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

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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I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010).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 ...
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How to run this template of latex in a Mac OS TexLive?

CASthesis-v0.2.zip Above is a template for writing thesis in Chinese. (Fortunately, there is not very much Chinese content in this template.) It works well on a Windows machine. But when I run it on ...
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Can I modify equations created by LaTeXiT in Mac Word?

Using LaTeXiT to create an equation and insert in Mac Word is very easy and convenient. However, can I modify the equation I already inserted?
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I just downloaded MacTeX and TeXmaker and I am trying to quickbuild my first document in TeXmaker but it says cannot find log file? [closed]

I just downloaded MacTeX and TeXmaker and I am trying to quickbuild my first document in TeXmaker but It says cannot find log file? All of my settings are defaults. I am wondering how I need to setup ...
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Insert annotations using XeTeX and BibTeX / BibLaTeX in MacTeX 2012

I have the following problem. My .tex file (see below) works in MacTeX 2011 without problems (build it using XeLaTeX => BibTeX => XeLaTeX). After I updated from MacTeX 2011 to MacTeX 2012 it doesn't ...
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How to configure Texmaker to work on Mac with MacTeX?

I installed Texmaker for mac and download MacTeX and installed this .zip: I couldn't find the files in /usr/ or /bin/. What are the preferences I should enter in these cells? Please give me the ...
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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, ...