I need to start with CPE journal. I downloaded their document guidelines, which included a .cls, a .tex, a PDF and README file.

I am using TexMaker 4.4.1 with TexLive in Mac OS X.

When I opened the TEX file provided and try to Quick Build (I did not modify anything), I have an error:

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This error seems nasty for me. Could you provide some hints to fix it?

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The problem arises because you're compiling the file cpedoc.tex you've downloaded with pdfLaTeX and the file contains this line


The dvips option is for when you compile with LaTeX, not with pdfLaTeX.

If you want to compile with pdfLaTeX, remove that option:


Otherwise, use the chain LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf.


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