# What is wrong in this \author field?

I can't seem to get Pandoc to render the \author{} LaTeX command to a pdf properly. Here is my input:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{amsmath ,amsthm ,amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\title{An unoffensive title}
\author{Athan Clark \\ url{email@website.com}}
\date{Forever, 2014}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\tableofcontents
\newpage

Hello world!

\end{document}


Am I missing a flag to pandoc? My version is fairly recent, it's

\$~> pandoc --version
pandoc 1.12.2.1
Compiled with texmath 0.6.5.2, highlighting-kate 0.5.5.1.

• No, nothing changed unfortunately :/ I might have to settle with pdflatex – Athan Clark Sep 26 '14 at 23:48
• Sorry about that, it's an American (at least, in Colorado) expression to denote compromise. I would rather work with pandoc, but I may have to settle for (pdf)latex. Is pdflatex (as a language standard) a subset / extension on latex? I am still very new and uneducated. In the end, though, I would like to have a pdf file, so I just assumed pdflatex would be the answer to that problem. I would like to keep pandoc for it's AST - I can just write haskell code to make my pipeline. – Athan Clark Sep 27 '14 at 0:55
• Thank you, but that still isn't quite the issue. I'm trying to use pandoc as a replacement for pdflatex. The command I would issue would be pandoc foo.tex -o foo.pdf - to convert the LaTeX to a pdf with pandoc. I'd like to keep pandoc because then I can write my scripts in haskell. – Athan Clark Sep 27 '14 at 16:03
• Hmm, well, this is beginning to sound like the question is off-topic for a TeX-related site (since the file *does compile normally), but, for the record I can use pandoc in exactly the way you want without errors. Note I'm on an older computer right now, so it is running pandoc version 1.11.1 (installed from the Debian respositories). I'll try with a newer computer / version of pandoc later today. However, you do know that pandoc doesn't replace pdflatex --- you need to have a "LaTeX system" (e.g., TeX Live) installed? Pandoc just runs pdflatex behind the scenes. – jon Sep 27 '14 at 17:19
• I actually did not know that! Shoot, well in the case that this is going off topic, I guess we should quit. But I'm trying to learn LaTeX right now so I can use pdflatex, I've got some basics stuff working now. Thank you for your help, jon, it means a lot to me that good people like you are here to help newbies :) – Athan Clark Sep 27 '14 at 23:26

You are missing a \ before url.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{amsmath ,amsthm ,amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\title{An unoffensive title}
\author{Athan Clark \\ \url{email@website.com}}
\date{Forever, 2014}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\tableofcontents
\newpage

Hello world!

\end{document}