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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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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. ...