I'm trying to import PDF graphics (created in Illustrator CS3) into a TeX document.

Here is the code for including the figure:

\begin{figure}[htbp] %  figure placement: here, top, bottom, or page
       \label{fig:BPQM ptps}

The following error message appears

id=25, 845.0471pt x 597.50829pt> ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. \@endfloatbox ...pagefalse \outer@nobreak \egroup

l.298 \end{figure}


(I don't know how to post a pdf graphic to this site, of someone knows of an easy way to post one to the web i'll provide a link to it).

After clicking the the error console-log window the glitch sometimes rights itself and a pdf document is produced with the graphic embedded.

Does anyone know what might be causing this issue?

1 Answer 1




instead of


Just one parenthesis too much.

In such cases, editors with bracket highlighting do help.

This is btw no editor problem.

  • thanks! bit embarrassing that it was just a syntax error...
    – geordie
    Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 9:49

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