[texhax] Blank first page problem (how to remove?)
yggdrasil at gmx.co.uk
Sun Jun 5 20:13:53 CEST 2011
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:
> On 2011-06-05 at 17:06:57 +0100, Johnny wrote:
> > Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> writes:
> > > 2011/6/4 Johnny <yggdrasil at gmx.co.uk>:
> > >> the first blank page always remains. ??? I am totally puzzled!
> > >
> > > POST YOUR LOGFILE
> > I didn't notice your reply, as I haven't properly updated my filter
> > rules for incoming mail since joining this mailing list, apologies for
> > that.
> > The logfile, of course! That led me to investigate and manage a
> > solution.
> > Acutally, running the test script in from editing a new buffer, I was
> > unable to reproduce the problem myself, but going to the original file I
> > "stripped down" to the minimalist format originally posted, the problem
> > reappeared. I believe the cause is that I edited the file in Winows
> > notepad at work at some point and this inserted invisible illegal
> > character in the file! Saving the file in emacs and 'C-x RET f' and set
> > encoding to nil solves the problem. Still not sure about what Windows
> > really did to corrupt the file though?
> There are three bogus bytes at the very beginning of the file:
> l.1 ï
> You're in trouble here. Try typing <return> to proceed.
> If that doesn't work, type X <return> to quit.
> Missing character: There is no ï in font nullfont!
> Missing character: There is no » in font nullfont!
> Missing character: There is no ¿ in font nullfont!
So it seems notepad in Windows have done some formatting of the file
formatting which I didn't notice. At least I've learned some lessons,
and in particular learning to use the log-file produced for error
Sorry about the noise and thanks to all for pointing me in the
right directions to resolve this!
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