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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 Change the color of capital letters
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comment Chapter name in header of page
Welcome to TeX.SX! Why not using the book class if you have chapters?
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revised How do I convert pt/in/cm/mm to em/ex as they are defined at a given point in the document?
Added example with layout package
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comment To display the lengths in millimeters by default
@HeikoOberdiek I'll add it as an example application.
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comment Passing the current column width to a macro (for table headers)
@mabartibin Use backquotes for surrounding code. \hsize is not set in lcr columns; it will have the same value as outside the tabular.
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comment Passing the current column width to a macro (for table headers)
@mabartibin The width of a p column is predetermined; the width of l, c or r columns is not.
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revised How do I convert pt/in/cm/mm to em/ex as they are defined at a given point in the document?
Added showing a length in other units
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comment To display the lengths in millimeters by default
You can't do it with \the unless you change the source code of TeX and recompile it. There are other questions dealing with the problem of showing length in different units of measure.
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answered Automatically generate new commands
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comment Automatically generate new commands
Related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/30349/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/100892/…
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answered Passing the current column width to a macro (for table headers)
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comment btex \begin{align} …\end{align} etex METAPOST issue
I'd use $\begin{aligned}...\end{aligned}$, because a display environment doesn't really make sense.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Redefining \listoffigures and \listoftables to flow like regular two-column text
Isn't \let\clearpage\relax sufficient? Why do you want to redefine the commands?
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comment How to reduce vertical spacing between proof environment and enumerate environment
@MariusHofert If your coworkers don't have up-to-date TeX distributions, trying what you ask is hopeless; just use the standard macros for writing the document, the refinements will be done at the end.
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comment How to do a conditional line break - edited
Use \par\addvspace{1ex} instead of \\[1ex]
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revised How to do a conditional line break - edited
code markup
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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