# [OS X TeX] LaTeX won't format emph

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 1 13:42:34 EST 2015

> On Feb 1, 2015, at 12:23 PM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:
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> This morning, LaTeX just ceased to format \emph (and, occasionally, section titles) until 2nd typeset. Even after that, if I close TeXShop and re-open the tex file, the pdf is e.g.
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> <LaTeXsample1.pdf>
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> So far, \emph worked in sserif and \textbf in both roman and sserif but now sserif does not work either:
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> <LaTeXsample2.pdf>
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> I am beginning to get worried. It happened a couple of times a few years ago but I have forgotten what it was due to---and what to do.
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> It may have to do with my starting to use of \colorbox{yellow}{blah} (but I have used it a lot before without any problem.)
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> All log is saying is "LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults substituted."
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> I am running TeXLive-2013 with TeXShop 2.47 under 10.5.8 on a Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4
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>
>
> Hopeful regards
> --schremmer

Howdy,

What font are you using? Could you supply a minimal working example for us to see? What does the faulty pdf look like when opened up in Preview and Adobe Reader? Could you include a faulty pdf?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)