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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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 to typeset special Apple Mac keyboard symbols?

Is there a standard way to typeset the special symbols of the Apple Mac keyboard? That is, the curly rectangle ⌘ and the others? If there is none, what would you suggest as workarounds?
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What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?

The TeXworks homepage states that "It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X" and it seems that today people are using both. Both are delivered with TexLive and ...
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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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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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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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‘Bundle’ TeX output in a directory

(My personal interest in this question is mainly for OS X but solutions/approaches for other operating systems are also appreciated.) What I see as a main distraction with using TeX/LateX is that it ...
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How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?

I wonder how I can speed up the pdflatex compilation of a large document (thesis) with >200 pages and many images (however all imported PDFs or imported pixel graphics, no TikZor similar things yet!). ...
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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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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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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf ...
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I like little squares but not as much as my 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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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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Ligatures in Hoefler with XeTeX?

Using XeLaTeX on OS X 10.6 (texlive installed with MacPorts) I'm not getting any ligatures with Hoefler. Example code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra} ...
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Which LaTeX distribution should I use on OSX?

Which LaTeX installation would you recommend using on OSX? Ideally I'd want the installation to contain as many packages as possible as I'll be using my Macbook offline mostly.
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What are the differences between the many LaTeX versions available for OS X?

There are many ways to get LaTeX on an OS X box. I prefer to manage my software via fink, and even then there are a lot of choices. At the time of this writing (2010-08-28) I have the following ...
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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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Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails.

I am trying to set Emacs/AUCTeX to invoke an external PDF viewer so I can view the document output, preferably with source correlation via SyncTeX. AUCTeX, by default, suggested evince file.pdf; ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live 2012 (for upgrading to TeX Live 2013) on Mac OS X

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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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. ...
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How can I automate the workflow for producing multiple versions of a document? [duplicate]

Say you have two versions of the same LaTeX document. For instance, you have one version of your lecture slides for actually delivering a lecture: as you're really not a big fan of the "wall of ...
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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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Put projects into OS X bundles

I’m still looking for the solution to a question asked in 2010: Under Mac OS X, but staying compatible with other operating systems, I want to hide the mechanics. Please note: I do not want to delete ...
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Installing new packages from ctan through command line or AUCTeX on Mac OS?

I've needed a few new packages for some macros to draw diagrams that I'm working with. I've heard that some LaTeX editors can automatically download the correct packages from CTAN when they're not ...
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Font installation in TeXShop on a Mac

I apologize for this being an extremely naive question, but I just can't seem to wrap my head around what the sources I've consulted so far are saying. I'm writing a Beamer presentation in TeXShop, ...
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How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
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How to install LaTeX compiler on Mac OS X without additional software

I want to install only the LaTeX compiler because I don't care about the additional software that comes with MacTeX. I'm going to use Latexian for creating .tex documents. Is this option possible?
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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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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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MinionPro on Mac OS X

Has anyone been able to install the MinionPro package on OS X? I usually install (and update) TeX Live through MacPorts and the first package I have ever found that wasn't already included is ...
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LaTeX cannot find my personal packages

I'm venturing into writing my own packages, but LaTeX is not finding them. I working on a iMac OS X, but I don't want to use TEXMFHOME=~/Library/texmf. I would like to put my packages in a different ...
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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 to install the package “slashbox” using tlmgr?

I'd like to install the package slashbox to my MacTex/TeXlive installation (on Mac OSX) using tlmgr. The package seems to be still available on CTAN, but my attempts to install it, failed: sudo tlmgr ...
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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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Override default cite tooltip

I'm trying to add a tooltip to each inline citation. So far I've almost got it working using pdfcomment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks=true]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfcomment} ...
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Does the pgfplots manual crash your Preview and/or Skim app on OSX?

The pgfplots manual consistently crashes both my Preview.app and my Skim.app. A quick google search yields a closed bug report on the pgfplots Sourceforge page and a related question on ...
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Where does BasicTeX put the texmf directory on OSX?

I have just installed BasicTeX on OSX 10.5 and I'm trying to locate the texmf directory to copy the llncs (LaTeX .cls and .sty files) folder into. According to the install log the location should be ...
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Incompatibility with TikZ and Mac OS X Preview [closed]

I was quite suprised to find that some TikZ documents render incorrectly under Preview (on Mac OS X), despite working fine in Adobe Reader (on Mac OS X) and Evince (on Linux). This is Mac OS X version ...
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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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embed a terminal command in a beamer presentation

I know this may be extravagant, but I was wondering if it was possible to embed a terminal command in a beamer pdf that can be launch by clicking on it. My idea is that during my presentation, I could ...
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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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Forward/inverse search for Texmaker on OS X

I have just started to use an Apple computer and want to use Texmaker. But forward/inverse search does not work at all. I am trying to follow the instructions but I'm not successful. What could I be ...
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What does 'font name' in the fontspec package refer to on a Mac

On a Mac using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, what is meant by font name? The Font Book application lists several possibilities: PostScript name Full name Family I.e. which name should I type ...
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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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How to use the import package with folders containing accented (non-English) letters in their names?

To illustrate my problem, suppose that you have the master file main.tex and a chapter called chapter.tex in a subfolder called folder. Both files use UTF8 encoding. Then, the following minimal code ...
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Using TeX with dropbox on multiple platforms: encoding issues

I use TeX on my laptop (OS X) and on my workstation (Linux RHEL 6) and I have issues with the encoding of some files where I use accents (mostly in authors names, but also because I'm French and I ...
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XeLaTeX on Mac OSX: Using User Fonts

I recently started using XeLaTeX on Mac OSX, and was not able to get XeLaTeX to recognize the fonts that I had installed. After opening Font Book, bringing up the Preferences dialog, and opting to ...
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TeX Live OS X users: testing needed for “download on the fly” script?

Not sure if this is a strictly appropriate question (I hope so, because it has to do with TeX-related tools) but I need to know whether or not my texliveonfly.py script runs successfully on OS X. ...
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Is there a TeX for OS X that I can compile from sources myself without major troubles?

I ask because I have traditionally used TeTeX, which is perpetually included with Slackware Linux. However, I downloaded the source code for TeTeX, and it appears to be a bit tricky to build on Mac OS ...