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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.


2d
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
@DavidCarlisle: having seen the other answers, I can see that you're probably right...
2d
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
Nice, though a bit hackish. (I thought about it too, though I didn't remember the syntax of \rule, so thanks!) If nothing more "elegant" shows up, I'll accept this one...
2d
comment Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular
And what if I want to increase the spacing of only one row? (And yes, this is sometimes justified IMHO.)
Apr
7
comment What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page?
@Aditya: I know, I even used them once or twice;). But for this big-list question to be useful for newbies, could you provide an example?
Apr
6
comment How to check whether two labels fall on the same page?
@Malipivo: this is great! Can you write an answer about refcount?
Apr
5
comment deleting the address item from a bibliography style
Please use biblatex, not BibTeX. BibTeX is old, unsupported and creates more problems than it solves (as you've already noticed). Every time someone uses BibTeX, an innocent child learns to read from a book set in Comic Sans.
Apr
3
comment Using eqnarray (or similar) with exam class
@RobertArbon: now you have 18;).
Apr
2
comment Comparison of TeX editors with respect to collaboration (diff etc)
Emacs. Of course.
Apr
2
comment Switching between environments
Have you seen this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/22269/… ?
Apr
2
comment “Undefined control sequence” on auto-generated tex files
You should really use pdflatex. What TeX distribution do you have? How did you install it? It should be in the same place as pdftex...
Mar
31
comment How to use concrete fonts?
thanks. Of course, if I use memoir, I'll look into its docs;).
Mar
31
comment How to use concrete fonts?
Ha! I guess that I've just lost the right to ask anyone having LaTeX problems "Did you look at the log file?" ;)
Mar
31
comment How to use concrete fonts?
Thanks! I decided to accept @pst's answer below because it's more "lightweight", and addresses a more general issue - even though I may use your suggestion instead.
Mar
31
comment How to use concrete fonts?
@fpast: I had the LaTeX Companion once in my hands, for some 3 minutes... And I forgot (again...) about the boldness of section titles.
Mar
31
comment How to use concrete fonts?
Ah, thanks! I forgot that \sections are not only \large, but also \bfseries...
Mar
31
comment How to generate a series of \paused stand-alone TikZ images?
You could extract them from the beamer presentation using the pdfpages package. You could also use the plain option for the frame environment so that you won't have headers/footers etc.
Mar
30
comment Accessible TeX/LaTeX textbooks, primers, and materials?
Re: flashcards: I guess using LaTeX is a better idea - you memorize what you need. Re: other requirements/accessibility: what about using Org-mode instead with Emacspeak? (I don't know that solution, just an idea to see whether it makes any sense.)
Mar
29
comment Why can't I renew the \label command in math mode?
Are you sure that you are solving the right problem? Wouldn't a good autocompletion system in your editor be a better solution? Personally, I guess that using long, meaningful labels and having something like AUCTeX gives me (in Emacs, of course) with C-c C-m ref RET might be a better solution than printing labels. Also, if this is not enough, I'd consider (staying in Emacs, of course) using either incremental search (for \label), or using M-x occur (again, with \\label), or both.
Mar
27
comment \addtocontents not writing to the toc file
Of course, the \addtocontents will be used throughout the document (it's an issue of a journal, and besides the article titles, it will contain "sections", i.e., groups of articles; these groups will have titles in the ToC).
Mar
26
comment \addtocontents not writing to the toc file
@DavidCarlisle: thanks, I didn't manage (yet) to look at the source for @starttoc. In my case, the class will call it anyway, but my class will also typeset the ToC (in etoolbox's \AtEndPreamble).