# [texhax] Mysterious error

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 00:46:32 CET 2019

On 2/26/19 5:20 PM, barbara beeton wrote:

> Dear William Lee Valentine,
>
> I'm not able to process your file (I don't currently
> have a working TeX installation), but I have an educated
> guess that the problem is in the string " \\ \\ " in the
>
> Press,
>    LLC \\ \\ William Lee Valentine\\%
>    Revision 0: Thursday, 24 January 2019\\Page \thepage}}
>
> That indicates that you want a blank line, and indeed a
> blank line has nothing on it to end.

Barbara Beeton has an extraordinary clinic eye ---indeed, Emacs AUCTeX
was trying to point me to the error:

> A \newline or \\ command appears between paragraphs, where it makes no
> sense. If you're trying to leave a blank line'', use a \vspace
> command

but I couldn't find were the offending \\ was coming from, but as soon
as I deleted the second \\ where she said, your document compiled
without a problem.

Best

Axel