## LaTeX forum ⇒ Theses, Books, Title pages ⇒ Master-doctoral-thesis template not compiling Topic is solved

Classicthesis, Bachelor and Master thesis, PhD, Doctoral degree
lol14
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### Master-doctoral-thesis template not compiling

Hi,

I'm new here, but hope someone can help.

In trying to compile the unaltered master/doctoral thesis template I found here:http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis, I got an error in the latest version of MikTex, as well as on Overleaf. I attached the log of the MikTex attempt, which gave these errors:

main.tex
90
Undefined control sequence.
<argument> ...docsvlist \expandafter {\bbl@loaded
}\ifboolexpr { not test {\...
l.90 \begin{document}
blx-bibtex.def

Package biblatex Warning: Using fall-back BibTeX(8) backend: functionality may be reduced/unavailable.

The Overleaf version compiles, but gives warnings on the same line:

Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (Unicode): (hyperref) removing \ttitle' on input line 90. Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (Unicode): (hyperref) removing \authorname' on input line 90. Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (Unicode): (hyperref) removing `\keywordnames' on input line 90.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards,

lol14
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Johannes_B
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I recommend to do a fresh install of MikTeX. Some of our packages have seen recent updates, some are quite old and your kernel is very old. A fresh install will get you the latest package versions as well as the latest kernel. The template relies on a reasonably modern system.

By the way, the posted log file does not contain any error.
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lol14
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Hi Johannes_B,

I indeed installed the new version of miktex over the old installation. Will try a fresh install and report back. btw, does it work on overleaf without errors for you?

Gr.

lol14
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Ooh, I downloaded a new version of TexWorks instead of MikTex ^^

Haven't worked with Latex in forever, sorry for the stupid simple mistake. Thank you for all your help, works fine now.

Johannes_B
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lol14 wrote:btw, does it work on overleaf without errors for you?

Of course. Just some warnings because the template keeps using the old BibTeX for atabase processing. I would recommend to use the modern processor biber.
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