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

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Failure in installing MacTeX

I've used LaTeX many times on Unix and MS Windows, but am sitting at a Mac (OS X 10.6.8) at the moment and need to latex something. So I tried installing MacTeX 2012. After the installation program ...
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Mac OS LaTeX install not compiling bibliography

I have recently installed LaTeX on my Mac using the standard MacTeX package. I have 2 documents (my thesis and a paper I'm writing) and I have tried to compile both. Neither will compile the ...
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Can't install MacTeX error on validating packages [closed]

I am trying to install MacTex that i downloaded from http://www.tug.org/mactex/ but when i am installing it gets a error message "The installation failed" i don't know what to do.
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Instant preview and Vi commands for LaTeX on a Mac?

I have Sublime Text 2 and Skim installed along with MacTeX and LaTeXTools on my Macbook. I think this setting is really great, especially because Sublime Text 2 supports Vi commands via the 'Vintage ...
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vim and the Makefile

I'm trying to use a Makefile to compile latex files within vim (and update the view of my current pdf file within my favourite viewer). Here is a little example (I'd like to expand that lateron): ...
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Change the installation of TeX

I have updated my OS X to Mountain Lion, and am experiencing a problem. I have on my system two installations of TeX, namely MacTeX and TeXLive from macports. I am using only the first one, and the ...
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running texshop? [closed]

I just downlodaded MacTeX from website below for my Mac Osx 10.6.8: http://www.tug.org/mactex/2009/ I am trying to run some older .tex files and they won't run, the message is: Syntax error Do ...
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Problem compiling LaTeX file created on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “\Ualgocf@original@chapter” undefined when using algorithm2e with natbib I have a TeX file created on Linux, and I'm trying to compile it on Mac OS X but I'm ...
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Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) [closed]

New laptop, and attempting to set up TeXShop . I downloaded MacTeX, and attempted to install (using install-tl), but Terminal said I did not have permission. Found instructions to enable root user, ...
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Where is beamer.sty?

Every time I try to make a beamer presentation (using the version that came with my TeX distribution), it asks me for beamer.sty. Which isn't in the official repo for beamer. Arrgh. Has anybody got a ...
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Why would two apparently identical TeX installations produce different results?

I have XeLaTeX with TeXShop installed on two different machines. One compiles documents without a problem. The other throws weird errors. As far as I can tell they're set up identically, so I don't ...
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How to add IEEEtran.cls to be read automatically?

I am using a MacOS and I want to copy the IEEEtran.cls file into the latex directory such that it is read automatically. I have a file in the directory ...
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How to repair path to updmap config files in MacTeX [closed]

I installed MacTeX 2012 on a freshly installed Mountain Lion. I now would have liked to install some special fonts (Trebuchet, Frutiger etc.). For that I made sure that all the font files are in ...
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English References in mainly Persian Document (XeLateX, BibTeX)? [closed]

I am compiling my document in Persian using XeLaTeX, but the references are all in English and I'm appending them using BibTeX. At the end of the document, the references are all unknown characters, ...
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Space between Hebrew letters larger with MacTeX than with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm writing LaTeX using LyX on Macintosh, and in Hebrew. My problem is that when exporting the document I get bigger spaces between my Hebrew letters than if compiling the same file on a Windows ...
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Manually copy older TeXLive2011 from one Mac to a new Mac

From an earlier question of mine, it was determined that one can not obtain the latest version of older releases (ex. TeXLive2010, TeXLive2011). I am upgrading my Mac and would like to know the ...
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phvr7t cannot be found despite having installed psnfss

I wish to use the Helvetica package. I installed the psnfss package with tlmgr (and in a fit of desperation other font-related packages, such as times and ae). However, I still do not have any phvr7t ...
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How to download MacTeX 2011 now that MacTex 2012 is available

Is there a way to download the older MacTeX-2011? I am transitioning to a new mac and would prefer to have both MacTeX2011 and the 2012 version available. I thought I was in luck when I found the the ...
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Memory settings with MacTeX 2012 [closed]

Until now I had TeXLive 2011 installed and could successfully modify my memory settings using this solution with the TextWrangler approach to the question Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf ...
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How do I restore my TeX path?

I have an up-to-date installation of MacTeX (2012) on my machine, but a recent upgrade of my system software seems to have removed TeX from my path. TeX Live Utility recognizes my installation and ...
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How to use modernCV for creating resume in Mac OS X 10.6?

I referred multiple sources but nothing is working out. Used TeXShop and it did generated PDF after clicking on "Typeset". I am missing out something , please help!
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Emacs doesn't recognize the latex commands (pdflatex, etc.) after installing MacTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pdflatex fails within Emacs.app, but works in terminal I installed MacTex on my Mac running Lion, but emacs is not able to run the latex functions (like pdflatex) to ...
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Auto-refresh and mac os

It's my first time to write latex with Mac os (or in fact, using Mac os in general) and unlike with Windows I'm having some trouble viewing my output files. I'm using texmaker. I would like to have ...
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Why powerdot on Mac (MacTeX 2011) is giving me a shrunk dvi output?

I'm trying to use the powerdot class that comes with TeX Live 2011 on Mac OS X Lion (MacTex). I'm using the sample file from docs, powerdot-example.tex. On the command line, I use latex ...
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How do I install psfig.sty in MacTeX?

I just installed MacTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document, but I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `psfig.sty' not found. The preamble is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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How to install Beamer in Mac OS X lion?

I am brand new to LaTeX, and needed beamer package for my PowerPoint presentation. How do I install it? I have read something like this: ...
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Why can't I install MacTeX or BasicTeX on my Mac?

I am a beginner for LaTeX and I was trying to install the package BasicTeX on my mac (version 10.7.3). Everything went well - downloading the .zip file from TUG, unarchiving--until I actually started ...
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TexShop and pdflatexmk: “env: perl: No such file or directory ”

on my (almost) freshly installed Mac with MacTex my TexShop cannot run the *mk scripts because of this error: "env: perl: No such file or directory " This is obviously a configuration issue with ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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Can I install fonts from CTAN using TeX Live Utility?

I have the latest version of MacTeX installed, and want to add fonts from CTAN (or other packages) that are not part of the MacTeX distribution to my system. When I specify CTAN in TeX Live Utility as ...
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LyX unable to access needed font resources

I'm getting an error in LyX when I attempt to use certain features that require access to font resources, even though these same features work fine in TexShop. For example, if I attempt to enable ...
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biblatex Binary on MacTex 2011 Is Missing

I recently upgraded from MacTex 2009 to MacTex 2011. Before installing 2011, I carefully followed the instructions for uninstalling 2009 that were given here. After installing 2011, I ran sudo tlmgr ...
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Unable to modify modify TeX-command-list and setup pdf previewing in emacs and mactex

I am trying to setup a pdf preview command in emacs. Stumbling around the web I found the following which I thought I would try. (eval-after-load "tex" '(add-to-list 'TeX-command-list '("pdfview" ...
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Basic tkz-graph usage problems, errors, bad output

I'm using TeXLive 2011 via MacTeX, and I keep my packages updated. I'm trying to start simple with tkz-graph. When I use the following code, copied directly from the tkz-graph documentation: ...
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TexLive 2011, MacTeX and file permissions [closed]

I've recently had occasion to upgrade three Mac machines to texlive 2011 using the package at MacTex. All the machines had different vintages of Tex already installed on them, though all had been ...
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MacTeX 2011, Xetex and Tex Live Utility

I tried several times to play with XeLaTeX (being used to "classical" LaTeX) but since I installed MacTeX 2011 and updated it with TeX Live Utility, I got that kind message : ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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LaTeX for Mac (lion) 2011 - how to add cls file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a .sty file to my TeXShop installation? I'm trying to get into LaTeX and have to use a publisher provided cls file (and some tex and bst files) and try to ...
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Japanese Problem using MacTeX 2011

The XeLaTeX Japanese examples I find on TeX.sx seem to have this issue in common on my system. I'm running MacTeX 2011, fully updated at the time of writing. The following sample %!TEX TS-program = ...
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all-in-one-engine for TeXShop

I am trying to write my 'Matura work' for school in LaTeX. Therefore I am using MacTeX and TeXShop and normally it works fine. But I am really annoyed with running all these different engines like ...
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\storeglosentry --> Undefined control sequence

I am trying to write a report for school in LaTeX. Therefore I am using MacTeX and Texshop and normally it works pretty fine. But at the moment I have some trouble with the glossary package: ...
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Citations aren't working in included file [closed]

Citations I place in included files come up as a '?', yet citations I place in the main file come up correctly. When the same citation is in both, it appears on both. I am compiling it in the order ...
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Htlatex and Tikz creates sometimes incorrect svgs

I have a document with a large number of Tikz pictures and I need to generate a html page from it. I have declared a driver to have TikZ pictures as SVGs (after this question) and run htlatex ...
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PSTricks error, but package not loaded

I am working on a textbook, with a looming deadline, so I admit I did not do an exhaustive search for a solution to this situation. I was hoping someone would see this and say, "This is a duplicate ...
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Slow scrolling with Preview on Mac OS X

I've been using Lyx recently, and I've been noticing that the produced pdfs scroll very slowly in Preview, particularly on pages with a lot of text, but it is still noticeable otherwise, even on very ...
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Installing packages on Tex Live 2011 (Mac)

I have Tex Live 2011, and I'd like to install the longtable package. But I have a few problems: Where do I get the packages? Is there a database with all the packages, somewhere? Is there a guide on ...
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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX ...
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Problem Installing MacTeX-2011-1 on OSX 10.4.11

I have a problem installing the MacTeX-2011-1.mpkg on my macbook (OS X 10.4.11). The first few steps (like Software License Agreement etc.) are working, but when it comes to the "proper" installation ...
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scrreprt .cls is missing

I get the following error on TeXShop when trying to compile: ./thesis.tex:2: LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. ! LaTeX Error: File `scrreprt .cls' not found. My .tex file looks the following: ...
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Install a beta package from TLContrib on MacTeX 2011 TeX Live

I know this has been a question many times asked/answered. But I have still difficulty to understand because TeX Live has different tree on Mac and is available also on Linux. The question is ...