hyperref and \verb

Peter Wilson herries.press at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 29 18:44:46 CET 2020

Normally you cannot use \verb in a footnote. However the memoir class 
(if you are using it) provides a \verbfootnote command which does allow 
\verb to be used in the footnote's text.

Peter W.

On 29/01/20 14:57, Fernando Gouvea wrote:
> I am working on a book, and the publisher has just (as I was 
> finishing) asked me to use \hyperref to make links active on the 
> electronic version. Adding \usepackage{hyperref} and making no other 
> changes, I get a new error message:
>> ! LaTeX Error: \verb illegal in command argument.
>> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>>  ...
> This happens because I used something like \verb|Qp| in a footnote. 
> Despite the error message, the resulting pdf looks ok. Of course, I 
> haven't actually tried using any hyperref functionality yet. Can 
> anyone explain what is going on?
> Thanks,
> Fernando
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