[OS X TeX] .aux files (A propos TeX wrappers)

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Sep 15 22:03:52 CEST 2004


Thank you for, once again, bailing me out. I should have noticed the 
"short description" and all works as you say. Hitting R makes it a lot 
faster than trashing the .aux file.

    What I do now is

        hit R,
        wait until it is typeset,
        put in the missing $ or whatever
        typeset.

    I tried saving time by

        put in the missing $ or whatever
        hit R
        typeset

    It works too but I have a feeling that I have lost feedback on
    whether or not I put the $ in the right place.

Still, the real issue is that there must be something wrong in 
myfile.tex since it behaves differently than one would expect and the 
way that newfile.tex (with the same preamble) does.

Other than adding little by little all the stuff in myfile.tex to 
newfile.tex and running the "$\times" check each time, is there 
something that the abnormal behavior might suggest?

Grateful regards
--schremmer


Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 15 sept. 04, à 00:55, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>
>> (1) I didn't forget as I no idea what it means. I tried a few x here 
>> and there but it didn't do anything.
>
>
> The different answers you can provide, when faced with TeX's error 
> messages, are described in chapter 6 "Running TeX" of the TeXbook. You 
> can also type "?", without the quotes, in response to the error 
> message, and a short description will pop up:
>
> ? ?
> Type <return> to proceed, S to scroll future error messages,
> R to run without stopping, Q to run quietly,
> I to insert something, E to edit your file,
> 1 or ... or 9 to ignore the next 1 to 9 tokens of input,
> H for help, X to quit.
>
> In particular, when faced with this:
>
>>    ... myfile.aux
>>    Runaway argument
>>    ...
>>    ...
>>    l.76 \begin{document}
>>    ?
>
>
> which indicates a malformed .aux file, just type "s" and the 
> typesetting operation will proceed until the end, creating a 
> syntactically correct .aux file. Then typeset again (and maybe one or 
> two more times, to get correct cross-references), you're done!
>
> Bruno Voisin
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