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hippo17
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(newbie)can't remove fixltx2e warning

Postby hippo17 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:30 am

Hi there,

I'm using TexStudio 2.10.2, and all was fine for a couple of years until today when I started to get the following warning:

"fixltx2e is not required with releases after 2015(fixltx2e) All fixes are now in the LaTeX kernel."

Code reads:

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  1. \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{report}
  2. ...
  3. \usepackage{fixltx2e}
  4. ...


I have read through a few different forums on this and tried the recommended fixes that I felt were within my understanding and capability, including:
    commenting out the \usepackage{fixltx2e} line, as it is apparently obsolete
    commenting out that line and introducing \RequirePackage[latest]{latexrelease}
    moving line to before \documentclass[]{}
    restoring to default settings on TexStudio

I'm getting the following as the error:
"Error: Command crashed: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Thesis".tex

Process exited with error(s)"
(Which as far as I understand is just telling me to look at the error log). It then says that the PDF is corrupt or in the process of creation (suspect it's the former).

I suspect there's a simple fix I haven't found yet and would really appreciate some help. Many thanks :)

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Johannes_B
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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:13 am

Remove that line.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:33 am

Welcome to the forum!

Look at the errors in the log file, perhaps post it here, as attachment.

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Postby BlackForestrian » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:09 pm

"fixltx2e is not required with releases after 2015(fixltx2e) All fixes are now in the LaTeX kernel."


Well, since the LaTeX kernel updates early in 2015 (so say two years ago, as of writing), the fixes provided by fixltx2e aren't needed any longer, since you're seeing the warning message you most likely have a newer LaTeX distribution already.

Just remove the line `\usepackage{fixltx2e}`

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Postby hippo17 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:49 am

Thanks everyone - I assumed that commenting out the line would be equivalent to removing it, but Latex kept calling the package even with it commented out, and issuing me with the error. Any idea why the package would still be called despite commenting it out - just for future reference?

All is well and my PhD thesis has been saved, thank you so very very much! :D :D


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