[OS X TeX] pdftex error

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 19 04:55:53 EST 2004

On 19 mrt 2004, at 10:47, Lorant Olasz wrote:
> On 19 mar 2004, at 02.02, Herb Schulz wrote:
>> One possibility...try running pdflatex rather than pdftex.
> Thanks, running pdflatex works. The question is why pdftex doesn't?

Because all the latex commands aren't pre-loaded?
Because plain TeX doesn't know about \documentclass?

Or did you use a %&latex contruct?
They don't work so nicely either, because pdftex cannot load latex.efmt,
you need pdfetex loading pdflatex.efmt (all tex, except for plain tex 
is moving to etex and pdfetex).

hope this clarifies,


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