TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This is what I have been previously told to use by uni for essays written in LaTeX:


Based on this question and others I've found I've changed article to scrartcl.



  \title{Standardising Software}
  \subtitle{An update on the article 'The welcome demise of style' from the Economist, September 1989\cite{the welcome demise of style}}


However this doesn't work - when I run latex essay.tex it says the subtitle bit is an undefined control sequence, and it comes out with the subtitle on its own on the first page of the document.

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by yo', percusse, Kurt, Thorsten, Stefan Kottwitz Oct 31 '12 at 20:37

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This code works for me with scrartcl. Which version of KOMA-Script are you using? Perhaps update. Or show a real MWE. – Stefan Kottwitz Oct 31 '12 at 17:00
Without the both packages a4-mancs and pslatex and a running bib entry I have no errors or warnings... – Kurt Oct 31 '12 at 17:03
So it's probably the uni's set up then? To submit the essay I run a command on the uni computers which compiles it and sends it off so it has to be compatible with whatever they've installed. – zephyrdragon Oct 31 '12 at 17:05
@zephyrdragon: Well, we'd have to know whatever your university's set-up is. It might also be helpful if you expanded your code to a complete minimal working example (MWE), starting with \documentclas{...} and ending with \end{document}. – doncherry Oct 31 '12 at 17:18
@doncherry I don't know how to find out what the university's set up is though. And from that link I've put everything that would be in a MWE apart from \end{document}, I think? – zephyrdragon Oct 31 '12 at 18:09

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.