Putting \makehandout is supposed to extract the example sentences in Linguex, as described in the documentation (page 5). It is not working for me. Here is an minimal example:


\title{My title}

\ex.\label{407}This is my test example

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    What error do you get? I get a No \title given error, which disappears if I give a \title{...}. Mar 22, 2018 at 16:00
  • I get this warning "You have requested package linguho', but the package provides lingo'." The compiler couldn't finish compiling in my case. I am using Xelatex. Could that make a difference?
    – Dellu
    Mar 22, 2018 at 16:56
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    A warning shouldn't make the compiler hang. Try to put \title{something} to see what happens. Mar 22, 2018 at 17:01
  • You are right. For this test example, the problem is just the title. But, my problem is turn out to be more complicated. I think it is conflicting with other packages. I am getting errors like "Undefined control sequence. \setlength {\pgf@nodesepstart }{0pt}"; and "Package caption Error: \caption outside float. \setlength {\caption@indent }{0pt}". All these issue never happen when I disable Linguho package. I think I am giving up with it.
    – Dellu
    Mar 22, 2018 at 17:30
  • If your problem doesn't appear in the example code you gave us it'll be hard to solve. If you are still getting these errors, post a minimal working example that contains the commands you mentioned and that give this error. Mar 22, 2018 at 20:04

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The problem is a clash between linguho and tikz.

The linguho package writes a few commands to a .han file, which is then \input. The issue is that it writes

\setlength {\pgf@nodesepstart }{0pt}
\setlength {\pgf@nodesepend }{0pt}

to the .han file but does not write \makeatletter and \makeatother to make TeX understand the macro names.

There are two possible solutions:

The first one, and less invasive, load tikz before linguho.

The second, independent of package order, is to patch linguho's commands to add \makeatletter and \makeatother:


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