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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.)


Mar
26
comment Label and page number in macro?
The problem with the pages is due to \csdef instead of the necessary \csedef
Mar
25
comment What is the difference between \everypar and \EveryPar?
I don't know much about ConTeXt, but I guess that \EveryPar provides some interface for using the primitive \everypar that's not so easy to deal with.
Mar
25
comment Color the faces of a graph
@TysonWilliams You are free to choose the most helpful answer for you and mark it as accepted. The site is for helping all readers, not just you.
Mar
25
comment Remove individual entries from List of Tables?
So you want "0.1, continued" in the list of tables or nothing at all? However, if you can't use the caption package, you shouldn't be using floatrow that loads it.
Mar
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Efficient ways to anonymize a document
Mar
25
comment Real numbers symbol in XeTeX
I see; nothing prevents you from using the msbm10 font with XeTeX. In any case, if you don't set fonts, you're basically using the same setting as normal TeX.
Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
comment Real numbers symbol in XeTeX
The preamble is what goes from \documentclass to \begin{document}. If you plan to use amssymb you must have this.
Mar
25
revised BibTeX reference page appears at start of pdf from IEEE template
Code markup
Mar
25
comment BibTeX reference page appears at start of pdf from IEEE template
We try hard to be friendly, particularly to newbies. Welcome again.
Mar
25
comment BibTeX reference page appears at start of pdf from IEEE template
Welcome to TeX.sx! and congratulations for the good example. While the \bibliographystyle command can go almost anywhere, the \bibliography command should go where you want the bibliography to be typeset.
Mar
25
comment Real numbers symbol in XeTeX
Can you add the essential part of your preamble, particularly the font setting?
Mar
25
comment Problems with sectioning / toc
If your school requests scrreprt, they probably want chapters.
Mar
25
comment Problems with sectioning / toc
Welcome to TeX.sx! The main sectional unit of scrreprt is \chapter, so either you use chapters instead of sections in the main part of the document or go to the scrartcl class.
Mar
25
comment spacing before scope resolution operator
Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
Mar
25
comment Are there alternatives to nicefrac that does not shrink numerator and denominator
@User17670 Sorry, but I've been into maths for 30+ years and I have never seen fractions à la nicefrac.
Mar
25
comment Small default distance between the caption and the table
@e-birk I did \sbox0{\begin{tabular}...}\showthe\ht0
Mar
25
comment How to adjust font size in TikZ state diagram
Can you add the code you have up to now?
Mar
25
answered pgfplots chart labels too close and not spaced evenly
Mar
25
comment How to check if token is a macro?
If you do \meaning\cs and \cs is a macro, the expansion is macro:<parameter text>-><replacement text> (in stringified form). But the category codes in both the <parameter text> and the <replacement text> are not recoverable. So the general problem is not solvable; if the <parameter text> is simply a list of undelimited parameters, then you can use the expansion of \meaning\cs for knowing how many arguments you have to collect. But I don't understand what you're trying to do.