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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I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010).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 ...
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Flashmode and OS X Mountain Lion

I have trouble installing Claus Gerhardt Flashmode on my new Mac (Mac mini + Lion 10.8.2). I use TeXShop. Flashmode 7.0.2 does not work at all. (It worked fine with my old Mac, 10.6.8) Instead, ...
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TeXStudio does not load dictionary files

I have the following problem with TeXStudio. I have several dictionaries installed in the correct directory but the program does not recognize them. Actually the list of dictionaries that appears ...
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Configuring paths to TeX Live for TeXShop [closed]

I recently installed TeXShop, and proceeded to write some code and tried to preview it. Unfortunately, I got an error message: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/simpdftex does not exist. ...
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How to configure Texmaker to work on Mac with MacTeX?

I installed Texmaker for mac and download MacTeX and installed this .zip: I couldn't find the files in /usr/ or /bin/. What are the preferences I should enter in these cells? Please give me the ...
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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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Installing pgfplots package on Mac OS Lion [closed]

I was wondering if I can get help on installation of pgfplots package on Mac OS Lion for LaTeX. I have downloaded a zip file from pgfplots download link but don't really know how to install it. I also ...
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How to open TeXShop remotely the command line

How would one open TeXShop, say, via command line using ssh and X-forwarding?
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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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Mac OS LaTeX install not compiling bibliography

I have recently installed LaTeX on my Mac using the standard MacTeX package. I have 2 documents (my thesis and a paper I'm writing) and I have tried to compile both. Neither will compile the ...
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XeLaTeX on OS X doesn't recognise some diacritics signs

I've just moved to OS X 10.8.2 from Ubuntu. I have TeX installed as I guess from tug.org, but I'm not sure since it wasn't me who installed it. All my files created in Ubuntu compiles exept one ...
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Can I just use Mac Grapher to copy LaTeX Expression on this site? [closed]

There is a APP on Mac called Grapher,and when you type a mathematics equation,you can use "copy LaTeX Expression",my question is can the expression I used work on this site?I mean just copy and ...
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How to remove page flipping effect in beamer?

I have a feeling that my beamer slides are set so that whenever I flip a page in osx's PREVIEW, there is a page flip effect. Right now I suspect it is either PREVIEW itself (the viewing software) or ...
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how to launch skim from auctex on mac os? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails. I am using emacs 24.2.1 with mac os (Mountain Lion). I am using auctex to edit my latex document. ...
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tikzexternalize does not update on OS X [closed]

I believe this issue is on OS X only, as I could not reproduce it on Linux: Using tikzexternalize, the pdf is not updated whenever I change the tex-file. Instead, I always get the following answer ...
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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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LaTeX install path on OS X

I run the MacTeX 2012 installer and it installed a bunch of apps and tools under /Applications/TeX. However, I can't find the latex executables. There is no /usr/texbin, no /usr/local/texlive. If I ...
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Getting MacOS Preview to play audio by \href{run: in beamer [closed]

Originally I had a file audio.mp4 that I wanted to play by \href{run:audio.mp4}{START} from a beamer presentation pdf that is run in Preview. Following hints here, I created a .app by appify, and it ...
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How to install LaTeX compiler on Mac OS X without additional software

I want to install only the LaTeX compiler because I don't care about the additional software that comes with MacTeX. I'm going to use Latexian for creating .tex documents. Is this option possible?
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LaTeX Command line in OS X

I need to run latex from command line for a project on OS X. LaTeX is installed in: /usr/local/texlive/2010 in the bin folder there are three folders: ...
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Installation on OSX 10.7.4 [closed]

I used the mpkg. Installation went fine, but nothing works. I cannot typeset (the usual "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist"). TeXLive cannot find a server to connect to. I tried reinstalling from ...
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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 ...