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I want to use the parallel text feature of the reledpar package with requires the reledmac as far as I understand.

I tried the very basic example from the documentation (reledpar, page 8) and I get an error message.

Before you want to compile my example make sure that your system is updated. The packages are pretty new.

\documentclass[]{scrbook}

\usepackage[]{reledmac}
\usepackage[]{reledpar}

\begin{document}

\begin{pairs}
    \begin{Leftside}
        Text left.
    \end{Leftside}
    %
    \begin{Rightside}
        Text right.
    \end{Rightside}
\end{pairs}
\Columns

\end{document}

! Package reledpar Error: \Columns called without previous pairs environment.

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The message is not good. But the problem is that you need \beginnumbering\pstart\pend\endnumbering, as explained in the handbook of reledpar §3, you need to use the reledmac numbering system.

\documentclass[]{scrbook}

\usepackage[]{reledmac}
\usepackage[]{reledpar}

\begin{document}

\begin{pairs}
    \begin{Leftside}
        \beginnumbering
            \pstart
                Text left.
            \pend
         \endnumbering
    \end{Leftside}
    %
    \begin{Rightside}
        \beginnumbering
            \pstart
                Text right
            \pend
         \endnumbering
    \end{Rightside}
\end{pairs}
\Columns

\end{document}

See also the examples in reledmac distribution. Note that it is a duplicated of eledpar — parallel columns not being set

ps: the next version of reledmac/reledpar, normally published tomorrow, will have a more acute message.

  • A \pend was missing, I changed the code accordingly. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 7 '16 at 12:58
  • Thanks for the answer. The example code in the reledpar documentation (page 8) is not correct then? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 7 '16 at 12:59
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    I have trouble to understand the true purpose of the reledmac/reledpar packages. Is there a (large/complex) example document available showing some of the features? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 7 '16 at 13:12
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    @Maneul Kuehner: the code is shortened, because it explain only the parallel typesetting, not the numbering system, which you need to use it, as explained in § 3. And as explained in introduction of reledmac handbook, you have a "example" folder with many example of feature of the package. – Maïeul May 7 '16 at 16:55
  • (re)ledmac's goal is to facilitate the production of criticial editions, especially the critical apparatus as produced traditionally by textual scholarship/philology. (re)ledpar extends this to parallel texts, usually source text and translation, but possibly also two (main) text witnesses. If this isn't what you are aiming at, there is a certain danger that you'll be hindered by the restrictions that (re)ledmac/par have imposed to achieve their main purpose, while many of their features will be superfluous for you. – Florian May 8 '16 at 10:45

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