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Re: [O] Latex error "too deeply nested" only for #+INCLUDE statements

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] Latex error "too deeply nested" only for #+INCLUDE statements
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:24:04 -0400

Percival du Chat Gris <address@hidden> wrote:

> ! LaTeX Error: Too deeply nested.
> And that repeats over and over again.

OK - Seb probably got it right then: if you have too many (too many = 5)
nested itemize environments, latex complains as above.

>     What is the exact output?
> Unfortunately there isn't any output.

I meant the error output as you showed above. 

>     What version of org/emacs?
> Org-mode:  Version        : 7.9.2-1
> Emacs: Version        : 23.3.a-3


>     Are you using the new exporter or the old exporter?
> How would I be able to tell?

C-c C-e p invokes the old exporter. To use the new exporter,
see for example this thread:


>     If the error is produced by latex, export to latex and look at the .tex
>     file.  If the error is produced by org, it
>     would help to have a backtrace.
> Well ... I presume the error is produced by Latex, because I can get the same 
> thing if I run LaTex Export.tex, but if I replace all the
> #+INCLUDE references with the contents of the files themselves, in the .org 
> file, it works, so I think it's an .org problem, in
> producing the .tex files, not (necessarily) a LaTex problem.

I would strip down the contents of the files to just the headers: it's the
structure that matters here, not the details. Then I would ask the exporter
to export to latex and compare the tex files by opening them in two side-by-side
windows in emacs: the differences should be telling.

> I think (not being an expert) it seems that, with the stub-based file 
> (Export.tex), the single * in each of the #+INCLUDEed files
> becomes a subsection, as opposed to an actual section (as it did in 
> Export-1.tex), since a section of the diff file between the .tex
> files produced looks something like:
> diff Export.tex Export-1.tex
> [...]
> 1144a1132,1133
> > \subsection{Dynamic Interactions}
> > \label{sec-7-5}
> 1146,1147d1134
> < \item Dynamic Interactions\\
> < \label{sec-1-1-4-5-1-6-5-1-10-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-5}%

The differences *are* telling: In one case, you have a subsection at
level 2, in the other an item at level (almost) infinity :-)

> 1154c1141
> < \label{sec-1-1-4-5-1-6-5-1-10-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-5-1}%
> ---
> > \label{sec-7-5-1}%
> 1157c1144
> < \label{sec-1-1-4-5-1-6-5-1-10-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-5-2}%
> ---
> > \label{sec-7-5-2}%
> 1160c1147
> < \label{sec-1-1-4-5-1-6-5-1-10-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-5-3}%
> ---
> > \label{sec-7-5-3}%
> 1163c1150
> < \label{sec-1-1-4-5-1-6-5-1-10-5-1-4-5-1-4-5-1-5-4}%
> ---
> > \label{sec-7-5-4}%
> 1166c1153
> [...]
>     I attach a tarball with a simple example where the new exporter with
>     Org-mode version 7.9.2 (release_7.9.2-432-g545166 @ 
> /home/nick/elisp/org-mode/lisp/)
>     GNU Emacs (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.4) of 
> 2012-09-21
> Thank you, I will try it, and see if that will clear up the issue.
>     does the right thing.

BTW, I think the old exporter mishandles my simple example (and slightly
modified variants) in various ways.  I would recommend that you try the
new exporter at this point.


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