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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BibTeX encoding problem migrating from Windows to OSX

I haven't used JabRef in a long time, basically ever since I moved from Microsoft OS to Mac. Now I am writing my dissertation in LaTeX, and whenever I refer to an entry in my old .bib bibliography, ...
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How do I get Texmaker to use the central bibliography?

Like many others I wish to place my bibliography (.bib) file in a central location so that all my disparate writings do not need a .bib rider with them (and so all are updated automatically when I ...
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Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
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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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Warning about writing .cls files in texpad

I'm using texpad to typeset my documents. Everytime texpad compiles a document, a popup warning about denied writing permissions on the .cls file appears. Since I'm new to LaTeX, I do not know how ...
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LyX Table of Contents

I'm new so please be patient. When I Insert > Table of Contents, I get the typical grayed box that says Table of Contents in my user window. However, when I view my doc as a PDF, I get a page that ...
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How can I make fontspec avoid black italics with Charter in OS X Mavericks?

OS X Mavericks includes a copy of the font Charter in /Library/fonts/Charter.ttc. This file provides six variants: roman, italic, black, bold, black italic, and bold italic. As the following example ...
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Installing KOMA for Mac (Lyx)

I'm new to using Lyx and installing packages, so please be kind and patient. :) I've downloaded the entire KOMA package and folder, but have yet to install it. I will get error messages from Lyx that ...
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Mac CMU Garbled in Font Book [closed]

As you can see in the image, if I double click on "medium" under cmu sans serif a window opens up that looks like there's been a text encoding error. I forget if my Computer Modern was installed by ...
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Strange symbol in place of full-stop in TexMaker [duplicate]

Writing in texmaker these lines (the mount heigh is $1200m$). we saw it in \ref{chapter1}. width=6.02099737532808in (inside tikzpicture environment) all the dots (fullstop) get replaced ...
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Is it possible to alt+space instead of ~ to produce a non-breaking space in LaTeX on osx?

I learnt recently that alt+space produces a non-breakable space on macs, and I would like to be able to use it with LaTeX, if possible. Here is the error I get so far: Package inputenc Error: ...
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Checking and removing multiple MacTex installations

I was having the same problem as described here. However, at that time I just reinstalled the MacTex, and things started to work. As MacTex takes huge space on the disk, I want to make sure that I ...
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Duplicate Line command in TeXShop for Mac

I'm a quite new user of LaTeX and one thing I miss in TeXShop on mac is a "Duplicate Line"-command, espacially when writing mathematical derivations. It's my impression that it is possible to create a ...
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Invisible dots in texmaker editor [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Texmaker to my Mac running OS Lion. It works good apart from that i can't see my dots and commas in the tex editor. I've tried changing the font size but the problem persists. ...
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Why do I get an empty page before my title page?

Unfortunately, I get two empty pages before my title page. This is a code example: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to compile on a Mac after upgrade to Maverick (OS 10.9.2)

When I try compiling a document after upgrading to Maverick, I get the following error: "Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also ...
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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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Installing the latest AUCTeX from within Emacs

Emacs 24+ comes with a package manager (M-x list-packages). This allows the user to install (and upgrade packages) by simply pressing I on the selected packages, with Emacs pulling from the right ...
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Visual Latex Editor on Mac [duplicate]

I am looking for visual Latex editor (Something like Microsoft Word). Is there any helpful. The reason why I am looking for one is that I am tied to a deadline and I don't have enough time to get ...
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Math mode in LyX (on a Mac) does not display properly [closed]

When editing math mode basic symbols (such as \in, \cdot, \leq) do not render properly. Once I leave the edit mode of a particular equation it renders properly in the cmr font. (See screen shots ...
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Installation of Vollkorn font

I'm trying to install Vollkorn font from .otf files on OSX with the help of autoinst. On a separate folder I run the command autoinst -target=~/Library/texmf/ Vollkorn-*.otf which should install the ...
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problem running Tex on os 10.9.2 [duplicate]

After installing OS 10.9.2 on my computer I can no longer use LaTeX. Every time I try to typeset a document I get an error message: The program 'pdftex' was not found. Searched in directories: ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...
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Why is compiling latex in OSX significantly slower than on linux, in a virtual machine, on the same computer?

I have a computer with OSX Mavericks (10.9) running on it, as well as a debian wheezy VM on the same machine, assigned a conservative 2/8 of the cores, and 4Gb/16Gb ram. On the VM I have texlive-base ...
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TeX editor for Mac with parallel windows?

I am looking for a TeX editor for Mac that offer two windows that I can see the DVI or PDF of my code quickly, without having looking for a section that I just change in the code. In Windows, I use ...
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TeX for Mavericks [duplicate]

I just (made the mistake of) upgrading to Mavericks for Mac. When I tried to compile one of my documents, I got the following error /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. I consider myself fairly ...
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TeXShop: Change Stationery location

How can I change the folder in which the stationery files are placed? (By 'stationery' I mean templates, sorry for the confusion. The former is the TeXShop terminology.) I have several systems linked ...
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How can I specify animations-path for SWF animations?

In graphics documents, one can use \graphicspath{ {/Users/masi/Dropbox/Physiology/images/} } for images. It is not for animations like SWF media. Now, I have to keep those animations in the main ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ...
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Moving in TeXstudio on a Mac

is there a way to make TeXstudio's shortcuts behave as one would expect on OS X? In particular, Command+Left usually moves the cursor to the beginning of the line, but in TeXstudio it takes me left a ...
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Cyrillic font for XeLaTeX in OS X

I'm switching to XeLaTeX and have a problem choosing a Cyrillic (Russian) font for the document. If I try just \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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texshop cannot find xelatex or LuaLatex

I recently reinstalled MacTex on my mac (OS 10.8.4). The distribution of TexShop is new, version 3.26. For some reason, xelatex and lualatex have disappeared from the pull down menu of tex options. ...
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Having natbib.bst accessible on Mac OS X [duplicate]

While running bibtex I'm getting the following error : I couldn't open style file natbib.bst I guess the problem is that bibtex can't find natbib.bst, how can I solve this problem ?
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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What does this error mean in Mathtools-colon?

I have not been able to produce the minimal example, but I get this error * LaTeX warning: "xparse/redefine-command" * * Redefining document command \oldstylenums with arg. spec. 'm' on line 128. ...
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Mac bibliography management with biblatex support/export

I’m using biblatex and biber, running on Mac OS X Mavericks, and am looking for a better bibliography manager. In a related question Java-based open-source JabRef and Windows-only Citavi were ...
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LuaLateX (luaotfload & blacklist) do not work in Mac OS X Mavericks (Segmentation error) [duplicate]

I have the same problem as already stated by Till A. Heilmann under: Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks After updating to Mavericks, LuaLaTeX does no longer work for me and when ...
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How can I install font T1 from ecrm1200 using Tex Live Manager (tlmgr)

I'm using TexLive on OSX and having trouble compiling my TeX file with the error: ! I can't find file `ecrm1200'. ... fontenc.sty:100: Font T1 /cmr/m/n/12=ecrm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric ...
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\usepackage{karnaugh} causes emergency stop

I'm using Latexian under OS X, and whenever I try to import the package karnaugh, I get an emergency stop, caused by the package not being found. I went into TexLive's package utility, and found that ...
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Debugging font shape undefined in TeXShop

I am a LaTeX newbie on a Mac running OS X Mavericks, TexShop 3.26 and MacTeX-2013. I am writing a document and I keep getting the following warning: LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/phvr/m/n' ...
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I can't integrate asymptote with TeXShop

I'm trying to use Asymptote with TeXShop on Mac OS X 10.8.5. I'm attempting to follow the instructions given at http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/TeXShopAndAsymptote.pdf I got through step 2, but when ...
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Lag when scrolling on Mac in LyX [closed]

I have a macbook pro (OSX 10.9.1) and i'm using LyX (2.0.6). After using LyX for a while it has suddenly started to lag when i scroll (trackpad gestures and mouse wheel). Have anybody encountered this ...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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Problem with scrolling in TeXStudio

I am using Macbook Pro and TeXStudio. While viewing the Tex file, the page is always scrolling back to the top automatically. How to solve this ?
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How to go to a particular line in TeXShop?

I want to edit the output PDF file, but it is difficult to find the correct place in the source editor. What is the keyboard shortcut to jump from a place in the output PDF to the corresponding place ...
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How to get TeXShop to ignore LaTeX commands when spell checking

TeXShop is showing a spelling error (red dashed underline) for almost every LaTeX command. There must be a way to disable this so I can only check the spelling of my content. Example screenshot:
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Why OSX Texstudio cannot compile this?

I have tried the following MWE on Windows 7 and OSX (Mavericks) with different front ends. Windows Tex system is Miktex 2.9 and on OSX it is MacTeX 2013. In all cases PdfLaTeX is run and write18 (or ...
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Latexian vs. TexShop [closed]

I've recently started using LaTeX and have been using Latexian on my Mac, a program which offers a live preview of the document. However, I've head that TexShop is a superior program. What is better ...
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Put projects into OS X bundles

I’m still looking for the solution to a question asked in 2010: Under Mac OS X, but staying compatible with other operating systems, I want to hide the mechanics. Please note: I do not want to delete ...