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I like little squares but not as much as TeXstudio

I recently downloaded TeXstudio and I really like it's feel, only problem: Gave it a quick google and nothing came up. Using all squares as code has it's limits, namely not being an "injective" ...
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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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fontawesome icons are getting too big using XeLaTeX

The following example must be compiled with XeLaTeX to reproduce the issue. % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} Text Text \faMobilePhone\ Text Text ...
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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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Installing Language Tool in TexStudio under OSX [closed]

I have installed LT in TexStudio in my tablet who runs win7. But I could not realise this under OSX. I don't know why. Is there any body doing this under OSX? Or, is there any useful link like this ...
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How can I prevent URLs from being clickable?

I want to stop every URL in my document from being clickable in the resulting PDF. I am using the url package, and the documentation claims that it "does not make hyper-links." So, I don't know why ...
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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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Texmaker home/end keys on Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, the home/end keys per default throw you at the beginning/end of the document instead of the beginning/end line. I have changed my system key bindings to get the latter, "usual" (Windows- ...
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Problem with biber command on TeXStudio on a Mac

I have a working TeXStudio set-up under Windows 7, and I'm trying to create a similar set-up on a Mac. In the Mac TeXStudio preferences, I configured the following commands: /usr/texbin/pdflatex ...
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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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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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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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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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How to upgrade BasicTeX?

Is there a quick and simple way to reinstall all the packages I downloaded for BasicTeX 2013 with Tex Live Manager into version 2014? Should I just copy the folders – which? – from the old ...
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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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How can I install font T1 from ecrm1200 using Tex Live Manager (tlmgr)

I'm using TexLive on OSX and having trouble compiling my TeX file with the error: ! I can't find file `ecrm1200'. ... fontenc.sty:100: Font T1 /cmr/m/n/12=ecrm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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Warning about writing .cls files in texpad

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 Packages on Mac OS

I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. wrapfig.sty). One way to do this would be download the .sty ...
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How can I make fontspec avoid black italics with Charter in OS X Mavericks?

OS X Mavericks includes a copy of the font Charter in /Library/fonts/Charter.ttc. This file provides six variants: roman, italic, black, bold, black italic, and bold italic. As the following example ...
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Installing KOMA for Mac (Lyx)

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 CMU Garbled in Font Book [closed]

As you can see in the image, if I double click on "medium" under cmu sans serif a window opens up that looks like there's been a text encoding error. I forget if my Computer Modern was installed by ...
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Strange symbol in place of full-stop in TexMaker [duplicate]

Writing in texmaker these lines (the mount heigh is $1200m$). we saw it in \ref{chapter1}. width=6.02099737532808in (inside tikzpicture environment) all the dots (fullstop) get replaced ...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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Is it possible to alt+space instead of ~ to produce a non-breaking space in LaTeX on osx?

I learnt recently that alt+space produces a non-breakable space on macs, and I would like to be able to use it with LaTeX, if possible. Here is the error I get so far: Package inputenc Error: ...
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Checking and removing multiple MacTex installations

I was having the same problem as described here. However, at that time I just reinstalled the MacTex, and things started to work. As MacTex takes huge space on the disk, I want to make sure that I ...
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Duplicate Line command in TeXShop for Mac

I'm a quite new user of LaTeX and one thing I miss in TeXShop on mac is a "Duplicate Line"-command, espacially when writing mathematical derivations. It's my impression that it is possible to create a ...
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Invisible dots in texmaker editor [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Texmaker to my Mac running OS Lion. It works good apart from that i can't see my dots and commas in the tex editor. I've tried changing the font size but the problem persists. ...
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Why do I get an empty page before my title page?

Unfortunately, I get two empty pages before my title page. This is a code example: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Math mode in LyX (on a Mac) does not display properly [closed]

When editing math mode basic symbols (such as \in, \cdot, \leq) do not render properly. Once I leave the edit mode of a particular equation it renders properly in the cmr font. (See screen shots ...
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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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Installing the latest AUCTeX from within Emacs

Emacs 24+ comes with a package manager (M-x list-packages). This allows the user to install (and upgrade packages) by simply pressing I on the selected packages, with Emacs pulling from the right ...
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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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Visual Latex Editor on Mac [duplicate]

I am looking for visual Latex editor (Something like Microsoft Word). Is there any helpful. The reason why I am looking for one is that I am tied to a deadline and I don't have enough time to get ...
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Installation of Vollkorn font

I'm trying to install Vollkorn font from .otf files on OSX with the help of autoinst. On a separate folder I run the command autoinst -target=~/Library/texmf/ Vollkorn-*.otf which should install the ...
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problem running Tex on os 10.9.2 [duplicate]

After installing OS 10.9.2 on my computer I can no longer use LaTeX. Every time I try to typeset a document I get an error message: The program 'pdftex' was not found. Searched in directories: ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...
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Why is compiling latex in OSX significantly slower than on linux, in a virtual machine, on the same computer?

I have a computer with OSX Mavericks (10.9) running on it, as well as a debian wheezy VM on the same machine, assigned a conservative 2/8 of the cores, and 4Gb/16Gb ram. On the VM I have texlive-base ...
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TeX editor for Mac with parallel windows?

I am looking for a TeX editor for Mac that offer two windows that I can see the DVI or PDF of my code quickly, without having looking for a section that I just change in the code. In Windows, I use ...
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TeX for Mavericks [duplicate]

I just (made the mistake of) upgrading to Mavericks for Mac. When I tried to compile one of my documents, I got the following error /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. I consider myself fairly ...
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TeXShop: Change Stationery location

How can I change the folder in which the stationery files are placed? (By 'stationery' I mean templates, sorry for the confusion. The former is the TeXShop terminology.) I have several systems linked ...
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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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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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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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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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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ...
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Moving in TeXstudio on a Mac

is there a way to make TeXstudio's shortcuts behave as one would expect on OS X? In particular, Command+Left usually moves the cursor to the beginning of the line, but in TeXstudio it takes me left a ...
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Cyrillic font for XeLaTeX in OS X

I'm switching to XeLaTeX and have a problem choosing a Cyrillic (Russian) font for the document. If I try just \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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texshop cannot find xelatex or LuaLatex

I recently reinstalled MacTex on my mac (OS 10.8.4). The distribution of TexShop is new, version 3.26. For some reason, xelatex and lualatex have disappeared from the pull down menu of tex options. ...
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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. ...