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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
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
Jul
15
revised Better way to center text below overline with given length
Fixed vertical alignment
Jul
15
comment Better way to center text below overline with given length
@HeikoOberdiek You're right. I'll also add a strut.
Jul
15
comment Bug IEEEtran.bst file?
Ask the people who want the comma inside the quotes and not outside, which is more logical as the comma doesn't belong to the title.
Jul
15
comment Bug IEEEtran.bst file?
The style wants the comma before the quotes; so for uniformity you'd get “What is the name of this book?,”
Jul
15
answered Better way to center text below overline with given length
Jul
15
comment TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found
There is no <YEAR>/texmf tree any more, so it's quite strange fmtutil-sys points to that directory. It's possible you have set some TeX-related variable in the environment. What does env|grep TEX print?
Jul
15
revised TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found
Fixed error message
Jul
15
comment Bug IEEEtran.bst file?
I believe this is a precise choice made by the bib style authors: they want the punctuation before the closing quotes, so the question mark followed by a comma is out of the question.
Jul
15
comment Subsection numbering should be arabic (1.1, 1.2 etc) not A B C
I was bitten by this problem, this is why I remember it. ;-)
Jul
15
answered Table without counting ampersands
Jul
15
comment Subsection numbering should be arabic (1.1, 1.2 etc) not A B C
If you say \label{x} after the \subsubsection and then \ref{x}, you get 1 1.1 1.1.1 because revtex4-1 redefines \p@subsubsection to \thesection\,\thesubsection\, (and also \p@subsection, of course).
Jul
15
comment Array as subscript
smallmatrix already uses \subsubscriptstyle for the entries, which is 5pt size for a default 10pt size. Going under 5pt means asking your readers to buy a magnifying lens.
Jul
15
comment “! Argument of \xpg@nospace has an extra }” error message with polyglossia
@Bernard You get other errors with LuaLaTeX and Polyglossia, I believe
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Caption package in latex pushing all tables to end of document
Jul
14
comment Remove footnote marks from \listoftables
Better yet, don't footnote captions. The placement of the footnote will be unpredictable.
Jul
14
revised Mdframe environnment on multiple page : top margin
Formatted code for readability