I am using LaTeX combine package for combining articles in Mathematics having document class amsart, but very time I had a problem with

\newtheorem{theorem}{\bf Theorem}[section]

Can anyone help me to get out of this.

This is using for Main file:





\title{Proceedings of the ...}

\author{ Editor\thanks{Support ...}}


\pagestyle{combine} % use the combine page style
\maketitle % main title

\tableofcontents % main ToC



\begingroup\import{file1}\endgroup % first article, may have own ToC,



For file1 I am using:




















\newtheorem{theorem}{\bf Theorem}[section]

\newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{\bf Lemma}


\newtheorem{definition}[theorem]{\bf Definition}

\newtheorem{observations}[theorem]{\bf Observations}

\newtheorem*{notationn}{\bf Notation}

\newtheorem{example}[theorem]{\bf Example}

\newtheorem{remark}[theorem]{\bf Remark}

\newtheorem{proposition}[theorem]{\bf Proposition}

\newtheorem{corollary}[theorem]{\bf Corollary}

\newtheorem*{noten}{\bf Note}


\title{FILE 1}




\def\Ker{\mathop{\rm Ker}}

\subjclass[2010]{ xxC40} 









The error shows:

! Undefined control sequence.
l.7 \setdescription
! Missing \endcsname inserted.
<to be read again> 
l.39 \newtheorem{theorem}{\bf Theorem}[section]


closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright Mar 5 '16 at 21:22

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  • You shouldn't use \bf but "had a problem" means what??? Did you get an error if so what (exactly) was the message, cut the message from the log file and show us. Please always include a small complete document that demonstrates the error. – David Carlisle May 14 '14 at 11:17
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! On topic of \bf: tex.stackexchange.com/q/41681 – LaRiFaRi May 14 '14 at 11:41
  • You had ommited the important part of the error message that says what the error is, I edited your question to add back both error messages (The benefit of having provided an example that reproduces the error:-) The error is that \setdescription is not defined That isn't a command I recognise – David Carlisle May 14 '14 at 14:46
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it involves some unknown macro that hasn't been detailed in edits. – Joseph Wright Mar 5 '16 at 21:22

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