[texhax] MS Word & Mathtype to TeX

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Wed Dec 21 05:53:50 CET 2011

On 12/20/2011 6:36 PM, Philipp Stephani wrote:
> 2011/12/21 Pierre MacKay<pierre.mackay at comcast.net>:
>> A new arrival to LaTeX is not going to know that what would be needed is
>> something like  'latex "&latex \input whatever.tex" ', and there is no
>> reason why he should have to know that.  texsys.config is no use at all, and
>> a new user should not have to think about texsys.config anyway.
> Have you ever tested what actually happens when you type "latex"? Of
> course a simple "latex filename.tex" works as expected.
I REALLY WISH IT DID, BUT IT DIDN'T IN MY CASE.  I got just the effect 
that one of the earlier messages
did.  I  typed "latex filename.tex"  and was told that \documentclass 
was undefined.

Pierre MacKay

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