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I'm an economist by training. I've used LaTeX for more than 20 years, ever since I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation with an early version of LaTeX. I continue to use LaTeX for my working papers, journal articles, and some of my other professional publications.

I am the principal author of the selnolig package, which lets users automatically suppress typographic ligatures that are inappropriate because they span morpheme boundaries, for both English and German language texts.

I once edited an entire conference proceedings volume in LaTeX. At the organization prior to the one I work for now, I wrote a LaTeX package to implement the style and layout requirements the organization had come up with for working papers written by its professional staff. This package (i) helped up free up much of the authors' time that was otherwise wasted on figuring out how to implement the guidelines in LaTeX -- the guidelines had been written primarily with users of MS Word -- and (ii) actually convinced some of our economists to make the switch from MS Word to LaTeX when writing their working papers.


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comment Table off the page
@Olga - all table environments float unless you specifically prevent them from doing so. See the posting Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned for methods to prevent (or at least limit) the floating behavior.
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comment How to reduce the gaps between words in a reference entry
The url package (with the hyphens option) must be loaded before hyperref.
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comment How to reduce the gaps between words in a reference entry
@Vijay - Did you load the url package with the option hyphens?
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comment How to reduce the gaps between words in a reference entry
Did you try loading the url package with the option hyphens?
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comment Sorting references with special characters alphabetically
{\v S}imovi{\'c} works too -- and is marginally easier to write than {\v{S}}imovi{\'{c}}.
8h
comment Set some horizontal border in my table
I'd consider dropping the two middle midrules entirely.
13h
comment How to remove (2) border lines from this table?
Why do you insert ~ in the empty cells? It's not necessary to do so, really.
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comment Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
@Manuel - I don't think it's necessary to use the \makeatletter ... \makeatother wrappers in the present case: the command being patched and the characters being replaced contain only "letter-type" (cat. 11) tokens -- No @ symbol to make things "interesting" as far I can tell. :-)
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comment Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
@doublerainbow64 - The patch works for both starred and unstarred chapters. By the way, I doubt it's a good idea to have some chapters perform \clearpage while others perform \cleardoublepage -- choose one or the other for your document.
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comment Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
@ChristianHupfer - By the way, I'm a fan of your blog (especially the bon mots by teacher "H.").
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comment Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
@doublerainbow64 - Please see the updated answer.
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comment Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
@ChristianHupfer - Thanks for this. I've updated the answer. The code works with the book and scrbook classes.
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revised Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
rephrased for clarity and correctness
17h
answered Redefine \chapter and \chapter* with \cleardoublepage inside .cls-file
17h
comment How do you reset counters?
You've posted a template, but it's not clear which counter is giving you problems. Is it the counter for equations? If so, what exactly is the current problem, and how would you like to see it fixed?
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comment How to stop certain pages appearing in the TOC
Which document class do you use?
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reviewed Close How to use Texmaker Synctex - Jump between source and PDF
20h
reviewed Close social links and symbols in moderncv
20h
comment ! Undefined control sequence. - no idea where the error is
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an error that's insufficiently documented and apparently cannot be reproduced.
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revised Missing delimiter (. inserted). error
added 15 characters in body