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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 Adding contour to the characters
Did you see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25221/outlined-characters?
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revised How to show symbol § when I refer a chapter
Multiple references
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comment How to show symbol § when I refer a chapter
@Mico With \crefname there would be a space between § and the number.
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answered How to remove page numbers in a short toc, but not from the long toc?
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comment Underfull \hbox (badness 1783) in paragraph at lines 42--44
It's not an error, but only a warning that the typesetting of keywords is not as good as the high standards of TeX would require. Don't worry, the badness is not really too big.
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answered How to show symbol § when I refer a chapter
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comment How to show symbol § when I refer a chapter
The first “solution” (with the redefinition of \ref) should be removed as soon as possible.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Error: paragraph ended before … was complete
@A.Ellett I find the question interesting enough. See the xparse implementation of your multipronged macro: just a tad easier. ;-)
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revised Error: paragraph ended before … was complete
Easier!
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answered Error: paragraph ended before … was complete
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comment Error: paragraph ended before … was complete
From the empty line after {\frac{1}{2}}
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comment Error: paragraph ended before … was complete
This is always due to \par in the argument of a non \long macro.
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comment Problems with acro package and greek babel?
@Aradnix I'd wait for Clemens to fix it. In the meantime you can use Mark Birtwistle's workaround.
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comment Moderncv, Polyglossia and Font
I don't know what happens, but adding \normalfont after \begin{document} is a workaround.
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comment LuaLaTeX, Fontspec: Wordspacing and Letterspacing
@musicman I already told you that negative letter spacing is exactly the contrary of what you should do; bigger word spacing only for small caps is something I can't understand the purpose of. Nonetheless, you seem to have discovered a bug in fontspec.
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revised Add values stored in an array
Explanation
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revised Add values stored in an array
Alternative version
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comment Multiple alignment in align environment
I'd move also the 2\sigma_{2,1}\sigma_{2,3}\sin(x_{1})u term to the next line.