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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.)


Sep
15
comment How can I insert a bracket on top or below a sum?
Just use \dots; amsmath knows which kind of dots are good for this case.
Sep
15
comment Avoid vertical justify of chapter table of contents?
It's necessary to know how you produce the "chapter toc". It's not a default feature of the standard LaTeX classes, so you're using some special package for it. Make a minimal working example (MWE), please.
Sep
15
revised Multiple Figures in LaTeX
Code markup
Sep
15
comment How to set font size for all verbatims in Beamer presentation?
@wvxvw Changing the font size must be done on the LaTeX side nonetheless.
Sep
15
comment How to set font size for all verbatims in Beamer presentation?
@wvxvw What has the Beamer manual to do with Emacs' org-mode? What has org-mode to do with the typesetting of LaTeX material?
Sep
15
comment Variable parameters in xcolor package
Control sequence names can't contain digits (at least not in an easy and robust way).
Sep
15
comment Frame option in includegraphics makes an overfull \hbox
@ital I added the new command based on the second scheme; it will be easy to change if you prefer the third one.
Sep
15
revised Frame option in includegraphics makes an overfull \hbox
Added how to define a new command
Sep
15
revised Automatically set the figure width depending on whether the layout is one or two column
Grammar in title
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Box with rounder corners, but inverted
Sep
15
revised Frame option in includegraphics makes an overfull \hbox
Added explanation
Sep
15
answered Frame option in includegraphics makes an overfull \hbox
Sep
15
comment Equations, tables, figures, sections: reference with chapter number but label without
\xspace does nothing there; its usage is only with parameterless macros.
Sep
15
answered How to set font size for all verbatims in Beamer presentation?
Sep
15
revised How to set font size for all verbatims in Beamer presentation?
edited tags
Sep
15
comment How to set font size for all verbatims in Beamer presentation?
This will change the font also in all inline \verb commands. Loading verbatim is not necessary, as \verbatim@font is a feature of the LaTeX kernel.
Sep
15
answered How can I compare two (not necessarily integer) variables?
Sep
15
comment Receiving the message error “{” immediately follows a field part---line"
Sorry, but the MWE doesn't show any error on my system
Sep
15
answered I want both table and text at the center of page and table cell resp
Sep
15
comment Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)
@LeoLiu I believe there is no good choice for every case, as each character can belong to only one class at a given time. Maybe there can be an option for switching classes.