I am a beginner at latex and I realize that similar questions were asked previously, but I don't really understand what to do. Here is the code for a sample titlepage that does not work for me: http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~cap/spl/titlepage.tex Here is an example of how a thesis titlepage should look like: http://othes.univie.ac.at/32753/1/2014-04-16_0348909.pdf The first error I get is ! LaTeX Error: File `RZ_Logo_Uni_sw' not found. Was this a file of the person who wrote the thesis? I did download the University logo on my computer and wrote the name of the file in its place: \includegraphics{uni_logo_farbe_01}. I get the same error message.

I still get an error message after removing \includegraphics altogether: Paragraph ended before \text@command was complete. Nevertheless, I definitely need the uni logo, but it seems this is not the only problem.

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    Are you putting this in another document, or compiling it standalone? The title page as it stands is not a compilable document. All LaTeX documents need to have a \documentclass, and a \begin{document} and an \end{document}. Sep 22, 2015 at 11:19

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\input{titlepage.tex} %Following the advice given in the template


This compiles fine, if you add in a title and a name in the corresponding code blocks (between % >>>>> BEGINN TITEL >>>>> and %``The Creation of a Title Page'' and the same for the author:

\LARGE{\textsf{  % Hier kommt der eigentliche Titel, bei Bedarf mit \\
                 % ACHTUNG: Deutsche Anfuehrungszeichen: ,,Titel``
                 %          English quotes:              ``title''
    % >>>>> BEGINN TITEL >>>>>
    This is my Title
    %``The Creation of a Title Page''
    % <<<<< ENDE TITEL <<<<<

The blank line in the template is causing the trouble, it marks a new paragraph.

  • Everything now works in the demo version. I still cannot get the actual university logo. I downloaded it on my computer at public.univie.ac.at/logo as a tif file (it was the only option that let me download). The latex error says file not found. Sep 22, 2015 at 14:12
  • @AndrewChiriac LaTeX cannot include tif images, you need to convert it (for example to png).
    – cauchy42
    Sep 22, 2015 at 14:29
  • Is that the only problem? Does Latex know exactly what to do once an image is downloaded on my computer? Do you recommend a free and safe way to convert it? Sep 22, 2015 at 14:42
  • @AndrewChiriac No, you're right, you need to tell LaTeX where it finds the file. So either you put the image in the same folder as your tex file, or you give full path (absolute or relative) to \includegraphics.
    – cauchy42
    Sep 22, 2015 at 14:51
  • @AndrewChiriac For the conversion: Safe? That depends :) If you google for "tiff to png" you find free online converters, not sure if you regard this as safe. If you are on Linux, you might try imagemagick, I suppose.
    – cauchy42
    Sep 22, 2015 at 14:54

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