## Does PCTeX have proper e-TeX support?

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mwrenfro
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### Does PCTeX have proper e-TeX support?

(Cross-posted from LaTeX Community)

In trying to use the etoolbox package with PCTeX v6 (6.1, Build Fri Apr 16 13:29:46 2010), it looks like either PCTeX doesn't have e-TeX support, or etoolbox is checking for that support incorrectly. Since PCTeX didn't include etoolbox, or know how to get it from CTAN (or else I don't know how to fix it), I copied etoolbox.sty and etoolbox.def v2.1 from a TeX Live 2010 install into the same folder as the MWE below:

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\documentclass&#123;article&#125;
\usepackage&#123;etoolbox&#125;
\begin&#123;document&#125;
Hello, world.
\end&#123;document&#125;

Building this with PCTeX returns "! Package etoolbox Error: Not running under e-TeX." while building it with TeX Live 2010 works fine. Any ideas on how to narrow down the source of the problem?
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### Re: Does PCTeX have proper e-TeX support?

mwrenfro wrote:(Cross-posted from LaTeX Community)

In trying to use the etoolbox package with PCTeX v6 (6.1, Build Fri Apr 16 13:29:46 2010), it looks like either PCTeX doesn't have e-TeX support, or etoolbox is checking for that support incorrectly. Since PCTeX didn't include etoolbox, or know how to get it from CTAN (or else I don't know how to fix it), I copied etoolbox.sty and etoolbox.def v2.1 from a TeX Live 2010 install into the same folder as the MWE below:

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\documentclass&#123;article&#125;
\usepackage&#123;etoolbox&#125;
\begin&#123;document&#125;
Hello, world.
\end&#123;document&#125;

Building this with PCTeX returns "! Package etoolbox Error: Not running under e-TeX." while building it with TeX Live 2010 works fine. Any ideas on how to narrow down the source of the problem?
To use e-TeX's extended mode, go to PCTeX's Typeset menu, select INITeX, select LaTeX, add an asterisk to the beginning of the macro file name (i.e. "*latex.ltx"), and click INITeX.

Now when you typeset with LaTeX, it will use e-TeX's extended mode.