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PDF files are binary files. They must not copied as text files with automatic line end conversion. Basically a PDF file is a list of objects (indirect objects with object number), whose position in the file is recorded in the cross ref table for fast lookup. When line endings are changed from Unix (1 byte = line feed) to to Windows/DOS (2 bytes = carriage ...

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The error is due to the inclusion of e-french (formerly frenchle) in TeX Live. An update to babel-french solves the issue. Transcript when compiling the example with babel-french version 3.1g (TeX Live revision 37701) > pdflatex manu This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) restricted \write18 enabled. ...

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babel-french has now been updated to avoid this problem, so the fix suggested below is no longer needed. This is an unfortunate incompatibility in a the e-french files recently added. The simplest (temporary) local fix is to add an empty file french.cfg to the folder containing your document. This file will then be read instead of the french.cfg in the ...

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In Winedt use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+→ to comment a line and to uncomment a line use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+←.

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I found the solution after some time, so in case someone has the same issue... In fact, there were two installations of MikTeX in the machine, an old one which had not been properly uninstalled, and a more recent one. Because MikTeX always adds its bin directory to the environment path, and the most recent installation is added later, the scripts get ...

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