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bibtex breakdown?

Postby jill_the_pill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi there,

I've been moving my thesis into the masters-doctoral-thesis template for about a week, and it's been typesetting fine without actually having my bibliography file ready.

Today, somewhere in chapter 3, I added a few paragraphs containing nothing fancier than \textit and \subsection, paragraphs which typeset fine in their original document.

And all of a sudden I get an error:
Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. Use backend=biber.
. . . .
Runaway argument?
{bunch of numbers}
./main.tex:101: File ended while scanning use of \@@BOOKMARK
<inserted text>
\par
1.101 \begin{document}


The error persists even when I remove the new stuff. I did try changing backend to biber with no effect. Otherwise, I've made no (intentional) recent changes to main.tex (since pointing to my chapter files). Any ideas?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi Jill,

welcome to the forum!

jill_the_pill wrote:"Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. Use backend=biber."
I did try changing backend to biber with no effect.


Well, that warning should go away then, right? I guess you get something different then. What is it?

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Postby jill_the_pill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:02 pm

You would think so. I get the exact same "runaway argument" error without that line!

(Further, this thing already typeset 300 times with backend=bibtex in there.)

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Postby jill_the_pill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:09 pm

The BibLatex warning must not be the chokepoint; just a warning.

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Postby jill_the_pill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:13 pm

Hey Stefan, I solved it; thanks! Online searching found advice to delete all .aux file and try again. It must have been the 300 prior attempts! :D

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 pm

Great to see that is works!

Let us know if you see any other issue in the progress of work.

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