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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 ...
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Tex on Mac (Yosemite)

I'm new to Tex and want to install it on my Mac which has OSX Yosemite. I want to know know the Tex editor which works best with my OS? I saw on it on some forums that MacTeX doesn't work properly ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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How to correct error typeseting using TexShop 3.49 running Yosemite 10.10.1?

When I try typesetting a document after installing TexShop 3.49 on MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), I get the following error: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for ...
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How do I find out what Chinese fonts are installed with my MacTeX installation?

I am using a Mac and have installed the MacTeX-2014 distribution. I'd like to try to use the CJK package with regular pdflatex but there is no documentation for what Chinese fonts are included with ...
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bibtex error: Not writing to book.blg (openout_any = p), MacTeX-2014

I am using a Mac, OS X 10.10.1, TeXLive, all packages up-to-date. MacTeX-2014 Distribution. The document is based on the moderncv package and uses multibib. I can run LaTeX on the file, and it ...
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slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN [duplicate]

I am using Mac OSX and when compiling using TeXShop I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found. I have downloaded slashbox.zip from CTAN and placed it in my ~/Applications/Tex ...
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MacTeX 2014 TeX Distribution panel broken under Mac OSX Yosemite

I've installed MacTex-2014 on my Mac running on Yosemite. The Tex Distribution window is broken, and am unable to explore all the templates on the Lyx. Is there any way to fix it?
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Installation process

I recently installed the 2014 version of MacTeX and as I have limited space on my hard drive, I am wondering whether when one installs a new version of a distribution the old version is automatically ...
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Unexpected error with report class [closed]

Anyone who knows why it gives me the error Undefined control sequence. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{{images/}} \title{ ...
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Why is CTAN china2e style package not in MacTex distribution?

I've just downloaded and installed MacTex in my mac, and opening the Tex Live Utility it seems that CTAN china2e style package is nowhere to be found. Was it made obsolete by some other package? I've ...
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Cannot find TeX Live root using kpsewhich, when updating MacTeX [duplicate]

I was trying to update my MacTeX this afternoon. However, TeX Live Utility complained that it couldn't find TeX Live root using kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT. I checked this in the Terminal, ...
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Vim-LaTeX does not compile

I am installing Vim-LaTeX on my Mac. Installation is done. However, I cannot compile , although I can compile through texshop. What I have followed: Installation guide VIM-LaTeX Q&A No ...
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TeXShop is scrolling upwards while pressing cmd

When I press cmd in TeXShop 3.48.1, it scrolls upwards and highlights some text. Is there a way to solve this problem. I've just updated to MacTeX 2014 which did not solve the problem.
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TikZ: Is \tikztonodes incompatible with arc? [closed]

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows, decorations.text, decorations.pathmorphing, decorations.markings, positioning, shapes} \usetikzlibrary{} ...
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Local packages not found on MacTex [duplicate]

I want a package that is not part of the MacTeX distribution. I'm running Lyx 2.1.1 (on OSX) and want to use icml2013.sty I followed this thread, which said to make local additions to MacTeX in ...
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MacTex not installing

I clean-installed Mavericks and now tried to install MacTex. I tried 1. downloading the MacTeX.pkg from http://www.tug.org/mactex/index.html 2. downloading from mirrors ...
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How to work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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no border around hyperlinks with hyperref

MacTEX-2014, TeXShop 3.36.1 on Mac OS 10.9.5 -- when using hyperref I do not see the colored border that should appear around the hyperlinks in the pdf. for example, when compiled with pdflatex, the ...
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MacTeX: Page-Up and Page-Down Keys Reversed in Skim and TeXshop

this may not even be a mactex question, because the problem occurs both in skim and texshop, osx Yosemite. I like to look at documents in single page view, and use cursor and page-up/page down keys. ...
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enumitem.sty not found

I'm trying to compile a document on Lyx but it keeps throwing 'enumitem.sty' not found. I installed the BasicTeX package from MacTeX website. Is there anything else I need to install?
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No Document classes found in LyX on Mac 10.10 Yosemite [duplicate]

I installed MacTex 2014, and then LyX, but when I start LyX up all the document classes are unavailable. Reconfiguring does nothing. Do you have to add something to the path for LyX to know where to ...
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no tex installation detected on RStudio after OS X 10.10 yosemite upgrade

I upgraded my MAC to OS X 10.10 yosemite today. Now, when I run RStudio and try to use Knitr to compile pdf, it says no text installation detected. So, I did the following steps sequentially. ...