[texhax] MiKTeX

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Tue Aug 29 19:11:23 CEST 2017

On 29/08/2017 17:38, William Adams wrote:

> usually, the best way to work through such problems is to start w/ a
> new, minimal document, then add bits to it, starting w/ the
> pre-amble until one arrives at a minimal document which re-creates
> the error --- often just going through the document thusly  will
> reveal where there problem is.

For long files this can be very difficult and if one adds the wrong
bits or if there are two problems (!) it may never reveal the issue. 
So I usually make a copy of the problem file and start chopping away
obvious things and then less obvious things while testing at each
change.  If one can cut the file size in half each test cycle, then it
can go quite quickly.

Also, using my atchange tool to automate the latex/dvi compiling when
one writes the file out (so that one need not take one's hands off the
keyboard while testing) makes it go a lot faster:



  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
  https://schneider.ncifcrf.gov (current link)
  https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link)

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