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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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TexShop - Command Down

The quick-key "Command-down" (āŒ˜+ā†“) 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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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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Having trouble getting SageTeX working

According to the Make SageTeX known to TeX, the preferred way to let TeX know about SageTeX is to copy the tex folder found at SAGE_ROOT/local/share/texmf/tex (which in my OS X case is ...
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Plotting word count development

I'm working on two-year project using the classicthesis template. My project folder, ie. the classicthesis template folder, includes several .tex files, for example all nine project chapters as their ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file?

In Textures, is there a way to permanently increase the size of the font used for displaying the TeX file? Or is there another way of increasing the font size?
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Hatch Rectangle or Area in TikZ/pgf 3.0 [closed]

I just switched to TikZ 3.0 and was used to hatch rectangles similar to this thread Hatch a rectangle in TikZ actually the example given in the accepted answer ...
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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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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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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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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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macports tex install does not have nag.sty

How do I install missing style files with macports' tex install? File `nag.sty' not found.
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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TikZiT issues (Mac OS X Yosemite)

I was wondering if people here using the TikZ editor TikZiT are experiencing issues with said tool after upgrading to OS X Yosemite? I can't get it to compile a preview, and I am not able to see the ...
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No Document classes found in LyX on Mac 10.10 Yosemite [duplicate]

I installed MacTex 2014, and then LyX, but when I start LyX up all the document classes are unavailable. Reconfiguring does nothing. Do you have to add something to the path for LyX to know where to ...
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MacTex: cannot compile in command line, File `fullpage.sty' not found

I installed the latest version of MacTex on my Macbook Pro (with Mac OS X 10.9.4), and I tried to compile my .tex file in command line using pdflatex/latex/tex. There is an error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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Warning about writing .cls files in texpad [closed]

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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Installing KOMA for Mac (Lyx) [closed]

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 bibliography management with biblatex support/export

Iā€™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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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How to code the german “ß” in Latex

I've read lots tutorials how to code "Ɵ" in Latex. Unfortunately none of them could help me. Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Where is tlmgr in MacPorts-TeXLive installation? [duplicate]

I have just installed TeXLive-2014 through MacPorts. But it doesn't come with a tlmgr executable. I previously used TeXLive-2013 installed with MaxTeX.pkg which had tlmgr as part of its installation. ...
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How to add a search path for packages in TexStudio on Mac OS?

I would like to add a custom folder into the search path of TexStudio on OS X Yosemite for using custom packages. Is it possible to do so in a way that it would work when compiling LaTeX documents ...
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Reason for double hyphen instead of single hyphen for page numbers in bibliography? [duplicate]

Page numbers in my thesis chapter bibliography are not being displayed properly when I compile using XeLatex in TeXstudio on my mac (OS X Yosemite): In my preamble: \usepackage{natbib} ...
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dvipdf in Mac terminal

Trying to use the dvipdf command from the Mac terminal but unable to do so. I can get the man page up using man dvipdf but doing dvipdf filename gives back -bash: dvipdf: command not found instead. ...
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Feynmp/auto not working in Yosemite?

So I've used feynmp and feynmp-auto hundreds of times, but now it seems neither is working on Mac OS Yosemite. I have installed both and when run I get messages like: I run this: ...
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Tex on Mac (Yosemite)

I'm new to Tex and want to install it on my Mac which has OSX Yosemite. I want to know know the Tex editor which works best with my OS? I saw on it on some forums that MacTeX doesn't work properly ...
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How to set TEXMFHOME so that it works

I have installed Tex Live on OS X using the install-tl with the -portable option. (I can't use MacTex because I don't have admin access on the particular machine.) Having installed, I ran tlmgr ...
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How to use the OSX accent menu in TexStudio?

I wonder if it's possible to use the accent menu provided with OSX Yosemite in TeXstudio (2.8.8). Usually in most applications in OSX you'll get an accent menu (see: ...
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Why would my mac running slow after I installed Mactex distribution

I have this question that puzzled me. My mac become quite slow after I installed MacTex distribution and after I uninstalled MacTex, it restored to the original status, running smoothly. I have to use ...
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Error: usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

Recently I'm getting an error on my macbook air since i've upgraded to Yosemite: usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex Anybody who knows how I can solve this?