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LyX does not recognise texlive directory on Mac

I installed my TeX Live through Macports. There is no problem if I compile my .tex with xelatex in a terminal. But LyX only "knows" the texlive basic packages with are located at ...
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Texmaker not allowing user-defined shortcuts

I'm using Texmaker on Mac OS 10.8 and I'm generally happy with it. However, I think I noticed a very serious bug: user defined shortcuts cannot overwrite the default ones, no matter what. Cmd+shift+D ...
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How to code the german “ß” in Latex

I've read lots tutorials how to code "ß" in Latex. Unfortunately none of them could help me. Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Create an exec on mac to compile [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an exec on mac to compile Latex, MakeIndex and BibTex in same time. Here my make file : latex -output-directory=build -interaction=nonstopmode sample.tex makeindex ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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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 create bibliography in latex using bibdesk [closed]

I am a new user of BibDesk, so I realize that this will be a very primitive question, but I have difficulties creating bibliography in TeXworks (MacOSX) using BibDesk. I create reference with ...
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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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Package pdfpages: includepdf gives strange font on first included page. Only in Preview and Skim

I have a 4 page pdf abstract.pdf generated from another latex file that I want to include in a latex document. I did it like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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Override default cite tooltip

I'm trying to add a tooltip to each inline citation. So far I've almost got it working using pdfcomment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks=true]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfcomment} ...
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Incompatibility with TikZ and Mac OS X Preview [closed]

I was quite suprised to find that some TikZ documents render incorrectly under Preview (on Mac OS X), despite working fine in Adobe Reader (on Mac OS X) and Evince (on Linux). This is Mac OS X version ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error ...
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Multiple Texmaker windows?

In OS-X, is there a way to open multiple windows of TeXmaker, each for viewing and editing different (or same) files?
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embed a terminal command in a beamer presentation

I know this may be extravagant, but I was wondering if it was possible to embed a terminal command in a beamer pdf that can be launch by clicking on it. My idea is that during my presentation, I could ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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Latest Version of BlueSky Textures for Mac

I've been a user of Textures since about 1987. I actually used it to prepare my dissertation for a Ph.D. I've continually updated it since and sorry to see it disappear from the scene TEX scene. I ...
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Texmaker: Check Spelling - Always Ignore

For the first time I have used the Edit > Check Spelling feature on Texmaker to extensively check a large document. During the process, I have clicked the Always ignore button for some words. Now, ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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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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How to install the package “slashbox” using tlmgr?

I'd like to install the package slashbox to my MacTex/TeXlive installation (on Mac OSX) using tlmgr. The package seems to be still available on CTAN, but my attempts to install it, failed: sudo tlmgr ...
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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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Emacs AUCTeX View command

I need help using the View command in AUCTeX running in Emacs. This is essential for viewing PDFs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my .emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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#10 envelope page size — Skim / Adobe default to 8.5“ x 11”

Each time I print an envelope, I've been manually selecting the #10 envelope size from the Skim print menu on an OSX machine because the application thinks it is 8.5" x 11". Is there any ...
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TeXshop and autocompletion [closed]

I have a question on TeXshop and autocompletion. In an OSX text editor (Textedit for instance) when you start writing a word and hit the esc key the uppermost words in the list proposed for ...
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$OSFONTDIR on OSX

I've been playing around with TeXLive 13 pretest on OSX, and I've been unable to tell luatex/luaotfload where to look for fonts. I know that luaotfload will look in the standard font directories and ...
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void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table

I'm using auctex + Emacs(OSX) Problem: If I open an LaTeX file, it works right. But if I open an plain tex file, it complains. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table) ...
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Font Rendering Artefacts on OS X [closed]

Ever since I started using OS X, I have noticed strange rendering artefacts when viewing PDFs I create using pdfTeX, XeTeX, or LuaTeX using Preview.app. These artifacts are not always reproducible, ...
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Use new Beamer theme [duplicate]

I am sorry for the silly question, but I am new to TexShop and new to Mac as well. However, I have been looking for a solution in the last two days between the documentation .pdf and various forums. ...
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I can't get LaTeX to recognize the Venndiagram package even though TeX Live says the package is installed [closed]

I am new to using LaTeX, I have not figured out how to properly install a package yet. I believe this is my issue, if someone could help guide me through the proper way of doing so I would appreciate ...
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How to setup MacVim for ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim?

This is a very basic question but I can't figure out how to configure MacVim (v7.3) properly to work with ConTeXt (MkIV) and Skim on Snow Leopard. Is there somebody who would kindly explain the steps ...
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Disabling command+scrolling in TeXstudio (OS X)

Is there any way to disable cmd+scroll zooming in TeXStudio for OS X?
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How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
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Other editors with autocompletion shortcuts similar to those in TeXShop [duplicate]

There's one particular feature I really like about TeXShop. It's the ability to type something like \bali + escand you get the entire \begin{align} structure or try typing something like \bite + esc. ...
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TikZ editor for Mac OS

I'm looking for an editor like tikzedt for Mac OS X. Or something similar in order to write and see quickly the result. Any suggestion ?
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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TexShop keeps converting apostrophes into curly ones [duplicate]

Whenever I type something such as The energy's source, TexShop changes the apostrophe into a curly one which does not print in the PDF. How can I stop future apostrophes from being changed without ...
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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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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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What happened to Textures and Bluesky Research?

A few weeks ago, the Bluesky website vanished. I have been unable to find any recent traces on the Internet of either Gordon Lee, who seems to have been the only person left at Bluesky (or, at any ...
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Use Mac's Preview to display PDF files from TexShop? [closed]

I am sure there is a simple way to do this but my internet search yielded nothing .. I prefer using Mac's Preview to display PDF files rather than TexShop's internal PDF viewer. TexMaker has an ...
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texmaker 4.0.1 for OS X Pdf Viewer does not work

With "external viewer" it works fine. But there is a problem with the pdf viewer that it shows the text too wide, there is something wrong with it. What should I do?
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problems with lion 10.8.3 on the last iMac 27" [closed]

I have tried to typeset very basic documents and it does not work! It cannot find documents like book.class or bk12.clo. I have checked all settings and seem OK (at least the work very well on my ...
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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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Why don't I see Latin Modern in my tex document?

a complete novice question: I have installed new version of TeX (>3.0) on my Mac (10.7.x). The packages lm and lm-math are installed (I have checked in TeX Live Utility) I have put the following ...
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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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Please can someone explain to me how I can add a class! [duplicate]

I am a non-technical user. I use LaTeX to type up stuff and that's it. What I want to do is make posters like from this website. http://www.brian-amberg.de/uni/poster/ I think this gives me a new ...
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OS X command-script to compile LaTeX

I'm trying to create a script that compiles LaTeX on OS X. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the language and even though the code works, it has several flaws. Is it possible to close the terminal ...
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How to change the Find Panel in TexShop? [closed]

I run a TexShop v3.11 on a Mac OSX 10.8.2. The find panel of TexShop is set to be Ogrekit in Preferences. Then I quit TexShop and reopened it. But, when I use cmd+F in my editing document, the find ...
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XeLaTeX stops working after a few days

I have recently (October) moved to a Mountain Lion-based laptop from Snow Leopard. I find that if I have not rebooted within the last week or so, XeLaTeX will just die in the middle of a run. The ...