[OS X TeX] pdftex error

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at wsu.edu
Thu Mar 18 20:03:17 EST 2004

On 18 Mar, 2004, at 18:47, Lorant Olasz wrote:

> For the past day I've been trying to get a working latex installation, 
> first with fink and then with I-installer. Installation process 
> produces no errors. However, when trying to compile a file with pdftex 
> I get the following error:
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> l.3 \documentclass
>                  [10pt] {article}

Here it looks as though you have a space between [10pt] and {article} 
which produces this error with pdftex.  Try this:

This is a test.

> Also I could not run
> pdftex example
> as the example.tex file is not found by pfdtex.

Where is the file example.tex?  If you run this from Terminal, you can 
type `pdftex` at the prompt, then drag your example.tex file to the 
Terminal window and hit return.


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