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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.)


Jul
9
revised titleps' page styles inserted just before chapters start too early
Fixed \makeatother
Jul
9
answered A short hyphen in a math formula
Jul
9
comment Running pdflatex twice by default in WinEdt 6
I don't think this is necessary; TOC and cross-references eventually stabilize, during document preparation it's not needed to have them correct all the time.
Jul
9
comment space between lines is not correct
A minimal example is needed, because I can't reproduce your problem.
Jul
9
comment space between lines is not correct
The difference is noticeable: it's a quarter of a millimeter, so 30 lines make a difference of about 7mm (one third of an inch).
Jul
9
comment space between lines is not correct
What size option do you use? The default 10pt or 11pt or 12pt?
Jul
9
comment Ipe can't find pdflatex
From the manual I get that IPELATEXDIR is an environment variable, not a command line option. So setting export IPELATEXDIR=/usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/x86_64-linux in your .bashrc might be the solution (with 2013, when you install the new TeX Live).
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Define a custom command with name, label and linkable
Jul
9
comment Using more \newcommand's into a single \newenvironment and \newenvironment instances counting
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Jul
9
comment Macro with environmental dependent output
@Ascurion I don't think this should respect the format (boldface, in particular) since it's a symbol; however, just use \textup instead of \textnormal or, if you want also to respect italic, just \text (requires amsmath).
Jul
9
comment \noindent after figure not working
I get a PostScript error, but if I change the pspicture environment to contain a simple command everything works; I suspect a bug in your PostScript code that makes something leak out of the picture.
Jul
9
answered titleps' page styles inserted just before chapters start too early
Jul
9
answered Conflict between program and todonotes package
Jul
9
comment Conflict between program and todonotes package
The first measure should be changing the loading order: first todonotes, then program. The "No room for a new" errors can be cured by \usepackage{etex} just after the \documentclass line.
Jul
9
comment TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [semantic nest size=500]
@BrunoLeFloch The suspended lists might be huge, so the limit to the semantic nest size is set rather low in order to avoid filling the memory.
Jul
9
comment A short hyphen in a math formula
The right way to type this is $r$-number: only the $r$ is part of the formula; or else do you need the whole "r-number" inside a formula?
Jul
9
comment Conflict between program and todonotes package
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. When you have time, please have a look at our page for starters
Jul
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [semantic nest size=500]
@BrunoLeFloch I'm thinking about it.