Mac OS X is the flagship operating system from Apple Inc. It was the successor to Mac OS 9 and here the 'X' means 10.

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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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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Is there any way to use mac fonts in texlive distribution of LaTeX on ubuntu?

I want to try more fonts in my moderncv latex file and what font is suitable. I've already import Windows fonts into my Ubuntu OS and got the fonts work well with my tex file. So can I import the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install 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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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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Mac bibliography management with biblatex support/export

I’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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OS X Yosemite built-in dictation not working with TeXMaker/TexStudio

I am writing up my thesis and would like to use the built-in dictation in Mac OS X (10.10) to write. I am using TeXstudio (and have used TeXmaker also) for writing, but for some reason the OS X ...
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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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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?
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OS X Yosemite - LaTeXTools plugin of Sublime Text broken

I upgraded my OS X to Yosemite yesterday, and after that, all the images I included using \includegraphics won't show up in the output document, nor do they occupy any space! I tried to compile the ...
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LyX file from windows with mac OS X

I would like to open a LyX file create in windows on a mac. But I can open the document but I can't create the pdf. I think the problem is when when LyX load pictures because the adress of the picture ...
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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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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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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 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 ...