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Master-doctoral-thesis template not compiling

Postby lol14 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:34 pm

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,

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:22 pm

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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Postby lol14 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:42 pm

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.

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Postby lol14 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:03 pm

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. :)

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:08 pm

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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