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

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getting or copying texlive 2013 for Mac

I migrated to a new machine (Mac) and need a texlive 2013 installation there. I thought I could just copy over all files from my old machine, but this does not seem to work since the preference pane ...
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tex file compilable on windows but not on OSX

first time Mac user. All my tex files (dissertation, CV, etc) compile fine on windows: texStudio + miktex. But the same files give errors on OSX: texStudio + macTex There are numerous error messages, ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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How to install font Inconsolata on MacTex 2014?

I try to install Inconsolata according to http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata/ I did the following steps: Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded ...
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\thanks command error in MacTex2015

Since I updated to MacTeX 2015, I'm having some issues with the article class. I narrowed the problem down to the \thanks command, but now I can't seem to remedy the error within this distribution. ...
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Upgrade MacTex using tlmgr

A while ago I installed MacTex Basic via Homebrew Cask, which installed it in /usr/local/texlive/2014basic and also set a whole bunch of symlinks in /Library, ~/Library and /usr. After not using TeX ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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Listing inside table does not work after upgrade to MacTex 2015

I have updated my Latex installation to MacTex 2015 and the following latex code does not compile anymore: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language={java}, ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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Installing packages on Macbook Pro (MacTex BasicTex)

I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains. I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the ...
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How do I install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac?

I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages ...
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Differences regarding kerning and ligaturing when using the MacTex2013 and MacTeX2014 versions of LuaLaTeX with .ttc fonts

This posting is a follow-up to the postings Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under MacTeX2014 and MacTeX2015 when using certain fonts and LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on ...
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mactex 2015 : xindy doesn't find module

since I was moving from MacTeX 2014 to MacTeX 2015, xindy is not able to find any module. Any texindy -L english -C utf8 animal.idx makes Cannot locate xindy module for language english in ...
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Does Powerdot on MacTeX 2015 work?

On MacTeX 2015 I'm unable to compile the following code requiring the Powerdot package. Can anyone confirm this is a bug? \documentclass{powerdot} \title{powerdot example 1} \author{Hendri Adriaens ...
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How do I debug a failed MacTex installation?

I just attempted to install MacTex (the current 2015 distribution) on my new 64 bit laptop with Yosemite, through safari. Using the usual download page didn't work so instead I went through a specific ...
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TeXShop not working with Yosemite 10.10.4

I downloaded MacTex.pkg, installed texshop, but I get the following error: /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX distribution. Perhaps ...
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Problems with luaotfload and MacTeX 2015

I'm trying to come to terms with LuaLaTeX (MacTeX 2015, Mac OS 10.10.4). I am trying to run luaotfload -vvv -u but it hangs: 17:11 ~% luaotfload-tool -vvv -u luaotfload | util : Setting the log level ...
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latexmk - command not found on OS X

I've installed the MacTex bundle on my machine. When I try to run $latexmk I get a 'command not found'. I already reinstalled the latexmk bundle in TeX Live Utility. Both universal-darwin and ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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MacTeX 2015 running much slower than MacTeX 2014?

I just installed MacTeX 2015 on OS X 10.6.8, and it is typesetting significantly slower than the 2014 distribution; for one particular file, 2014 will typeset it in 11 seconds, but 2015 takes 77 ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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Latex versions for OS X Yosemite

I have basic knowledge on Latex versions for a MacBook (OS X Yosemite) and i am searching for one. Which one can you recommend?
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in ...
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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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Inexplicable error after importing syntax package

I'm using the LaTeX-KOMA-template (based on KOMA-script as the name suggests) provided by Karl Voit for writing a thesis. I can compile the main.tex perfectly fine, until I import the syntax package. ...
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MacTex 2015, not showing Nomenclature

Using MacTex 2015 distribution, and two different LaTeX editors (TexShop and Latexian), it is unable to show the nomenclature. I've tried in other computers and online Latex editors and I was ...
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MacTeX 2015: TeX Live Utility stuck on “Validating Server…” [duplicate]

After having upgraded to MacTeX 2015, whenever I run TeX Live Utility, it stays stuck with the "Validating Server..." message. Clicking the "Home" button causes it to crash. However, tlmgr update ...
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Tex Utility breaks after upgrading to Tex Live 2015

OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3 I had Basic Mac Tex Live 2014 before. I upgraded to Mac Tex Live 2015 and then uninstall Tex Live 2014 by removing the folder /usr/local/texlive/2014basic. After the upgrade, I ...
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MacTeX - TeX Live Utility broken after 2015 update

I have the following strange message. The repository at ftp://ftp.oleane.net/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet has TeX Live 2015, but you have TeX Live 18446744073709551615 installed. You need to ...
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Missing getnonfreefonts-sys in MacTex 2015

I've just installed MacTeX 2015 and wanted to install the non-free fonts available with the getnonfreefonts Perl script. As recommended elsewhere in this site (see egreg's first comment), I tried ...
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Install LaTeX on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) [closed]

How do I install MacTex or another LaTeX distribution? Even after installation, LaTeX commands like latex, pdftex or lualatex are not found, and /usr/texbin/ doesn't exist. Even worse, commands ...
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bibtex error: Not writing to book.blg (openout_any = p), MacTeX-2014

I am using a Mac, OS X 10.10.1, TeXLive, all packages up-to-date. MacTeX-2014 Distribution. The document is based on the moderncv package and uses multibib. I can run LaTeX on the file, and it ...
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Latex on el capitan [duplicate]

I use TeXShop to make beautiful pdf files for math and computer science, but once I installed the new OS, I can't typset anymore! How do I solve this problem? Help, please!
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“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
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How to produce only dvi file with latex on Mac

Recently, I switched to MacTex, I somehow get used to run the following sequence on a Windows command terminal: latex *.tex ->generate only dvi file bibtex *.aux latex *.tex dvipdfm *.dvi ...
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Getting the latex minted package to work in Anki

This is my Edit_LaTeX_build_process.py file (note the -shell-escape option) newLaTeX = \ [ ["latex", "-shell-escape", "-interaction=nonstopmode", "tmp.tex"], ["dvipng", "-D", "200", "-T", ...
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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?
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Install TikZ Knots Library [closed]

I am trying to install the TikZ knots library, but I am having some trouble. My computer is running Mac OS X 10.10.2 with MacTeX (but I don't remember the version/year). spath3 has been downloaded ...
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TexShop will not compile bibliography after upgrade to Mac OS Yosemite

I am using TexShop 3.5.1, Bibdesk 1.6.3, on Mac OS 10.10.3. I am trying to compile a bibliography on a latex document that previously successfully compiled. Since then I have updated from the previous ...
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using csvreader to read from csv giving invalid output

I am trying to output a *.csv file to LaTeX, but I keep on getting invalid output. I am using mactex on a yosemite environment. code.csv: code,subcd CITY,LIMA CITY,PUEBLOLIBRE CITY,JESUSMARIA ...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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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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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=/Users/xxx/Documents/Pandoc-Templates/default_copy.latex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. ...
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Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex ...
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Copy-Paste error in LaTeX

When I try to copy some text from a Word page or pdf an paste it to LaTeX, I get the error below. Any idea how to fix this? PS: I am using LaTeX on a Mac While the text which I typed my self works ...
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After updating to MacTeX 2013, font size and kerning of Monotype Corsiva are strange

I knew I probably shouldn't have upgraded, being not very experienced, I always have to wade through strange errors. However, this is really weird. Here's my example: %!TEX TS-program = lualatex ...
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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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Compiling Error - TeXworks OS X Mavericks

When i try to compile in TeXworks, I receive this error: kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt mktexfmt: No such file or directory I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'! I've used TeXworks ...
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Vietnamese in TexShop — MacTex

I am new in using MacTex and I use TexShop to compile LaTEX documents. I have many files in Vietnamese when I use Winshell (with MikTex) in Windows, and I transfer it to my MacBook. When I typerest ...