I am using the template entitled "Preparation of Papers for IEEE Sponsored Conferences \& Symposia", in the overleaf. I have a figure that I was using in an ACM template, without errors, and I want to use that in this IEEE template:


But I am getting the following error (the figure was imported from a previous project):

Runaway argument? width=9cm]{figureName.png}
\caption {Inductance of oscill\ETC. Paragraph ended before \Gin@iii was complete. \par

Can anyone help?

  • 2
    You have a misplaced brace or bracket somewhere, but as you don't show your code .... Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 20:09
  • Yes, @Ulrike . I forgot to put the code (edited now in the question). Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 12:44

1 Answer 1


You get this error if you load graphics (with s) instead of graphicx (with x) and then try to use keyval-syntax:

\usepackage{graphics} %<- wrong, should be graphicx


Runaway argument?
width=9cm]{example-image.png} \caption {Inductance} \label {figureNam\ETC.
! Paragraph ended before \Gin@iii was complete.

Solution: load graphicx.

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