[texhax] latex2e usage.

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Jan 21 06:24:30 CET 2011

On  20 Jan, 2011, at 21:04, walt burkhard wrote:

> Hello I am trying to process the following file.tex
> \documentclass{llncs}
> \begin{document}
> Hello World
> \end{document}
> in which llncs is the Springer-Verlag  latex macros.
> % latex   file.tex    produces ---
>    [...]
>   ! LaTeX Error: File `article.cls' not found.

I downloaded llncs.cls from


and compiled your example ---as well as their demo file--- without problems.

You haven't tell us which OS platform you're using, but I can't figure a reason why latex is in your path but article class can't be found. I guess we need more data.

Try in your terminal or Command Prompt

kpsewhich article.cls

On Linux or Mac OS you should get something like




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