PDF export silently fails

Bug #1077617 reported by Uwe Klotz on 2012-11-11
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
UberWriter (moved to github!)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

1st Test Case:
Export your "Markdown Tutorial for UberWriter" from the Help section as PDF.

Output on stderr (currently invisible):
pandoc: Error producing PDF from TeX source.
! Missing delimiter (. inserted).
<to be read again>
                   \let
l.268 \[\left|

2nd Test Case:
Export text that contains the unicode character ° (DEGREE SIGN) as PDF.

Output on stderr (currently invisible):
! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:° not set up for use with LaTeX.

Monitor the execution of external commands for diagnostic purposes:
* Capture stderr
* Evaluate return codes
* Display an error message on failure

Wolf Vollprecht (w-vollprecht) wrote :

Hello Uwe,

thanks for the bug report. You are right, this should not be. I'll try to fix asap.

Regards,

Wolf

Changed in uberwriter:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Wolf Vollprecht (w-vollprecht) wrote :

A quick fix for the documentation file is deleting the obviously non-existent image and removing the second, longer equation (I need to investigate what's wrong with that ... :)

Wolf Vollprecht (w-vollprecht) wrote :

Hello Uwe,

so I was making my mind up how to handle the Export better... And I think it would be cool to have a second window that pops up a soon as the export is done and either shows the build error, or gives an option to

    a) open the file
    b) open the containing folder
    c) just press okay (selected by default, so only one hit on »return« is necessary

I hope to get these changes in the next release,

Regards

    Wolf

Pierrot PG (giraumon) wrote :

Dear all,

i see this bug should be more or less solve nowadays, but it doesn't. I love Uberwriter but the lack of pdf export is a problem.

I am working under Linux Mint Cinnamon.
I've installed :
pandoc
textlive-binaries
textlive-font-recommanded
textlive-latex-extra
textlive-latex-base
textlive-latex-recommanded
luatex
texlive-base
textlive-luatex

And still, the pdf export doesn't work. As well as the advanced export. Only .html and .odt works.

Thank you in advance !

P.

Pierrot PG (giraumon) wrote :

I must add my uberwriter version : 14.09.08-publicubuntu3

Pierrot PG (giraumon) wrote :

Dear Uwe

I've retry pdf export today by reinstalling Uberwriter via apt. It doesn't work either, even though all dependencies are installed :(

Regards

P.

Wolf Vollprecht (w-vollprecht) wrote :

Hi Pierrot,

sorry for the late reply and bad news: I am currently struggling to give UberWriter the attention it deserves.

However, PDF export should work for error free documents.

The best option otherwise is use the command line and pandoc directly (http://pandoc.org/)

Best,

Wolf

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