# [pstricks] \normalsize not defined

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Thu Jun 13 18:15:17 CEST 2013

Am 13.06.2013 18:05, schrieb Rich Shepard:
>    I'm modifying an older PSTricks .tex file since the new figures I
> need are
> of similar type. The begining of the source file is:
>
> \begin{document}
> \documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
> \begin{preamble}
> \date{}
> \usepackage{pst-dbicons,lscape}
> \end{preamble}

that code snippet makes no sense! \begin{document} cannot be
used as first statement before the documentclass which itself
defines all font macros, eg \normalsize

Herbert

>
>    When I run the file through latex I get this error:
>
> ! LaTeX Error: The font size command \normalsize is not defined:
>                 there is probably something wrong with the class file.
>
>    Per the LaTeX suggestion I look in TLC2 for an explantion but do not
> find
> it. The first three page references for \normalsize are 29, 30, and 144 on
> which they are used but I don't see an explanation for my error. I'm
> running
> TeXLive 2011 and upgraded PSTricks a few months ago.
>
> Rich
>