[pdftex] problems with using refman.sty

Ryszard Czermiński ryszard at czerminski.net
Wed Apr 20 15:46:38 CEST 2011

Please help!

I am trying to use refman.sty I copied from the web (I want to use
but I am getting an error (see below)
In refman.sty docs it is stated that "These classes do not work with LATEX 2.09"
and I am not quite sure if this is the reason.
How can I find out if latex I am using is 2.09 or not?

! You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode.
l.33 \@

bash-3.2$ latex -version
pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
kpathsea version 3.5.4
Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea is copyright (C) 1997-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfeTeX copyright and
the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the files
named COPYING and the pdfeTeX source.
Primary author of pdfeTeX: Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry and others.

Best regards,

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