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I am a mathematician by profession and quite a long-time (since around 1995 – as of now [2013], this means about half of my life) TeX user by hobby.

I started with plain TeX, and much later (in the early 2000s) moved to LaTeX; I still use plain TeX occasionally (and when writing LaTeX classes/packages). Quite recently I also started to use ConTeXt.

I am a heavy Emacs user, though still a newbie – I started in 2001.

I have a blog about (among others) TeX and friends, located at http://mbork.pl/Content_AND_Presentation.


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comment How to clear LaTeX cache?
Glad you found it. It is a known issue (not a "bug", really), although the symptoms may be mysterious.
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Sep
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comment configure git to work with latex (i.e. use dots instead of lines as reference points)
Did you see this: stackoverflow.com/questions/539984/… ?
Sep
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comment 4 authors, but half of the final author's name is moved to next lne. How can I stop it?
I wouldn't care. If you're using elsarticle, you are probably going to publish in one of Elsevier's journals, and they have a very good TeX crew from River Valley Technologies, who kind of rewrite your LaTeX file anyway (mostly automatically). In a pinch, just email the maintainers of the elsarticle class.
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Sep
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comment Any way to set a variable externally?
You can do things like latex \def\x{y} \input file.tex from commandline. I'd prefer, however, such a script to generate a short "config" file, which is then \input by your document/package/class.
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comment How do I edit a package?
Maybe open it in a text editor, make any changes you want, and then save it;)? Or, what about making the question a bit more precise? (Please, don't take any offense - just be more specific.)
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accepted Is the parsing of --translate-file in the first line disabled by default?
Jul
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comment Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX
I can't recall any details, but there was some discussion about it on the ConTeXt mailing list - try searching its archives. How much are you attached to LaTeX? ConTeXt might be a better choice especially in non-academic setting.
Jul
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comment My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?
Also, you might consider using Org-mode, which can export both to odt (and hence to doc) and to LaTeX.
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comment macro for card divider
Welcome, fellow Dominion player;).