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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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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 ...
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Branding issue with MacTeX 2013?

After learning that TeX Live 2013 was released this Tuesday June 18, I downloaded the new MacTeX. I am just a bit puzzled though: The MacTeX homepage clearly presents the download as MacTeX-2013, ...
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LaTeX cannot find my personal packages

I'm venturing into writing my own packages, but LaTeX is not finding them. I working on a iMac OS X, but I don't want to use TEXMFHOME=~/Library/texmf. I would like to put my packages in a different ...
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Installing eqexam package for use with Sublime Text 2 [duplicate]

I am looking to utilize the eqexam package, yet even after putting the .sty files in my /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex directory with the appropriate /eqexam folder . I am still unable ...
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“Log file not found” error with MacTeX and Texmaker

I have recently installed MacTeX.pkg (http://tug.org/mactex/) as well as Texmaker. I have this famous "Log file not found" problem, and I'm still stuck with it even thought I have already checked ...
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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pstricks in MacTeX

I got a new Mac with OS X 10.8.3 and installed MacTeX-2012, but pstricks doesn't seem to work now. Before I used (plain) TeX and chose the TeX and DVI typesetting option. When I looked for help in ...
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How to install dictionaries in Excalibur?

When installing MacTeX it comes with a LaTeX spell checker, Excalibur. The homepage has links to download dictionaries in different languages: I'm interested in the Spanish one. My problem is that ...
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LyX: Question mark [?] instead of reference number after installing new .bst file

Hello I'm new in using LyX 2.0.6 with MacTex, and I'd try to import a citation style (file named plos2009.bst from http://www.ploscompbiol.org/static/latexGuidelines) into the BibTex style folder. I ...
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Problems with xindy and glossaries

I'm having a bit of a problem creating a glossary. I'm working with a MacBook using Mountain Lion OS 10.8.3, I've installed MacTeX 2012 and details about xindy are: xindy release: 2.4 xindy script ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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Problems installing BasicTex on Mac OS [closed]

I was following this tutorial to install BasicTex. Running latex command immediately returns without any warning or error. My environment variables are: $ echo $PATH ...
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Error trying to install a new document class on Mac [closed]

I'm using LaTeX to write a thesis for my University, and have to use a special premade document class (rtthesis). However, I can't find a way to install this document class. I've tried typesetting ...
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Limit a section to a number of pages?

Is there a way I can limit a section to a specific number of pages ? For example, I am currently in a section that must not exceed two pages, however I have not completed the previous section, so I ...
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How to include symlinked graphics with spaces?

I symlink to images and reference the symlink in the code. This works well as long the filename ends in an extension. However, the method I use to create symlinks creates symlinked files with the ...
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Include image by pointing to alias

For my document I have an image folder that holds my images. For this example I will assume the following situation: Original image path: ~/Matlab/filename.pdf Image folder path: ~/Latex/images Alias ...
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hf-tikz.sty package installation on mountain lion [duplicate]

I want to install LaTeX on Mountain Lion and want to use some highlighting in my text for which I am using hf-tikz.sty package. I installed MacTeX and Texmaker on Mountain Lion but the package hf-tikz ...
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Problem with pdflatex and dviopt [closed]

I just reinstalled my latex distribution: earlier I used MacTeX Basic with some extensions. Now I am using MacTeX full (comparable to TexLive Full). Since the switch, I suddenly have a different ...
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Tex Live for Mac (MacTex) has font problems (reinstalled every time) [closed]

I have significant font problems with my MacLive Distibution: some packages I am using in a document seem to have special font demands, so there is nothing I can do about it. What is happening: - I ...
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error during pdflatex; geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

When running pdflatex the following errors occurred:" ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `force-eps-converted-to.pdf' not ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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new command, pfgkeys within pfgplots axis environment

I am trying to setup an command to create technical drawing dimensions (inspiration from Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ). I would like to use pgfkeys for that, in order to pass multiple ...
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Please can someone explain to me how I can add a class! [duplicate]

I am a non-technical user. I use LaTeX to type up stuff and that's it. What I want to do is make posters like from this website. http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/ I think this gives me a new ...
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pdflatex cannot be found [closed]

I have read the many posts on this topic already, but I have had zero success with all of the solutions. Just purchased a macbook (OSX 10.8.2) and used the mactex package to run the standard install. ...
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“dashdotted” command not working for tikz package [closed]

I am trying to create pictures of graphs in TikZ in which I'd like some edges to be dashdotted. I am using TeXShop on both my office computer (Mac) and my personal laptop (Mac), and the file is ...
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Bibdesk import article information

I am working on my thesis and this includes a number of articles downloaded from various academic resources. When doing this hardly any citation information is coming along with the papers and i have ...
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Revtex4-1 with prl option doesn't show email address [closed]

I have a strange problem. I'm running latest MacTeX on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. When I compose an article using revtex4-1 with prl as document class option, it doesn't display my email address while if I ...
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Texlua not be recognized [closed]

I have the exactly same problem like in the question Font installation woes - TeXShop on a Mac: I'd like to install the nonfreefonts package, but I can not do the command texlua. My terminal says ...
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How to change the Find Panel in TexShop? [closed]

I run a TexShop v3.11 on a Mac OSX 10.8.2. The find panel of TexShop is set to be Ogrekit in Preferences. Then I quit TexShop and reopened it. But, when I use cmd+F in my editing document, the find ...
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Updating pgfplots

I am using Latex in MacOsx Lion. My current version of pgfplots is 1.4.1 which I want to upgrade to 1.7. I really do not know how to install version 1.7. Any help ?
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Getting started with LaTeX - Advice needed for Mac OS X

I heard from a friend that LaTeX is much better than MS Word to write my University's dissertation on. I don't really understand why bother writing an essay in code if Word automatically does that for ...
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MacTex 2012Basic cannot find installed packages [closed]

In an attempt to save valuable space on a 128GB SSD drive, I endeavored to replace my full 2012 MacTex texlive install (>3.5GB) with 2012Basic (270MB!). I understand that packages are not installed ...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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Where can I find small2e.tex and sample2e.tex in the MacTex installation?

I cannot seem to find these files. I am trying to learn LaTeX again many years after I stopped using it on a regular basis, and wanted to start with these files as a reference. I have searched with ...