Why a processing error under Windows but not Linux?
kay_jay at kvaughan.family
Fri Mar 6 04:25:17 UTC 2020
On 3/5/20 5:39 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 3/5/20 8:25 PM, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have my students using LyX for their organic chemistry lab
>> reports. I use a pretty standard installation at home under Debian,
>> while most of them use Windows or Mac. One student in particular
>> tried using an example file I posted for them, added material to it,
>> then ran into problems when trying to view a pdf (or export, etc).
>> I had him send me both the original file and his file. Both properly
>> process for me. No one else has reported issues (yet) like this. If
>> he generates a trivial file with a few words in it, no problem is
>> The wording of the error message is the following:
>> The control sequence at the end of the top line
>> of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
>> misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct
>> spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
>> and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.
>> Is it possible that his installation of TexLive is not complete? Or
>> is there something else I'm oblivious to which would explain this?
> Maybe this:
> It's got to be a difference in the LaTeX packages.
I'll follow up with the student about this. Thank you for the idea!
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