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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.)


Nov
8
comment Rubber with etex package
@Bruno Sorry, but I don't see your point. With arara you exactly specify what you want to do, which is the same as with rubber.
Nov
8
revised Match upper horizontal line of two fractions with different roots
Typo in title
Nov
8
answered Match upper horizontal line of two fractions with different roots
Nov
8
answered Resize brackets for publication?
Nov
8
comment Resize brackets for publication?
What do you mean by “publication format”? Either the typesetting is good or it is bad.
Nov
8
answered Table using booktabs and cellcolor looks ugly
Nov
8
comment Macros like \TitleOfAlgo not recognised in algorithm2e v5.0
@adifferentben Open the preferences of TeXworks and in the “Typesetting” tab, ensure that the path to the TeX Live 2012 binaries is at the first place. If that path isn't listed, add it.
Nov
8
comment Macros like \TitleOfAlgo not recognised in algorithm2e v5.0
@adifferentben This kind of problems usually stems from having two TeX distributions on your machine. Are you on Ubuntu?
Nov
8
comment Rubber with etex package
@Bruno I'd recommend switching to arara.
Nov
8
comment polyglossia & fontspec's script feature in 'setotherlanguage'
It should be \newfontfamily\hebrewfont[...]{...}
Nov
8
comment Rubber with etex package
If rubber wants to call elatex or pdfelatex just define a couple of aliases: elatex should point to latex and pdfelatex to pdflatex. That's all.
Nov
8
comment Shortcut for Variable-Taking Command
@Newb Use \newcommand{\V}[1]{\overrightarrow{#1}} and be happy. I used \ensuremath yesterday in an answer; I believe it's the first usage I made of it in a couple of months.
Nov
8
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
8
revised Creating new primitives
Added note according to Bruno's comment
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on XeLaTeX - terminal output too verbose
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on PDFLatex Halt on Warning/Typesetting Error
Nov
8
comment Dos and Don'ts of \countdef\mycount=<number> and \newcount vs \newcounter{} in LaTeX
@GeoffPointer I added something about “TeX versus LaTeX counters”.
Nov
8
revised Dos and Don'ts of \countdef\mycount=<number> and \newcount vs \newcounter{} in LaTeX
Added discussion of TeX versus LaTeX counters
Nov
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
8
comment acronym option passed at the class level rather than to the (glossaries) package level doesn't work
I know that it's possible to pass the option to glossaries, but there's no \DeclareOptionX{acronym} and I believe this is the problem.