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I am struggling with an error message that I don't understand:

---the literal stack isn't empty for entry ladershortgershuny while executing---line 5227 of file apacite.bst (There was 1 error message)

So far there was not a problem in my PDF file (the citation worked: it was cited in the text correctly and the article was listed in the bibliography.

But now I am trying to include new sources and because of this error, the won't work and show up like this in the PDF: "..grew up with their fathers present (?, ?)."

Does anyone know what is going wrong here and how I could solve the problem?

This is the .bib entry for ladershortgershuny

@webpage{ladershortgershuny,
    Author = {Deborah Lader and Sandra Short and Jonathan Gershuny},
    Date-Added = {2015-11-28 21:16:31 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2015-11-28 21:19:53 +0000},
    Lastchecked = {8 October 2015},
    Month = {August},
    Url = {http://www.timeuse.org/files/cckpub/lader_short_and_gershuny_2005_kight_diary.pdf},
    Year = {2006},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://www.timeuse.org/files/cckpub/lader_short_and_gershuny_2005_kight_diary.pdf}}

Minimal Example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper] {article}
\usepackage{apacite}
% lots of other packages

\begin{document}
XXX \cite{ladershortgershuny}.


XXX \footnote {XXX \citeyear{ladershortgershuny} XXX }. 


\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{...,johnsonwiener,ladershortgershuny,larsen,...}

% Lots more text, figures, tables and a bibliography
\end{document}
  • Can you show a minimal example of code? Particularly interesting is the ladershortgershuny entry and, maybe, the one preceding it in the .bib file. – egreg Jan 2 '16 at 17:05
  • Most likely, your database has a malicious entry. But we need to see a MWE to be sure. – Johannes_B Jan 2 '16 at 17:05
  • @egreg Thank you for your fast response. As I am relatively new to LaTeX, I hope that I understood your questions right. I added the .bib entry for ladershortgershuny in my main question. I made a separate .bib file for each source. Do you need something else or do you mean this by minimal example of code? – Judith Jan 2 '16 at 17:09
  • @Johannes_B see above:) – Judith Jan 2 '16 at 17:10
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    Your entry has no title, and so the url triggers the error (imho a bug in apacite.bst). – Ulrike Fischer Jan 2 '16 at 17:50
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I came across the same problem, and find if I would neglect title, then would be error even on author items.

So if you write title name, all will be fine.

But it seems a bug in setting document actually, I cannot fix it at the moment, only write title name, that's okay.

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