[texhax] Mysterious error

William Lee Valentine prp at lobo.net
Tue Feb 26 21:48:52 CET 2019

Sir or Madam --

I am a former member of Tug, and would still be if I could afford the
annual dues.

I have used TeX and LaTeX to write a book, and have successfully
typeset, printed, and bound it. I have now written, as a report, a
business plan; but it fails with the error

    There's no line here to end.

at the end of one of the subsections in the fourth section of the plan.

I am not making special use of vertical space, at the end of any
subsection, so far as I am aware; I have no idea why this error appears.

I have appended a fragment (the opening) of the report. This fragment
includes the first four sections, as it is at the end of one of the
subsections in the fourth section that the error appears. I am hoping
that you could direct me to someone who could try typesetting this
fragment and tell me what causes this error to be generated. I have read
the text over and over with no idea why I should be getting this error.

I would appreciate any help that you could offer, or that someone to
whom you directed me could offer. I do not want to have to rework this
plan through a word processor because I can not get it to typeset using

Thank you for your attention and assistance.

-- William Lee Valentine
    Personal Recovery Press, LLC
       prp at lobo.net
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

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I would like to make a contribution to the world of personal recovery,
while earning enough in doing so to be financially secure. I am thinking
of personal recovery as the effort to reduce or eliminate personal
problems, or the effort to recover from emotional illness.


My real goal is one that I have no means of reaching. I think that most
people function less well than they might, and enjoy their lives less
than they might, because they are stuck with some number of personal
problems that emanate, generally, from childhood, parents being only
human and less than perfect. My real goal is to encourage people to
look at their problems, to understand the origins of those problems, and
to make changes that will eliminate or reduce those problems.

The best that I can do (my secondary goal) is to write a book, or a
series of books, that encourages people, as above, to


\item  look at themselves,

\item  spot the problems,

seek help (people always need help in working with inherited problems),

make changes that are designed to reduce or eliminate the problems.


A tertiary goal is to earn from sales of this book, or of this series. I
need the income, particularly if I want to be writing, as I do, on
volume two.

I have written the first book
\emph{(Recovery Step by Step)}
in what I hope will be a series of volumes on personal recovery (a
series tentatively titled
\emph{Finding the Way Out).}

My mission, then, is to write, to publish, and to promote those volumes.


Many self--help books have already been published. Many are not very
helpful; some are academic; and virtually all deal with one issue, one
problem, one disorder. This series covers seven disorders, and not only
one. This series aims to put the reader in contact with as many
resources as I can think would help to advance the reader's efforts in
personal recovery. I want the reader particularly to be aware of
twelve--step programs, in the areas where such programs have been
established. I offer also a model of the psyche to help the reader
understand better how the inner world works, and how its operations
eventuate in behavior. I am aware of no other self--help book that
takes this approach.


\subsection{Oblivious or in denial}

I would like to be able to reach readers who are not aware of having
personal problems, or who deny having them. These readers would be
particularly difficult to contact. They would take no interest in a book
on ``personal recovery'' unless some external stimulus (a conversation,
perhaps, or a suggestion or recommendation from a professional, or a
failed relationship, or a TV or radio show) caused them to ask
themselves whether it might be worth while to look to see whether they
had issues of which they had been unaware. But this audience, I repeat,
though large, would be particularly difficult to access.

\subsection{Aware but avoidant}

Other readers would be aware that they had issues, or personal problems,
that it would be advantageous to alleviate; but they would also be in
denial, or would be defended --- they would not want to have to deal
with those issues. My book would have a better chance with these
readers: a problem that was causing real trouble might inspire them to
look at the self--help literature; and, if my promotion had been
effective, mine might be a book that they would seek out (as by visiting
the Press' web site), or a book that they would look at among others (as
in visiting a book store), or a book that had been recommended to them
by a professional.

\subsection{Aware but passive}

Other readers would again be aware that they had issues, or personal
problems, that it would be advantageous to alleviate; but they would not
have acted to deal with those issues, perhaps from a subliminal sense
that work within the inner world is difficult and painful. (They would
be right to harbor that sense.) But their awareness that they
issues might cause them to look at books on recovery; and, if my
promotion had been effective, to look at mine; or, again, to receive a
recommendation from a professional.

\subsection{Aware and motivated}

Still other readers would not simply be aware of problems, but would be
making efforts to resolve them, or would have come to the point of
wanting to try to deal with them. These readers would be much more
likely to be looking at self--help books than those above; and, again,
my chances of their looking at my book would rest largely on the success
of my efforts at promotion; or they would respond to a recommendation
from a professional.

\subsection{In distress}

Some readers would be badly off, and would be in so much pain that they
would consider seeking help, or would already have sought help. These
readers should be good candidates for my book, if my promotional efforts
had been effective, because


my book offers partial explanations why the psyche reacts as it does;

my book makes suggestions how to locate the problem (it is often

my book makes suggestions how to begin to work to resolve the problem;

my book tries to call readers' attention to as many sources of help as I
can think of.


I would want to motivate professionals to recommend my book to these
potential readers.

\subsection{Very sick}

Again, the partial explanations that I offer of some of the psychic
disorders, and my effort to call readers' attention to as many sources
of help as I can think of, should make my book one that readers in great
distress would want to purchase, particularly if it had been recommended
to them by a professional.


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