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

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Fri Sep 10 16:07:58 CEST 2010

hi, michael,

    Karl Berry accepted, for publication in the forthcoming issue of TUGBoat, a
    short note that I have written. [...]

i look forward to seeing it.


    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,
    h, portuges, romanian, russian, serbian, slovak, slovene, spanish, swedish,
    kish, ukrainian, nohyphenation, loaded.
    ! Undefined control sequence.
    l.1 \starttext


this message tells you that the first line
of the file that is being read contains
the command  \starttext .

i'm looking at the file sampleart.ltx on
the tugboat site, and it starts with these
two lines:

  % public domain.

so my conclusion is that your latex session
is reading some other file.  and in fact
it is, as shown on the fourth line of the
log file:


this is a context file, totally incompatible
with latex!

please try again, this time using the file
name  sampleart.ltx  which isn't likely to
be duplicated elsewhere.

good luck.
						-- bb

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