[OS X TeX] Help hyperref causing errors

Brad Miller bonelake at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 17:33:29 CEST 2010

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:16 AM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at web.de> wrote:
> Am 26.04.2010 um 01:45 schrieb Brad Miller:
>> ERROR: Undefined control sequence.
>> --- TeX said ---
>> <argument> ...otect \edef n{sc}\protect \xdef \OT
>>                                                 1/cmr/bx/n/10 {\OT
>> 1/cmtt/...
>> l.50 ...to look at. First, on line \ref{recsum:bc}
>>                                                  we are checking to see
>> if...
>> Any hints on where I can start to track this down?
> You'd better look into the LOG file. There you could see which file, when
> loaded, could have caused tha failure. The ERROR is obvious: instead of
> loading an *OT1* encoded font (Computer Modern bold at 10pt and Computer
> Modern typewriter) "OT 1" encoded fonts are addressed. So it can be a typo.
> Since TeX seems to see a command "\OT 1" it looks more like a different
> error: someone forgot that TeX commands cannot contain digits (that's the
> reason why one finds macro names like \viiipt or \@ixpt), so TeX breaks a
> command \OT1 into \OT and a remaining 1...
> This is different from choosing an (O)T1 encoded font like this:
>        \DeclareTextCommand{\boi}{OT1}{{\tt\char '134}}
> where it's used as simple text. A \listfiles statement in the preamble will
> cause a list of files (accompanied by their version information) by added at
> the end of the LOG file.
> As mentioned before, without a minimal example it's for us hard to find the
> cause...
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete
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Thanks for the help, I should have tried to narrow it down right away,
but I was hoping it was something easier.  It turns out that it is
some incompatibility between the book style file I got from my
publisher, hyperref, and the listings package.  I'm blaming it all on
the ancient style file from the publisher.  Hopefully he will have an
updated one for me.

Brad Miller
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Luther College

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