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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
319 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
790 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
530 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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: ...
2
votes
2answers
564 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't use fontspec with xelatex after tlmgr update

I updated my MacTeX 2011 installation yesterday. Now, compiling the following with xelatex fails: \documentclass[xetex]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} hello \end{document} The ...
2
votes
1answer
174 views

How to install MacTeX on a network drive/file server

How do you install MacTeX on a network drive? The MacTeX installer does not give me the option to install to any other drive than the ones physically attached to my computer. I want to install the ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

preview-latex does not function

Preview-latex installs, but doesn't actually preview. When I generate the preview from the source, all I see is... the source. For example, the math equations are highlighted, but not rendered. Some ...
11
votes
2answers
4k views

Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Problem with Preview using TeXlipse in Mac OS Snow Leopard

I basically configured everything as indicated in this website but I cannot get to preview my document. When I click on Latex > Preview Document I get an error message indicating: Launching ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Embedding Movies with XeTeX+beamer+movie15 in TeXLive 2011

I recently got a new computer and so installed MacTeX 2011, previously I had been using the 2009 version. I have used the TeXLive utility to bring the 2011 version up to date today. I use XeTeX with ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Uninstall MacTeX 2010

I'm about to upgrade to MacTeX 2011 by downloading the entire installer as described here. So how do I uninstall MacTeX 2010 so that my system is as clean as though I haven't actually installed it?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Upgrade to MacTeX 2011 without redownloading entire distribution?

Is it possible to upgrade from MacTeX 2010 to 2011 without downloading the entire package for new? I’ve tried starting the instructons for upgrading TeXLive at tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html, up to ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Can't find “kpsewhich” on PATH. Textmate+mactex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: "kpsewhich" error when trying to build from Textmate Most manuals I have seen on textmate claims that command+B is compiling LaTeX documents, however this ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf to modify

I have some problems to understand how to manage memory for LaTeX. I use the MacTeX 2011 distribution with no modifications (cad only with TeXLive 2011). I have searched a lot on internet and on this ...
4
votes
1answer
622 views

LaTeX compilation failure on Mac OS X from Python Script

I wrote a Python script to automate some LaTeX builds. Currently I develop/test on Mac OS X (did not try it on other UNIX flavors). The particular execution function which should compile the LaTeX ...
0
votes
1answer
771 views

Installing concmath on a mac

I've tried using tlmgr to install the concmath package, but I keep getting the following error: ! Font T1/ccr/m/n/10=eorm10 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found .<to be read ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Ruby highlighter for LaTeX

I'm looking for a package that can highlight ruby source code in LaTeX. I've found this thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1966425/source-code-highlighting-in-latex But it is from 2009, and ...
1
vote
1answer
523 views

A more see-through Tex distribution for Mac?

I know everybody like Mactex (I like it too). I'm looking for a distribution that sets up a a simpler tex tree. Since Maxtex is designed to be able to have multiple distributions on one computer, tex ...
4
votes
1answer
808 views

Installing tabu.sty with MacTeX 2010.

I use MacTeX 2010, and I need to install tabu.sty. I run tlmgr to install the package, but without luck. > sudo tlmgr install tabu.sty tlmgr: package repository ...
2
votes
1answer
967 views

Trouble Installing MathTimes Pro 2 (MacTex)

I recently obtained the MathTimes Pro 2 font from PCTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it to work; I use MacTex 2010. I've blindly followed the instructions posted on PCTex here: ...
3
votes
1answer
499 views

BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?

I have no knowledge of programming... I have a MacBook OS10.6 with Tex Shop, updated... after placing the zipped file into /Users/myname/Library/texmf/tex folder, I open terminal in utilities and ...
3
votes
4answers
7k views

Accessing Mac (mactex) install folder

I am forced to use a Mac for a while. My log-file says my class file is in: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/report.cls Does this mean my packages are in this folder? ...
2
votes
1answer
344 views

How do I install the SIGCHI template with MacTex?

Just to note, I am new to latex. I followed the instructions for installing new latex, bib, and bst files from SIGCHI on the MacTex FAQs page. When I open the sample.tex and attempt to compile it ...
21
votes
3answers
27k views

How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Textmate + Latexmk

Textmate for OS X, has a LaTeX bundle (a great bundle indeed). But this bundle packs the latexmk script (version 3.7 or so), I am wondering if anyone was able to update the latexmk version that comes ...
1
vote
2answers
225 views

t-vim: MTXrun using extra quotes

I'm trying to use the t-vim module for context installed from the TexLive 2010 basic package for Mac. The problem I'm running into is that MTXrun tries to quote too much when calling vim, for ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Checking MacTeX version installed on a Mac

I can use latex -v to check the version of LaTeX. Is there a way to check what version of MacTeX (MacTeX 2008, 2009 or 2010) is installed?
6
votes
5answers
648 views

How do I search the hidden TeX Live folders in Mac OS X?

I considered asking this on Super User, and I also thought that TeX users on the Mac would be better able to help and be helped. I'll let the mods decide. I opened texdoc color and came to ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Difficulty installing moderncv on OS X

I am trying to install the moderncv package on my machine running Mac OS X 10.4. Here is what I have done: Ran this: % kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOMEwhich returned: /Users/jsummers/Library/texmf ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
7
votes
1answer
457 views

How do I set up MacTeX so admin rights aren't necessary?

I'd like to set the permissions of /usr/local/texlive so that I don't need admin rights to update my distribution with TeX Live Manager (or tlmgr), and so on. What's the best way to do this? Are there ...
4
votes
1answer
601 views

Installing chemstyle package with OSX

I used the (awesome) chemstyle bundle to write several theses on my old PC (with MiKTeX), and would like to continue using it with my new mac (OSX). I think I've managed to install it okay at the ...
13
votes
3answers
1k views

How to keep my TeX Live installation up to date?

What is the recommended way to keep my TeX Live installation up to date? Is there any package manager (like MiKTeX on Windows) that could help me with this? If it helps I'm running on Mac OS X and my ...
46
votes
6answers
13k views

Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?