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errors with ctable

Postby sam.illingworth » Mon May 25, 2009 4:35 pm


I am writing my PhD thesis, and am trying to use the ctable package to construct a table. However I keep getting the following error message:

  1. ! Package caption Error: For a successful cooperation we need at least version '2002/01/23 v 2.1' of package subfigure , but only version '1995/03/06 v2.0 subfigure package' is available.

I have updated the subfigure package on MikTex, and am starting to pull mt hair out! Please could someone help?

Here is my preamble:

  1. \documentclass[titlepage,12pt]{report}
  2. \usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}
  3. \usepackage{subeqnar}
  4. \usepackage{xthesis} %DAL Thesis Style
  5. \usepackage{xtocinc} %Include Table of Contents as the first en
  6. \usepackage[psamsfonts]{amssymb}
  7. \usepackage{multicol}
  8. \usepackage{lscape}
  9. \usepackage[square]{natbib}
  10. \usepackage{subfigure}
  11. \usepackage[centertags]{amsmath}
  12. \usepackage{amsfonts}
  13. \usepackage{amssymb}
  14. \usepackage{amsthm}
  15. \usepackage{newlfont}
  16. \usepackage{multirow}
  17. \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem}
  18. \usepackage[vmargin={3.0cm,2.5cm},hmargin={3.8cm,2.5cm},nohead]{geometry}
  19. \usepackage{array}
  20. \usepackage{xspace}
  21. \usepackage{xkeyval}
  22. \usepackage{amstext}
  23. \usepackage{siunitx}
  24. \usepackage{amsmath}
  25. \usepackage{caption}
  26. \usepackage{ctable}

And here is my ctable:

  1. \ctable[
  2. cap = The scientific instruments onboard the MetOp-A satellite.
  3. caption = The eleven scientific instruments onboard the MetOp-A satellite, including the IASI. Further details on the other eight instruments can be found on the ENVISAT website: \url{}.
  4. label = tab:MetOp,
  5. ]{cc}{ \tnote[a]{Also flown on the NOAA satellites}
  6. \tnote[b]{The eight instruments for observing the planet}
  7. \tnote[c]{Communications and support services}
  8. { \FL
  9. & Instrument & Application
  10. \ML
  11. & GRAS (Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding)[b] & A Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) that provide stratospheric and tropospheric temperature and humidity profiles. \\
  12. & IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)[b] & An interferometer used to provide atmospheric emission spectra to derive temperature and humidity profiles with high vertical resolution and accuracy. \\
  13. & HIRS (High resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder-4)[a][b] & a 20-channel infrared scanning radiometer that perform operational atmospheric sounding to provide calibrated vertical profiles of temperature and humidity, and information on clouds. \\
  14. & AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer-3)[a][b] & A multipurpose imaging instrument used for global monitoring of cloud cover, sea surface temperature, ice, snow and vegetation cover characteristics. \\
  15. & MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder )[a][b] & Designed to collect information on various aspects of the Earth's atmosphere and surface, in particular, atmospheric humidity at various altitudes, including atmospheric ice, cloud cover and precipitation. \\
  16. & AMSU-A (Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit A1 and A2 )[a][b] & A multi-channel microwave radiometer that will be used for measuring global atmospheric temperature profiles and provides information on atmospheric water in all of its forms. \\
  17. & A-DCS (Advanced Data Collection System-2)[a][c] & A data collection relay system. \NN
  18. & S \& R (Search and Rescue Satellite)[a][c] & The Search and Rescue Satellite Programme collects accurate and timely distress alert data and location information and distributes this to search and rescue authorities. \\
  19. & ASCAT (Advanced Scatterometer)[b] & The prime objective of ASCAT is to measure wind speed and direction over the oceans. \\
  20. & SEM (Space Environment Monitor)[a][c] & A multi-channel, charged-particle spectrometer that provides measurements to determine the intensity of the Earth's radiation belts and the flux of charged particles at the satellite altitude. \\
  21. & GOME-2 (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2)[b] & GOME-2 will map concentrations of atmospheric ozone as well as nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, other trace gases and ultraviolet radiation \\
  22. }

Thanks in advance,



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Postby sommerfee » Mon May 25, 2009 7:27 pm

Hi Sam,

sam.illingworth wrote:! Package caption Error: For a successful cooperation we need at least version '2002/01/23 v 2.1' of package subfigure , but only version '1995/03/06 v2.0 subfigure package' is available.

This means it's definitely v2.0 (from 1995) of the subfigure package which was loaded.

Maybe there is an old subfigure.sty within your documents folder? Or within a private TeX folder? Both would prevent TeX from taken the actual one from MikTeX.

If you take a look at your documents log file you'll see where TeX has loaded subfigure.sty from. You should find something like this there:

  1. ...
  2. (C:\Programme\MiKTeX\tex\latex\subfigure\subfigure.sty
  3. Package: subfigure 2002/07/30 v2.1.4 subfigure package
  4. ...


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Postby sam.illingworth » Mon May 25, 2009 7:55 pm


What a wonderful person you are, I did indeed have an old subfigure.sty file in my directory, and all is now well with the world again. Thank you so much for your help.


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Postby adririquelme » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:40 pm

Thank you very much!

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Postby sreemoyee07 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:24 am

Extremely sorry, but I cannot understand how to solve this issure. I have installed every possible packages. But the problem is still there. Please help.

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