[texhax] businesscard.tex

bill purvis bil at beeb.net
Sat May 13 16:27:08 CEST 2006

I've tried using Tom's business card file, and had a bit of a problem.

I've narrowed it down to an interaction between packages pst-node and color.
A cut-down version shows the problem:
\usepackage{pst-node} % allows using PSTricks!!  Remove if you don't have it.

This produces an error on my system (tetex as distributed with Mandriva 10.1):

`PSTricks' v97 patch 14  <1999/12/23> (tvz)
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pstricks.con)))) (./color.sty

! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
l.164   \definecolor{black}{gray}{0}

I got around it by commenting out the '\usepackage{color}' and it
work fine, but I wanted to use color so I tried to figure out what was
going wrong. After downloading the latest version of the 'color'
package from CTAN I found no improvement, but then I thought maybe
it's an interaction between packages, so I commented out the pst-node
line and it works fine. I ended up reversing the order of the two
\usepackage lines and found that it works OK that way round.

I presume that it worked OK for Tom, so what is going on here?

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