# [OS X TeX] A bug in TS? -solved

Warren Nagourney warren at phys.washington.edu
Mon Nov 17 15:33:06 EST 2008

Thanks to the excellent diagnostic efforts of Ross Moore, the problem
has been solved. It was due to my using an older version of
pdfsync.sty (from 2003). I installed the latest version (from 2007)
and everything works (I believe a version from 2004 might also work).

Cheers,

Warren Nagourney

On Nov 16, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hello Warren,
>
> On 17/11/2008, at 9:15 AM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am using TeXshop 2.18 on  a Powerbook running 10.4.11. When I
>> typeset the following sentence, a leading "1" in the formula is
>> left out:
>>
>> The damping time is $1/\zeta\omega_n=(1/\tau+\sigma\Gamma n_0)/2 >> \approx 10^{-9}~\mbox{s}$.
>>
>> However, when I put a space after the first $, it works correctly. >> I typeset the same document on a Latex machine (using Kile) and it >> worked properly without the space (as it should). In other cases, >> leading characters in online equations usually do not cause >> problems (it failed in another case with a leading numeric). > > The only way that I can envision such a problem is if there are > other packages > involved (e.g., pdfsync ), perhaps compiled into the LaTeX format, > or this line occurs within some special environment where the > meaning of > some things has been changed. > > > To try debugging this, can you send: > > 1. the complete preamble of the document in which it occurs; > > 2. the complete .log file, or Console output -- *both* would be > best --- > that you obtain when replacing that line by the following. > > The damping time is {\tracingall$1/\zeta\omega_n=(1/\tau+\sigma
> \Gamma n_0)/2\approx 10^{-9}~\mbox{s}\$.}
>
>
> Send these to me off-list, and I'll see what I can discover
>
>>
>> When I use the LateX Equation Editor, it works fine, so it is not
>> the TeX engine, apparently. Also, in a fresh document, things work
>> properly.
>>
>> Does anyone know what is going on?
>
> At present, no idea.
> But it shouldn't be too hard to find out
> if you send me the above files.
>
>
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Warren Nagourney
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> 	Ross
>
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