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I think you’re looking at the problem from the wrong angle. Having an organisation can bring benefits and help individuals at the local level, but it also takes time and energy to run the organisation itself (as opposed to working on actual actions to promote TeX in Austria). And as has been pointed out, there’s already such an organisation – sorry to ...


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Since this forum isn't intended for long-time discussions and the question thread is more or less dead, I thought about answering my own question, providing some additional information from my point of view. TeX User Group in Austria Some of the comments and one answer mentioned, that user groups are based on the language of a country/region. Therefore ...


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The 'manual' for LaTeX is LaTeX: A Document Preparation System by Leslie Lamport. This is as you observe a commercial book and one is therefore expected to visit a bookshop or library to obtain a copy. As you might also note, much of the same information as in Lamport's book is available in one or another free form (and other commercial offerings). To ...


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The manual which the error message refers to is Leslie Lamport, LaTeX: A Document Preparation System (second edition) published by Addison-Wesley. The publisher's page is at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/LaTeX-A-Document-Preparation-System/9780201529838.page


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This does only partially answer the question, but just notes where the error messages comes from: latex.ltx \gdef\@notdefinable{% \@latex@error{% Command \@backslashchar\reserved@a\space already defined.\MessageBreak Or name \@backslashchar\@qend... illegal, see p.192 of the manual}\@eha} The page number is coded into the error message, but ...


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most "local" tex user groups are based on language rather than geography, since that is where common technical problems arise. as pointed out in a comment by Martin Schröder, the group for german speakers is dante. this is a large and thriving group, encouraging even more "local" participation through affiliated stammtische. if there's not one in your ...



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