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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
9
answered Strange behaviour of binomial coefficient's delimiters
Oct
9
comment Unnumbered section in TOC
This seems to be very similar to the linked question; if that helps you, fine. Otherwise, please add to your question why it doesn't.
Oct
9
answered Connecting multiple arguments
Oct
9
answered How to create /usr/texbin?
Oct
9
answered Mismatching symbol size in cases environment with acronym package
Oct
9
comment apa6: Sidewaystable combined with threeparttable, endfloat problem
I get no error after adding the \DeclareDelayedFloatFlavor{sidewaystable}{table} declaration. What version of apa6 do you have?
Oct
9
comment How do I indent the text after the first line in a block of text?
The res class would use \section{11/2012} leaving this on a line by itself; you don't get any indentation in the text because you are setting it to zero. Note: the res class doesn't know the option 10pt (it's the default, but specifying it produces an annoying warning). There are various classes or packages for CV, more recent than res.cls.
Oct
9
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
9
awarded  margins
Oct
8
reviewed Close Header and footer for every page
Oct
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
8
comment Nonbreaking dash that allows hyphenation
@Raphael \nobreakdash- essentially does \sbox0{-}\unhbox0 which is mostly equivalent to the \mbox{-} method because it just removes the boxing (and the hyphen character does not add a discretionary item any more).
Oct
8
comment Not aligned figures!
Sorry, but the data are not sufficient for saying more.
Oct
8
comment Not aligned figures!
Welcome to TeX.SX! You probably want to specify equal heights rather than equal widths.
Oct
8
comment Biber doesn't work anymore (with biblatex-apa in TeXnicCenter)
Can you report the contents of the .blg file the run of Biber produces?
Oct
8
comment Mathptmx - number subscript too large
@TomM An italic 8 in Times is as high as an upright 8. I don't understand why you'd want they look different than they are in subscripts; there's no symmetry: the glyphs in Times are what they are.
Oct
8
answered Mathptmx - number subscript too large
Oct
8
comment Mathptmx - number subscript too large
@TomM I wasn't saying that you should type that way, which is wrong. That was only for comparing: the figure 8 in Times is much higher than the letter t and such proportions are respected also in subscripts.
Oct
8
comment Mathptmx - number subscript too large
With times you get the characters in the Computer Modern Math font, not in any variety of Times. With mathptmx, if you try to typeset 8,\textit{t} in text, you get exactly the same proportions.
Oct
8
answered Can I use these Libertine glyphs in pdftex?