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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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Mar
17
comment Centering individual cells in booktabs
Can you also make the table fit into the width of textblock? (Hint: try setting \tabcolsep to 2pt -- the default value is 6pt.)
Mar
17
comment Adding parentheses to figure references
Welcome to TeX.SE! You could create a little macro, say \newcommand\pref[1]{(\ref{#1})} -- short for "parenthetical \ref", I suppose -- and place it in the preamble. Then, write \pref{<label of figure>}. The point is that by creating the macro \pref you need not modify the default behavior of \ref.
Mar
17
revised How can I create a beautiful symbol table?
better layout of the explanations
Mar
17
answered How can I create a beautiful symbol table?
Mar
17
revised Centering individual cells in booktabs
better explanation of what the tabularx environment is good for
Mar
17
comment Centering individual cells in booktabs
Observe that the OP's method for calculating the widths of columns 2 through 7 -- 0.15\textwidth-2\tabcolsep -- results in a table that's overall quite a bit wider than \textwidth.
Mar
17
comment Centering individual cells in booktabs
I think it's the OP's (slightly incorrect) calculations of the width of columns 2 through 7, viz., \dimexpr0.15\textwidth-2\tabcolsep\relax}, that are giving rise to the excessive width of the entire table.
Mar
17
revised Centering individual cells in booktabs
better explanation of what the tabularx environment is good for
Mar
17
comment Centering individual cells in booktabs
Is it a problem that the table width, as indicated by your calculations, is actually quite a bit wider than \textwidth?
Mar
17
comment Centering individual cells in booktabs
The resulting table is considerably wider than the text block.
Mar
17
answered Centering individual cells in booktabs
Mar
17
comment Making the Swedish characters å, ä and ö appear
Try replacing \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} with \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}. At any rate, the input encoding of your tex file should be independent of whether you compile it with pdflatex or xelatex, right?
Mar
17
comment Small caps in fontspec on XeLaTeX
Have you checked if there's a font provided by the OS that's called Times? XeLaTeX will work with system-installed fonts, while LuaLaTeX searches for fonts more broadly.
Mar
17
revised subfigure and subfig packages deprecated
three -> five
Mar
17
comment URL citation: Control breaks and add 'Accessed' as prefix text
@muffel - The plain bibliography style is more than 20 years old. As such, it's not exactly surprising that it wouldn't be programmed to do anything with fields such as url, doi, and eid. The style plainnat, provided by the natbib package, is to some degree an update/refresh of the plain style.
Mar
17
awarded  hyphenation
Mar
16
comment Bold and italic subsection title with custom font size
Welcome to TeX.SE!
Mar
16
revised Bold and italic subsection title with custom font size
removed the opening sentence with the plethora of exclamation marks and the reference to being Italian
Mar
16
answered URL citation: Control breaks and add 'Accessed' as prefix text
Mar
16
comment Right-aligning text over expression
@StevenB.Segletes - Nicely put. :-) Not quite sure, though, if it's really a "wound"...