I had been already using LaTeX. Now I want to send my article to a Springer journal. Therefore I am using the svjour3 template, but it gives me an error. It is like this:


This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2015.4.14) 1 DEC 2015 00:29
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>
Babel <3.9l> and hyphenation patterns for 68 languages loaded.
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\fix-cm.sty"
Package: fix-cm 2014/09/29 v1.1s fixes to LaTeX
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\ts1enc.def"
File: ts1enc.def 2001/06/05 v3.0e (jk/car/fm) Standard LaTeX file
! LaTeX Error: File `svjour3.cls' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)
Enter file name:
! Emergency stop.
<read *>
l.3 \documentclass
*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
399 strings out of 493698
8603 string characters out of 3141962
52149 words of memory out of 3000000
3816 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
3640 words of font info for 14 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
1025 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
17i,0n,12p,166b,150s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s
! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!  

How can I solve this?


1 Answer 1


Follow these steps:

  1. Download the Springer class;

  2. Follow the instructions listed in Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

    If you want to avoid hassles, you can just place svjour3.cls in your working folder.

  • Dear Werner, Thank you. Unfortunately I am still can not able to make my root path "TDS compliant directory ", after putting my desired .cls file in recommended folders. I am LaTeX beginner and using windows 8.1. please help
    – Amber
    Dec 2, 2015 at 18:49
  • @Amber: After you place the files in the respective folders, then you need to run texhash from the command line. Alternatively, if all else fails, just place the .cls in your working folder and things should compile without problem.
    – Werner
    Dec 2, 2015 at 18:54

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