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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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A lite install for Mac OS X

The full MacTex install is 2.5GB, which is penal for any sporadic user. Can someone talk me through a lite install, i.e. BasicTex plus how to supplement it with one or two packages ...
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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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Recommended TeX editor for Mac [duplicate]

I just purchased a Mac and I am trying to decide which TeX editor to use. The security preferences did not recognize TeXStudio or Texmaker which are the two I am most familiar with. Do you think it ...
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TeXShop Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro does not work with special characters

Texshop (3.61) menu: Macros -> Paste Spreadsheet Cells does not work when the original Excel spreadsheet has special characters and diacritics. This is the code I use in the beginning: ...
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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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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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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 to Run this TikZ video in OS X and Beamer?

Code found here and video here % OS X recommendation 1st code block; use the second for others \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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phasor diagram incomplete (now plotting waves)

I need to make some phasor diagrams. I have copy the example from here http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/phasor-diagram/ but in my OSX Im not getting the waves shape (see attached). What am I ...
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Why this LaTeX-Python not loading Graphics in OS X?

Code [depreciated; see revision 2] which I run with XeLaTeX--shell-escape in TextMate of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{python} % ...
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Error: File `xxx-eps-converted-to-pdf' not found

I just updated my Mac OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 and started having issues converting eps files into pdf. I am using TeXworks and have tried several tricks that did not help at all (update XQuartz, ...
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LyX document compiled in OSX?

LyX is a wysiwyg LaTeX editor that I find useful to write exercises fast instead of TextMate that I use for long-term projects. So the below shows an exercise that I would like to print as PDF: ...
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf ...
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Biblatex in Mac [duplicate]

everyone! For a long time, I have been using bibtex for generate bibliography in my docs. Now, i am trying to migrate to biblatex in Mac. I have followed the steps to generate a bibliography, that ...
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Accents with El Capitan?

I've just installed my new computer which works with El Capitan. All my older Latex files contained accents (I'm french speaking) and when I typeset these files, it considers the accents as math ...
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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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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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Adding shell commands to hide LaTeX Aux files after compiling in TeXShop or TexStudio

I run LaTeX under OSX, and I would like to attempt to hide all of the LaTeX helper files from the finder after compiling. It strikes me that the simplest thing to do is not to move them or delete them ...
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Bibdesk texpreview fail after adding preamble

BibDesk doesn't allow me to Tex preview my citations after I added the following line to the preamble of my template file: @preamble{"\newcommand{\SortNoop}[1]{}"} (this is the only preamble I ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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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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Text-text extension for Inkscape in Mac OS X Yosemite

I need to include LaTeX symbols and equations in Inkscape. I believe the text text extension can solve this problem. However I could not see an installation procedure in their website for Mac OS-X. ...
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Application for typing matrices on OSX (or online)

Is there an application (on OSX) where you could create a matrix with the help of a graphical interface and that would produce automatically the corresponding LaTeX code? PS: I would be also ...
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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 ...
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Problems with pdf compiler unavailable and document class {article}

I currently have some problems with my Lyx on the new version of Mac OS X (the version just right before the El Captain). These problems are: When I go into the Documents -> Settings -> Document ...
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Flashmode help needed

I'm using Flashmode with Texshop on my Mac. It works very well. One irritating thing is: The compiled file flashes every time a new compilation is made. Is there a way to stop it? Thanks for your ...
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Open two separate windows for preview in TeXShop

I am using TeXShop on a Mac. Sometimes, I wish to have two separate previews window for my output pdf so that I can look at, for example, page 23, when I edit page 12. I know there is a small button ...
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font() pen only works once, then falls back to default font

I'm trying to draw a bunch of labels with a custom font, installed in ~/Library/Fonts. To do this, I create a pen using font() and then use that pen with label(): pen font_pen = font("DejaVuSans", ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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Location of spelling dictionary in TeXShop on El Capitan

I was doing a spell check in TeXShop 3.58 and accidentally clicked on "Learn" for a word that isn't a word ("subalfgebra", in case you're wondering). I'd like to fix this by editing the dictionary ...
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“pdflatex: command not found” error after updating to El Captain [duplicate]

There are some related problems with some corresponding solutions around but I would like to have a solution to my particular problem. I have used latex/tex mostly with the front-end TexMaker, and ...
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svg package failing to find svg files

I am trying to get the svg package working on an OSX system. If I use inkscape to save the *.svg files as *.pdf and *.pdf_tex, then the sample file from this question works fine: ...
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Could not start the command. “pdflatex” -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex [duplicate]

I am using MAC OSX, I installed TexMaker recently, I get this error when I try to Quick Build, how do I resolve this issue. For further details, ask in comments.
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TeXMaker and El Capitan

My TeXMaker (version 4.5) is not able to compile after my recent update to El Capitan. I have followed the hints suggested online, changed all paths containing "/usr/texbin/..." to ...
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Texshop 3.58 preview mac osx El Capitan problem

The next code \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames, x11names}{xcolor} \documentclass[border=1cm, svgnames, x11names,tikz=true]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} ...
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Installing TeXLive2015 on an ibook G4

does anyone know a way or an instruction to install a version of TeXLive2015 or MacTeX2015 on an ibook G4? Or is there a useable binary somewhere? I am not able to built one myself but would like to ...
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Pdflatex on OSX El Capitan

I need to use pdfLaTeX. I installed the BasicTeX.pkg because the readme indicated it would contain pdflatex. I have: /Users/tmb/Library/TeX/Distributions/Programs. Which includes texbin - I tried to ...
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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 TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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Italic, line-ending swashes in Hoefler (XeTeX, Mac OS) “disappeared”?

In an old document of mine, I used Hoefler (with XeTeX and MacTex) to get beautiful swashes at the end (and beginning) of lines of italic text. Here's a screenshot (notice top line, end of the ...
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Indexing support similar to RefTeX

I've been a happy TeXShop user for many years and have hardly felt that it missed anything crucial. But since I'm doing more and more indexing from scratch, I started to look for a tool, that will ...
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MacTex new install not showing section references

Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{boat.jpg} \caption{A boat.} \label{fig:boat1} ...
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LaTeX files compiling with Texmaker on Mac El Capitan impossible [duplicate]

I can't compile my Tex files, can't view them as pdf and even can't save them normally on Mac El Capitan. The error I get when I want to compile is: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 ...
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TeXmaker not compiling on OSx El Capitan (error: log file not found)

When I try to compile pdfLaTeX on TeXmaker, it doesn't seem to be working. It used to work on Yosemite before I updated the operating system to OSx El Capitan. I have changed all the /usr/texbin ...
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LyX 2.1.4 on Mac (el capitan) problems with colon, comma, etc

I think I'm having the same issues as described here: Lyx on Mac inputs diacritical marks instead of punctuation marks When I try to type a colon, for instance, I need to hit "shift+colon key+colon ...
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Compile Latex in Emacs.app with AucTex

I installed emacs 24.5 and auctex 11.88 on os 10.9. The compilation (C-c C-c) of a tex file does not work in the GUI (Emacs.app), but it does work in the terminal. I get the following error I ...
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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...