Running the following through LaTeX gives me a "Missing number" error:

 \firstname \surname\\
 \city \postcode}}

This is my recipients.csv file:

Wolfang,Ingeborg,Im Wiengert,Baumgartnerstrasse 11,8800,Biel

Do yo see what I'm doing wrong?

  • Can you use \address1 and \address2 as macros? Try changing them to \addressone and \addresstwo to see if that fixes things. In general, you can't use numbers in macro names.
    – Seamus
    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:30
  • @quagmire This works for me. Have you considered upgrading your packages?
    – user10274
    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:33
  • @MarcvanDongen No, it doesn't work. Two lines are printed the same.
    – egreg
    Jan 25, 2012 at 13:06
  • @egreg OK. Now I understand what was meant with "it doesn't work". I thought the poster got a runtime error:-)
    – user10274
    Jan 25, 2012 at 13:22

1 Answer 1


You are defining twice the \address macro and not macros \address1 and \address2. Only letters can appear in macro names

 \firstname \surname\\
 \city \postcode}}

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