[OS X TeX] Fwd: Re: running out of skip registers (memoir.cls and qtree.sty incompatibility)

Jan Anderssen jan at linguist.umass.edu
Sat Mar 5 14:48:51 EST 2005

This is a follow-up on the message Alan forwarded. I thought it might 
be of interest as well.

Forwarded message:
> From: Alexis Dimitriadis <alexis.dimitriadis at let.uu.nl>
> Date: March 5, 2005 2:28:58 PM EST
> To: ling-tex at ifi.uio.no

Follow-up: I did some googling (which maybe i should have done before 
posting yesterday ;-). The PROPER solution is the package etex.sty, 
which changes the register allocation limits and defines some other 
things as appropriate to the etex engine.

If you have a recent distribution you probably use the etex engine 
already and don't know it; but neither does your latex kernel, so it 
thinks you've run out of registers when you haven't. If that happens to 
you, add \usepackage{etex} and see what happens. If you still have the 
original, 8-bit TeX engine you'll get an error (or maybe you won't even 
have the package), which is good because you really don't have any more 
registers to allocate anyway. In that case you'll have to update your 
distribution (or beg your sysadmin to do so :-)


On Mar 5, 2005, at 11:58 AM, Alan Munn wrote:

>> I have tried using the memoir class, but it conflicts with one of the 
>> packages which I use heavily (qtree.sty).
> I asked about this problem on the Ling-TeX mailing list, and Alexis 
> Dimitriadis (who wrote the front end to qtree) helpfully posted a 
> solution.  I don't know whether this is of general interest to 
> non-linguists (does anyone else use qtree.sty?), but I post the 
> solution anyway.
> Alan

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