[texhax] Distress call

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Thu May 6 02:14:28 CEST 2010

Dear Friedrich,

On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 23:15 +0100, Dr. Friedrich Katscher wrote:
> Overfull \hbox <1.669pt too wide> in paragraph at lines 37--50

This is not a real problem, just LaTeX telling you that it couldn't find
a nice way within the stretchability rules/constraints it is given to
fit the line perfectly.

>  [  ][  ]\T/cmr/m/n/10  All we know about Abu Za-kariya <in other
> manuscripts Abu Bakr> Muham- [1][2][3][4][5]

You can see here that LaTeX went on and successfully typeset pages 1 -
5, so there should be 5 pages somewhere, unless the job aborted sometime
later. Since your latex configuration works for other files, this
suggests there is something peculiar about this particular source file.

I suggest you keep a copy of the full file, and then try putting your
\end{document} line partway through (e.g., after a couple of pages) and
see if that produces a dvi for you. Then experiment more until you track
down the problem.

I hope this helps.

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