[texhax] adapting a "vanilla" latex file to tugboat style

Michael Barnett michaelb at Princeton.EDU
Fri Sep 10 15:33:02 CEST 2010


Karl Berry accepted, for publication in the forthcoming issue of 
TUGBoat,  a short note that I have written. Karl offered to put it in 
TUGBoat LaTeX style, but I would like to try doing this myself over the 
next few days. I think I have until September 15th. If I find I am going 
nowhere fast I will be practical and accept Karl's offer, but certainly 
prepare my next contribution myself. I have published several papers in 
TuGBoat over the years.

The Princeton University Office of Information Technology provide no 
support for TeX in any shape form or size. I make considerable use of 
LaTeX for other journals, naming my files with extension .tex and 
invoking the shellscript pdflatex.

I just cut and paste the text file with url 
http://tug.org/TUGboat/sampleart.ltx into a Unix window, under the name 
sample.ltx, and issued the command line statement

latex sample

The relevant part of the Unix display is


lxiv.Princeton.EDU% latex sample
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, 
ngerman, b
ahasa, basque, bulgarian, catalan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, 
esperanto, e
stonian, finnish, greek, icelandic, irish, italian, latin, magyar, 
norsk, polis
h, portuges, romanian, russian, serbian, slovak, slovene, spanish, 
swedish, tur
kish, ukrainian, nohyphenation, loaded.
! Undefined control sequence.
l.1 \starttext


I assume I need to include files that are in installation archives. The 
HelpDesk consultant who asked where these are told me to email the 
question to him to forward to the Unix group. Any suggestions would be 


Michael Barnett

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