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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Inserting the MacTeX logo into a document

What is the MacTeX equivalent of \LaTeX? \MacTeX doesn't work.
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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After updating to MacTeX 2013, font size and kerning of Monotype Corsiva are strange

I knew I probably shouldn't have upgraded, being not very experienced, I always have to wade through strange errors. However, this is really weird. Here's my example: %!TEX TS-program = lualatex ...
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Installing a font under Mac OS

I would like to install this font http://www.exljbris.com/fontin.html for laTeX on my Mac but I can't find how. The other threads seems to have success with getnonfreefonts whick I have installed ...
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Installing Ghostscript and Convert-IM along with MacTex

Do someone of you know if the installation of Ghostscript and Convert-IM packages which come along with MacTex is mandatory? Are these packages useful or I can proceed without install them?
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Missing u19.map on Mac having used getnonfreefonts-sys to install LuxiMono

I'm helping someone who has a Mac He is on OS X 10.8.5. He installed MacTeX and added /usr/texbin to PATH. He didn't bother installing pdflatex because it seems I got that for free with MacTeX. The ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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pdftex maxing out my CPU on Mac

First, some info on my system: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) MacTex 2013 Distribution (http://tug.org/mactex/) Using Latexing package in Sublime Text 3 (might be relevant) Skim pdf viewer (as per the ...
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Migrate from Texniccenter to Texmaker

I want to "migrate" my Texniccenter Output Profile (Win7/64) to Texmaker (Mac). I installed TexMaker and the MacTex-2013 Distribution. Now, as there is no related question yet, (a) how do I duplicate ...
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My .tex file was replaced by a blank file [closed]

I was writing a document with latex using Texworks, suddenly it stopped working. I forced the Texworks to terminate and started again, still the same. Finally I have restarted my computer and then ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MacTeX

I know that TeX Users Group recommends putting your local texmf tree at ~/Library/texmf (see link). However, I want MacTeX to see my local texmf tree in a folder in my Dropbox. This allows me to refer ...
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'Moderncv classic 1.5.1' lualatex compilation fails when using \itshape and awesome icons and sans font with MacTeX2013 [closed]

When compiling this tex code on SnowLeopard, MacTeX2013 with lualatex test.tex: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % moderncv 1.5.1 version \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvicons{awesome} ...
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Why will PDFs from TeXworks not print? Will this issue ever be fixed?

I am fairly new to LaTeX, TeX etc.(I have the latest MacTeX package) and I just recently tried to print out one of my documents made on TeXworks. It would not send any data to my printer. I copy and ...
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Cannot automatically insert bibliography in Texworks

I've just installed MacTeX and used TeXworks. However, every time a want to insert a new BibTeX record, I have to manually execute BibTeX command in a terminal and then run Typeset in TeXworks, ...
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auto-pst-pdf and TeXstudio under MacTeX

I use pdflatex to compile source files that contain EPS figures as well as PSTricks. My standard way of handling this is to use auto-pst-pdf. I have been using TeXstudio to compile files under Windows ...
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Tex Distribution Pane not working after installing BasicTex2013

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and installed BasicTex 2013 (TeXLive-2013-Basic), in addition to TeXLive-2013. Now I need to use the TexLive-2013 as my default distribution, but the Tex ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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TexShop opens pdf file but not the .tex file [closed]

I already changed TeXShop as the default TeX application instead of TeXworks, but I see no way of editing my .tex file using TeXShop. Whenever I double-click a .tex file, it will automatically typeset ...
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How to create /usr/texbin?

I am a mac user but I have installed the TeX Live distribution without the help of MacTeX. The directory /usr/texbin is missing and TeXShop or TeXworks won't compile. I know that I can change the ...
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Latex-Python combination not running on a mac

I am a beginner in Latex/Python and try to run the file below on my Mac (10.8.4 - latest MacTex). This is just a test file and it is not running. Python is running in the console and I have copied ...
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Apparent altering of Tex Live Utility's “umask” [closed]

Yesterday, I installed the TeX Live Utility update to version 1.15. After downloading and installing and relaunching TeX Live Utility, I got the following message: You have altered the system's ...
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MacTeX 2012 to 2013; NFSS system error, encoding scheme LGR

I used MacTeX, 2012. After I had been playing the 2013 version, I get the following error messages that have never occurred in the 2012 version: 1 This NFSS system Is not set up properly. 2 For the ...
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Tex Live Utility: “Listing Failed” [duplicate]

As of yesterday, TeX Live Utility is telling me "Listing Failed" anytime I try to perform updates, or even look at any packages/backups of packages on my machine. It was working perfectly fine two ...
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Strange errors with article and tufte-latex---hard to isolate the problem [closed]

My setup: MacTeX, Linux Libertine, tufte-latex (usually) My problem: Strange error messages appear, documents don't compile properly, or both. This \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Lowering two expressions in an equation

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} %the argument for d specifies the maximum number of decimal ...
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Strange EPS to PDF translate error in MacTeX [closed]

I have an EPS file that was created with DataGraph. When this EPS is viewed with Photoshop or Preview (which converts it to PDF) it correctly shows the word "Interior": However if I let MacTeX ...
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How to align multiple symbols for a long equation?

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} %the argument for d specifies the maximum number of decimal ...
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change numbering when using \foreach to assign numbers for aid lines in a diagram

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc} ...
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Setting up a flash drive suitable for 'TeX Missionaries'

I'd like to stick a complete TeX system on a flash drive to be able to quickly demonstrate and disseminate TeX and its distributions, but I'd like to keep the total file size small since the medium ...
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abstract appears in mactex but not in texlive for achemso package [closed]

For preparation of a communication for an ACS journal I am using the achemso package and the following header \documentclass[journal=jacsat,manuscript=communication]{achemso} Then, after defining ...
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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How can I add a document class to Texmaker on Mac?

I am about to write my thesis on Texmaker but frankly I am a quite clueless tex-virgin. I would like to use the document class of our university but I couldn't figure out how I can import the files ...
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Installing ornaments

I am trying to install the Ornaments package: http://altermundus.com/pages/downloads/packages/pgfornament/ I am using a Mac with MacTeX 2012. I have followed the instructions in the package ReadMe ...
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How can I get gedit to compile pdf on mac

I just got a macbook air (the version right before the current one) and I have MacTex installed and I have the latex plugin for gedit. How can I get gedit to compile pdf for me? Before on ubuntu I ...
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How to get (No)LineFinal to work for Hoefler Text Italic with TeX Live 2013? [closed]

I’ve just installed MacTeX 2013, which includes TeX Live 2013. This somehow breaks the Contextuals=(No)LineFinal feature from fontspec with Hoefler Text Italic. It works as I expect with MacTeX 2012 ...
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Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013

I got a problem after upgrading to MacTeX 2013 today. When I try to produce a pdf file with pdflatex I get an error like this: mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for pfrr8r. mktexpk: ...
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Why should I update my tex installation?

Apart from not being able to get the latest package-updates, what are the benefits of the 2013 distribution over the one from 2012? Why should I update? I'm afraid updating will break something ...