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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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LaTeX cannot find my personal packages

I'm venturing into writing my own packages, but LaTeX is not finding them. I working on a iMac OS X, but I don't want to use TEXMFHOME=~/Library/texmf. I would like to put my packages in a different ...
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Does the pgfplots manual crash your Preview and/or Skim app on OSX?

The pgfplots manual consistently crashes both my Preview.app and my Skim.app. A quick google search yields a closed bug report on the pgfplots Sourceforge page and a related question on ...
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What's the deal with Tex Live and expl3.sty?

I've installed Tex Live 2010 on a mac, and when trying to use xelatex, I get the error: !Latex Error: File `expl3.sty' not found What is this package, and how can I get it installed on tex live? ...
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Is there a lightweight implementation/distribution of TeX for Mac OSX?

I'm on an SSD and space is an issue. The MacTeX distribution is over 2GB. BasicTeX seems to be too limiting to be useful to me, unfortunately.
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Forward/inverse search for Texmaker on OS X

I have just started to use an Apple computer and want to use Texmaker. But forward/inverse search does not work at all. I am trying to follow the instructions but I'm not successful. What could I be ...
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MacOSX: Cannot use garamond font

I'm now using TeXstudio with my Macbook pro, MacOSX Lion system. I want to set the font of content to garamond but the command I got from the Internet is not working. ...
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How to use Auctex in MacOS El Capitan?

I'm using GNU Emacs from emacsformacos.com After Migration to OSX 10.11 "El Capitan", Auctex can't run the *tex utilities anymore: Running `LaTeX' on `poisson' with ``pdflatex -file-line-error ...
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LaTeX in Word/Office 2011?

I remember I read somewhere out there that Office 2011 Word will support TeX (LaTeX). Is this true? I have Office 2011 on my Mac but I cannot find anything related to TeX.
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List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time

For some reason I keep getting the same available updates every time I open TexLive Utility. I update all of them (200mb worth of updates) and after getting the message that it was successful, I close ...
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fontspec error: “font-not-found” on Mac OS X

I need to use some system fonts in my document, and I use fontspec and XeLaTeX to do so. I find the font name from fc-list, but when I compile it with XeLaTeX, there's a fontspec error: ...
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What does 'font name' in the fontspec package refer to on a Mac

On a Mac using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, what is meant by font name? The Font Book application lists several possibilities: PostScript name Full name Family I.e. which name should I type ...
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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 to use the import package with folders containing accented (non-English) letters in their names?

To illustrate my problem, suppose that you have the master file main.tex and a chapter called chapter.tex in a subfolder called folder. Both files use UTF8 encoding. Then, the following minimal code ...
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Tool to handle “precompiling the preamble” automatically

On Windows there is a nice little tool called latexdaemon that can handle "precompiling the preamble" (and thus speeding up compilation) automatically. It doesn't require any additional setup: one ...
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Using TeX with dropbox on multiple platforms: encoding issues

I use TeX on my laptop (OS X) and on my workstation (Linux RHEL 6) and I have issues with the encoding of some files where I use accents (mostly in authors names, but also because I'm French and I ...
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TeXLive dependents?

I know this might not be a question for this forum but for SS; however, someone might give me a hint. This problem happens to me both in Ubuntu and in OS X. When I want to install something (e.g., ...
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no tex installation detected on RStudio after OS X 10.10 yosemite upgrade

I upgraded my MAC to OS X 10.10 yosemite today. Now, when I run RStudio and try to use Knitr to compile pdf, it says no text installation detected. So, I did the following steps sequentially. ...
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TeX Live OS X users: testing needed for “download on the fly” script?

Not sure if this is a strictly appropriate question (I hope so, because it has to do with TeX-related tools) but I need to know whether or not my texliveonfly.py script runs successfully on OS X. ...
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TeXlipse doesn't generate any pdf file

I've just installed TeXlipse using the simple installing option (Install new softwares -> http://texlipse.sourceforge.net/) on my Mac OS. I create a new LaTeX project, select output format = pdf, ...
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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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Is there a TeX for OS X that I can compile from sources myself without major troubles?

I ask because I have traditionally used TeTeX, which is perpetually included with Slackware Linux. However, I downloaded the source code for TeTeX, and it appears to be a bit tricky to build on Mac OS ...
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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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What relation and dependency mistake here?

Minimal case % http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/210664/13173 Do not have inputenc, since it is loaded with europecv package so defininig utf8 here \documentclass[utf8,helvetica,narrow]{europecv} ...
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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 ...
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How can I prevent URLs from being clickable?

I want to stop every URL in my document from being clickable in the resulting PDF. I am using the url package, and the documentation claims that it "does not make hyper-links." So, I don't know why ...
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BasicTeX - how to identify packages that need to be added after an upgrade

I'm using the BasicTeX distribution on OS X and recently upgrade from the 2011 to the 2012 distribution. This forces me to add the packages that I had added over time to the BasixTeX 2011 installation ...
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Dropbox & LaTeX compiling automation

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using LaTeX" project. I have a Dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles it for me. I'm ...
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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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Tex Live Utility (Mac Os X): language problem

I just made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks and got Tex Live Utility through their Google Code website. The strange thing is that it is in chinese language. And I can't find the button to change it. ...
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I can't run Asymptote with Mac OS X Lion

Should I wait for MacTeX 2012? Can I use TeXShop to run asymptote? I am not good with terminal. Can you help me?
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can't get latexmk to work in TeXShop

I'm trying to add a glossary to my book. I wanted to use latexmk to execute makeglossaries for me. I'm using TeXShop on my Mac. So I went to the TeX Live Utility and activated the latexmk package. ...
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Is there any way to have a LaTeX compiler on a Mac without root access?

Long story short, I have limited install rights on my Mac. I believe the only limitation is that I can only write files inside my user directory. I also have limited read rights to files outside my ...
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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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What is the best referencing tool for LaTeX?

I'm using TexShop on Mac and have a .bib file with references exported by Zotero. One disadvantage of this method is that CiteKeys where I can use in-text referencing \cite{citekeys} cannot be ...
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Preview on OS 10.7 does not display links in PDFs correctly

I would like links to appear as coloured underlines in my documents. The following short example produces a pdf that displays the link correctly in Acrobat, but not in Preview. In Preview it shows up ...
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Checkboxes in PDF forms don't show up in OS X

I'm trying to create a PDF form using hyperref. The form looks fine, except for the checkboxes. In both Adobe Reader and Preview.app, the boxes do not appear. My cursor changes if I mouse over where ...
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Embedding a WMV file in a beamer presentation under Mac OS X

In brief, I have created a beamer presentation that contains an embedded WMV file. Acrobat Reader, however, does not recognise the format of the file under Mac OS, and refuses to play it under ...
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How to compile dvisvgm with texlive 2009?

I am rolling out my own mathview.el (similar to preview.el but aim to be more efficient) package for editing LaTeX in emacs. Currently it uses dvipng but I would like to use dvisvgm as an alternative. ...
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Why is compiling latex in OSX significantly slower than on linux, in a virtual machine, on the same computer? [closed]

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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latex-suite on OSX - citation completion not working [closed]

So I have just installed latex-suite using the default version of vim that ships with OSX 10.6. The problem I'm having is that \cite completion is not working properly. This is what happens: Begin ...
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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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Automatically start the necessary pdflatex runs if .tex has changed (MacOS X)?

I read about Latex Daemon, which seems to automatically start a new latex run, when the source document (.tex) has changed. Can somebody recommend me a similar solution for MacOS X (as Latex daemon ...
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Accessing Mac (mactex) install folder

I am forced to use a Mac for a while. My log-file says my class file is in: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/report.cls Does this mean my packages are in this folder? ...
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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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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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“makeindex” in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

I use LaTeX on a Mac, using TeXShop. It is possible to compile an index from within the TeXShop interface, except when I have more than one index (say, people and concepts) for the same text. In this ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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TikZ + gnuplot on a Mac

I'm using LaTeX a lot in my work and I switched to Mac recently. I installed TeX Live and everything works fine, except for plotting a figure with gnuplot. I installed gnuplot 4.4.3 first simply in ...