[OS X TeX] problem with \caption in Mactex 2009

Raphael Attie raphael.attie at mac.com
Wed Nov 11 16:39:38 EST 2009

I've made a few test (see below). Indeed it is working for standard  
document class, like book, amsbook, article, report.

I never tried it with 2007 but \caption is not compatible with the  
{slide} and {letter} document class. (i guess it is not supposed to be  
compatible anyway)

For in-house style files, like the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, i  
confirm that it was working fine with MacTex 2007 and is NOT working  
with MacTex 2009.
I quote from http://www.aanda.org/content/view/129/173/lang,en/    
(checked today, haven't changed since 2006) :
The A&A document class was derived from the LaTeX2e article.cls based  
on TEX version 3.141 and LaTeX2e.

For the above tests that were not working, i had for each case a  
warning from the \caption package, specifying that it was not  
compatible with the documentclass used.

However, for the "in-house" specific style file "thesis" class, which  
is based on the book document class, such warning was not issued, and  
went straight to the typeset-crash issuing the error :

! Undefined control sequence.
\captionlabelfont at default ->\cph at font

Any idea ? thanks for your help

Tex file below :

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt] {amsbook}
%\documentclass{aa}  % A&A version
%\documentclass[referee]{aa}  % referee version




\includegraphics[trim=0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm, width=1 \textwidth]{./figures/ 
\caption{figure caption}


Le 11 nov. 09 à 22:21, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> On Nov 11, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Raphael Attie wrote:
>> The {thesis} document class was given in a separate file as a  
>> standard for thesis of two universities (Braunschweig and  
>> Göttingen). No one had a problem so far, but we started  
>> experiencing problem today with this caption package after updating  
>> with MacTex 2009.
>> I'll do the tests you suggested to see if the documentclass is  
>> causing this. So far, i only tried with a few documentclass : The  
>> Astronomy & Astrophysics journal and the one cited above, but  
>> nothing very "standard". Both were working fine with the 2007  
>> version, both crash in typesetting with Mactex 2009 and the commend  
>> \caption.
>> I'll get back to you with the new tests.
>> Thanks
>> Raphael
> Howdy,
> When I used the book class it compiled fine (different jpg of course).
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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Raphael Attie
Ph.D Student
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Max Planck Str. 2
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau

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