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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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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Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) [closed]

New laptop, and attempting to set up TeXShop . I downloaded MacTeX, and attempted to install (using install-tl), but Terminal said I did not have permission. Found instructions to enable root user, ...
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Can you force the “move-by-word” keyboard shortcut to count \, $ and braces as part of the word? [closed]

I'm using OS 10.6, and I like to use the option-arrow command to move forwards and backward one word at a time. But one thing is annoying to me: If the cursor is here: \command ^ ...
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Is LaTeX scriptable through AppleScript and to what extent?

Before I go full into this software and explore it thoroughly, I have some questions that need to be answered. How far can I automate or script LaTex using AppleScript? I am choosing applescript ...
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External Viewer Preview of Mac cannot find .pdf file [closed]

I would like to use preview from Mac to as external viewer using texmaker. However, when texmaker is running preview(.app) he seems to struggle, finally a preview popup appears: "The file ...
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XeLaTeX on Mac OSX: Using User Fonts

I recently started using XeLaTeX on Mac OSX, and was not able to get XeLaTeX to recognize the fonts that I had installed. After opening Font Book, bringing up the Preferences dialog, and opting to ...
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“Find next” broken in pdflatex output in Skim on OS X Mountain Lion [closed]

When loading into Skim a pdf document that was created using pdflatex, the "Find next" action (e.g., Cmd-G or clicking the right arrow in the find bar) works incorrectly. In a document with tens of ...
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TeXmaker citation [closed]

I'm using a Mac and I have a problem with my TeXmaker. Everything works great with TeXmaker but I'm having problems with citations. My TeXmaker is linked with Mendeley software and I can see all of my ...
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Problems with Preview-ing ps and ps2pdf output on OS X [closed]

after upgrading to OS X 10.8.x I've discovered that Preview stopped displaying some of my eps pictures. Also, ps2pdf output is now broken. Have anybody seen such behaviour and does anybody know how to ...
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Emacs (AUCTeX) not writing to vc.tex file when using VC bundle in LaTeX document [closed]

I'm using GNU Emacs 24.1 for Mac OS X on Lion with the latest version of AUCTeX and the VC bundle to print version information in a footer on my LaTeX documents. The problem is that when I typeset my ...
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Using Glossary in Latexian (editor) [closed]

I am using Latexian for OS X. But I can't get the Glossary working. I followed the steps on http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Glossary, but I don't see a Glossary. Can someone help me?
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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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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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Where does BasicTeX put the texmf directory on OSX?

I have just installed BasicTeX on OSX 10.5 and I'm trying to locate the texmf directory to copy the llncs (LaTeX .cls and .sty files) folder into. According to the install log the location should be ...
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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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LuxiMono on OS X / TeXShop

This is perhaps a very stupid question -- I'm trying to get the luximono font activated for listings in a LaTeX document. I'm not very LaTeX savvy concerning the whole TeX installation architecture. I ...
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Migrating from MiKTeX on Windows to OS X. Toolchain options?

I've got a 'living' document that I re-visit every couple of months which I originally developed using MiKTeX and WinEdt on Windows. I'm quite comfortable with this, and quite like the functionality ...
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Font installation in TeXShop on a Mac

I apologize for this being an extremely naive question, but I just can't seem to wrap my head around what the sources I've consulted so far are saying. I'm writing a Beamer presentation in TeXShop, ...
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make flashmode work [closed]

I am not sure whether this is an appropriate question for tex.SE. Anyway: I am trying to use Flashmode, which I discovered reading the answers to this question. Unfortunately I am not able to make it ...
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TexShop - Command Down

The quick-key "Command-down" (⌘+↓) in TexShop works like an "end" (End) key on my Mac, and brings me to the end of the document whenever I accidentally hit it. This is driving me nuts. Is there any ...
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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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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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MacOSX PDF viewer: Automatic reload on file modification

Is there a PDF viewer out there for MacOSX that support automatic reload of (in my case LaTex generated) PDFs when they're modified by another application?
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How to change my default TeX editor under Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS X and the default tex editor is TexWorks, but I want to utilize TexShop as the default one.
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Can't seem to get TeX working on my Mac

So I downloaded and installed BasicTeX, then I went and installed TeXLive with some setup options here. However, nothing seems to be working. A few months ago I tried installing MacTeX but to no luck. ...
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Is there a way to toggle LaTeX within MathType? [closed]

I understand that in Word, there is a simple way to toggle MathType objects so that they can be displayed and edited as LaTeX. Is there a way to do this within MathType itself (e.g. for workflows that ...
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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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Is it possible to embed a TeX flavor in an OS X application?

I'd like to use a nice typesetting engine to generate invoices in PDF format from an OS X application I've developed. I want to respect the licensing but I'm not an expert on that side. I don't need ...
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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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What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?

The TeXworks homepage states that "It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X" and it seems that today people are using both. Both are delivered with TexLive and ...
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Trying to install mmd LaTeX support – how do I get to my texmf folder?

I'm trying to install multi markdown LaTeX support so I can use MathJax in my markdown, but I can't find the texmf folder on my mac. More specifically, when I run kpsewhich I get ~/Library/texmf, but ...
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TeX to image over command line

I'd like to generate an image with math formulas with TeX from command line. Something like: $ tex-executable "E=\frac{m_1v^2}{2}" e2.png I have MacTex 2009 installed and I'm pretty sure that ...
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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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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf ...
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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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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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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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Mypackage on Macbook Pro

I created a mypackage.sty file using all the packages, new-commands, other command shortcuts. Instead of loading packages I just load mypackage which mostly contains everything for my needs. I ...
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Frutiger font in TexLive 2011 and Lion OS

I tried to install the Frutiger font on TexLive 2011 using Lion OS. I followed this guide: Copy the file frutiger.tar.gz to the folder /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local. Unzip the file. Open a shell ...
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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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“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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Open a MacOS application using the hyperref run command without Terminal showing up

I want to open the MacOSX application Photo Booth (starting the iSight camera) from a link in a presentation pdf file. I use the hyperref command \href{run:photoscript}{Link text} to call ...
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pdflatex fails within Emacs.app, but works in terminal

LaTeX rookie here. I'm running OS X 10.7 with Emacs 24, Auctex 11.86 and TexLive 2011 via MacTex. When i run LaTeX through Emacs in the terminal it outputs my test.tex as test.pdf just fine. ...
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Typeset in TextMate has a PATH error

I downloaded Textmate (1.5.10) on a new MacBookPro (MacOSX 10.6.7) after using it to typeset LaTeX on my old MacBook. I saved my document folders on my new computer in the same document folder ...
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Check installed packages on Mac OS X and install new ones

When trying to compile a new LaTeX document, this line \usepackage[mtplusscr,mtbold]{mathtime} produces the error ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion ...
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How to typeset special Apple Mac keyboard symbols?

Is there a standard way to typeset the special symbols of the Apple Mac keyboard? That is, the curly rectangle ⌘ and the others? If there is none, what would you suggest as workarounds?
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Best LaTeX editor for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs Hi, I'm looking for a good LaTeX editor for mac. Something like TeXnicCenter would be fine.
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Custom .sty directory with OSX 10.5 and pdfTeXk

I have a tex project using a custom .cls which builds in Windows 7 with TeXlipse + MikTeX. The .cls has a number of CTAN LaTeX contrib package dependencies, which I installed one-by-one with MikTeX ...
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Which LaTeX distribution should I use on OSX?

Which LaTeX installation would you recommend using on OSX? Ideally I'd want the installation to contain as many packages as possible as I'll be using my Macbook offline mostly.
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How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?

I wonder how I can speed up the pdflatex compilation of a large document (thesis) with >200 pages and many images (however all imported PDFs or imported pixel graphics, no TikZor similar things yet!). ...