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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.)


Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
@Martingal Last attempt. Can you show a real example of what you have to typeset? Splitting a long string of a's is trivial, but it would be useless to show you how to do it, since it's quite improbable you need to typeset such a string.
Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
@Martingal Are you really writing a long string like that, with all a's? I can hardly believe it.
Oct
13
comment LaTeX Error-Missing Begin Document
Are you sure you need all those packages? Load only those that you really need; I'm referring in particular to setspace that shouldn't be used with that class, as it's intended for submissions to ACM and they will use the leading they want and to psfrag; surely epsfig is not to be loaded as it exists just for backwards compatibility with older documents.
Oct
13
revised Is there a specific rule on how to choose package/class names?
“choose” instead of "typeset" in title; some grammar
Oct
13
comment Is there a specific rule on how to choose package/class names?
A good source of confusion are case insensitive file systems; we often see things like \documentclass{Book} or \usepackage[English]{babel} that work if the file system is case insensitive, but are bound to failure if the file is used with another system
Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
@Martingal I insist for an example of what you mean. Without that only generic advice can be given.
Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
@Martingal You may be wanting the alltt environment available with \usepackage{alltt}. The listing package allows for line breaks (option breaklines to \lstset).
Oct
13
answered Question marks instead of citation
Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
You guessed right; that's why I'm asking for a “real world” example, so we can point to a better solution for your needs.
Oct
13
comment Is it possible to parse a date string in LaTeX to convert it to a different date format?
Can you add a minimal working example (MWE)?
Oct
13
comment Formating verbatim (not using listing package)
That wouldn't be verbatim, which is about representing “exactly” the input. Can you make a more realistic example?
Oct
13
revised How to write “not a subset” of a set?
Code formatting
Oct
13
comment How to make color from the table Ruffini - Horner Algoritms?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a copy-paste error
Oct
13
comment How to determine width of \textls? \settowidth doesn't work
Are you sure you want to letterspace Roman numbers? I'm not.
Oct
13
revised How to determine width of \textls? \settowidth doesn't work
Fixed title
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
13
comment How to put a figure on the facing page of a chapter page with correct numbering?
@MiB Here's the new version. Please test it. With \refstepcounter we also set the current label, which is not needed here.
Oct
13
revised How to put a figure on the facing page of a chapter page with correct numbering?
Version taking care of \insertchapterspace
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
awarded  Nice Answer