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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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awarded  Good Answer
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answered (SOLVED) Problem with psfrag + fncychap in TeXLive 2013
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comment Table of results is not closing from above
$\displaystyle and the trailing $ are useless; add % after the open brace \resizebox{\linewidth}{!}{% and after \end{tabular} (or put the closing brace just after it). Are you sure you need to resize the table?
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revised UTF-8 error with verbments
Added final run of pdflatex
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answered UTF-8 error with verbments
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revised UTF-8 error with verbments
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comment Undefined Control Sequence : \caption@ifamsclass {%
\usepackage[caption=false]{subfig}, but you should really try and solve the bad installation problem.
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answered ordinalnum & roman small-capitals numbers
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awarded  Good Answer
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answered utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility
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comment utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility
Welcome to TeX.SX! It doesn't make much sense to use mathdesign with XeLaTeX. Just do \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} instead of xltxtra and compile with pdflatex.
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comment Subtables and lineno incompatibility
caption should not be used with revtex; the subfig package is compatible, loading it with \usepackage[caption=false]{subfig}.
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revised I need help for putting the chapters (and their number) in the header. I've the command for the page number
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answered How to reference an unnumbered section by writing a number?
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answered How can I have different caption delimiters for captions and contcaptions?
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comment ordinalnum & roman small-capitals numbers
It's not clear whether you want that all \ordinalnum commands output a Roman number in small caps, or if you want a specific command for centuries.
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comment The footnote does not show at all before widetext in two column environment
Welcome to TeX.SX! That seems to be RevTeX's style.
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revised The footnote does not show at all before widetext in two column environment
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comment Why does \noindent with CJK text prevent document from compiling?
Welcome to TeX.SX! I get the same output with or without \noindent in all three sections. What do you mean by “it does not work”?
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comment Undefined Control Sequence : \caption@ifamsclass {%
@bcf Sorry, but without a minimal example it's impossible to tell what's causing the problem. The presence of both /usr/share/texmf and /usr/share/texmf-texlive seems to point to a wrong installation. If you have TeX Live/Debian 2009, you shouldn't have caption.sty dated 2013.