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I would like to add a few little coffee stains to my very important paper using coffee4 (http://hanno-rein.de/archives/349). When I try to get it to work, I end up with a PDF but no coffee stains. Literally, all I'm doing is working with the unmodified files in coffee4.tar.gz. Could you make a guess at what's going wrong and point me in the right direction?

Minimal assumed working example:



\title{LaTeX Coffee Stains}
\author{Hanno Rein\\
Cambridge University}
\renewcommand{\today}{April 3, 2009}


This package provides an essential feature to \LaTeX~that has been missing for too long. It adds a coffee stain to your documents. A lot of time can be saved by printing stains directly on the page rather than adding it manually. You can choose from four different stain types:
  \item $270^\circ$ circle stain with two tiny splashes 
  \item $60^\circ$ circle stain 
  \item two splashes with light colours
  \item and a colourful twin splash.

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closed as too localized by diabonas, Loop Space, topskip, Kurt, lockstep Nov 1 '12 at 11:54

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Are you processing your document at least twice? One only run won't produce the stains. – Gonzalo Medina Nov 1 '12 at 3:44
Please add a minimal working example (MWE) – Canageek Nov 1 '12 at 3:53
Processing twice did the trick. Thanks muchly for your assistance! I've added a minimal working example for the purposes of posterity. – d3pd Nov 1 '12 at 4:35
I have just discovered this now! Great! Where should I save the style files to load it normally instead of saving on the same folder as my tex files. I'm using texlive 2011. – Sigur Nov 1 '12 at 11:45
@Sigur: yor question will not be seen by much users. Please ask a follow-up question. Btw: you can install it in your local texfm tree (search local texfm tree on this web page). – Kurt Nov 1 '12 at 11:51

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