[pdftex] Re: errors from AR caused by color package

Morten Høgholm moho01ab at student.cbs.dk
Sat May 22 17:20:56 CEST 2004

On Sat, 22 May 2004 10:06:32 -0500, Ben Crowell  
<pdftexcrowell04 at lightandmatter.com> wrote:

> I tried to make a minimal example like this:
>   \documentclass{book}
>   \RequirePackage{color}
>   \begin{document}
>   \definecolor{foo}{gray}{.5}
>   {\Huge black {\color{foo} gray}}
>   \end{document}
> When I compiled it with pdflatex, I noticed that it was producing
> this error message:
>   Non-PDF special ignored!

Aha! This leads me to conclude that the color configuration file  
(color.cfg) coming with your distribution deduces falsely when running  
pdflatex. You can specify \usepackage[pdftex]{color} directly to  
circumvent your problem. Which distribution are you using (and its version  
Morten Høgholm

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