Post by Ulrike Fischer Post by Stephen Harker
Starting with texlive2017 I encountered a problem with previously
working code in processing with pdflatex. As family matters and a
change in workplace had an impact on my time available I have not got
around to reporting this until now. Yesterday I constrcted a minimal
Compiles fine for me in on windows in texlive 2020. Can you show
Thanks to you and Herb Schulz, in looking through the log file I found
that a patents related class also included archaic copies of some base
files and these were causing problems. I am surprised I had left them
around as they were only downloaded to answer a question of some sort,
presumably around 2017. Deleting the directory structure removed the
problem. As the original problem occured in a file based on one of the
NTG classes (artikel1.cls) I think the problem likely occurred in the
old copies of rotating and/or graphics related styles.
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.21 (TeX Live 2020) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2020.6.13) 13 JUN 2020 21:04
entering extended mode
restricted \write18 enabled.
file:line:error style messages enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
Document Class: article 1999/09/10 v1.4a Standard LaTeX document class
File: size10.clo 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX file (size option)
Here you see an archaic article class.
Package: topcapt 2004/12/11 v1.2 Caption at top of float
Package: rotating 1997/09/26, v2.13 Rotation package
Archaic Rotation package
Package: graphicx 1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
Package: keyval 1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
Package: graphics 1999/02/16 v1.0l Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
Package: trig 1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
Package graphics Info: Driver file: pdftex.def on input line 80.
File: pdftex.def 2018/01/08 v1.0l Graphics/color driver for pdftex
These would occur in the artikel1.cls based document and probably are
the source of the problem as the defaults may have changed from that
Removing this directory removed the problem. I am only vaguely aware of
downloading these files due to a question I was addressing briefly at
Stephen Harker ***@netspace.net.au