# tex4ebook for dummies [closed]

I'm not able to make tex4ebook to work with even the simplest document.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\begin{document}
\section{section 1}
this is a test

\end{document}


when I run tex4ebook filename.tex I get:

filename.tex:1: unexpected symbol near '\'

What is wrong?

## Some further information

I have installed make4ht into the main texmf tree:

~/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/scripts/lua/make4ht/


then linked the make4ht file into the PATH directory so that it can be invoked.

Now if I try make4ht filename.tex I get:

While if I issue tex4ebook filename I get the same result as before.
• do you have current version of tex4ebook? your sample compiles fine for me. Could you post here complete terminal output? – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 10:40
• it seems there is some problem with your installation then :( do you have make4ht installed? do you get the same error with make4ht filename.tex? – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 10:58
• if you are on unix system, try command ln -s kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME/scripts/lua/make4ht/make4ht /usr/bin/make4ht – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 11:39