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Frank Mittelbach wrote:
>  > after a long time and after changing from YandY to fpTeX I made
an
>  > attempt to compile xo-pfloat with the new OR (with PDFLaTeX).
>  >
>  > I got the following error message:
>  >
>  > [snip]
>  > (c:/TeX/texmf/tex/latex3/xor/xo-alloc.sty
>  >
>  > ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
>  >
>  > See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>  > Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>  >  ...
>  >
>  > l.29 \chardef\@kludgeins="F
>  >                            C\relax^^M
>  > ?
>  > [snip]
>  >
>  > and the same for \insc@unt"FC\relax
>  >
>  > After changing these hex values to decimal everything compiled
>  > perfectly well. Now I'm wondering if this is well-known, a bug,
or
>  > something wrong with my setup.
>
> my guess would be that there is something wrong with your setup.
> looks to me as if perhaps " is active (german.sty loaded or
something
> into the format) and that results in the above problem. I just ran
> those files (the way they are on texlive6 through pdflatex and they
> compile there without any problems).
>
> to identify that better one would need to trace that error a bit
> closer (eg putting \tracingall just in front) to see what exactly
> triggers the error.

Yes you're right, I've found a redefinition of '"' somewhere ...

>  > BTW are there new developments concerning this stuff (OR, grid
> design,  > etc.)?
>
> other than the frontmatter stuff (which is also more than a year
old)
> nothing has happened from my end as I had and have private troubles
> that kept me from doing much LaTeX related work.

what a pity ;-(

I've tried to get some of my setup work with the new output routine
(/w grid alignment) but it's too difficult for me to define instances
so that everything is working as before. E.g. the fancyhdr style file
doesn't work (it's ignored), or when using two columns I don't know
how to get the headings span columns so that the second column starts
below, etc.etc.pp.

Ulrich

P.S. I'm out for holidays til sunday