I'm trying to compile a paper using the template for Copernicus publishing. In particular, I'm trying to use the Ocean Science Discussion option.

Here is a code snippet:

\documentclass[osd, hvmath]{copernicus_discussions} %Ocean Science Discussion

blah blah blah

This is just a cleaned up version of the template given in the link above. But for some reason, I get a bunch of errors when I try to compile (with latex or pdflatex).

I can post the errors if it would help, but most say the error is on line 21 (i.e. \end{document}), and don't really seem (to me) to suggest what might be the problem.

I was wondering if anyone would mind trying to build that simple document to a pdf, using the class files in the link above. At least this would tell me if the problem is local to my machine (for eg. a missing package or something) or if it's a problem with the template.

Thanks in advance.

  • Try to insert a \bibitem{label} inside thebibliography – Sigur May 3 '13 at 3:04
  • Welcome to TeX.sx! – texenthusiast May 3 '13 at 3:32
  • Thanks texenthusias! I added \bibtem{label}, and attempted to compile, but the same errors are thrown up. (I'll edit my post to show this). – David_G May 3 '13 at 3:46

Add \usepackage{xcolor} after \documentclass and your source will compile.

\documentclass[osd, hvmath]{copernicus_discussions} %Ocean Science Discussion
  • and a quick note to the journal to ask them to update their class file would be a nice idea :) – Andy Clifton May 3 '13 at 4:29
  • Spot on @LostBrit. Thank you. I stumbled across this solution just then. I found adding \usepackage{color} to solve the problem. Is there a benefit to xcolor instead of color? Cheers! – David_G May 3 '13 at 4:29
  • Not sure. There's a discussion here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/89763/… – Andy Clifton May 3 '13 at 4:33

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