Please can anyone tell me the source of the following error?

I simply entered

\label{xlastpage} on last page

and the call

\setkeys[KV]{fam}{lhead={Page \thepage of \pageref{xlastpage}}}

gave the following funny errors.

%%%%%%%%% Trace log %%%%%%%%%%

\T@pageref #1->\NR@setref {#1}\@secondoffive {#1}

\NR@setref #1->\begingroup \@safe@activestrue \expandafter \endgroup \expandaft
er \NR@@setref \csname r@#1\endcsname
{entering semi simple group (level 19) at line 141}

\@safe@activestrue ->\let \if@safe@actives \iftrue
{changing \if@safe@actives=\iffalse}
{into \if@safe@actives=\iftrue}
{restoring \if@safe@actives=\iffalse}
{leaving semi simple group (level 19) entered at line 141}

\NR@@setref #1->\ifx \@undefined #1\let #1\relax \fi \@setref #1

\@setref #1#2#3->\ifx #1\relax \protect \G@refundefinedtrue \nfss@text {\reset@
font \bfseries ??}\@latex@warning {Reference `#3' on page \thepage \space undef
ined}\else \expandafter \Hy@setref@link #1\@empty \@empty \@nil {#2}\fi

\r@xlastpage ->{2}{4}

\Hy@setref@link #1#2#3#4#5#6\@nil #7->\begingroup \toks 0={\hyper@@link {#5}{#4
}}\toks 1=\expandafter {#7{#1}{#2}{#3}{#4}{#5}}\edef \x {\endgroup \the \toks 0
 {\the \toks 1 }}\x
! Argument of \Hy@setref@link has an extra }.
<inserted text>
<to be read again>

closed as not a real question by Will Robertson, Loop Space Feb 8 '11 at 9:26

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    Please supply a minimal working example. We can't debug this without knowing what exactly you are doing. – Lev Bishop Sep 8 '10 at 23:50
  • @Lev: Are you sure you don't mean a minimal failing example? – SamB Oct 1 '10 at 15:57
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    @SamB: Minimal working example is a standard term, where "working" means "working just enough to show the problem". – Lev Bishop Oct 2 '10 at 20:01
  • @Lev, @SamB — I've never understood where the ‘working’ term came from, myself. I just call them ‘minimal examples’ ;) – Will Robertson Feb 7 '11 at 23:30
  • More seriously, I've flagged this question because it's largely useless to keep around, considering it's all but been retracted as a question by its author in a comment below. – Will Robertson Feb 7 '11 at 23:33

I don't know what's causing your error; to even have a chance, I'd have to reproduce it, but I don't know what packages, etc., you're using.

But have you tried doing what you're doing by loading the lastpage package with \pageref{LastPage}?

Or alternatively, with \total{page} provided by the totcount package?

Or with \ref{TotPages} from the totpages package?

  • Problem solved: I had a look at how the hyperref package redefines \newlabel, and also at nameref and gettitlestring packages. – Ahmed Musa Sep 9 '10 at 16:29
  • @Pluto: Great that you found it! In such cases it would also be great if you post it as answer instead of a comment, just for clarity. This helps readers finding your solution easier. You could even mark your own answer as accepted. – Stefan Kottwitz Feb 4 '11 at 20:39

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