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I am writing a CV with moderncv and moderntimeline package.

Last month everything went well but since last week, I got this error:

! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted).
<to be read again> 
                   \unskip 
l.27 ...ewhere University}{Republic of Negara}{}{}
                                                  {}

The error shows to the first entry of employment/education. I am using \tlcventry.

Here is my TeX Live version:

TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2016/Debian)
kpathsea version 6.2.2
Copyright 2016 D.E. Knuth.

Packages used: geometry, url, eurosym, moderntimeline.

Here is the code (MWE):

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}   
\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0,0.5,0.0}
\moderncvstyle{banking}                
\moderncvcolor{blue}                   
\usepackage[scale=0.8]{geometry}
\firstname{Kisu}
\familyname{Terduba}
\title{Curriculum Vita{\ae}}                          
\address{8888 Kota 16419}{Republic of Negara}    
\mobile{+88~88~8888~8888}                     
\phone{+88~(88)~888~8888}                     
\fax{+88~(88)~888~8888}                       
\email{[email protected]}                      
\homepage{https://about.me/kisu}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage{moderntimeline}

\begin{document}
\makecvtitle

\tlwidth{0.8ex}
\tltext{\tiny}

\section{Employment}
\tlmaxdates{2007}{2019}
\tlcventry{2010}{0}{Assistant Professor}{Somewhere University}{Republic of Negara}{}{}{}
\tlcventry{2012}{2015}{Assistant Professor}{President University}{Tengah}{}{}{}
\tlcventry{2007}{2010}{Assistant Professor}{The University of Naughty}{Semenanjung Campus}{}{}{}

\section{Education}
\tlmaxdates{1997}{2006}
\tlcventry{2003}{2006}{PhD in Applied Mathematics}{Universiteit Enskede}{Belanda}{}{}
\tlcventry{2001}{2003}{Master of Mathematical Sciences}{Universiteit Tyreso}{Tyreso}{}{}
\tlcventry{1997}{2001}{BS in Mathematics}{Institute of Technology}{Java}{}{}

\end{document}

The following is \listfiles which is obtained after removing moderntimeline package.

*File List*
moderncv.cls    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter
document class
size11.clo    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
etoolbox.sty    2015/08/02 v2.2a e-TeX tools for LaTeX (JAW)
ifthen.sty    2014/09/29 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
xcolor.sty    2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
color.cfg    2016/01/02 v1.6 sample color configuration
pdftex.def    2011/05/27 v0.06d Graphics/color for pdfTeX
infwarerr.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Providing info/warning/error messages
(HO)
ltxcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.23 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
colortbl.sty    2012/02/13 v1.0a Color table columns (DPC)
array.sty    2014/10/28 v2.4c Tabular extension package (FMi)
ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
ifluatex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
fontenc.sty
t1enc.def    2005/09/27 v1.99g Standard LaTeX file
lmodern.sty    2009/10/30 v1.6 Latin Modern Fonts
url.sty    2013/09/16  ver 3.4  Verb mode for urls, etc.
graphicx.sty    2014/10/28 v1.0g Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
keyval.sty    2014/10/28 v1.15 key=value parser (DPC)
graphics.sty    2016/05/09 v1.0r Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
trig.sty    2016/01/03 v1.10 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2016/01/02 v1.10 sample graphics configuration
fancyhdr.sty    
tweaklist.sty    
calc.sty    2014/10/28 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
xparse.sty    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 Experimental document command parser
expl3.sty    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 programming layer (loader) 
expl3-code.tex    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 programming layer 
l3pdfmode.def    2016/03/26 v6465 L3 Experimental driver: PDF mode
microtype.sty    2016/05/14 v2.6a Micro-typographical refinements (RS)
microtype-pdftex.def    2016/05/14 v2.6a Definitions specific to pdftex  
(RS)
microtype.cfg    2016/05/14 v2.6a microtype main configuration file (RS)
moderncvcollection.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 moderncv collections
moderncvcompatibility.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae   
and letter compatibility patches
moderncvstylebanking.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae
and letter style scheme: banking
tgpagella.sty    2009/09/27 v1.2 TeX Gyre Pagella as default roman family
kvoptions.sty    2016/05/16 v3.12 Key value format for package options   
(HO)
kvsetkeys.sty    2016/05/16 v1.17 Key value parser (HO)
etexcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Avoid name clashes with e-TeX commands 
(HO)
moderncviconsawesome.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and 
letter icons: awesome
fontawesome.sty    2016/05/15 v4.6.3.1 font awesome icons
fontawesomesymbols-generic.tex
fontawesomesymbols-pdftex.tex
moderncvheadiii.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and 
letter header variant: 3
moderncvbodyiii.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and 
letter body variant: 3
t1qpl.fd    2009/09/25 v1.2 font definition file for T1/qpl
ufontawesometwo.fd    2016/05/15 Font definitions for U/fontawesometwo.
moderncvcolorblue.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and 
letter color scheme: blue
geometry.sty    2010/09/12 v5.6 Page Geometry
ifpdf.sty    2016/05/14 v3.1 Provides the ifpdf switch
ifvtex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Detect VTeX and its facilities (HO)
eurosym.sty    1998/08/06 v1.1 European currency symbol ``Euro''
hyperref.sty    2016/05/05 v6.83n Hypertext links for LaTeX
hobsub-hyperref.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Bundle oberdiek, subset hyperref 
(HO) 
hobsub-generic.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Bundle oberdiek, subset generic 
(HO)
hobsub.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Construct package bundles (HO)
intcalc.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Expandable calculations with integers (HO)
kvdefinekeys.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Define keys (HO)
pdftexcmds.sty    2016/05/10 v0.21 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX 
(HO)
pdfescape.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Implements pdfTeX's escape features (HO)
bigintcalc.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Expandable calculations on big integers 
(HO)
bitset.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Handle bit-vector datatype (HO)
uniquecounter.sty    2016/05/16 v1.3 Provide unlimited unique counter (HO)
letltxmacro.sty    2016/05/16 v1.5 Let assignment for LaTeX macros (HO)
hopatch.sty    2016/05/16 v1.3 Wrapper for package hooks (HO)
xcolor-patch.sty    2016/05/16 xcolor patch
atveryend.sty    2016/05/16 v1.9 Hooks at the very end of document (HO)
atbegshi.sty    2016/05/16 v1.17 At begin shipout hook (HO)
refcount.sty    2016/05/16 v3.5 Data extraction from label references (HO)
hycolor.sty    2016/05/16 v1.8 Color options for hyperref/bookmark (HO)
auxhook.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Hooks for auxiliary files (HO)
pd1enc.def    2016/05/05 v6.83n Hyperref: PDFDocEncoding definition (HO)
hyperref.cfg    2002/06/06 v1.2 hyperref configuration of TeXLive
puenc.def    2016/05/05 v6.83n Hyperref: PDF Unicode definition (HO)
hpdftex.def    2016/05/05 v6.83n Hyperref driver for pdfTeX
rerunfilecheck.sty    2016/05/16 v1.8 Rerun checks for auxiliary files  
(HO)
supp-pdf.mkii
epstopdf-base.sty    2016/05/15 v2.6 Base part for package epstopdf
grfext.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Manage graphics extensions (HO)
epstopdf-sys.cfg    2010/07/13 v1.3 Configuration of (r)epstopdf for TeX 
Live
mt-ppl.cfg    2005/11/16 v1.6 microtype config. file: Palatino (RS)
nameref.sty    2012/10/27 v2.43 Cross-referencing by name of section
gettitlestring.sty    2016/05/16 v1.5 Cleanup title references (HO)
kisu.out
kisu.out
ufontawesomeone.fd    2016/05/15 Font definitions for U/fontawesomeone.
ot1lmr.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
mt-cmr.cfg    2013/05/19 v2.2 microtype config. file: Computer Modern   
Roman (RS)
omllmm.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
omslmsy.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
omxlmex.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
***********
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  • 1
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Your code runs without errors for me. Can you add \listfiles at the top of the code and report here what you get in the log (and on the terminal) after **File list**?
    – egreg
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 8:39
  • For the record, there is an issue opened at github.com/raphink/moderntimeline/issues/12, but I couldn't reproduce either.
    – raphink
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 9:06
  • I obtain the following in the log file: 'LaTeX Font Info: Font shape T1/lmss/b/n' in size <14.4> not available' '(Font) Font shape T1/lmss/bx/n' tried instead on input line 26.' '! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted).' '<to be read again> ' ' \unskip ' 'l.28 ...ewhere University}{Republic of Negara}{}{}' ' {}' The log complete log file has been posted at github.com/raphink/moderntimeline/issues/12.
    – Nate
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 0:05
  • I do compile using pdflatex mwe.tex. When I tried latex mwe.tex, it works for the file without moderntimeline, but produces the same error as pdflatexwith moderntimeline.
    – Nate
    Commented Aug 21, 2016 at 23:27

1 Answer 1

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Well, I rearanged your code a little bit and compiled it.

With the following MWE, compiled with current MiKTeX 2.9 and pdflatex:

\listfiles
\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\moderncvstyle{banking}
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\usepackage[scale=0.8]{geometry}

\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage{moderntimeline}

\firstname{Kisu}
\familyname{Terduba}
\title{Curriculum Vita{\ae}}                          
\address{8888 Kota 16419}{Republic of Negara}    
\mobile{+88~88~8888~8888}                     
\phone{+88~(88)~888~8888}                     
\fax{+88~(88)~888~8888}                       
\email{[email protected]}                      
\homepage{https://about.me/kisu}

\definecolor{darkgreen}{rgb}{0,0.5,0.0}


\begin{document}

\makecvtitle

\tlwidth{0.8ex}
\tltext{\tiny}

\section{Employment}
\tlmaxdates{2007}{2019}
\tlcventry{2010}{0}{Assistant Professor}{Somewhere University}{Republic of Negara}{}{}{}
\tlcventry{2012}{2015}{Assistant Professor}{President University}{Tengah}{}{}{}
\tlcventry{2007}{2010}{Assistant Professor}{The University of Naughty}{Semenanjung Campus}{}{}{}

\section{Education}
\tlmaxdates{1997}{2006}
\tlcventry{2003}{2006}{PhD in Applied Mathematics}{Universiteit Enskede}{Belanda}{}{}
\tlcventry{2001}{2003}{Master of Mathematical Sciences}{Universiteit Tyreso}{Tyreso}{}{}
\tlcventry{1997}{2001}{BS in Mathematics}{Institute of Technology}{Java}{}{}

\end{document}

Without errors I got the follwing part in the log file (I started with the the line you mentioned in your comment):

LaTeX Font Info:    Font shape `T1/lmss/b/n' in size <14.4> not available
(Font)              Font shape `T1/lmss/bx/n' tried instead on input line 34.
LaTeX Font Info:    Font shape `T1/lmss/b/n' in size <10.95> not available
(Font)              Font shape `T1/lmss/bx/n' tried instead on input line 36.
LaTeX Font Info:    Font shape `T1/lmss/m/it' in size <10.95> not available
(Font)              Font shape `T1/lmss/m/sl' tried instead on input line 36.
LaTeX Font Info:    Font shape `T1/lmss/m/it' in size <6> not available
(Font)              Font shape `T1/lmss/m/sl' tried instead on input line 36.
\fullcolorwidth=\dimen256
[1

{C:/Users/Internet/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/pdftex/config/pdftex.map}]
Package atveryend Info: Empty hook `BeforeClearDocument' on input line 46.
Package atveryend Info: Empty hook `AfterLastShipout' on input line 46.
 (325380.aux)
Package atveryend Info: Executing hook `AtVeryEndDocument' on input line 46.


 *File List*
moderncv.cls    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter document class
  size11.clo    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
etoolbox.sty    2015/08/02 v2.2a e-TeX tools for LaTeX (JAW)
  ifthen.sty    2014/09/29 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
  xcolor.sty    2016/05/11 v2.12 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
   color.cfg    2016/01/02 v1.6 sample color configuration
  pdftex.def    2016/07/10 v0.06j Graphics/color for pdfTeX
infwarerr.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)
 ltxcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.23 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
colortbl.sty    2012/02/13 v1.0a Color table columns (DPC)
   array.sty    2014/10/28 v2.4c Tabular extension package (FMi)
 ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
ifluatex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
 fontenc.sty
   t1enc.def    2016/06/19 v1.99m Standard LaTeX file
 lmodern.sty    2009/10/30 v1.6 Latin Modern Fonts
     url.sty    2013/09/16  ver 3.4  Verb mode for urls, etc.
graphicx.sty    2014/10/28 v1.0g Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
  keyval.sty    2014/10/28 v1.15 key=value parser (DPC)
graphics.sty    2016/07/10 v1.0t Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    2016/01/03 v1.10 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2016/06/04 v1.11 sample graphics configuration
fancyhdr.sty    
tweaklist.sty    
    calc.sty    2014/10/28 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
  xparse.sty    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 Experimental document command parser
   expl3.sty    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 programming layer (loader) 
expl3-code.tex    2016/05/18 v6512 L3 programming layer 
l3pdfmode.def    2016/03/26 v6465 L3 Experimental driver: PDF mode
microtype.sty    2016/05/14 v2.6a Micro-typographical refinements (RS)
microtype-pdftex.def    2016/05/14 v2.6a Definitions specific to pdftex (RS)
microtype.cfg    2016/05/14 v2.6a microtype main configuration file (RS)
moderncvcollection.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 moderncv collections
moderncvcompatibility.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter compatibility patches
moderncvstylebanking.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter style scheme: banking
tgpagella.sty    2009/09/27 v1.2 TeX Gyre Pagella as default roman family
kvoptions.sty    2016/05/16 v3.12 Key value format for package options (HO)
kvsetkeys.sty    2016/05/16 v1.17 Key value parser (HO)
etexcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Avoid name clashes with e-TeX commands (HO)
moderncviconsawesome.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter icons: awesome
fontawesome.sty    2016/05/15 v4.6.3.1 font awesome icons
fontawesomesymbols-generic.tex
fontawesomesymbols-pdftex.tex
moderncvheadiii.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter header variant: 3
moderncvbodyiii.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter body variant: 3
   t1qpl.fd    2009/09/25 v1.2 font definition file for T1/qpl
ufontawesometwo.fd    2016/05/22 Font definitions for U/fontawesometwo.
moderncvcolorblue.sty    2015/07/28 v2.0.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter color scheme: blue
geometry.sty    2010/09/12 v5.6 Page Geometry
   ifpdf.sty    2016/05/14 v3.1 Provides the ifpdf switch
  ifvtex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Detect VTeX and its facilities (HO)
geometry.cfg
 eurosym.sty    1998/08/06 v1.1 European currency symbol ``Euro''
moderntimeline.sty    
    tikz.sty    2015/08/07 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.151)
     pgf.sty    2015/08/07 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.15)
  pgfrcs.sty    2015/08/07 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.31)
everyshi.sty    2001/05/15 v3.00 EveryShipout Package (MS)
  pgfrcs.code.tex
 pgfcore.sty    2010/04/11 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.7)
  pgfsys.sty    2014/07/09 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.48)
  pgfsys.code.tex
pgfsyssoftpath.code.tex    2013/09/09  (rcs-revision 1.9)
pgfsysprotocol.code.tex    2006/10/16  (rcs-revision 1.4)
 pgfcore.code.tex
pgfcomp-version-0-65.sty    2007/07/03 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.7)
pgfcomp-version-1-18.sty    2007/07/23 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.1)
  pgffor.sty    2013/12/13 v3.0.1a (rcs-revision 1.25)
 pgfkeys.sty    
 pgfkeys.code.tex
 pgfmath.sty    
 pgfmath.code.tex
  pgffor.code.tex
    tikz.code.tex
hyperref.sty    2016/06/24 v6.83q Hypertext links for LaTeX
hobsub-hyperref.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Bundle oberdiek, subset hyperref (HO)
hobsub-generic.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Bundle oberdiek, subset generic (HO)
  hobsub.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Construct package bundles (HO)
 intcalc.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Expandable calculations with integers (HO)
kvdefinekeys.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Define keys (HO)
pdftexcmds.sty    2016/05/21 v0.22 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)
pdfescape.sty    2016/05/16 v1.14 Implements pdfTeX's escape features (HO)
bigintcalc.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Expandable calculations on big integers (HO)
  bitset.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Handle bit-vector datatype (HO)
uniquecounter.sty    2016/05/16 v1.3 Provide unlimited unique counter (HO)
letltxmacro.sty    2016/05/16 v1.5 Let assignment for LaTeX macros (HO)
 hopatch.sty    2016/05/16 v1.3 Wrapper for package hooks (HO)
xcolor-patch.sty    2016/05/16 xcolor patch
atveryend.sty    2016/05/16 v1.9 Hooks at the very end of document (HO)
atbegshi.sty    2016/06/09 v1.18 At begin shipout hook (HO)
refcount.sty    2016/05/16 v3.5 Data extraction from label references (HO)
 hycolor.sty    2016/05/16 v1.8 Color options for hyperref/bookmark (HO)
 auxhook.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Hooks for auxiliary files (HO)
  pd1enc.def    2016/06/24 v6.83q Hyperref: PDFDocEncoding definition (HO)
hyperref.cfg    2002/06/06 v1.2 hyperref configuration of TeXLive
   puenc.def    2016/06/24 v6.83q Hyperref: PDF Unicode definition (HO)
 hpdftex.def    2016/06/24 v6.83q Hyperref driver for pdfTeX
rerunfilecheck.sty    2016/05/16 v1.8 Rerun checks for auxiliary files (HO)
supp-pdf.mkii
epstopdf-base.sty    2016/05/15 v2.6 Base part for package epstopdf
  grfext.sty    2016/05/16 v1.2 Manage graphics extensions (HO)
  mt-ppl.cfg    2005/11/16 v1.6 microtype config. file: Palatino (RS)
  t1lmss.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
 nameref.sty    2016/05/21 v2.44 Cross-referencing by name of section
gettitlestring.sty    2016/05/16 v1.5 Cleanup title references (HO)
  325380.out
  325380.out
ufontawesomeone.fd    2016/05/22 Font definitions for U/fontawesomeone.
  ot1lmr.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
  mt-cmr.cfg    2013/05/19 v2.2 microtype config. file: Computer Modern Roman (RS)
  omllmm.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
 omslmsy.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
 omxlmex.fd    2009/10/30 v1.6 Font defs for Latin Modern
 ***********

and got the list of files showed above.

At last it seems that the installation of font family Latin Modern is faulty on your system:

T1/lmss/b/n' in size <14.4> not available
 (Font) Font shape T1/lmss/bx/n' tried instead on input line 26.
 ! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted).
<to be read again> 
 \unskip 
l.28 ...ewhere University}{Republic of Negara}{}{}
   {}

As you can see in my log file there is no problem ...

Try to compile your code without class option sans and report the result please.

Could it be that you compiled with latex instead pdflatex?

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  • The problem persists even after removing 'sans'. The updated log file is posted in github.com/raphink/moderntimeline/issues/12
    – Nate
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 5:18
  • The \listfiles is posted above, under my previous question.
    – Nate
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 23:55
  • I do have version 0.9 from 2015/08/31. So, that's really strange then.
    – Nate
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 11:04

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