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

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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! [closed]

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? [closed]

[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. ...
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psboxit.sty not found MacTeX (mac osx)

Few days back, I had an installation of Mactex 2013 and it was working fine for my current writeup which included package psboxit.sty. Due to some reasons, I had to remove that version (which I did ...
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Source - Preview not showing

Very new to this and just starting the learn MacTex, downloaded a resume/CV template and started inputing my data. There is no preview window and when I go to Window > Source - Preview (Command 1) ...
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MacTex Full version

I already have downloaded the basic-mactex and have begun using it. But then as I do my research, I begin needing to typeset more complex equations. So I need to download more packages. And I now ...
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How to draw phylogenetic tree? [closed]

I'm using Mac OSX Mavericks and have downloaded LaTex. I am currently learning how to draw phylogenetic tree. Can someone teach me? I have copied a sample of code for the phylogenetic tree. it uses ...
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LuaLaTeX and listings do not work while XeLaTex works fine

I am trying to move from XeLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. I have some listings with special delimeters (an underscore). The following MWE compiles perfectly under XeLaTex, but gives the following error under ...
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How do I install MacteXtras into my macbook?

I bought a macbook recently and install mactex, but I want to add macteXtras since I want to use spell checker. Can anyone tell me how to do it? I use windows before. BTW, is that necessary to add ...
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Mactex installation fails (write protected?)

I try to install Mactex on my computer but I get message that it cant be written to the default location. Installing it portable I got problems with the editor and with pythontex (ok, I am a newbie ...
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An alternative way to align figure and table in \subfloat

So I realise this has been asked/alluded to a couple of times previously as in: Figure and table side-by-side in subfloats Table and Figure side-by-side with Table caption above, Figure caption ...
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Hyperref boxes around links ARE MISSING in TeXShop [duplicate]

I was using TeXShop 2.26 on Mac OS 10.5.8. Switched today to TeXShop 3.36 on Mac OS 10.9.4. In all my LaTeX files, the hyperref red green cyan boxes around the links don't show up anymore. The links ...
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Is there a way to make symbols in a table?

I am trying to make a table and I keep getting errors once I add symbols like \Theta. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{Problem 1} %\begin{tabular}{l c r} ...
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TexShop Statistics (Word Count) with BasicTeX

I recently re-installed tex on my mac, and decided to go with the BasicTeX package rather than the full (2.4GB) MacTeX package, together with the MacTeX-additions package, which includes TexShop. ...
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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS). I have ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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Basic setup for LaTeX for Mac?

I have a professor who requires me to use Latex but he mainly speaks in terms of PC. I have a Mac so I have to find appropriate alternatives. So far I have purchased "Latexian" as an editor, and see ...
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Reference Page Error

The packages I am using in my latex file is as follows \PassOptionsToPackage{table}{xcolor} \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,notitlepage]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct[, ]{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,} ...
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Lost when trying to use bibtex in Mactex

i think my probelm is probably pretty easy to solve. I have done research on the web on how to do it but never really been able to follow through. I have mactex and endnote running on MacOS 10.9.4 I ...
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MacTeX 2014 update changes gap between paragraphs in output

I updated my MacTeX to the 2014 version. If I now compile the same .tex file, it gives me a different output, in specific, it reduces the gap between two paragraphs (see the added picture). How can I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install [closed]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...