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texworks on mac epstopdf or repstopdf not found

I am running texworks on mac and pdflatex to generate pdf. epstopdf used to run fine until i upgraded my mac to the new yosemite. Now I have this problem - ...
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Setting TEXINPUTS in TeXstudio Mac OS X

I am a newbie using TeXStudio - and trying to set TEXINPUTS so that LaTeX can recursively search for my figures. I've run setenv TEXINPUTS :FIGURES//: at the command line, and then run LaTeX, which ...
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TeXShop saves file before I even click typeset. Any way to fix this?

Like the title says, TeXShop will save any changes I make before I click typeset. I haven't had this problem before. Any way to fix this?
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How to migrate from TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 to TeXLive-MacTeX-2014

I have installed TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 and would like to migrate to MacTeX-TeXLive-2014 (since MacPorts distro doesn't come with the tlmgr). I have installed some major sections of ...
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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 can I insert the Apple Symbol ? [duplicate]

For my thesis, I want to mention that Apple Pay is often stylized as  Pay, but the compiler warns me that this is an unknown character. It outputs Ô£ø. I have found that this symbol is encoded as ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?

I want to write my final thesis using LaTeX, what should I do in order to be able to do that through Eclipse on a Mac OS X? If any another good editor exists, feel free to write your opinion on why ...
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Problem getting 3D Asymptote to Work on Mac

I've been trying to get asymptote to work on my MacBook Pro running Yosemite. I downloaded asymptote onto the desktop and I tried to install it. I now have a "usr" folder on my desktop (is there a ...
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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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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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How to install PsCyr on Mac OS X 10.9?

I downloaded "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-tex.tar.gz" and "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-type1.tar.gz" archives but I don't know what I should do with it. In google I don't found guide for installing this on mac os x.
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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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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: ...
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Powerpoint live presentation functionalities with LaTex beamer?

For most presentations, I find it easier to use LaTex than Powerpoint. However, one feature I really miss with LaTex is the handful of presentation functionalities of Powerpoint. Basically, while the ...
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Textures under OSX

I use Textures 2.2.0.18 under Mac OSX 10.6.8. Works perfectly. My question is: is anyone using Textures under more advanced versions of OSX, for instance 7 or 8? Thanks in advance.
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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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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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How to uninstall TeX Live on Mac which is installed through command “sudo port install texlive +full”?

At the beginning, my purpose is to set up AUCTeX with Emacs. I just do like below Download AUCTeX, then cd to the directory, make and sudo make install. It works well when the .tex file only ...
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Can't compile image after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I have MacTex installed in my mac. It works fine before I upgrading to OS X Yosemite. After the upgrade, I can still compile the textual part, but the image part gives me this error: ...
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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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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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PDF updating on OS X Yosemite

Since OS X Yosemite, the standard Preview.app no longer seems to keep position when updating a LaTeX PDF. I tried PDFView, which does keep position, but renders text very ugly. (Same engine as ...
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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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Paths to bib-file on Win and OSX

I use Windows at home and OSX at the University. My tex files are synchronized via Dropbox. However, the path rules are, evidently, different in these systems. As a result, I have to write something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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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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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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Mac OS Yosemite made TeXShop previews unreadably blurred

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To my great disappointment, TeXShop (3.43) built-in previews are blurred: I usually work on several pages documents and this kind of blur is very ...
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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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no tex installation detected on RStudio after OS X 10.10 yosemite upgrade

I upgraded my MAC to OS X 10.10 yosemite today. Now, when I run RStudio and try to use Knitr to compile pdf, it says no text installation detected. So, I did the following steps sequentially. ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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What relation and dependency mistake here?

Minimal case % http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/210664/13173 Do not have inputenc, since it is loaded with europecv package so defininig utf8 here \documentclass[utf8,helvetica,narrow]{europecv} ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

For example, TeX Live Utility 1.17 and earlier will not work on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If a shell task relies on the PATH environment variable to launch a command, rather than a fully-specified ...
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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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Difference between luatex and lualatex binaries [duplicate]

I installed MacTeX Basic on my laptop (OS X 10.10), and I got 2 binaries, luatex and lualatex. Those 2 binaries behave totally differently (lualatex is able to parse \documentclass, the other is not), ...
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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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This Question environment with XeLaTeX

I am still converting my pdflatex codes to XeLaTeX. Minimal case \documentclass{article} % The Question -environment works with these two lines % \usepackage{amsfonts, amssymb, textcomp, mathtools, ...
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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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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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To get this WordCloud and R working in OSX's Texpad -1.6.0

I am trying to this Hamilton's code about WordCloud, which uses R, working in OSX. I have latest XCode and latest R 3.1.1 (XCode5 support) installed. Texpad 1.4.7-1.6.0 problem I open TexPad with ...
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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 ...