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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
23
comment Error: Unicode char \u8 when importing bibliography
Your MWE is set to generate authoryear-style citations. Is there a biblatex style that approximates the alpha style more closely?
Mar
22
comment How can I recreate this two tables in LaTeX?
Do the horizontal lines have to be red?
Mar
21
revised A problem with revtex4 and colortbl
removed "math-mode" and "matrices" tags, added "revtex" and "colortbl" tags
Mar
21
comment Why don't my hyperref links work with amsart?
@Dan - Which object do you wish to cross-reference: The entire lemma, or a specific enumerated item within the lemma? You can assign a \label to both the lemma and to individual enumerated items.
Mar
21
revised How to change the number of a subsection used in a cross-reference?
added cross-referencing tag, edited title to clarify objecitive, edited posting for spelling
Mar
21
comment Authoryear cite style in tex, problems using natbib in Texmaker (on mac)
It's not clear what you mean by "natbib [rather: the plainnat style?] did not support some of the bibtex references from jstor". You didn't show any of the bibliographic entries that were giving plainnat problems.
Mar
20
comment Changing layout is difficult or easy in LaTeX?
You may be mixing up two perspectives -- that of the end-user and that of a document class designer. As long as the end-user hasn't engaged in too much visual formatting, switching from one design to an other is generally accomplished by switching the document class -- say, from article to IEEEtran. (Of course, specific classes may offer macros that aren't available in others, in which case switching classes may require some macro programming.) Conversely, designing a new class is not easy, in part because it involves both LaTeX programming skills and a flair for good layout and design.
Mar
20
revised How can I set up autocompletion for \langle and \rangle?
Added texstudio tag
Mar
19
comment Table Formatting - Width
Which package defines the \ce macro? What's the intended width of the textblock? Please advise.
Mar
19
comment Venn diagrams for fuzzy logic
@Jubobs - thanks for changing "vein diagrams" to "Venn diagrams".
Mar
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Venn diagrams for fuzzy logic
Mar
19
comment Beamer headline too long
Welcome to TeX.SE! How long are your Beamer presentations? Unless they're several hours long, is there a benefit -- to your audience, and to you -- to having so many sectioning commands? Not every frame needs a sectioning command.
Mar
19
revised How can I have references to several counters in a formatted way with \ref{}?
More detail as to what happens if \p@counterB is redefined.
Mar
19
comment Inserting a small vertical space in a table
@Boris - the struts can be inserted anywhere in a given row; I simply find it easiest to read the code if they're inserted at the start of the left-most cell or the end of right-most cell. There should be no extra (horizontal) padding from the struts; what you observe on the MWE is LateX's insertion of whitespace in the amount of \tabcolsep.
Mar
18
revised How can I have references to several counters in a formatted way with \ref{}?
added 5 characters in body
Mar
18
comment How can I have references to several counters in a formatted way with \ref{}?
I understood your setup to be as follows: counterA is the upper-level or primary variable, and counterB is the secondary or subordinate counter. Is that not the case? By the way, you're free to define \thecounterA and \thecounterB (the "looks" of the individual counters) any way you wish. The MWE simply mimicked the numbering styles you indicated in your query.
Mar
18
answered How can I have references to several counters in a formatted way with \ref{}?
Mar
18
comment Printing Bibliographie on only one page latex ieee style
Welcome to TeX.SE!
Mar
17
revised Centering individual cells in booktabs
new MWE with \hrule
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.)