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

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Command line setup after install mactex from brew

After I installed mactex from brew on osx. I like to include all tex-related commands to my class path because basically I work on terminal using vim and make. Below I've done something already In ....
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TeXShop “Open Recent” menu not working

The "Open Recent" menu in TeXShop is not showing/recording any recent files. Has anyone had (or heard of) this problem before? (Or better yet, know of a solution?) The closest problem/solution I ...
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Using texmaker on mac and windows simulataneosuly

I'm a latex novice so forgive my ignorance. I would greatly appreciate any help with an issue I am having. I created a basic template for my university reports and projects, on my mac laptop, with ...
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how to show Mactex to the TeXwork

I did instal MacTex on my computer, but Texworks and Texmaker do not see all latex commends. Only in terminal I can run latex, pdflatex and others. How to show those tools to TeXworks ???
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Is it possible to auto-configure the 'Commands' settings in TexStudio (OSX)?

I installed MacTex-2014 on my Mac a while ago, under Yosemite, and it is installed in /usr/local/texlive/2014. I have since upgraded my OS to El Capitan. Needing to do some work on a document, I ...
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Problem with Tex Live Utility

I recently upgraded to MacTeX 2016 but when I launch TeX Live Utility I have this message : "your tex live version is 0 but your default repository url appears to be for tex live 2016. You need to ...
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Uppercase Gamma not appearing in mtpro2 package with fontspec, Baskerville, and XeLaTex

Please help with the stated problem. I can't get \Gamma command to render an upper case straight gamma greek letter. I am using TextPad on a MacTex distribution with mtpro2 lite and Baskerville font ...
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Defrosting: How to manually install TeX packages

I have a BasicTex installation (downloaded here and based on the MacTeX2013 distribution) running on OSX. I need to add some additional packages that are not included in the installation (actually no ...
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MacTex 2016 Formatting Problem

I have recently updated to MacTex 2016. Following the update a mysterious extra wide margin has been added to the Inside and Bottom margin and all text and images on every page is squeezed into the ...
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MacTeX “The installation failed”

I'm trying to install the current MacTeX distribution (mactex-20160603.pkg) but am getting an "The installation failed" error. I downloaded via Safari and checked the md5 checksum and so am sure that ...
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MacTex messed up accented letters after update

i'm translating a book from english to italian with mactex. I updated mactex to its newest version (3.62) and all the accented letters are now shown in the editor as weird letters with tilde and other ...
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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 ...
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Trouble with fonts in XeLaTeX in MacTeX 2016

Consider the code % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont [Ligatures=TeX] {TeX Gyre Pagella} \setmathfont [...
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Separate PDF from Build files on typeset?

I'm a high school math teacher and I've been using TeX to create tests, quizzes, and worksheets. I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan with TeXShop. I created a TeX folder in my main directory and I have ...
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Pygmentize not working properly with minted package in TexShop on OS X

I am using TexShop on mac OS X 10.11.1 and I'm trying to output some Python code inside my LaTeX document. Here is an example of a document I would want to produce : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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nomencl.ist not found

I'm on osx [MacTex] and I'm trying to use nomencl package. The problem is that: makeindex thesis.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o thesis.nls does not work, printing index file nomencl.ist not found ...
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Where are the tex commands installed?

I am trying to compile a file using the terminal and it keeps failing. In the past I was able to compile latex files easily using terminal but it suddenly started failing. The only change I remember ...
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Texmaker: command not found on MacOS El Capitan

I recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. After installing the new Version of MacTex, I changed all appearances of /usr/texbin in the texmaker settings to /Library/TeX/texbin/. Normal tex seems to ...
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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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Problem with cyrillic characters in MacTex and OS X El Captain

I have a problem with cyrillic fonts (T2A) in OS X El Captain. Every time I try to compile a document that contains cyrillic characters (such as following), I get an error. \documentclass{article} \...
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Not able to put figures

Please help. I am not able to put figures in Tex in mac.
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citation color and table color of contents are unusual when using MacTex2015

when I use "latexmk -xelatex thesis.tex" to compile thesis.tex, the process always be paused twice with the messages below: (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/trimspaces/trimspaces.sty)) (/...
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Cannot compile with glossaries on Mac. No language module detected

I'm using TexMaker on Mac. I use glossaries in my document, like this \usepackage[acronym,nonumberlist,toc,numberedsection=autolabel]{glossaries} \iflanguage{czech}{\renewcommand*{\acronymname}{...
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Command + T is not working in TeXShop

The following screen comes out when I press CMD+T in TeXShop. I am using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan.
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to Why is LaTeX replacing 2010 for the math subject classification with 1991?, using an old copy of amsart results in a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification, ...
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typing chinese character in texmaker on Mac OS X

I would like to use Chinese characters in TexMaker on Mac OS X (using latest mactex). It appears not to be supported OOTB, any Chinese characters appears as a series of "▯▯▯▯▯". I do have the chinese ...
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TexShop entry in “open with” on Mac OS X

I'm aware this is a question concerning Mac OS X and TeX, but I guess people here already had similar issues. MacTeX comes with TexShop. However, if I right klick a .tex-file, this editor doesn't ...
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How to fix a bad texmf tree structure path

This all started when my LaTeX installation couldn't find some (Multimarkdown) customization *.tex files that I had written a few years ago and that worked at that time. I am running MacTeX 2015 on ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `multirow.sty' not found

I am using Basictex on my mac, and using TEXMAKER as editor. I installed multirow package by tlmgr install multirow command. And output is tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.space-pro.be/...
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TeXShop not invoking biber with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I installed current MacTeX version (20150613) and then updated TeXShop to most recent version, Version 3.61. In the BibTeX engine setting, I wrote biber, and in the document I additionally have: %!...
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Can no longer typeset using mactex and pdftex is running at 98% of CPU

Ive been using texshop on my mac for a while with no problem at all, i fixed the El Capitan problem by relocating the compiler, but for no apparent reason, by file has stopped typesetting. There is no ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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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 ...
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PDF Viewer Fonts Sketchy on Second Display (Mac)

I'm using the standard Texmaker app on a retina display mac with it plugged into a second standard HD monitor but the text is coming out all sketchy on the second monitor. I've tried playing with ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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copy pdf and .synctex.gz to working directory with latexmk, works on windows, not on os x

I have a problem with latexmk on my Mac. I'm using emacs as my latex editor, and have configured it to use latexmk. I have specified an output directory, but for synctex to work I need the pdf and ....
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MacTeX-2015, TeXShop, Run Macro/Applescript/Bibliography and receive error message: “### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.etc”

Novice user here. Use Mac Os El Capitan, MacTex-2015, TexShop; Publisher does not support pidflatex and requires figures to be in EPS; Typeset settings: LaTeX, TeX and DVI; Bibliography: Natbib. ...
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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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Fresh MacTex install: Can not get natbib to work

I'm trying to get the basic example from https://da.sharelatex.com/learn/Bibliography_management_with_natbib to work. I've added an example.tex file and a sample.bib file with the content from the ...
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Undefined control sequence because of “de” in the author names [duplicate]

I updated my Latex files (I am using MacTex2015 distribution) and since than I am getting a strange undefined control sequence error. Bibliographical entries that have "de" in the author name don't ...
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pdflatex not found on OS X [duplicate]

I just install MacTex and trying to compile my tex file with TeXShop: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX ...
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After migration to MacOSX 10.11 “El Capitan”, how to run simple utilities such as “texdoc” and “kpsewhich”?

Last night, I migrated my MacBook's operating system from 10.10 "Yosemite" to 10.11 "El Capitan". Everything seemed to go smoothly. Happily, regarding my TeX-related work, I am able to use the GUI ...
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TeXShop compilation issue on Mac OS El Capitan. Complete uninstallation and re-installation did not fix the problem

I am a basic user and sorry if I miss to state some important facts. I have similar problem raised here and also in many other pages. First, I followed the guides by Herbert Schulz, didn't work for ...
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Three errors when using tikz package

I am using MacTex 2015 and Texpad as LaTeX editor. When I try to import the tzik package \usepackage{tikz} the following 3 errors appear Weird thing though is that everything looks fine in my ...
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XeLaTeX is not typesetting correctly with xeCJK after texlive update

After a tlmgr update --self --all two days ago, I have had problems with xeCJK with XeLaTeX. Some documents won't compile at all, and others have strange problems. For simplicity, I tried the ...
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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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\synctex=1 being an ‘Undefined control sequence’

I'm still pretty new to LaTeX; and on my home computer, I've got lualatex set up with my first few (pretty simple) LaTeX documents, Skim.app on OS X for viewing, etc etc etc … … but now that I've ...
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How to activate TeXworks?

I have already download MacTex and TeXworks, but it seems that both software are not connected. Is there anyone could tell me how to activate TeXworks?
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...