# FAU Dissertation tex template error

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.

• 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
• 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