I have a document that typesets fine with MikTeX on Windows. I have tried the same source on Ubuntu but I am getting an error:

! Package xwatermark Error: No page specifier for watermark: 
||{\fontspec {Georgia}Confidential.}||.

See the xwatermark package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

The watermark related bit is this:


The xwatermark version appears to be 1.5.2a, February 2012.

Is this a known problem? Are there any workarounds?


This is Ubuntu Raring, in case it matters.


Reduced complete test case:



\author{Václav Zeman}



I have submitted a problem report to Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tex-common/+bug/1186407

closed as too localized by Martin Schröder, Heiko Oberdiek, Werner, Stefan Kottwitz Jun 1 '13 at 21:43

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    The operating system doesn't matter at all, but add \listfiles to your document preamble and compare the version number log in each case see which packages differ – David Carlisle May 31 '13 at 19:57
  • @cmhughes: Updated. – wilx May 31 '13 at 20:00
  • I really don't know the reason for the weird error. You have certainly given the page specifier in [allpages,textcolor=gray!35, fontsize=1.5cm,textangle=60]. I don't use Ubuntu. Please try version 1.5.2d, available at CTAN/xwatermark. If the problem persists, Ubuntu users may help us. – Ahmed Musa May 31 '13 at 20:40
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    The updated MWE gives the error ! LaTeX Error: No \title given. unless you supply a title with \title{} That is the standard behaviour for article class \maketitle. If you supply a title it runs without error (texlive 2012) – David Carlisle May 31 '13 at 20:41
  • @AhmedMusa: I have tried the latest xwatermark version from CTAN. Unfortunately, it fails with other package version error. I am reluctant to modify more files in my otherwise working system. – wilx May 31 '13 at 20:54