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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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Sep
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revised Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname
added comment about needing to encase words that need to stay in uppercase in curly braces
Sep
1
revised Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname
put curly braces around words in title field
Sep
1
answered Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname
Sep
1
comment change size of special character
I suppose one could cater to the fact that the surrounding text might not be set in "normalsize" by loading the relsize package and setting \renewcommand{\%}{{\smaller \oldpercent}}... :-)
Sep
1
revised Splitting an equation
fixed typo in header of posting; removed "scaling" tag; added "equations" tag
Sep
1
answered Splitting an equation
Aug
31
comment Unknown compilation error
The compilation error you should be getting, viz., " LaTeX Error: \begin{tabular} on input line <xxx> ended by \end{document}", should be a tip-off that you're missing an \end{tabular} statement somewhere. A separate matter: even though it's not doing any harm in the case at hand, I'd also get rid of the mysterious symbol in the document class declaration.
Aug
31
revised Exactly position an image
Fixed a minor typo in posting's title
Aug
31
answered How to remove the space after an exclamation point
Aug
31
comment Texstudio: BibTeX can't open .bib file
Is your bib file, bibli.bib, located either in the same directory as our main .tex file is, or in a directory that's searched by BibTeX?
Aug
30
comment About endmarks in thmtools
Welcome to TeX.SE! Your code doesn't compile; instead, it crashes with LaTeX Error: Command \proof already defined.. Please consider editing the code so that it at least compiles.
Aug
30
comment Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
@Qrrbrbirlbel - Thanks, I've implemented both of your suggestions -- to use \raggedright in the cell, and to split the line between uterine and rupture.
Aug
30
revised Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
implemented Q's suggestion to set a cell in raggedright
Aug
30
comment Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
The result doesn't quite meet the OP's stated objective of fitting inside the textblock. You may want to try reducing the value of \tabcolsep (half the width of the intercolumn white space) to 4pt or even 3pt and see if the table starts to fit.
Aug
30
revised Hyphenation problem with — versus \textemdash
slight re-write
Aug
30
comment Incorrect font for ligated glyphs, bold-italics combination, Libertine font
@Caramdir - Thanks for pointing out that the bug described in the posting -- the missing ligatures in bold/italic -- is no longer present in the latest version of TeXLive. From (re)running the MWE, it would appear that there are no fl or ffl ligatures in bold-italic; instead, f{}l and ff{}l show up. Do you know if the absence of the fl and ffl ligatures is intentional?
Aug
30
revised Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
added 6 characters in body
Aug
30
comment Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
@Qrrbrbirlbel - Actually, to make the table fit into the text block using your suggested method, it's necessary to typeset that cell as {\begin{tabular}[t]{@{}l@{}} Placental\slash uterine rup- \\ ture\slash hemorrhage \end{tabular}} -- note the required hyphenation of the word "rupture". Some guesswork in getting the column width right seems to be inevitable...
Aug
30
revised Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?
fixed two typos
Aug
30
answered Can I make this table fit in portrait mode?