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Master-doctoral-thesis template not compiling after updating Miktex

Postby rj2585 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:10 am

I am trying to use the template for a thesis found at . The package worked fine for me on overleaf, but the project got to big to manage there. I downloaded the zip file to open it on TexStudio and it compiled fine until I updated the Tex packages in Tex Live (I am using MacTex but the same happened with MikTex after updating in Windows). After the update, when I compile the project, I get the following error:

  1. Missing \endcsname inserted.
  2. <to be read again>
  3. \tex_let:D
  4. l.164 \cleardoublepage
  6. The control sequence marked <to be read again> should
  7. not appear between \csname and \endcsname.

This error appears every time commands like \cleardoublepage, \chapter, \begin{abstract}, \tableofcontents and others are called.

The log file is included as an attachment as well as the template from latextemplates.

Thank you for your help.
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Postby BlackForestrian » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:46 pm

The issue is related to the recent (2017/10/02) update of the xparse and l3kernel packages, leading to an error with commands defined with
  1. \NewDocumentCommand

The precise reason is yet unclear.

As a bypass, add this code in your preamble:
  1. \makeatletter
  2. \AtBeginDocument{
  3. \renewcommand{\blank@p@gestyle}{empty}
  4. }
  5. \makeatother

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Postby rj2585 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:33 pm

That solved the problem.
Thank you very much.

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:33 am

With the next update, everything should be working like before without the hack.
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