[texworks] Basic LaTeX documents/article.tex not compiling cleanly

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Mon Jan 12 20:58:26 CET 2009

On 12 Jan 2009, at 19:48, Dave Crossland wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks Edd and Jonathan for your earlier help today :-)
> Using Fedora 10's TeXLive, the
> "texworks-read-only/res/resfiles/templates/Basic LaTeX
> documents/article.tex" example doesn't compile cleanly; the errors are
> non-fatal - hitting return at the error prompt allows it to compile
> okay - and commenting out these 3 lines that are the problem (thanks
> to the first) doesn't effect the appearance of the output.
> \usepackage[titles]{tocloft} % Alter the style of the Table of  
> Contents
> \renewcommand{\cftsecfont}{\rmfamily\mdseries\upshape}
> \renewcommand{\cftsecpagefont}{\rmfamily\mdseries\upshape} % No bold!
> A log is attached.

I've noticed there are problems with at least some of the templates;  
these were derived from old files distributed with TeXShop, but have  
not necessarily been kept up to date with current TeX distributions.

It would be great if a few experienced LaTeX users -- keeping in mind  
what's appropriate to present to newcomers, so keep things fairly  
simple -- could go through the samples and clean them up, and/or offer  
a better collection of templates for current systems.


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