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I am preparing a poster (a0 size,landscape) for presentation using TeXstudio. This is the code for the poster

\documentclass[final,hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false}]{beamer}
\usepackage{grffile}
\mode<presentation>{\usetheme{drexel}}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb,latexsym}
\usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif}

\usepackage[orientation=portrait,size=a0,scale=1.4,debug]{beamerposter}

\usepackage{array,booktabs,tabularx}
\newcolumntype{Z}{>{\centering\arraybackslash}X} % centered tabularx columns
\newcommand{\pphantom}{\textcolor{ta3aluminium}} % phantom introduces a vertical space in p formatted table columns??!!

\title{\huge Drexel University Poster Template\\An Example}
\author{\href{http://www.cs.drexel.edu/~eas28/}{Evan A.~Sultanik}}
\email{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{\texttt{[email protected]}}}
\institute[Drexel University]{Department of Computer Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA}
\date[April 16th, 2010]{April 16th, 2010}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newlength{\columnheight}
\setlength{\columnheight}{105cm}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\noindent\begin{columns}
% ---------------------------------------------------------%
% Set up a column 
\begin{column}{.49\textwidth}
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[center,wd=\textwidth]{postercolumn}
    \begin{minipage}[T]{.95\textwidth}  % tweaks the width, makes a new \textwidth
      \parbox[t][\columnheight]{\textwidth}{ % must be some better way to set the the height, width and textwidth simultaneously
        % Since all columns are the same length, it is all nice and tidy.  You have to get the height empirically
        % ---------------------------------------------------------%
        % fill each column with content            
        \begin{block}{Introduction}

                       non dolor.

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Problem Description}

                        nisl aliquam condimentum.

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Related Work}

                      et urna tempor bibendum.

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Approach}

                        neque dictum.

        \end{block}
      }
    \end{minipage}
  \end{beamercolorbox}
\end{column}
% ---------------------------------------------------------%
% end the column

% ---------------------------------------------------------%
% Set up a column 
\begin{column}{.49\textwidth}
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[center,wd=\textwidth]{postercolumn}
    \begin{minipage}[T]{.95\textwidth} % tweaks the width, makes a new \textwidth
      \parbox[t][\columnheight]{\textwidth}{ % must be some better way to set the the height, width and textwidth simultaneously
        % Since all columns are the same length, it is all nice and tidy.  You have to get the height empirically
        % ---------------------------------------------------------%
        % fill each column with content

        \begin{block}{The Algorithm}

                       potenti. Vestibulum vel urna vitae neque tincidunt
          pellentesque.

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Empirical Analysis}
          elem

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Future Work}

                        ultricies nunc.

        \end{block}
        \vfill
        \begin{block}{Conclusions}

                        adipiscing sapien risus a leo.

        \end{block}
      }
      % ---------------------------------------------------------%
      % end the column
    \end{minipage}
  \end{beamercolorbox}
\end{column}
% ---------------------------------------------------------%
% end the column
  \end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

I got the error

process exited with error(s)

Any help to get rid of the errors.

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  • The errors I get are that beamerthemedrexel.sty is not found and that \email is undefined. They both disappear if I comment out the call to the theme and the line with \email
    – egreg
    Feb 8, 2014 at 14:30
  • but I have beamerthemedrexel.sty in the same folder with the tex file.
    – Litun
    Feb 8, 2014 at 14:48
  • It would be helpful to know what are the errors.
    – egreg
    Feb 8, 2014 at 14:50
  • I am getting errors in the error tab, where to get errors
    – Litun
    Feb 8, 2014 at 14:53
  • You find them listed in the .log file; what editor are you using?
    – egreg
    Feb 8, 2014 at 14:55

2 Answers 2

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The error reporting of TeXStudio seems faulty. If I compile your document commenting the \usetheme line (I don't have that theme), there's still the error about \email that's not defined. However, as the following picture shows

picture of texstudio output

the Undefined control sequence error message is not reported.

With TeXworks the compiler stops:

enter image description here

You can find the theme and some related files at this GitHub page. However, this doesn't seem complete as discussed in chat

In any case, examining the log file is the only reliable way for finding and fixing errors.

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  • I added the figure files that are required to get rid of the error. Now I am getting the error Undefined control sequence \begin{document} Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) \begin{document} Missing number, treated as zero Undefined control sequence \begin{document} Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) \begin{document} Missing number, treated as zero Undefined control sequence \end{frame} Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) \end{frame} Missing number, treated as zero Undefined control sequence \end{frame} Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted) \end{frame} Missing number, treated as 0
    – Litun
    Feb 9, 2014 at 11:52
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I had this same error when I initially installed the softwares. The error ended in 'process exited with errors'. The solution was to open texmaker and go to options--> settings file --> reset settings. This restarts Texmaker and after that you should be fine.

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