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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 another organization I used to work, I wrote a LaTeX package to implement the style and layout requirements the organization had come up with for working papers written by its economist. This package (i) helped up free up much of the authors' time that was otherwise wasted on figuring out how to implement the stylistic guidelines in LaTeX -- the guidelines had been written (unsuprisingly...) 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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Jun
17
comment How can I separate an fl ligature in Libertine?
@LaRiFaRi - thanks for this reminder. :-) Not yet released to the public, but pretty much ready to go once TeXLive2014 is released: (i) two new choices for breaking up ligatures: the babel method (insert 0.03em of whitespace), and insert a ZWNJ invisible character that breaks up the ligature and let's the Opentype font (if it's set up to do so, of course) replace f and ff glyphs that precede a ZWNJ char with corresponding short-armed variants; (ii) more-refined German ligature suppression rules; and (iii) a much-expanded set of German hyphenation exceptions.
Jun
16
comment How to get Proper APA referencing format
@Sujith - If the main file is named report.tex, you would need to type pdflatex report, bibtex report, pdflatex report, and pdflatex report yet again.
Jun
16
answered Setting over- and underbraces outside an matrix formula
Jun
16
comment Having references in the same latex file
Welcome to TeX.SE! You could, for example, use the filecontents package to provide the bibliographic entries in the preamble of your document. For a practical example of this approach, see the posting tex.stackexchange.com/a/185067/5001.
Jun
16
revised bibtex does not show all the entries of @inCollection
added an explanatory sentence
Jun
16
comment latex to word? — OCR?
What's the level of involvement of your co-authors in the creation of the papers? Do they provide mainly text, or do they also provide tables, figures, mathematics (and any other stuff that's tedious to convert from Word to LaTeX)?
Jun
16
answered bibtex does not show all the entries of @inCollection
Jun
16
comment Hyperref and Automatic Citation indexing
Should this posting maybe be moved to another SE group, say to Stack Overflow? It doesn't seem to be related all that closely to TeX and friends.
Jun
15
comment A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)
@HeikoOberdiek - Many thanks for this clarification. Very helpful. Let's hope the OP doesn't have a program that has more than a couple hundred \newlength directives...
Jun
15
comment A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)
@HeikoOberdiek - I guess my question is trying to get at a different issue: Is there a risk of running out of registers if the same macro name, say \mytmplen, is repeatedly first \let to \relax and then reissued as a length register via \newlength?
Jun
15
comment A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)
@HeikoOberdiek - Is there a problem with running out of length registers if the same few ones get re-used over and over?
Jun
15
revised A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)
better syntax
Jun
15
answered A reusable newlength (no stop/break if length already defined)
Jun
15
answered How to get Proper APA referencing format
Jun
15
comment How to get Proper APA referencing format
@Sujith - Please see my answer: I am unable to reproduce the problem you report.
Jun
15
revised RequirePackage and usepackage behave differently
replaced "package" with "document class"
Jun
15
comment Allow more authors before replacement by “et al.” with natbib/achemso
After making the edits to (a copy of) the file achemso.bst, did you rerun LaTeX/BibTeX/LaTeX/LaTeX on your document?
Jun
15
comment How to manipulate a multi-line string in luatex?
It's not clear to me what the concern is with potential line breaks in a string: Do you want to eliminate them, do you want to preserve them, or something entirely different? Please clarify.
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
revised Color only subsection header but NOT its toc entry
edited title for clarity, added "sectioning" tag