Mac OS X is the flagship operating system from Apple Inc. It was the successor to Mac OS 9 and here the 'X' means 10.

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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer

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 ...
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Texmaker doesn't export to html (OS X El Capitan)

After upgrading to El Capitan I fixed the configuration and it is working fine. But it does not export to html with the tex4ht option. It yields the following output: "/Library/TeX/texbin/htlatex" ...
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Problem with epstopdf after installing OSX El Capitan

After installing El Capitan I have not been able to use epstopdf properly. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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text preview feature does not work anymore after upgrade to El Captain

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize ...
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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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Is it safe to reinstall MacTex after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

I was using MacTex on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). I upgraded to OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and now I get the error "No TeX installation detected" trying to compile a latex document using knitr. I saw the ...
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knitr texmaker could not start the command

I have recently upgraded to El Capitan and I can't make knitr work with texmaker anymore. I have red all the issue concerning MacTex and the change in the path from /usr to /Library/Tex but here I ...
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Hiding the auxilary files as part of the compilation script under OS X

I'm aware that there is a lot of discussion about what to do with the pile of auxiliary files that LateX creates when it compiles. What I want to do is pretty specific. The simplest thing I've found ...
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Problem with .bib files in OS X 10.11

I am not so very able to use advanced TeX options... I have upgraded my OS X to 10.11 and now the .bib files which were in the personal tree can't be recognised! In 10.10 I made a directory /usr/texmf ...
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TeXMaker doesn't work after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

I have now read a lot of guides and stuff about, why TeXMaker won't work. It should work, but it won't - and I therefore hope, that some of you can help me. I have changed the usr/texbin to ...
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TexStudio 2015 error

I have just updated my Mac to El Capitan. I also updated my MacTex to the newest MacTex 2015 by downloading and installing it. I also updated my TexStudio to TeXstudio 2.10.2 (the latest version). ...
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Trying to get LaTeX work with Anki

I'm trying to get LaTeX working on Anki. I am the only admin on my system but when I try and run the terminal command "tlmgr update --self && tlmgr install dvipng" I get an error saying I ...
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After El Capitan update, TeX doesn't compile [duplicate]

I get this error when clicking "typeset" on TeXShop: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX distribution. Perhaps such a distribution was not ...
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TexMaker (and TexShop) not working after installation of El Capitan [duplicate]

After having updated to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11), I'm no more able to compile using either TexMaker or TexShop. This is the message I get from TexShop "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop ...
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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 ...
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knitr not working on LyX after installation of Mac OS X El Capitan

I updated my Mac to OS X El Capitan and knitr doesn't work on it. Before the update everything was fine. Now LyX is saying : "The module knitr requires a package that is not available in your LaTex ...
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After El Capitan update, unable to install LateX using MacTex package installer

After updating my Mac to El Capitan my Latex was unable to build any new documents. I tried this method however I was unable to fix the issue. So I deleted Latex off my Mac using AppCleaner and ...
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Preview-latex images wrong locations. (offset by 1)

I've been writing up homework assignments with various equations in align blocks using latex. I've recently begun using AUCTeX with its preview functionality, which is really cool. Things start out ...
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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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Text selection using shift + direction stopped working after updating my mac to El Capitan

Before updating my Mac to El Capitan I used to select text via pressing shift + arrows. After updating it doesn't work. What happened? Already tried to remove texStudio and install it again. It did ...
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TeXmaker and El Capitan, Spinning beachball of death

I upgraded to El Capitan and since then i haven't been able to compile. I found som helt that MacTex have been moved from /usr/texbin to /Library/TeX/texbin/ and changed the paths. I can now compile ...
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LaTeXTools in ST3 no longer compiling LaTeX after upgrade to El Capitan

I can use LaTeX in the terminal just fine, but after installing El Capitan I receive the following error. TraditionalBuilder: Invoking latexmk... COULD NOT COMPILE! Attempted ...