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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
15
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is there any way to specify a “TO DO” in LaTeX?
Jul
15
revised Is there any way to specify a “TO DO” in LaTeX?
added 1 characters in body
Jul
15
answered How to create a fixed counter?
Jul
15
comment How to create a fixed counter?
Using an auxiliary file is not a good way to go; if it gets corrupted, everything is lost.
Jul
15
comment TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found
@BeSlayed Remove the setting of those variables from your environment. They are useless and the second is wrong, actually the most likely candidate to be the culprit.
Jul
15
comment How to create a fixed counter?
@jjdb The first pass after a crossreference has been added is just auxiliary and in fact LaTeX tells you to rerun the file.
Jul
15
comment XeTeX error with Cambria Math, very simple formula
It seems the same problem as in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/121769/…
Jul
15
revised Array as subscript
Added version for all styles
Jul
15
comment Array as subscript
@LSpice How should it behave in displayed math?
Jul
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Where to put a custom macros file?
Jul
15
comment Ignore space in defining environment
There was already a question about this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/102614/…
Jul
15
comment Ignore space in defining environment
When the "begin" part of an environment ends with typeset text that starts a paragraph, add \ignorespaces. For the "end" part your way is correct.
Jul
15
answered Creating an option clash between custom class options
Jul
15
answered Array as subscript
Jul
15
comment Array as subscript
@barbarabeeton I think you're right, I wrote based on memory (which probably failed). But no, it wouldn't change size in subscripts, because it's \halign with \hfil$\m@th\scriptstyle##$\hfil as template
Jul
15
comment How to make figure caption boldface
@m0nhawk That's only for changing the label name, not the formatting of "label+number"
Jul
15
comment Consistent vertical alignment of one-line text in minipages
@JohnWickerson Those optional arguments are not very much known, but they are legal and useful.
Jul
15
comment How to make figure caption boldface
@m0nhawk No, it's not a duplicate of that question.
Jul
15
comment Consistent vertical alignment of one-line text in minipages
Use \strut instead of a whitened character. However, \frame is an undocumented macro and probably you should use \fbox
Jul
15
comment Understanding LaTeX packages syntax
Then, for LaTeX, one has to read the documented source source2e.pdf