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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
0answers
53 views

How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?

I have MacTeX 2013 basic installed, and I use TexLive to get packages I need for my writing. Recently TexLive told me that the repository is now only for a newer version than what I have installed. I ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

TeX Live distribution not showing up in system preferences

I've been using MacTex-2012 for a while (well, since 2012) with no problems (well, relatively few problems). Today, while using tlmgr (which I hadn't played around with much before), I got an error ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
2
votes
0answers
66 views

How to upgrade BasicTeX?

Is there a quick and simple way to reinstall all the packages I downloaded for BasicTeX 2013 with Tex Live Manager into version 2014? Should I just copy the folders – which? – from the old ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Yet another problem with cyrillic letters

I have the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian,english]{babel} \begin{document} Text in English \begin{otherlanguage*}{russian} ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install

I'm having trouble installing MacTeX 2014 after I've uninstalled 2013 on my Mac. Whenever I try to install, I get the following error clicking Install. I've tried to only install TeXLive-2014 and ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

URW Garamond installation on OS X

I'm trying to install the URW Garamond font (to be used with math design) on OS X 10.9 / MacTeX 2014. I downloaded and ran the getnonfreefonts script (without any error messages). However when I try ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Fancyhdr vertical overlap with body section title

I am writing up a product report, and building my header with fancyhdr. On the first page, the section header (in the body) is overlapping with the page header, as shown here: This is not repeated ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

fmex8.pfb in MacTex

Recently, I have installed MacTex. Then, even if I try to run the following simple code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} the logs ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Warning about writing .cls files in texpad

I'm using texpad to typeset my documents. Everytime texpad compiles a document, a popup warning about denied writing permissions on the .cls file appears. Since I'm new to LaTeX, I do not know how ...
2
votes
0answers
92 views

Defrosting: How to manually install TeX packages

I have a BasicTex installation (downloaded here and based on the MacTeX2013 distribution) running on OSX. I need to add some additional packages that are not included in the installation (actually no ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

How can I determine the TeX distribution or OS a tex file is being built in?

I have this problem where a bibliography .sty file is possibly named differently between Windows (Miktex) and MacOS (Mactex). (Edit: I mean .bst file) I can't verify this is the root of the issue ...
4
votes
1answer
143 views

Checking and removing multiple MacTex installations

I was having the same problem as described here. However, at that time I just reinstalled the MacTex, and things started to work. As MacTex takes huge space on the disk, I want to make sure that I ...
2
votes
3answers
529 views

How to compile on a Mac after upgrade to Maverick (OS 10.9.2)

When I try compiling a document after upgrading to Maverick, I get the following error: "Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Adding output profile to TeXstudio

I downloaded some make files for adding output profiles to TeXnicCenter. The files consist of three .bat files and one .tco file. The files can be downloaded here: ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Setting up the texmf folder in MacTeX [duplicate]

I have the following instructions for Windows: However, I am using Mac OS X with the latest version of MacTeX. I already found this thread: How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree But I am not ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

newtxmath and can't find file 'zxxrl7z'

I use BasicTeX on OS X 10.9 Mavericks (for space problems on a Macbook Air). I usually manage to find the packages that I miss by interpreting pdflatex-errors, but this time I cannot find a clue to ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

How to add the MacTeX subpackage Latin-Modern-Fonts to a BasicTeX installation

I've installed the current BasicTeX, a subset of MacTeX 2013. This includes the Latin Modern fonts, presumably in the TeX Live directory tree, which isn't a place that OSX looks for fonts. The full ...
0
votes
0answers
291 views

Compiling Error - TeXworks OS X Mavericks

When i try to compile in TeXworks, I receive this error: kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt mktexfmt: No such file or directory I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'! I've used TeXworks ...
1
vote
0answers
393 views

Problem in MacTeX: package pdftex.def Error: File `./image1-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

I have a problem using MacTeX (distribution TeXLive-2013 Intel 64) in Mac OS X 10.9.2, with the IDE TeXstudio 2.7.0. I am trying to include an EPS figure in my document (as I used to do in Windows), ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

winfont.sty not found on mactex

I'm trying to build a model here with Sublime + MacTex + Skim But I get this message: winfont.sty not found I looked at the winfont readme ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Subparagraph between two pages is not aligned correctly

I have a tex book document, containing chapters, sections, paragraphs and subparagraphs. The subparagraph that you see in the code is inside a section. The problem is that if the subparagraph is ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

tikz-cd package on MacTex

I just updated by TeXShop using TeX Live utility yesterday, but I still get this error. All I am doing is the standard routine \[\begin{tikzcd} 0 \arrow[hookrightarrow]{r} & ...
4
votes
1answer
387 views

Using PGF/TikZ 3.0 on mac

Today I updated my MacTeX/texlive distribution and I have finally PGF/TikZ version 3.0.0!! However, after using the 2.10-CVS version as described in this answer for a long while, I want to make sure ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Change direction of installation in Mac OS

I am new to Mac OS and I used to work with MikTex on Windows. As a habit inherited from Windows, I'd like to install MacTex distribution on the other partition of the hard drive other than the one ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

On mac, wrapfig.sty not found, but I already installed it

I'm on OS X, running Mavericks. I installed MacTex Basic a few days ago. I installed wrapfig with the command sudo tlmgr install wrapfig and it installed it. When I use the command tlmgr list I ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

mactex-basic and authordate1 style

Need some help.. I installed the light version of MacTeX (BasicTeX), and found out that it doesn't contain the 'authordate1' bibtex style that I need. I downloaded that style on CTAN in a ZIP file ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

LatexIt: how to include code?

I am trying to use LatexIt for code inclusion in the presentation (keynote). I have added the \usepackage{listings} in the body templates => preamble and the MWE* is here: \begin{lstlisting} ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

restricted write18 is preventing the command: runsystem(gnuplot filename.gnuplot) from being executed

That pretty much says it all. I'm on a mac, using Texmaker, gnuplot works well with aquaterm, I can pass code for diagrams from GeoGebra (geometry package) that works fine. It seems like using ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Is there a cross-platform way to acquire the local package installation directory?

I'm making a small bundle of 'package-lets' for my classmates and need an easy way to register my package-lets with the local TeX installation. Only the following distributions will be 'supported': ...
4
votes
1answer
104 views

How to install LawTex on MacTex

I'm relatively new to LaTeX, and I run Mac OSX 10.9.1. I have the latest MacTex, and have used it with relative ease for basic documents. I'm a law student, and I'm required to make a complex document ...
4
votes
0answers
841 views

Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
3
votes
2answers
345 views

\usepackage[scaled]{helvet} fails on Mac with BasicTeX

I have a short latex program that fails to compile when I use the following: \usepackage[scaled]{helvet} I suspect that this is an issue with using BasicTeX on the Mac because I have seen this ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Using LuaTex / LuaLaTeX with Latexian on Mac [duplicate]

I've been using Latexian for a while. Its LivePreview feature is very convenient, which is why I'm keeping using it. Recently, I've heard about LuaTeX / LuaLaTeX. I tried a couple of examples but I ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
1
vote
0answers
173 views

Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing ...
4
votes
0answers
109 views

LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
0
votes
2answers
129 views

What size should MacTex be? I'm trying to download it and it's huge! [duplicate]

I'm totally new to LaTeX and similar programs. I'm actually trying to get started with LyX as I want something easy to use and basic. I'm trying to download the MacTeX 'distribution' (I think that's ...
6
votes
0answers
79 views

How to make a USB LaTeX Stick for OS X? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB Stick with a stand-alone LaTeX for OS X devices. Is there any possibility to doing that? If yes, how can i do it? All versions for LaTeX on Mac i found needed a system ...
3
votes
1answer
678 views

How do I install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac?

I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages ...
-1
votes
1answer
335 views

How do I install this TikZ/PGF package?

I'm having difficult in figuring out how to install TikZ package in my mac (i just need to draw some diagrams under the enviroment {tikzpicture}), the file that I downloaded ...
3
votes
1answer
286 views

Accent's problem with LaTeX update

I have updated my TeX distribution using MacTeX 2013 and I have now a problem on my TeX documents: The accents are not understood by Texmaker anymore. Here is a screenshot of what I get: Here is a ...
3
votes
1answer
688 views

Why OSX Texstudio cannot compile this?

I have tried the following MWE on Windows 7 and OSX (Mavericks) with different front ends. Windows Tex system is Miktex 2.9 and on OSX it is MacTeX 2013. In all cases PdfLaTeX is run and write18 (or ...
2
votes
0answers
143 views

Acrotex and Eqexam

I am a MacTeX 2013 user and I have installed acrotex first and then eqexam by following the directions outlined by Alan Munn found at this link: Eforms on Mac OS X I proceeded to test the ...
3
votes
0answers
142 views

LaTeX font error with TeX Live 2013

I use MacTeX and I recently changed my hard drive and upgraded to TeX Live 2013. I have a style file that I need to use for my thesis. It used to typeset fine, and when I upgraded, it stopped ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

How to backup custom fonts and packages

I'm about to format my computer but I have installed a lot of TeX fonts and some useful TeX packages. I'd like to backup them, especially the fonts, because it took me a long long time to install but ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
3
votes
0answers
148 views

MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...