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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.)


Dec
4
answered Problem with caption numbering custom float after renewing section command
Dec
4
comment Problem with caption numbering custom float after renewing section command
Welcome to TeX.SX!
Dec
4
answered udots in TikzPic problem
Dec
4
answered Square roots not on same height
Dec
4
comment How to define a command \exponent that transforms $\exponent^e$ to $a^eb^ec^e$?
@user2987828 a^\frac12 is illegal anyway; the fact that it seems to work doesn't mean it's good syntax.
Dec
4
comment What causes the following gaps?
@DonutE.Knot I didn't pass any option
Dec
3
comment Flexible brackets around text
Welcome to TeX.SX! This seems a job for the mdframed package.
Dec
3
comment How to force LaTeX only commands?
And what should setting the catcode of $ to 11 be supposed to do?
Dec
3
comment How to force LaTeX only commands?
I'm sorry, but using this code will break everything. Did you actually try it in a LaTeX document?
Dec
3
comment How to force LaTeX only commands?
No, you can't do \renewcommand{$}{...}. This wouldn't solve the problem anyway. Don't be afraid of using $ for inline formulas: it's not wrong. To the contrary, it is wrong using $$ for display math.
Dec
3
comment Scaling of Schwabacher font
@Urs Add to your question
Dec
3
comment Scaling of Schwabacher font
@Urs Can you add some information about your TeX distribution and also an example that doesn't work?
Dec
3
comment Error: “A document must be saved with an extension (and without spaces or accents in the name) before being used by a command”
Welcome to TeX.SX! That doesn't seem a LaTeX error message. Can you tell us what operating system, TeX distribution and editor you're using?
Dec
3
revised Error: “A document must be saved with an extension (and without spaces or accents in the name) before being used by a command”
Code markup
Dec
3
comment Making a space before and after a word in LaTeX
Yes, the result is poor.
Dec
3
comment Making a space before and after a word in LaTeX
Of course, \left and \right in that formula are wrong.
Dec
3
comment Parsing utf8 problems
You might be able to adapt my code here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/34810/4427
Dec
3
comment What causes the following gaps?
@DonutE.Knot If the EPS file has no HiResBoundingBox information it's useless.
Dec
3
comment What causes the following gaps?
@DonutE.Knot No: if you notice, the "good" example uses the key hiresbb
Dec
3
comment siamltx + amsthm: “LaTeX Error: No counter 'Theorem' defined.”
I'm afraid siamltex is not compatible with amsthm, because it redefines macros such as \@begintheorem in a way that amsthm can't deal with.