removing the dvipdfm option) and also with latex+dvips+ps2pdf. In this last case no message is shown, but the link doesn't work. In all cases, adding what's suggested in Heiko Oberdiek's answer to the linked question solves the issue.
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comment Enumerate after \label
A better command than \phantomsection would be welcome. ;-) What about \makeanchor?
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comment BioC packages in a text
It seems \texttt{limma}
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answered “Author et al., submitted”, is that possible with \citep?
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comment Vertical bar appearing except on top of page
@Gaussler I don't understand why you want it to disappear, then
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answered Footnotes not showing up (no tables involved here!)
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comment Cannot set local Tex path on ubuntu with “vanilla” TeX Live
You shouldn't have a ls-R file in TEXMFHOME.
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revised When should we use \begin{center} instead of \centering?
Caveat about using \center
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comment Make the text left side
There is no “official” \center command; use \begin{center} and \end{center}; or else {\centering...\par} or just \centering if you are inside another environment.
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comment Bibliograph format for JACS
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Also the offending bib entry should be shown. In the standard setting, str\o m should print “strøm” without a space.