[texhax] Trouble with different document classes

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Feb 9 01:48:06 CET 2010

On 8 February 2010 Nitsan Ben-Gal wrote:

 > Sorry about the glut of info, I didn't know what would be useful.

don't worry about the glut of info.  Your input file is very helpful
and it's quite nice that you removed everything which is not needed in
order to reproduce the problem.  However, I can't reproduce your
problem here with TeX Live 2008 and TeX Live 2009.

The excerpt of the log file you submitted doesn't indicate any errors.
If en error occurs, LaTeX complains loudly.  Could you send us the
complete log file, please?  It's very helpful.

BTW, don't be confused by the messages you see in the log file.  Let's
take the first one of the excerpt as an example.

 ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.8\tex\latex\graphics\keyval.sty"
 Package: keyval 1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
 \KV at toks@=\toks14

The opening brace at the beginning indicates that a file is opened.
It's immediately followed by the name of the file.  The closing brace
at the end denotes that this file is closed.  Everything between the
filename and the closing braces are informal messages, unless they
explicitly claim that an error occurred.  Don't worry about messages
like "\KV at toks@=\toks14", even if they sound Chinese or French.

A real error message looks like this:

  ! LaTeX Error: File `elsarticle.cls' not found.

I got this message when I tried to compile your file with an ancient
version of TeX Live which obviously didn't provide elsarticle.cls.

Please send us your complete log file.


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