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

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How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?

I have MacTeX 2013 basic installed, and I use TexLive to get packages I need for my writing. Recently TexLive told me that the repository is now only for a newer version than what I have installed. I ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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Getting TexLive Recommended Fonts after installing MacTex-2015 on El Capitan

I downloaded and installed MacTeX-2015 on a brand new Mac OS/X El Capitan system, then ran pdfTeX (i.e. Plain TeX) on an old .tex file and got the following error that I'm hoping you can help me ...
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LaTeX font error with TeX Live 2013

I use MacTeX and I recently changed my hard drive and upgraded to TeX Live 2013. I have a style file that I need to use for my thesis. It used to typeset fine, and when I upgraded, it stopped ...
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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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 ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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Emacs and MacTex in El Capitan

I am a newbie to Emacs and have just installed GNU Emacs from emacsformacos.com on OSX "El Capitan" but couldn't figure out how to correctly link Mactex 2015 to Emacs. When trying to Latex a tex ...
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Which version of TeXMaker should I install for OS X El Capitan?

I looked at the TeXMaker website, and it lists two 64 bit binaries for OS X: MacOsx Lion/Mountain Lion/Maverick and MacOsx >=10.6. I wasn't sure which of these to download, as they seem to conflict ...
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MacTex 2015 + sublime Text + EI Captain, compile error

When I migrate my macbook from Yosemite to EI Captain. Compile latex using Sublime Text 3 + LatexTools can not work. So I reinstall MacTex 2015 and add /Library/Tex/texbin to path. But it still not ...
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TexShop problem after OSX upgrade

After updating the OSX in my mac from Yosemite to El Capitan, I am not being able to compile any latex file in TexShop. I downloaded and reinstalled MacTex package but still get the error ...
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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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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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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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MacTeX 2014 TeX Distribution panel broken under Mac OSX Yosemite

I've installed MacTex-2014 on my Mac running on Yosemite. The Tex Distribution window is broken, and am unable to explore all the templates on the Lyx. Is there any way to fix it?
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How to upgrade BasicTeX?

Is there a quick and simple way to reinstall all the packages I downloaded for BasicTeX 2013 with Tex Live Manager into version 2014? Should I just copy the folders – which? – from the old ...
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Change direction of installation in Mac OS

I am new to Mac OS and I used to work with MikTex on Windows. As a habit inherited from Windows, I'd like to install MacTex distribution on the other partition of the hard drive other than the one ...
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Acrotex and Eqexam

I am a MacTeX 2013 user and I have installed acrotex first and then eqexam by following the directions outlined by Alan Munn found at this link: Eforms on Mac OS X I proceeded to test the ...
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Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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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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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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Compile error Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

I have recently installed MacTeX and TeXstudio on my macbook air 2013 (os x el captain 10.11.2) and tried to compile a file but got the error How to fix it? Thank you in advance.
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Problem with Minted using Mactex

I'm having an issue using Minted, the following error appears: Package minted Error: You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this package. But I've already installed Pygmentize. I've tried ...
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XeLaTeX in El Capitan failing to compile

I have upgraded to El Capitan (OS 10.11.1) on a mid-2010 iMac. I run TeXshop (latest version: 3.57) with MacTex (July 2015 version). I find I can't typeset in XeLaTeX. I have tried replacing the ...
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Pdf won't update/show when quick-building in TexMaker

I am running TexMaker 4.4.1 on a Macbook with El Capitan iOS. It seems like the problem started after updating my Macbook. When i quick build no errors happen and no Pdf is showing. Quick build is ...
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from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac

Today I updated my operating system from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac. Lyx was not compiling the pdf anymore, so I used this system: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf Although the ...
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MacTeX 2015: Font installation fails

After upgrading TL on GNU/Linux in recent years I used to install my fonts located in $TEXMFHOME with the following one-liner: for i in `find texmf/ -type f -name \*.map`; do base=`basename $i`; ...
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Autocomplete Keybindings in TextMate 2 - LaTeX Bundle

Recently began learning LaTeX and I am using TextMate 2 with the LaTeX bundle (and Tex Live distribution) to create my files. I cannot get the autocomplete keybinding to work within the document ...
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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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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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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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How to work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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psboxit.sty not found MacTeX (mac osx)

Few days back, I had an installation of Mactex 2013 and it was working fine for my current writeup which included package psboxit.sty. Due to some reasons, I had to remove that version (which I did ...
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Mactex installation fails (write protected?)

I try to install Mactex on my computer but I get message that it cant be written to the default location. Installing it portable I got problems with the editor and with pythontex (ok, I am a newbie ...
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Adding output profile to TeXstudio

I downloaded some make files for adding output profiles to TeXnicCenter. The files consist of three .bat files and one .tco file. The files can be downloaded here: ...
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winfont.sty not found on mactex

I'm trying to build a model here with Sublime + MacTex + Skim But I get this message: winfont.sty not found I looked at the winfont readme ...
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restricted write18 is preventing the command: runsystem(gnuplot filename.gnuplot) from being executed

That pretty much says it all. I'm on a mac, using Texmaker, gnuplot works well with aquaterm, I can pass code for diagrams from GeoGebra (geometry package) that works fine. It seems like using ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing ...
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Missing u19.map on Mac having used getnonfreefonts-sys to install LuxiMono

I'm helping someone who has a Mac He is on OS X 10.8.5. He installed MacTeX and added /usr/texbin to PATH. He didn't bother installing pdflatex because it seems I got that for free with MacTeX. The ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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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} ...
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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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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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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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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...