[OS X TeX] Fragile Commands [Was: how to convert .doc to .TEX?]

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 19 19:49:56 EST 2005

On 20 jan 2005, at 1:35, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> The package pdfsync seems to be the culprit, even protection of \emph 
> doesn't help - at least for me (I am using amsbook and pdfsync).
> The simplest solution seems to be to use
> \renewcommand{\emph}{\textit}
> whenever the pdfsync is loaded. Those, who need it, could even add 
> this line to package pdfsync.

I prefer slightly more accurate hammers:


This will ensure you use  the real \emph command (ensuring the same 
layout), by storing the working, non-fragile \emph command and using 
that instead. Note that this (obviously) disables part of pdfsync.


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