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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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answered Obeylines in letterhead
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comment \cref does not work for Section in emulateapj.cls
I believe that the problem is in that emulateapj loads revtex4 (or revtex4-1, but then defines sectional commands in a different way, and probably this confuses cleveref.
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comment Question about limits in lim command and scale in mathtools package
@StevenB.Segletes \mathrel???
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comment Change font size of the verbatim environment
This is not a duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/120633/… because changing size has different problems than changing typeface.
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comment Ubuntu 13, TeXLIve and home made package
You're probably using sudo in front of the command, aren't you?
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comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian I looked on my oldest TeX Live (2007) and the pattern file is exactly the same; I could go back to a gwTeX distribution installed in 2006 and it's again the same. I can't try it, because the binaries were for a different processor, so I'd have to resurrect some old machine. But no change in the pattern file means no change in hyphenation.
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answered Use label to refer to text and print it
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answered Defining some newcommand with \href, Problems of ##
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comment Defining some newcommand with \href, Problems of ##
@DavidCarlisle Did you try?
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comment Indents of section*{} name in TOC
Note also that \addcontentsline should go after \section*, because otherwise the entry in the table of contents could be off by one.
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answered Change font size of the verbatim environment
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revised Always have the ring of the tensor product below the \otimes
Fixed image, new code
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revised Always have the ring of the tensor product below the \otimes
Alternative version
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comment Obeylines in letterhead
After examining the code of scrlttr2.cls, I saw that the same is made here, so the \\ is necessary for the macros to work. Delimiting arguments with end-of-lines is not really recommended.
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answered \mathop in sums and limits
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comment Which package defines \smash?
amsmath redefines \smash to accept an optional argument in order to be able to smash only the height or the depth of the box.
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comment Obeylines in letterhead
The argument to \begin{letter} needs a \\ to delimit the recipient name, at least in the standard letter class. Can you add a minimal example?
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comment Always have the ring of the tensor product below the \otimes
@PeterPatzt I'll tell you that in my young years as a LaTeX user I had to use \otimes many times and I too wanted the ring below it; but I realized that it's not so nice, after all.
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answered Always have the ring of the tensor product below the \otimes
10h
comment The \pbox makes the text crowded
@strpeter I don't know too much about pbox; what I saw in the example tells me it has several flaws.