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In a submission to a ACM conference with double blind review process, I'm getting errors while compiling my tex file. The error says "No authors were specified for this paper" if I try to comment out the authorinfo part. Else if I just mention

 \authorinfo{} Name1
            {} %Affiliation1}
            {} %Email1}

I get this error "File ended while scanning use of authorinfo".

How do I hide author names for this template for this paper to be ready for a double blind review process?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Nov 12, 2013 at 11:21
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    My guess is that you just want \authorino{Name1}{Affilation1}{Email1}. But you should tell us exactly which class you are using. Nov 12, 2013 at 13:49
  • @AndrewSwann I suppose you guessed right, can you write up a short answer?
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 24, 2014 at 21:10
  • @Johannes_B OK - done Dec 25, 2014 at 12:18

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From my comment: A guess is that your are using sigplanconf.cls and that you usually need to write

\authorinfo{Name1}{Affilation1}{Email1}

Note that all arguments are contained within curly brackets. To hide the author info you could write

\authorinfo{} %Name1}
           {} %Affilation1}
           {} %Email1}

so the arguments to \authorinfo are blank {}, but the auctual information is in the comments, after %. A minimal document would then be:

Sample output

\documentclass{sigplanconf}

\conferenceinfo{Christmas Bash 2014}{December 25, 2014, North Pole}
\doi{xx.xxx}

\begin{document}

\title{Sig Plan Yuletide}
\authorinfo{} %Name1}
           {} %Affiliation1}
           {} %Email1}
\maketitle

Main text.

\end{document}

In your code Name1 is outside of the brackets, meaning the argument passing is not what you intend. With your coding

\authorinfo{} Name1
            {} %Affiliation1}
            {} %Email1}

\authorinfo gets three arguments, the first from {} is empty, the second is N and the third a. The rest me1 starts producing printed output, but does not produce an error. I suspect you have written something like

\authorinfo{ %Name1}
            {} %Affiliation1}
            {} %Email1}

with one of the opening brackets { not matched by an uncommented closing bracket, which does produce the reported error message.

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