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ps2pdf compilation not working with TeXstudio/El Capitan

I bought a new iMac this week, running El Capitan OSX 10.11.5. I downloaded the latest MacTeX package and the latest version TeXstudio 2.11, which upon first launch has a pop-up invite offering to ...
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Fresh MacTeX install on new computer with OS X El Capitan

I see lots of advice on how to fix MacTeX after upgrading to El Capitan, but I have a new computer with El Capitan and am trying to do my first installation of MacTeX, and the whole package install ...
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authblk.sty not found on TexShop

I have the MacTex basic 2015 installed, and when I open a latex file using the command \usepackage{authblk}, TexShop says authblk.sty not found. I've also tried to change that command to \usepackage{...
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Upgrading to OSX El Capitan

I've read previous questions regarding these issues, but I'm new to Mac and not sure how to implement any of their solutions. I currently have MacTeX 2015 on my MacBook, and I do all of my work ...
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Do I HAVE to re-install all self-installed packages when TeXLive/MacTeX update yearly?

Every year when TeXLive/MacTeX updated itself, I was in an agony because the dozens of self-installed packages had to be re-installed manually. Is there a simpler, automated way to do this? I use ...
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Tex live 2015 frozen forever

I am using MacTeX 2015 on OS X 10.10.5 and do not want to upgrade to 2016 just yet. However, I would like to upgrade to the latest packages versions. After upgrading tlmgr I first got an error that ...
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How to control the offset of hrules and spacing of the text following a hrule?

I have used Tex at a very low level but I now need to try to format something a little more complex than I know how to handle. I have a large set of text files that I need to add a hrule in above and ...
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Command line setup after install mactex from brew [closed]

After I installed mactex from brew on osx. I like to include all tex-related commands to my class path because basically I work on terminal using vim and make. Below I've done something already In ....
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Using TeXMaker on Mac and Windows simultaneously

I'm a LaTeX novice so forgive my ignorance. I would greatly appreciate any help with an issue I am having. I created a basic template for my university reports and projects, on my Mac laptop, with ...
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how to show Mactex to the TeXwork

I did instal MacTex on my computer, but Texworks and Texmaker do not see all latex commends. Only in terminal I can run latex, pdflatex and others. How to show those tools to TeXworks ???
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Problem with Tex Live Utility

I recently upgraded to MacTeX 2016 but when I launch TeX Live Utility I have this message : "your tex live version is 0 but your default repository url appears to be for tex live 2016. You need to ...
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Uppercase Gamma not appearing in mtpro2 package with fontspec, Baskerville, and XeLaTex

Please help with the stated problem. I can't get \Gamma command to render an upper case straight gamma greek letter. I am using TextPad on a MacTex distribution with mtpro2 lite and Baskerville font ...
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MacTex 2016 Formatting Problem

I have recently updated to MacTex 2016. Following the update a mysterious extra wide margin has been added to the Inside and Bottom margin and all text and images on every page is squeezed into the ...
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MacTeX “The installation failed”

I'm trying to install the current MacTeX distribution (mactex-20160603.pkg) but am getting an "The installation failed" error. I downloaded via Safari and checked the md5 checksum and so am sure that ...
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MacTex messed up accented letters after update

i'm translating a book from english to italian with mactex. I updated mactex to its newest version (3.62) and all the accented letters are now shown in the editor as weird letters with tilde and other ...
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Trouble with fonts in XeLaTeX in MacTeX 2016

Consider the code % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont [Ligatures=TeX] {TeX Gyre Pagella} \setmathfont [...
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Where are the tex commands installed?

I am trying to compile a file using the terminal and it keeps failing. In the past I was able to compile latex files easily using terminal but it suddenly started failing. The only change I remember ...
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Is it possible to auto-configure the 'Commands' settings in TexStudio (OSX)?

I installed MacTex-2014 on my Mac a while ago, under Yosemite, and it is installed in /usr/local/texlive/2014. I have since upgraded my OS to El Capitan. Needing to do some work on a document, I ...
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Problem with cyrillic characters in MacTex and OS X El Captain

I have a problem with cyrillic fonts (T2A) in OS X El Captain. Every time I try to compile a document that contains cyrillic characters (such as following), I get an error. \documentclass{article} \...
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Not able to put figures

Please help. I am not able to put figures in Tex in mac.
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citation color and table color of contents are unusual when using MacTex2015

when I use "latexmk -xelatex thesis.tex" to compile thesis.tex, the process always be paused twice with the messages below: (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/trimspaces/trimspaces.sty)) (/...
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Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)

Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something... I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools (...
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Cannot compile with glossaries on Mac. No language module detected

I'm using TexMaker on Mac. I use glossaries in my document, like this \usepackage[acronym,nonumberlist,toc,numberedsection=autolabel]{glossaries} \iflanguage{czech}{\renewcommand*{\acronymname}{...
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Command + T is not working in TeXShop

The following screen comes out when I press CMD+T in TeXShop. I am using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan.
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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TexShop entry in “open with” on Mac OS X

I'm aware this is a question concerning Mac OS X and TeX, but I guess people here already had similar issues. MacTeX comes with TexShop. However, if I right klick a .tex-file, this editor doesn't ...
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How to fix a bad texmf tree structure path

This all started when my LaTeX installation couldn't find some (Multimarkdown) customization *.tex files that I had written a few years ago and that worked at that time. I am running MacTeX 2015 on ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `multirow.sty' not found

I am using Basictex on my mac, and using TEXMAKER as editor. I installed multirow package by tlmgr install multirow command. And output is tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.space-pro.be/...
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TeXShop not invoking biber with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I installed current MacTeX version (20150613) and then updated TeXShop to most recent version, Version 3.61. In the BibTeX engine setting, I wrote biber, and in the document I additionally have: %!...
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Can no longer typeset using mactex and pdftex is running at 98% of CPU

Ive been using texshop on my mac for a while with no problem at all, i fixed the El Capitan problem by relocating the compiler, but for no apparent reason, by file has stopped typesetting. There is no ...
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PDF Viewer Fonts Sketchy on Second Display (Mac)

I'm using the standard Texmaker app on a retina display mac with it plugged into a second standard HD monitor but the text is coming out all sketchy on the second monitor. I've tried playing with ...
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copy pdf and .synctex.gz to working directory with latexmk, works on windows, not on os x

I have a problem with latexmk on my Mac. I'm using emacs as my latex editor, and have configured it to use latexmk. I have specified an output directory, but for synctex to work I need the pdf and ....
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MacTeX-2015, TeXShop, Run Macro/Applescript/Bibliography and receive error message: “### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.etc”

Novice user here. Use Mac Os El Capitan, MacTex-2015, TexShop; Publisher does not support pidflatex and requires figures to be in EPS; Typeset settings: LaTeX, TeX and DVI; Bibliography: Natbib. ...
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Fresh MacTex install: Can not get natbib to work

I'm trying to get the basic example from https://da.sharelatex.com/learn/Bibliography_management_with_natbib to work. I've added an example.tex file and a sample.bib file with the content from the ...
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Undefined control sequence because of “de” in the author names [duplicate]

I updated my Latex files (I am using MacTex2015 distribution) and since than I am getting a strange undefined control sequence error. Bibliographical entries that have "de" in the author name don't ...
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nomencl.ist not found

I'm on osx [MacTex] and I'm trying to use nomencl package. The problem is that: makeindex thesis.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o thesis.nls does not work, printing index file nomencl.ist not found ...
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pdflatex not found on OS X [duplicate]

I just install MacTex and trying to compile my tex file with TeXShop: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX ...
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Three errors when using tikz package

I am using MacTex 2015 and Texpad as LaTeX editor. When I try to import the tzik package \usepackage{tikz} the following 3 errors appear Weird thing though is that everything looks fine in my ...
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XeLaTeX is not typesetting correctly with xeCJK after texlive update

After a tlmgr update --self --all two days ago, I have had problems with xeCJK with XeLaTeX. Some documents won't compile at all, and others have strange problems. For simplicity, I tried the ...
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\synctex=1 being an ‘Undefined control sequence’

I'm still pretty new to LaTeX; and on my home computer, I've got lualatex set up with my first few (pretty simple) LaTeX documents, Skim.app on OS X for viewing, etc etc etc … … but now that I've ...
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TeXShop compilation issue on Mac OS El Capitan. Complete uninstallation and re-installation did not fix the problem

I am a basic user and sorry if I miss to state some important facts. I have similar problem raised here and also in many other pages. First, I followed the guides by Herbert Schulz, didn't work for ...
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How to activate TeXworks?

I have already download MacTex and TeXworks, but it seems that both software are not connected. Is there anyone could tell me how to activate TeXworks?
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typing chinese character in texmaker on Mac OS X

I would like to use Chinese characters in TexMaker on Mac OS X (using latest mactex). It appears not to be supported OOTB, any Chinese characters appears as a series of "▯▯▯▯▯". I do have the chinese ...
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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...
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“Argument of \OT1\” has an extra }" when I have an umlaut in the name

I'm trying to compile the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{ab_cd_2015, author = {{N{\"o}me}, Name}, year = {...
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Compile error Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

I have recently installed MacTeX and TeXstudio on my macbook air 2013 (os x el captain 10.11.2) and tried to compile a file but got the error How to fix it? Thank you in advance.
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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Problems with pdf compiler unavailable and document class {article}

I currently have some problems with my Lyx on the new version of Mac OS X (the version just right before the El Captain). These problems are: When I go into the Documents -> Settings -> Document ...
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Putting figures in MacTex

I don't know why but I'm not being able to put an image in my Latex file. I'm using MacTex and saving the code in .tex extension. Also I put the image in the same place I'm saving the file/code. Can ...
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Installing LaTeX El Capitan

I saw that some quite similar questions have already been asked on the forum, but, still, I can't find a way to solve my problem. I've just installed the mactex package 2015 from https://tug.org/...