[tex-live] pdfeTex vs. pdfLaTeX.

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Tue Feb 8 16:47:59 CET 2011

Am 08.02.2011 16:04, schrieb Cedric Ginestet:
> Dear TeX experts,
> I have several packages (tikz, trackchanges, caption, multicol,
> multirow) that use up some counters. I compile all my documents with
> pdflatex. How can I use pdfetex instead of pdflatex to compile them?

A few years ago the e-TeX extensions were merged into pdfTeX. They are
always enabled when you run pdftex or pdflatex, so you don't have to do
anything on the engine side. To actually use the additional counters,
you have to load the etex package as early as possible, e.g. directly
after \documentclass:


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