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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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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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TeXShop “Open Recent” menu not working

The "Open Recent" menu in TeXShop is not showing/recording any recent files. Has anyone had (or heard of) this problem before? (Or better yet, know of a solution?) The closest problem/solution I ...
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Bibdesk texpreview fail after adding preamble

BibDesk doesn't allow me to Tex preview my citations after I added the following line to the preamble of my template file: @preamble{"\newcommand{\SortNoop}[1]{}"} (this is the only preamble I ...
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TeXShop compilation issue on Mac OS El Capitan. Complete uninstallation and re-installation did not fix the problem

I am a basic user and sorry if I miss to state some important facts. I have similar problem raised here and also in many other pages. First, I followed the guides by Herbert Schulz, didn't work for ...
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Texmaker doesn't export to html (OS X El Capitan)

After upgrading to El Capitan I fixed the configuration and it is working fine. But it does not export to html with the tex4ht option. It yields the following output: "/Library/TeX/texbin/htlatex" ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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Text-text extension for Inkscape in Mac OS X Yosemite

I need to include LaTeX symbols and equations in Inkscape. I believe the text text extension can solve this problem. However I could not see an installation procedure in their website for Mac OS-X. ...
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Application for typing matrices on OSX (or online)

Is there an application (on OSX) where you could create a matrix with the help of a graphical interface and that would produce automatically the corresponding LaTeX code? PS: I would be also ...
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Text selection using shift + direction stopped working after updating my mac to El Capitan

Before updating my Mac to El Capitan I used to select text via pressing shift + arrows. After updating it doesn't work. What happened? Already tried to remove texStudio and install it again. It did ...
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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...
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Problems with pdf compiler unavailable and document class {article}

I currently have some problems with my Lyx on the new version of Mac OS X (the version just right before the El Captain). These problems are: When I go into the Documents -> Settings -> Document ...
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Flashmode help needed

I'm using Flashmode with Texshop on my Mac. It works very well. One irritating thing is: The compiled file flashes every time a new compilation is made. Is there a way to stop it? Thanks for your ...
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Open two separate windows for preview in TeXShop

I am using TeXShop on a Mac. Sometimes, I wish to have two separate previews window for my output pdf so that I can look at, for example, page 23, when I edit page 12. I know there is a small button ...
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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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font() pen only works once, then falls back to default font

I'm trying to draw a bunch of labels with a custom font, installed in ~/Library/Fonts. To do this, I create a pen using font() and then use that pen with label(): pen font_pen = font("DejaVuSans", ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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Location of spelling dictionary in TeXShop on El Capitan

I was doing a spell check in TeXShop 3.58 and accidentally clicked on "Learn" for a word that isn't a word ("subalfgebra", in case you're wondering). I'd like to fix this by editing the dictionary ...
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“pdflatex: command not found” error after updating to El Captain [duplicate]

There are some related problems with some corresponding solutions around but I would like to have a solution to my particular problem. I have used latex/tex mostly with the front-end TexMaker, and ...
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How to get TeXShop to ignore LaTeX commands when spell checking

TeXShop is showing a spelling error (red dashed underline) for almost every LaTeX command. There must be a way to disable this so I can only check the spelling of my content. Example screenshot:
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“ö ü ä ß” in Latex (Mac, German, TeXShop) [closed]

It sounds simple but I have a really heavy issue with the "ö ü ä ß" in Latex. I use a template from my university, i have a mac and i use TeXShop if that matters. Within there is a packages.tex with ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[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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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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svg package failing to find svg files

I am trying to get the svg package working on an OSX system. If I use inkscape to save the *.svg files as *.pdf and *.pdf_tex, then the sample file from this question works fine: ...
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Could not start the command. “pdflatex” -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex [duplicate]

I am using MAC OSX, I installed TexMaker recently, I get this error when I try to Quick Build, how do I resolve this issue. For further details, ask in comments.
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Problem with epstopdf after installing OSX El Capitan

After installing El Capitan I have not been able to use epstopdf properly. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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Is it safe to reinstall MacTex after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

I was using MacTex on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). I upgraded to OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and now I get the error "No TeX installation detected" trying to compile a latex document using knitr. I saw the ...
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TeXMaker and El Capitan

My TeXMaker (version 4.5) is not able to compile after my recent update to El Capitan. I have followed the hints suggested online, changed all paths containing "/usr/texbin/..." to ...
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Texshop 3.58 preview mac osx El Capitan problem

The next code \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames, x11names}{xcolor} \documentclass[border=1cm, svgnames, x11names,tikz=true]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} ...
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Using TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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Installing TeXLive2015 on an ibook G4

does anyone know a way or an instruction to install a version of TeXLive2015 or MacTeX2015 on an ibook G4? Or is there a useable binary somewhere? I am not able to built one myself but would like to ...
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Pdflatex on OSX El Capitan

I need to use pdfLaTeX. I installed the BasicTeX.pkg because the readme indicated it would contain pdflatex. I have: /Users/tmb/Library/TeX/Distributions/Programs. Which includes texbin - I tried to ...
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How do I get Texmaker to use the central bibliography?

Like many others I wish to place my bibliography (.bib) file in a central location so that all my disparate writings do not need a .bib rider with them (and so all are updated automatically when I ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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Italic, line-ending swashes in Hoefler (XeTeX, Mac OS) “disappeared”?

In an old document of mine, I used Hoefler (with XeTeX and MacTex) to get beautiful swashes at the end (and beginning) of lines of italic text. Here's a screenshot (notice top line, end of the ...
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knitr texmaker could not start the command

I have recently upgraded to El Capitan and I can't make knitr work with texmaker anymore. I have red all the issue concerning MacTex and the change in the path from /usr to /Library/Tex but here I ...
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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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TexStudio 2015 error

I have just updated my Mac to El Capitan. I also updated my MacTex to the newest MacTex 2015 by downloading and installing it. I also updated my TexStudio to TeXstudio 2.10.2 (the latest version). ...
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Indexing support similar to RefTeX

I've been a happy TeXShop user for many years and have hardly felt that it missed anything crucial. But since I'm doing more and more indexing from scratch, I started to look for a tool, that will ...
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MacTex new install not showing section references

Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{boat.jpg} \caption{A boat.} \label{fig:boat1} ...
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LaTeX files compiling with Texmaker on Mac El Capitan impossible [duplicate]

I can't compile my Tex files, can't view them as pdf and even can't save them normally on Mac El Capitan. The error I get when I want to compile is: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 ...
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TeXmaker not compiling on OSx El Capitan (error: log file not found)

When I try to compile pdfLaTeX on TeXmaker, it doesn't seem to be working. It used to work on Yosemite before I updated the operating system to OSx El Capitan. I have changed all the /usr/texbin ...
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Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
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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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LyX 2.1.4 on Mac (el capitan) problems with colon, comma, etc

I think I'm having the same issues as described here: Lyx on Mac inputs diacritical marks instead of punctuation marks When I try to type a colon, for instance, I need to hit "shift+colon key+colon ...
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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. ...