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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 Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)
@MariusHofert Yes, I do; it's already on line.
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revised Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)
Variant for ignoring all proofs
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comment Resizing dynamically the `e` of the exponential function
+1 for audacity.
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comment Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)
@MariusHofert Use the redefined proof environment. Where's the problem? That is, redefine the proof environment like in that answer and then apply the code I show here. In any case I remain with my opinion that the word “Proof” should never be on a line by itself.
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answered Float(s) lost in newly defined environment (possible \vbox/\hbox problem)
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comment Solution environment via true/false switch
@MariusHofert Doesn't Ian Thompson's solution work?
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comment Solution environment via true/false switch
@MariusHofert Yes, of course, if you're devious enough to use the figure environment in a proof. ;-) My proposal for the last question of yours can be easily adapted, I believe. My objection was that \hbox can't work if there is more than simple text and will fail with lists and other things.
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comment Resizing dynamically the `e` of the exponential function
I surely won't even try. ;-)
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comment Per Gelosia - node placement and fp package
I don't know; but what I know is that this method is exactly the same as the one commonly used. Only fancier and more complicated.
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comment Resizing dynamically the `e` of the exponential function
If you want a badly typeset document… Otherwise write $\exp(thA_s/\rho Vc_p)$
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comment Line break long chemical names that contain brackets
Did you see Hyphenation next to a parenthesis?
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answered Line break in a modified proof environment (with show/hide feature)
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Stretching an \fbox horizontally to fit the page
@KonstantinĐ. You can declare as many lengths as you want (well, there's a limit on their number). Actually you don't need a new length for that application, because you can directly say \begin{minipage}[t]{\hsize - \widthof{Komentar: }}
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revised Is there an “Appending \let”?
How to do it in Plain
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comment qed symbol not correctly aligned when ending a proof with a diagram
@UlrichSchwarz “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”: what about a last line almost full, with the smashed tombstone overlapping with text? ;-)
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comment Stretching an \fbox horizontally to fit the page
@KonstantinĐ. You should have \newlength{\mylength} in the document preamble and then you can set it to whatever value you need as many times as you want.
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comment enumitem: renaming the list marker
Too many braces! ;-) Actually [label=\bfseries Case: \arabic*] suffices.
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comment ! Missing number, treated as zero. problem
You probably typed \~ in order to get a tilde; if you want a tilde over N, then the correct command is \tilde{N}; if you want a tilde between L and N, then use \sim.
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comment qed symbol not correctly aligned when ending a proof with a diagram
@BrunoStonek I use \begin{gathered}[b] that sets the reference point at the bottom row of itself; however, I have to use a fake second row, which is empty, which \qedhere uses for the reference point; but some adjustment has to be made, because each cell in the \xymatrix has a \strut in it, so I backup by its depth.