[OS X TeX] An error came up

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Nov 28 19:38:54 EST 2002

On 11/28/02 12:15 AM, "Juan Manuel Palacios" <jmpalacios at mac.com> wrote:

> Hello Tom. Sorry for taking the liberty to write to you like this
> but I couldn't keep my hands off the sample code you provided to that
> amazingly beautiful thesis presentation you told us about. I was very
> eager to copy it and compile it to see what it achieves but turned into
> dismay when the console told me there was an error:
> ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \fmpage.
> <to be read again>
> l.37 ...x[1.2\width]{\usebox{\fmbox}}\end{center}}
> You think you could please help me fix it so that I can study your
> code and output in order to learn from it?
> Thank you very much in advance for the time. Regards,...
> Juan.
> ... 
>> \usepackage{boxedminipage}
>> \newsavebox{\fmbox}
>> \newenvironment{fmpage}[1]
>> {\begin{center}\begin{lrbox}{\fmbox}\begin{minipage}[c][1.2\height]
>> [c]{# 1}}  <--------
>> {\end{minipage}\end{lrbox}\framebox[1.2\width]{\usebox{\fmbox}}\end
>> {cent er}} <--------
>> ...


The two lines shown with the <-------- above have been wrapped and then
unwrapped so that there is an extra space between the '#' and the '1' and
also between 'cent' and 'er'. Fix that up and it all works very nicely.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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