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staff specialist, composition systems, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI

maintainer of AMS-LaTeX, AMS-TeX, and AMSFonts bug/request lists, at tech-support@ams.org

TeX Users Group, founding board member; editor, TUGboat

TeX entomologist (bug collector) for Donald Knuth's Computers & Typesetting

symbol collector for the STIX project, and conduit to Unicode for math symbols

NOTE: answers to questions will be posted in lowercase unless i am answering in an official capacity for my employer. The reasons are given in the last item in an interview on the TeX Users Group web site.


13h
comment What's the difference between quote and verse, and when should this be used in scientific writing?
er, putting single dollar signs inside of double dollar signs is sure to give you error messages. in any event, it's recommended to not use double dollar signs, but instead use \[ ... \] for single (centered) lines, or one of the multi-line display environments from amsmath. but quote or (for longer texts) quotation is definitely a better way to go for real quotations.
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comment Meaning of “\advance\leftskip \@tempdima \null\nobreak\hskip -\leftskip”
you might mention which documentation (pdf output from dtx file) can be found. i haven't looked, but suspect the documentation there, while essentially what you've said, might have other useful information, especially if this person wants to go exploring further.
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comment Fitting unbreakable large equation on one line in a twocolumn layout
this example shows the wide display entered in the first column. the original question shows it occurring in the second column. can you adjust your example to reproduce that situation?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed No Action Needed Installing a class
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comment Text between Index or Bibliography title and content
some document classes (such as amsbook) provide a mechanism for doing this. the mechanism used there does require modification of how the chapter heading is defined.
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comment mdtheorem is only framing the bottom-half of my text
an answer posted below identifies this question as containing a possible answer: mdframed missing half the frame
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answered \vspace (\section?) misbehaving in amsart document
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comment one problem of creating table in latex
no, you aren't showing what was asked for. take a closer look at the shape of the digit preceding "Macroph". the style of numerals wanted here can be specified only by @user60959; until a definitive specification is given, i think we have to take at face value what is visible in the example. the only other question posted by this person (tex.stackexchange.com/q/196986/579) shows the same style of numerals, as footnote indices. clearly, arabic is involved, but there's insufficient information to say more.
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comment Undefined Control Sequence on using defined \newcommand
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a control sequence \gv that really was undefined, and when the author added a definition, the problem disappeared.
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comment one problem of creating table in latex
something in this example appears to be related to the use of the arabic-indic numerals. a complete example is really needed here to understand the context.
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comment one problem of creating table in latex
the problem in the original question appears to be somehow related to the fact that the numerals are "real" arabic ("arabic-indic") numerals. without a complete minimum example, i don't think this question can be answered.
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revised Using Titlesec, titletoc, and titleps together affects the command \tableofcontents
corrected spelling in title, cleaned up english
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comment How do you wrap text around a figure inside an enumerate list structure?
i'm not sure what the \begin{enumerate} after \item is intended to do. in any event, \wrapfigure doesn't play well with any kind of list. from the wrapfig documentation: "You must not specify a wrapfigure in any type of list environment or immediately before or immediately after one." (there are other important warnings in the documentation; read it -- texdoc wrapfig.) do consider using a minipage, which can be adjusted to align properly with the item index.
Aug
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reviewed Close How can I save shell output to a variable in LaTeX?
Aug
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reviewed Close Why does one sometimes get what appears to be arbitrary spacing with the subcaption package?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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answered Changing style of “Proof of…”