0

I am getting an error when I try to compile a sample Dissertation tex template:

This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (MiKTeX 2.9)
entering extended mode
("C:\Users\bossman\Desktop\FAU Disseration\fausample.tex"
LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>
Babel <3.9k> and hyphenation patterns for 68 languages loaded.
("C:\Users\bossman\Desktop\FAU Disseration\fauthesis.cls"
Document Class: fauthesis 2014/09/23 v1.0 (C. Beetle)
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\report.cls"
Document Class: report 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\size12.clo"))
! Undefined control sequence.
l.232 ^^I^^I\ifnum\pdfoutput
                             > 0^^I^^I^^I^^I^^I^^I^^I^^I^^I% Test if \pdfout...

Here is the .cls code from line 232:

% This checks carefully if the \pdfoutput command is defined, and then sets the PDF page margins. 
% 
{\expandafter}\expandafter\ifx\csname pdfoutput\endcsname\relax\else    
% Test if \pdfoutput not defined
    \ifx\pdfoutput\relax\else   % Test if \pdfoutput not previously tested      
        \ifnum\pdfoutput > 0    Test if \pdfoutput active
           \@foundpdflatextrue          
           \setlength\pdfpageheight{11in}%
            \setlength\pdfpagewidth{8.5in}%         
        \fi\fi\fi

I have updated the console window text above. Can you tell me what other information will be helpful?

I an using WinEdt to complie the tex file.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

6
  • I doubt that is possible to track the error from that fragment only. You should give us more information! – user31729 Jun 4 '15 at 13:26
  • I have updated the text from the Console window. Can you tell me what other information will be helpful? – Joe Jun 4 '15 at 13:42
  • Joe: That information does not really help. We need at least a .tex file which does reproduce the error. Where can we find your strange template file? – user31729 Jun 4 '15 at 13:45
  • 2
    It doesn't look as if this class is meant to work with xelatex. Why don't you use pdflatex? – Ulrike Fischer Jun 4 '15 at 14:11
  • Hello, I also tried pdflatex but that also gave me an error. Here is a hyperlink to the FAU website with the files and tex file "fausample.tex" and the required fauthesis.cls: physics2.fau.edu/~cbeetle/FAUThesis/#files – Joe Jun 4 '15 at 18:08
0

Ulrike Fischer offered the solution to use pdflatex.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.