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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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comment Variation on $\prec\prec$
@tohecz Why doing it the wrong way? ;-)
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comment IEEEtran with XeLaTeX
@MunHo I don't think I understand why you'd want it.
10h
comment Geometry package in TeX: How to print (or use) the values of geometry properties in document page?
If you add verbose to the options to geometry, all relevant dimensions are reported in the .log file
13h
comment Small caps inside hyperlinks make tex4ht render open-double-quote as backslash
@NatKuhn That's much beyond my almost inexistent knowledge of tex4ht.
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comment Why does the hyperref package changes encoding of font commands?
Yes, PU or PD1, depending on the engine or options to hyperref (with the unicode option PU is forced also for pdflatex). Also hyperlinks use the internal hyperref encoding, I guess.
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comment Align in Substack
@Pippo I wouldn't try aligning on the relation symbol; seeing the result confirms my idea. ;-)
16h
comment Creating a hybrid mapsto/leadsto arrow
@jdc mu is a tiny unit: 1/18 of an em
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comment Creating a hybrid mapsto/leadsto arrow
It seems you're loading latexsym rather than amssymb. Use \mspace{1.75mu}
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comment move \footnoterule to right
@Maïeul I don't understand what you're saying: if you don't want the strut, just remove it! I used it just to emulate what the usual footnote mechanism does and it belongs to the paragraph with the “s”, not to the rule.
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comment move \footnoterule to right
@Maïeul Put the kerns in the box; it's as simple as that.
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comment move \footnoterule to right
@Maïeul I'm not sure of what you mean.
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comment move \footnoterule to right
If you're in vertical mode, then \moveright2cm\vbox{\hrule width .4\columnwidth} is what you want. I don't understand what you mean by “losing kerning”: just add \kern-3pt before the moved \vbox and \kern-2.6pt after it.
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comment How to set one move on one line in e.g. texmate?
It's quite difficult to say something without an example with texmate syntax.
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comment How to set one move on one line in e.g. texmate?
@moewe texmate is a LaTeX package.
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comment How to get started using mtpro2 lite on TeXLive?
According to your .log file, the file mtpro2.sty is in /home/marius/texmf/tex/latex/mtpro2/mtpro2.sty. The error seems to mean that you didn't install properly the fonts. Try adding \pdfmapfile{+mtpro2.map} at the beginning of the .tex file.
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comment eco package causing illegal hyphenation
@SorenBjornstad It might be a followup question; without a minimal example it's difficult to say.
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comment Left alignment of a system of equations and extra vertical space between them
The pdftex option for graphicx and hyperref should not be used.
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comment Trying to adjust margins and csquote is not working
I can't test csquotes, as you don't seem to be loading it and an example is missing.
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comment Using urw-garamond fonts in plain TeX
@Siminore You're right! I forgot \rm. Fixed.
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comment Placing the appendices after the backmatter in a thesis
Just don't issue \backmatter; by default the bibliography is not numbered.