I am trying to make a simple colorbox using the package tcolorbox but receiving a compilation error by just including the tcolorbox.sty file.

Please consider the following code:


% File Containing All the Control Settings
\usepackage{../../Style/tcolorbox/tcolorbox}    ---> This line is giving compilation Error


Compilation Error:

! Paragraph ended before \pgfkeys@@qset was complete.

The Offending lines in the tcolorbox.sty file are:


Please guide me how to resolve this error.

  • No problem because of the location of the Package {tcolorbox}.The compiler is able to locate the package. The compilation Error is because of a problem with the package file itself. Aug 17, 2012 at 17:32

1 Answer 1


matrix causes the error. Try this MWE (compiling with no errors), then delete the % and compile again.



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  • My tikZ version is: Package: tikz 2008/02/13 v2.00 (rcs-revision 1.27) Aug 18, 2012 at 2:03
  • Thanks. I am re-installing the whole new texlive package, will let you know the result once the update is complete. Aug 18, 2012 at 2:58

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