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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.)


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awarded  Good Answer
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9
awarded  margins
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reviewed Close Header and footer for every page
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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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?
Oct
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comment Can I use these Libertine glyphs in pdftex?
You should create an alternative set of .pfb files with accompanying .tfm and .vf files that use the glyph Odieresis.alt and Udieresis.alt instead of Odieresis and Udieresis. Such a conversion can be done with otftotfm.
Oct
8
answered Non-alternating margins in book class
Oct
8
comment Index at the beginning of a document
@idle Soon, sure.
Oct
8
comment Matrix within equation
You get Command \normalsize invalid in math mode at every display, which could be annoying.
Oct
8
comment Nonbreaking dash that allows hyphenation
@Raphael Use \mbox{-}\bbl@allowhyphens
Oct
8
answered Matrix within equation
Oct
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comment Matrix within equation
Welcome to TeX.SX! Judging from the picture you seem to be using some setspace command or \linespread for increasing the leading. Can you confirm? By the way, avoid {\bf H} that should be \mathbf{H}.