I downloaded the Classicthesis Typographic Thesis template from this link ClassicThesis link And it is not working properly.

I get the following error

! LaTeX Error: \aclabelfont undefined.
See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type H <return> for immediate help.
l.131 \renewcommand*{\aclabelfont}

I follow the error to this code block included in the Classicthesis-config.tex

\PassOptionsToPackage{smaller}{acronym} % Include printonlyused in the first bracket to only show acronyms used in the text
\usepackage{acronym} % Nice macros for handling all acronyms in the thesis

%\renewcommand*{\acsfont}[1]{\textssc{#1}} % For MinionPro

But i don't know what is wrong.

I have searched for information and I landed here Similar error on ubuntu and here error with acronym And I still cannont make it work.

I understand the template I downloaded may be outdated, I don't know if I will get more errors after this one, any ideas solving this?

I'm using Texmaker, with the latest Miktex available on Windows10

  • I think this was fixed some time ago. Get the template from the source: bitbucket.org/amiede/classicthesis
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 6 '17 at 18:27
  • Just asked the powers of l-templates to update. Should be fixed within a few days/a week on l-templates.
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 6 '17 at 18:31
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    Completely off-topic: Most helpers don't like that templte because it is a constant source of problems for new users. It just isn't a very well designed template and package (with the same name, so even more confusion).
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 6 '17 at 18:33
  • I actually get the same error from the bitbucket links, and the I didn´t know of the existance of that package!
    – Paul Lara
    Feb 6 '17 at 18:43
  • Please use the files from the branch develop bitbucket.org/amiede/classicthesis/src/…. This was caused by the changes in acronym package that were not quite backward compatible. Feb 8 '17 at 4:16

This error started showing after an update in acronym package that was not quite backward compatible. Try using the files from the branch develop. It's a fairly stable code, with many bugs fixed, that will soon be released as version 4.4.

  • Thanks. Any idea how soon soon might be? Not in a hurry, just interested.
    – Johannes_B
    Mar 5 '17 at 14:33
  • @Johannes_B A month or two, I guess. We'd appreciate a review of the code by any of the specialist from SE. Some things in the code are pretty ugly, we know, and most other are far from perfect. That shouldn't prevent us from improving. Thanks for any help! Mar 5 '17 at 16:13

If anybody want to know, I deleted everything related to that template, reinstalled MikTex, downloaded the template from here: Classicthesis And now it compiles with a few warnings.

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