# Error Latex TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000]

I want to test this template http://students.engr.scu.edu/~sschaeck/latexforthesis/.

when i run the makefile i get this error .Please what does it mean this error

here the code :

\documentclass[12pt]{thesis} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%% preample %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

%%% packages %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}        % euro quality fonts [T1] (togeth. w/ textcomp)
\usepackage{textcomp, amssymb}  % additional symbols (there are more packages)
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}   % umlaute in input file
\usepackage{setspace}           % doublespacing
\usepackage{anysize}            % margin package sets tighter margins
\usepackage[all]{xy}            % creating figures within latex
\usepackage[tight]{subfigure}% subfigures: figures within figures

%\marginsize{1.2in}{0.9in}{1.1in}{0.9in} % small margins
\marginsize{1.2in}{0.9in}{0.5in}{1.5in} % small margins

\usepackage{ifpdf}              % if pdflatex then ... else ...
\ifpdf
\pdfadjustspacing=1           % make pdflatex behave like latex
\usepackage{aeguill}          % PS converted CM fonts for better acro preview
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % graphics packages
\usepackage[pdftex]{color}    % color packages
\usepackage[pdftex]{thumbpdf} % create thumbnails (run thumbpdf as well)
pagebackref=true, % bibliography -> text
linktocpage=true, % toc etc: make page number active (not name)
plainpages=false, % distinguish roman and arabic pagenumbers
bookmarksopen=true,%
bookmarksnumbered=true,%
pdfauthor={Stefan Sch�ckeler},%
pdftitle={Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet},%
pdfsubject={PhD Thesis},%
pdfkeywords={Embedded Systems, Code Compaction},%
]{hyperref}        % clickabe references
\else
\usepackage[hypertex,
plainpages=false, % distinguish roman and arabic pagenumbers
linktocpage=true, % toc etc: make page number active (not name)
]{hyperref}        % clickabe references in .dvi
% purposely included before color package
\usepackage[dvips]{color}     % color packages; needed by xy
\usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}  % graphics packages
\fi

% hyperref must be the second last package and glossary the last package

% index
\usepackage{makeidx}                       % for \printindex
\makeindex                                 % creates paper.idx index file

% glossary
\usepackage[style=super, cols=3]{glossary} % for \printclossary
\makeglossary                              % creates paper.glo glossary file

%%% style and finetuning %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\pagestyle{plain}               % pagestyle: headings, empty, plain

% new theorems
\newtheorem{example}{Example}
\newtheorem{proof}{Proof}

%%% document %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{roman} % titlepage does not get a number - that's odd, but good.

\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Title}{label:title}\fi              \input{titlepage.tex}

\newpage                                                     \input{spruch.tex}

{\doublespacing
\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Acknowledgement}{label:ack}\fi\input{acknowledge.tex}
\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{Abstract}{label:abst}\fi     \input{abstract.tex}
}

\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{List of Figures}{label:lof}\fi     \listoffigures
\newpage\ifpdf\pdfbookmark[1]{List of Tables}{label:lot}\fi       \listoftables

{\doublespacing
\newpage\pagenumbering{arabic}

\newpage\input{body.tex}

% Bibliography and Glossary          (\phantomsection is needed for hyperlinks)

\newpage\phantomsection%
\bibliographystyle{alpha}\bibliography{references}

\newpage\phantomsection%
\printindex

\newpage\phantomsection%
\printglossary

\end{document}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%


the error it at the else .

Package thumbpdf Warning: Thumbnail data file thesis.tpt' not found.

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! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000].
\curr@fontshape ->\f@encoding
/\f@family /\f@series /\f@shape
l.38 \else

If you really absolutely need more capacity,
you can ask a wizard to enlarge me.

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
4193 strings out of 495285
52396 string characters out of 3180406
331427 words of memory out of 3000000
7339 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
7342 words of font info for 24 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
14 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
5000i,0n,9994p,231b,80s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s
!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

• I don't get any error, only a warning about an open brace without the matching one (it's before one \doublespacing command). – egreg Jul 27 '12 at 12:57
• Hi ,:( i don't know why does not work for me do you think this is a problem with Texmaker editor? please can you try with PdfLaTex – WOW Jul 27 '12 at 13:07
• @WOW - I don't get a "TeX capacity exceeded" error message either when I try to compile this file under pdflatex, running TeXLive2012. Which TeX distribution do you use? – Mico Jul 27 '12 at 13:31
• I did try with pdflatex. – egreg Jul 27 '12 at 13:36
• Mico I use Miktex. – WOW Jul 27 '12 at 13:40

I get the same error with MikTeX 2.9, WinEdt 7 on Win 7. There is an undefined char (german umlaut?) in the pdfauthor property. If you remove/replace this character LaTeX runs until the \newtheorem{example}{Example} definition. Here one get the error that \example is already defined. Rename it and LaTeX compiles the whole document.

I'm getting Error Latex TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000] in a beamer document when I try to make a block without a title and starting with an itemize environment:

This fails:

\begin{frame}{About Foo}
\begin{block}
\begin{itemize}
\item foo
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}


This works:

\begin{frame}{About Foo}
\begin{block}{}
\begin{itemize}
\item foo
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\end{frame}


Note the extra {} after the \begin{block}.

I had this happen and the problem was a statement like this:

\newcommand{\textyen}{¥}
`

Internally, somewhere else, the yen symbol was being mapped to \textyen. That of course made an endless loop

(gripe-on)The lack of a good error message that includes the exact symbol that it was processing at the time, or the exact line number of the file that it found it in, makes these problems many times more difficult to find/solve than they should be.(gripe-off)

• Is this an answer or a new question? – egreg Jan 16 '16 at 11:25
• It is supposed to be an answer. I clarified that by replacing the rhetorical question with a statement. – AgilePro Jan 17 '16 at 17:21

I've got a similar problem when trying to include a previous text I wrote to a new latex project. In my case I found it was due to the size of the caption text of the figures. I reduced the amount of text inside the caption and it worked.

I just solved the same error.

The cause of this problem is the file of "XXX.sty".

The "XXX.sty" file I used is damaged. When I replace it with another one, the problem is resolved.

You can try.

• Is it a damaged file, or a defective version? If the latter, perhaps tell us the name of the problem sty file. – Stefan Kottwitz Apr 30 '14 at 7:53

For me, the problem occured when I added a citation to my literature.bib which included an abstract with multiple %-symbols. I had to delete the .bbl file and escape \% the symbols which had also caused some other problems.

By the way, here you can find even more answers to the problem. I can't post there, yet. Otherwise, I would have.

• First: thanks! I just want to confirm to check up on things like this even if it seems unreasonable. In fact that solved my problem in a case where I added an new citation to my *.bib which went just fine before, while the catch is that the "%" has been there in another entry all the time without making any problems but it started to do after adding a completely unrelated new entry. There surely is a reason, I just don't know which. – Wolfone Apr 6 '19 at 11:25
• Thank you! Glad I could help! – Christian Oct 10 '19 at 16:43