[tex-live] Re: microstyle.sty and \textbf

w.m.l at gmx.net w.m.l at gmx.net
Tue Nov 16 20:17:38 CET 2004

Michael Hoppe wrote:
> Dear microstylers,
> try this one:
> %---------------------  snip!  --------------------------
> %&pdflatex
> \documentclass{article}
> \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ppl}
> \usepackage[DVIoutput,expansion=false]{microtype}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{tabular}{c}
>     \textbf{Greetings from MT\@protdo!}

or simply:


> \end{tabular}
> \end{document}
> %---------------------  snap!  ---------------------------

The problem is that the bold font is set up inside the tabular
environment, where `&' has a different meaning. When microtype tries to
set the protrusion factors for the ampersand, it stumbles. The solution,
for now, is to load the bold font manually earlier; to be on the safe
side, you can even do that in the preamble (after microtype):

 > %---------------------  snip!  --------------------------



 > %---------------------  snap!  ---------------------------

Then, the bold font doesn't need to be set up inside the tabular

I'll upload a bug fix version soon (poor Jim, who's just announced the
latest version today).


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