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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 How to create an unnumbered theorem?
Why an environment? It should be a command with three arguments.
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comment How to create an unnumbered theorem?
You have to load amsthm for \newtheorem*
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment boxed verbatim environment disappears
@EthanBolker If it's inside, the last line disappears.
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comment boxed verbatim environment disappears
@EthanBolker With center you leave some vertical space fore and aft the verbatim part. This is the reason why \centering should be preferred in a figure or table environment, but not here.
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comment longtable misplaced noalign
In order to avoid a page break at \\, use \\*
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answered boxed verbatim environment disappears
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comment Force use of tex live in /usr/local/ instead of old copy in /usr/bin
@someonr I wouldn't recommend this procedure, but rather to modify the PATH environment variable.
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comment How to start itemize on same line as text?
@crmdgn I can agree, but that seems what the OP wants.
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comment longtable misplaced noalign
It has no place where you put it.
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comment Why is the default font in Latex using 10 pt
@AlanMunn Don't forget for what purpose Times New Roman was designed.
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comment longtable misplaced noalign
What's \nopagebreak supposed to do?
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comment Creating an example environment structured exactly like amsthm's proof environment
Do you need to number the examples?
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answered How do you make a square element symbol (\in), to show that an element belongs to a collection of set?
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answered Why is the default font in Latex using 10 pt
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reviewed Approve cancel tag wiki excerpt
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comment package calc Error :\gdef invalid at this point \title
Welcome to TeX.SX! You're missing a mandatory argument to \setlength: it should be \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} if you really want a zero parindent. Please, don't (and don't use a nonzero parskip either).
Dec
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answered Scaling of Schwabacher font
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answered List of Figures header not correctly modified by markboth
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comment Biolinum missing greek letters
Please, add code showing the issue.