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I want to test this template http://students.engr.scu.edu/~sschaeck/latexforthesis/.

when i run the makefile i get this error .Please what does it mean this error

here the code :

\documentclass[12pt]{thesis} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%% preample %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%% packages %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}        % euro quality fonts [T1] (togeth. w/ textcomp)
\usepackage{textcomp, amssymb}  % additional symbols (there are more packages)
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}   % umlaute in input file
\usepackage{setspace}           % doublespacing
\usepackage{anysize}            % margin package sets tighter margins
\usepackage[all]{xy}            % creating figures within latex
\usepackage[tight]{subfigure}% subfigures: figures within figures

%\marginsize{1.2in}{0.9in}{1.1in}{0.9in} % small margins
\marginsize{1.2in}{0.9in}{0.5in}{1.5in} % small margins

\usepackage{ifpdf}              % if pdflatex then ... else ...
  \pdfadjustspacing=1           % make pdflatex behave like latex
  \usepackage{aeguill}          % PS converted CM fonts for better acro preview
  \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % graphics packages
  \usepackage[pdftex]{color}    % color packages
  \usepackage[pdftex]{thumbpdf} % create thumbnails (run thumbpdf as well)
              pagebackref=true, % bibliography -> text
              linktocpage=true, % toc etc: make page number active (not name)
              plainpages=false, % distinguish roman and arabic pagenumbers
              pdfauthor={Stefan Sch�ckeler},%
              pdftitle={Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet},% 
              pdfsubject={PhD Thesis},%
              pdfkeywords={Embedded Systems, Code Compaction},%
             ]{hyperref}        % clickabe references
              plainpages=false, % distinguish roman and arabic pagenumbers
              linktocpage=true, % toc etc: make page number active (not name)
             ]{hyperref}        % clickabe references in .dvi
                                % purposely included before color package
  \usepackage[dvips]{color}     % color packages; needed by xy
  \usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}  % graphics packages

% hyperref must be the second last package and glossary the last package

% index
\usepackage{makeidx}                       % for \printindex
\makeindex                                 % creates paper.idx index file

% glossary
\usepackage[style=super, cols=3]{glossary} % for \printclossary
\makeglossary                              % creates paper.glo glossary file

%%% style and finetuning %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\pagestyle{plain}               % pagestyle: headings, empty, plain

% new theorems

%%% document %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%


\pagenumbering{roman} % titlepage does not get a number - that's odd, but good.

\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Title}{label:title}\fi              \input{titlepage.tex}

\newpage                                                     \input{spruch.tex}

\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Abstract}{label:abst}\fi     \input{abstract.tex}

\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Table of Contents}{label:toc}\fi \tableofcontents
\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{List of Figures}{label:lof}\fi     \listoffigures
\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{List of Tables}{label:lot}\fi       \listoftables



% Bibliography and Glossary          (\phantomsection is needed for hyperlinks)

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\bibname}              % add Bibliography to TOC

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\indexname}                   % add Index to TOC

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Glossary}                  % add Glossary to TOC



the error it at the else .

Package thumbpdf Warning: Thumbnail data file `thesis.tpt' not found.

! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000].
\curr@fontshape ->\f@encoding 
                              /\f@family /\f@series /\f@shape 
l.38 \else

If you really absolutely need more capacity,
you can ask a wizard to enlarge me.

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 4193 strings out of 495285
 52396 string characters out of 3180406
 331427 words of memory out of 3000000
 7339 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
 7342 words of font info for 24 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
 14 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
 5000i,0n,9994p,231b,80s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s
!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
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I don't get any error, only a warning about an open brace without the matching one (it's before one \doublespacing command). –  egreg Jul 27 '12 at 12:57
Hi ,:( i don't know why does not work for me do you think this is a problem with Texmaker editor? please can you try with PdfLaTex –  WOW Jul 27 '12 at 13:07
@WOW - I don't get a "TeX capacity exceeded" error message either when I try to compile this file under pdflatex, running TeXLive2012. Which TeX distribution do you use? –  Mico Jul 27 '12 at 13:31
I did try with pdflatex. –  egreg Jul 27 '12 at 13:36
Mico I use Miktex. –  WOW Jul 27 '12 at 13:40

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

I get the same error with MikTeX 2.9, WinEdt 7 on Win 7. There is an undefined char (german umlaut?) in the pdfauthor property. If you remove/replace this character LaTeX runs until the \newtheorem{example}{Example} definition. Here one get the error that \example is already defined. Rename it and LaTeX compiles the whole document.

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I've got a similar problem when trying to include a previous text I wrote to a new latex project. In my case I found it was due to the size of the caption text of the figures. I reduced the amount of text inside the caption and it worked.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! –  Peter Jansson Mar 6 '13 at 14:56

I just solved the same error.

The cause of this problem is the file of "XXX.sty".

The "XXX.sty" file I used is damaged. When I replace it with another one, the problem is resolved.

You can try.

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Is it a damaged file, or a defective version? If the latter, perhaps tell us the name of the problem sty file. –  Stefan Kottwitz Apr 30 at 7:53

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