I'm using TexMaker, and today I added one cite that (I think) apparently screwed up my files. This is my document:


\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Permite acentos y ñ en el código fuente

\subsubsection{Generación de electrostática}

El método de [...] microesferas \cite{tran2011,brandenberger1999}.

And this is the error that I get:

(No file specified) Error Line 1615
! Illegal parameter number in definition of \abx@field@abstract.
<to be read again>
l.139 ... duras \cite{tran2011,brandenberger1999}.
You meant to type ## instead of #, right?
Or maybe a } was forgotten somewhere earlier, and things
are all screwed up? I'm going to assume that you meant ##.

And this was the cite:

  author = {H. Brandenberger and D. Nüssli and V. Piëch and F. Widmer},
  title = {Monodisperse particle production: A method to prevent drop coalescence
    using electrostatic forces },
  journal = {Journal of Electrostatics },

  abstract = {The controlled [...] voltage electrode (400–1400&#xa0;V) is presented (pat. pend.). The droplet [...] beads of 160–800&#xa0;μm [...] },

Then I changed all those ü and ë and &#xa0, but it won't get fixed and now I can't compile my files. Please help?? (The [...] stands for regular text)

closed as too localized by lockstep, jub0bs, Mensch, Werner, egreg May 1 '13 at 23:13

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    Maybe you should start fresh. By that I mean you need to clear out your auxiliary files (like .aux, .bbl, .blg, ...). – Werner May 1 '13 at 22:02
  • I can't believe it, but I keep struggling with the simplest things. You were absolutely right! Thank you very very much! – ariblogger May 1 '13 at 22:04
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    This is because the associated auxiliary file still had the older &#xa0 content in it, which was inappropriate. And those things are read in before updating the files again. So, if the compilation throws an error there, and it doesn't finish, the "corrupt" file will still remain, perpetually throwing the error. – Werner May 1 '13 at 22:10
  • Excellent, now I'll be aware of this kind of errors. Thank you again! – ariblogger May 1 '13 at 22:12

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