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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
16
revised How to create a fixed counter?
Missing brace
Jul
16
answered Could not use cases with ws-aa class file
Jul
16
comment Error typesetting large bracket with multiple lines
You probably don't have \usepackage{amsmath}
Jul
16
comment Page number won't appear on the first page Chapter
The page number is there.
Jul
16
answered Page number won't appear on the first page Chapter
Jul
15
comment Page number won't appear on the first page Chapter
I get the page number bottom right.
Jul
15
comment Page number won't appear on the first page Chapter
Welcome to TeX.SX! This is not the normal behavior. We need to see more of the preamble; in particular the class you're using. Are you using fancyhdr? As an aside, using \include for the cover page doesn't seem best; use \input.
Jul
15
comment TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found
@BeSlayed It's quite normal that tlmgr check all finds some ‘inconsistency’.
Jul
15
answered TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found
Jul
15
comment references with enumitem
You have to define a label for later reference: \item\label{th2} Thing 2 and then you can say Theorem~\ref{thm:4.1}\ref{th2}. By the way, labeling theorems with their number is not a good idea; use descriptive names instead.
Jul
15
comment Calling pdflatex inside C code
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a non problem.
Jul
15
comment media9 installation in Ubuntu 12.04
Welcome to TeX.SX! Your post was migrated here from Ask Ubuntu. Please register on this site, too, and make sure that both accounts are associated with each other (by using the same OpenID), otherwise you won't be able to comment on or accept answers or edit your question.
Jul
15
comment How can I force \left, \right delimiters to automatically (!) have the same size despite line breaks?
@Jubobs Arrays and fractions are good candidates. When big operators with limits are involved, they're better not being used.
Jul
15
comment How can I force \left, \right delimiters to automatically (!) have the same size despite line breaks?
@Jubobs \left and \right do have their uses; in my documents you can surely find them. The fact is that most of the times I see them in others' input, they are misused.
Jul
15
comment media9 installation in Ubuntu 12.04
Did you try sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra before doing the manual install? However, if you still have the TeX Live/Debian 2009 distribution, you're bound to every kind of headache. Don't manually install packages, the version on CTAN may want other packages that you don't have (at least in the required version).
Jul
15
comment How to create a fixed counter?
@Sigur I never wear traditional Norwegian overalls. ;-) youtube.com/watch?v=cI6tt9QfRdo
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.