[texhax] Mysterious error

Hefferon, Jim S. jhefferon at smcvt.edu
Wed Feb 27 00:20:48 CET 2019

If no one on this list has an immediate suggestion, you could send me a .zip of the text and I'll have a look.  No promises, obviously.

Jim Hefferon

Never have I felt so close to another soul
and yet so helplessly alone
as when I Google an error
and there's one result.
A thread by someone with the same problem
and no answer.
Last posted in 2003.

It's worse if they update to say, "Nevermind, I fixed it"
And worst of all if the update, five years ago,
was by you.

  --https://xkcd.com/979/, and https://old.reddit.com/r/LaTeX/comments/7tlo5z/please_dont_delete_your_post_after_it_is_answered/dteoonu/

From: William Lee Valentine <prp at lobo.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 15:48
To: support at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] Mysterious error

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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