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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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Oct
29
comment Equation number enclosing parentheses misplaced with Polyglossia+Hebrew+amsmath
Not a solution but a comment: I've tried to compile your MWE under LuaLaTeX (MacTeX2013), and apart from a warning message that can be overridden by hitting "r" (for "run"), the MWE seems to compile correctly -- specifically, the equation number is typeset as "(1)".
Oct
28
comment mathtype equation are not converting in editable format
If the equations really are in .png format, i.e., separate graphic files, you're probably out of luck. Files of .png type are raster fonts, and there's no automated way to transform th contents of those images files directly into LaTeX code.
Oct
28
revised How to clarify and enliven a dense table
[Edit removed during grace period]
Oct
28
answered How to clarify and enliven a dense table
Oct
28
revised How to write an umlaut in bibtex style file?
fixed a trivial typo (sch instead of sh)
Oct
28
comment Last chapter not appearing in table of contents
Since you haven't provided the (relevant) contents of Chapter 4, I don't think it's possible to diagnose correctly why including it either before or after Chapter 3 would make such a difference.
Oct
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
revised Error bibtex with jabref
changed "bibtex" to "bib file" in a couple of places
Oct
28
comment Error bibtex with jabref
Regarding the question in your follow-up comment: If all entries in your bib file should show up in the References section regardless of whether they're cited explicitly or not, issuing the command \nocite{*} will let you achieve that. If you want to have some selected entries show up in the References while not citing them explicitly, use \nocite{...} with the appropriate keys. Of course, entries that are explicitly \citeed in the body of the text will show up in the References automatically.
Oct
28
comment Error bibtex with jabref
What does the argument of your \cite command look like? Is it maybe \cite{Sánchez}? What happens if you change it to \cite{Sanchez}?
Oct
28
comment LaTeX on the reference including the wave line
Have you tried replacing ~ in the URL string with $\sim$ and then recompiling your document (latex, bibtex, and latex twice more)?
Oct
28
comment How can I mimic Griffiths' electrodynamics textbook?
Judging by the (to me at least!) pleasingly round and fairly thick large parentheses shown in the excerpt of Griffith's book, I would venture a guess that the publisher used a font package such as "MathTime Professional II". Other Times Roman math font packages -- such as mathptmx, txfonts, and even the more recent newtxmath -- all seem to produce rather anorexic-looking large parentheses. Which math font package do you use currently?
Oct
28
comment How can I mimic Griffiths' electrodynamics textbook?
Welcome to TeX.SE! Please also add the code you've written to create the excerpt you've posted. Useful answers to font-related questions will depend importantly on features such as the font family (or families) you're using.
Oct
27
revised Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
fixed a minor typo
Oct
27
revised Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
added 106 characters in body
Oct
27
answered Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
Oct
27
comment Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
Real quick: Did you create your custom .bst file with the custombib (aka makebst) utility?
Oct
27
comment Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
It's actually not that difficult to change the .bst file to handle cases of missing (or empty) author and/or date fields in an entry of type @misc.
Oct
27
comment Comma in bibliography item of weblinks
Which bibliography style do you use?
Oct
27
comment Stretching a table
When using the rules of the booktabs package, proper vertical positioning via \multirow becomes difficult, to say the least. In the present case, I'd ditch \multirow entirely and just place "Reflectivity" on the same row as the three distances.