MacTeX is an open source TeX distribution for Mac OS X.

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Does Powerdot on MacTeX 2015 work?

On MacTeX 2015 I'm unable to compile the following code requiring the Powerdot package. Can anyone confirm this is a bug? \documentclass{powerdot} \title{powerdot example 1} \author{Hendri Adriaens ...
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How do I debug a failed MacTex installation?

I just attempted to install MacTex (the current 2015 distribution) on my new 64 bit laptop with Yosemite, through safari. Using the usual download page didn't work so instead I went through a specific ...
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TeXShop not working with Yosemite 10.10.4

I downloaded MacTex.pkg, installed texshop, but I get the following error: /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX distribution. Perhaps ...
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latexmk - command not found on OS X

I've installed the MacTex bundle on my machine. When I try to run $latexmk I get a 'command not found'. I already reinstalled the latexmk bundle in TeX Live Utility. Both universal-darwin and ...
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Problems with luaotfload and MacTeX 2015

I'm trying to come to terms with LuaLaTeX (MacTeX 2015, Mac OS 10.10.4). I am trying to run luaotfload -vvv -u but it hangs: 17:11 ~% luaotfload-tool -vvv -u luaotfload | util : Setting the log level ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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How to install font Inconsolata on MacTex 2014?

I try to install Inconsolata according to http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata/ I did the following steps: Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded ...
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MacTeX 2015 running much slower than MacTeX 2014?

I just installed MacTeX 2015 on OS X 10.6.8, and it is typesetting significantly slower than the 2014 distribution; for one particular file, 2014 will typeset it in 11 seconds, but 2015 takes 77 ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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Latex versions for OS X Yosemite

I have basic knowledge on Latex versions for a MacBook (OS X Yosemite) and i am searching for one. Which one can you recommend?
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in ...
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Inexplicable error after importing syntax package

I'm using the LaTeX-KOMA-template (based on KOMA-script as the name suggests) provided by Karl Voit for writing a thesis. I can compile the main.tex perfectly fine, until I import the syntax package. ...
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MacTex 2015, not showing Nomenclature

Using MacTex 2015 distribution, and two different LaTeX editors (TexShop and Latexian), it is unable to show the nomenclature. I've tried in other computers and online Latex editors and I was ...
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MacTeX 2015: TeX Live Utility stuck on “Validating Server…” [duplicate]

After having upgraded to MacTeX 2015, whenever I run TeX Live Utility, it stays stuck with the "Validating Server..." message. Clicking the "Home" button causes it to crash. However, tlmgr update ...
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Missing getnonfreefonts-sys in MacTex 2015

I've just installed MacTeX 2015 and wanted to install the non-free fonts available with the getnonfreefonts Perl script. As recommended elsewhere in this site (see egreg's first comment), I tried ...
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MacTeX - TeX Live Utility broken after 2015 update

I have the following strange message. The repository at ftp://ftp.oleane.net/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet has TeX Live 2015, but you have TeX Live 18446744073709551615 installed. You need to ...
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Latex on el capitan [duplicate]

I use TeXShop to make beautiful pdf files for math and computer science, but once I installed the new OS, I can't typset anymore! How do I solve this problem? Help, please!
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Tex Utility breaks after upgrading to Tex Live 2015

OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3 I had Basic Mac Tex Live 2014 before. I upgraded to Mac Tex Live 2015 and then uninstall Tex Live 2014 by removing the folder /usr/local/texlive/2014basic. After the upgrade, I ...
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Install LaTeX on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) [closed]

How do I install MacTex or another LaTeX distribution? Even after installation, LaTeX commands like latex, pdftex or lualatex are not found, and /usr/texbin/ doesn't exist. Even worse, commands ...
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How to produce only dvi file with latex on Mac

Recently, I switched to MacTex, I somehow get used to run the following sequence on a Windows command terminal: latex *.tex ->generate only dvi file bibtex *.aux latex *.tex dvipdfm *.dvi ...
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“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
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Getting the latex minted package to work in Anki

This is my Edit_LaTeX_build_process.py file (note the -shell-escape option) newLaTeX = \ [ ["latex", "-shell-escape", "-interaction=nonstopmode", "tmp.tex"], ["dvipng", "-D", "200", "-T", ...
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TexLive compile using Tex and DVI

I'm writing a document which uses an external publishers style file, it will not compile without errors using TexLive (Sublime Text editor). When I compile on a different machine using MacTex (TeXShop ...
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TexShop will not compile bibliography after upgrade to Mac OS Yosemite

I am using TexShop 3.5.1, Bibdesk 1.6.3, on Mac OS 10.10.3. I am trying to compile a bibliography on a latex document that previously successfully compiled. Since then I have updated from the previous ...
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using csvreader to read from csv giving invalid output

I am trying to output a *.csv file to LaTeX, but I keep on getting invalid output. I am using mactex on a yosemite environment. code.csv: code,subcd CITY,LIMA CITY,PUEBLOLIBRE CITY,JESUSMARIA ...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=/Users/xxx/Documents/Pandoc-Templates/default_copy.latex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. ...
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Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex ...
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Copy-Paste error in LaTeX

When I try to copy some text from a Word page or pdf an paste it to LaTeX, I get the error below. Any idea how to fix this? PS: I am using LaTeX on a Mac While the text which I typed my self works ...
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Install TikZ Knots Library [closed]

I am trying to install the TikZ knots library, but I am having some trouble. My computer is running Mac OS X 10.10.2 with MacTeX (but I don't remember the version/year). spath3 has been downloaded ...
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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: ...
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Vietnamese in TexShop — MacTex

I am new in using MacTex and I use TexShop to compile LaTEX documents. I have many files in Vietnamese when I use Winshell (with MikTex) in Windows, and I transfer it to my MacBook. When I typerest ...
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How to draw this using XYpic?

I can't figure out how I can draw this with XYpic. I'm very new to XYpic. I tried the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[graph,knot,curve]{xy} \begin{document} $$\xygraph{ !{0; ...
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Peculiar bug, what is causing it?

I tried typesetting a couple of times but still got the above result. Wiping line 26 and typing it all over again fixed it though, but my question is: Do you think this a bug in my editor (Texpad) ...
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TeXlipse “Preview Document” not building document from Eclipse - Mac OSX

When I use Latex > Preview Document in Eclipse (with TeXlipse and MacTex installed), nothing happens, despite being able to run latex or pdflatex in commandline to build a perfectly functional PDF ...
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Tool to export figures only to individual pdfs

I have a really big report that I have been writing in latex. The report has a number of figures that have been included using either \includegraphics or Tikz drawings. The files that i include are ...
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Error when manually creating a bibliography on a mac

I tried to use the following structure: \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=numeric]{biblatex} \begin{document} ... \cite{123}... \begin{thebibliography}{99} \bibitem{123} A. B. C, Test. ...
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Issue when installing font in MacTex

I'm trying to install libel suit font in MacTex 2013 following a guide found here. I can not fix a error and would like some help: Following map files could not be found: Chiatoo.map emerald.map ...
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Can't find .bib files after upgrade to OS X Yosemite

I've upgraded to Yosemite and TeXShop now can't find bib files which I previously had in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib The bib files are now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/bibtex/bib Works fine if ...
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How do I tell MacTeX about my user-install of Live TeX?

This question is similar to How do I set up MacTeX so admin rights aren't necessary?. I have a Mac at work, and the sysadmins won't give me write permissions to /usr/local/texlive. So, per the ...
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Installing MacTeX, multiple user accounts

A question, before I start to install MacTeX (on OSX 10.8.5): I have two different acoounts on my Mac: One for admin purposes only, and another one - which has no admin privileges - for the actual ...
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Hebrew in TeXShop

I tried to install Hebrew in my LaTeX. I'm using TeXShop and I also have Texmaker for MacBook. I downloaded already IvriTeX and Culmus, but I don't know how to install it. I found this tutorial on the ...
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MacTex different chapter margins in different cases

I'm totally newbie in TeX and looking for help. I need to configure chapter styles according to requirements given by my university. It requires chapter to have top margin of 18pt and of 36pt if it ...
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Yet another “LaTeX Error: File '***.sty' not found” question

My apologies for what is probably a duplicate question, but I've looked through similar queries, and I either can't make head nor tail of them or they haven't helped me (likely due to my own lack of ...
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Problem and Solutions(?) to own/new .bst file using Texpad (BibTeX, MacTeX) [closed]

Problem How do you add your own .bst file so Texpad will compile without the following error message? You don’t have permission to write to the folder that the file “apsr2” is in. [New ...
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pdflatex: cannot open encoding file (ebgaramond)

I am trying to install the ebgaramond fonts installed using Mactex. I have run tlmgr install ebgaramond followed by various combinations of mktexlsr and updmap-sys, however I keep getting messages ...
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Biber 1.9, working with Biblatex 2.9a on Yosemite, suddenly not producing .bbl file [duplicate]

Out of the blue, I'm getting this error for all my .tex files with citations (even those which ran smoothly just a couple of days ago). I typeset them on another MacBook with the same distribution and ...
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TeX seems to be installed on Yosemite when it is not

I try to install BasicTeX, the installation seems to be running smoothly but in the end there is no icon on the launchpad. When I checked the Library, TeX files appear there but only to be run through ...