[OS X TeX] Package incompatability?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 19 18:57:40 EST 2009
On Jan 19, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Jim Reeds wrote:
> I am writing a book and (perhaps fooishly) agreed to supply camera
> ready copy. In the course of this I found that some packages I want
> to use
> do not seem to be consistent with each other.
> The following illustrates my problems.
> On an OS 10.5.6 Intel, running the version 2008 Texlive from
> the shell, as in
> pdflatex foo
> makeindex foo
> pdflatex foo
> the second pdflatex run bombs.
> ---- file foo.tex ---
> % crop/mparhack/makeidx don't play nicely together!
> % but any pair of them does.
> --- EOF ---
> I love my crop marks, and I need my index. The marginal notes (I have
> zillions of them) occasionally end in the wrong margin if I don't use
> mparhack. I know I can make the index in a separate run, with
> crop marks but not marginal notes. But why doesn't theabove stuff
Let's see... In MacTeX 2008 the crop package is v1.9 dated 2003/05/20,
the mparhack package is v1.4 dated 2005/04/17 and the makeidx package
is v1.0m dated 2000/03/29. They haven't changed in quite a while so if
they worked after 2005 they should still work today.
Peter Dyballa has a good point about the geometry package but I can
leave that package out completely as well as use the article class and
get the same error. It also doesn't work if I use the index package
instead of the makeidx package or change the order of the package
loading. The ndx file looks fine too.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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