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Good evening, The site remains with me, and to my knowledge nothing concerning either Bluesky or Textures has been reassigned to anyone else and I suppose I would know. Gordon Lee suffered a heart attack shortly after my husband died. Unfortunately it left him unable to work and retired to a health care community. A great loss after an even greater one not ...


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i'm very sorry to have to report that barry smith passed away october 8, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. shortly thereafter, a notice was posted on the bluesky web site, but a catastrophic crash at the server level disrupted that link. (the site name has now been reassigned to someone else, unrelated to textures.) individuals who had connections to ...


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TeXShop is a much more mature application, with a large user base and active development. Some advantages: Macro editor that allows you to attach commands or menu items to arbitrary chunks of code Palettes of commonly used symbols and constructs Simple table input editor Macro to paste spreadsheet cells from Excel/Numbers etc. as LaTeX tabulars BibDesk ...


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The first question you should ask is whether the package you are trying to install is already installed on your system. If you are using MacTeX as your distribution (which you probably are) then most packages are already available. Within TeXShop you can choose the "Show Help for Package" item from the Help menu and enter your package name. (Or make a ...


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I tried the same and got Segmentation fault: 11 too. So I retried with luaotfload-tool -v -vvv -u that shows all processing and saw it stopped when trying to load Skia.ttf. So I edited /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/luatex/luaotfload/luaotfload-blacklist.cnf (with sudo) and added Skia.ttf (the first two lines) % Causes segmentation fault with ...


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There are two separate tasks here: making your keyboard produce the various Unicode symbols, and making those symbols meaningful to LaTeX. 1. Producing Unicode symbols from your keyboard If you're on a Mac, make a .keylayout file, put it in the ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts directory, then log out and back in again. Your new keyboard layout should now appear ...


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Skim provides this feature. It also provides pdfsync synchronization, so I would consider it as the favorite PDF viewer for LaTeX! One nuisance about Skim is that on the first change it asks you if you really want to reload the document. There is, however, a hidden preference to disable this behavior: defaults write -app Skim SKAutoReloadFileUpdate ...


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You can specify different directories for auxiliary files and output files. -aux-directory=DIR Use DIR as the directory to write auxiliary files to. -output-directory=DIR Use DIR as the directory to write output files to. These are MikTeX option names. They ...


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A few month ago I released menukeys an now an upvote remind me of this question, so I’d like to announce the package here. It contains symbols for (I hope) all Apple and Windows Keys. The symbols are produced with TikZ. The code can be found in menukeys.sty or in the implementation section of the manual. Furthermore the package offers macros to typeset ...


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I would like to bring to the attention of those of us, who—for whatever reason—like their TeX distribution minimal, the BasicTeX by Richard Koch. It is based on TeX Live, weighing measly ~90 MB. (I realize this answer is pretty much the opposite to what is asked, but given only the title and the tag, I thought it would be good to mention this)


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Update: 2012-01: The standalone class now has a varwidth option, so with the current release, one would simply use the [varwidth] package option: \ifdefined\formula \else \def\formula{E = m c^2} \fi \documentclass[border=2pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ \formula \] \end{document} Save the ...


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MacOS X has an additional mechanism to add to the path. If you read /etc/profile you will find the lines if [ -x /usr/libexec/path_helper ]; then eval `/usr/libexec/path_helper -s` fi The path_helper program uses the directory /etc/paths.d to add items to the path. Inside /etc/paths.d, each file should be a list of items to add to the path. So ...


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Take a look this description. It's a description of how to format the preamble yourself. Assuming your source file is main.tex, it all comes down to these steps (which were copied from the link and modified by mefor my own use): Rearrange your preamble so that its static part precedes any dynamic part. What in the preamble can be “dynamic”? For example, if ...


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I'd simply go to http://www.tug.org/mactex/ and download one zip file and that's everything that you'll need. It includes a complete TeX Live distribution, and also some very useful Mac-specific GUI tools like LaTeXiT. Fink, MacPorts, etc. may be useful for many things, but getting a complete up-to-date TeX distribution isn't one of those cases. See also ...


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Building an entire TeX distribution from source is a somewhat daunting task, but since TeX is open source, it is possible to do it. The place to start is: Building TeX Live However, open source software is also built on trust. If the binaries come from trusted sources there isn't really much sense in not using them. The MacTeX builds are created by ...


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I suppose you already have Vim installed in your operating system. Usually, the installation is very straightforward for every operating system. For Macs, we have MacVim, and AFAIK two options are available: Getting the correct MacVim version for your operating system in the project website, unzip the archive file and drag MacVim.app to your Applications ...


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This is a working but basic answer; it's somewhat involved. Also, I am not a programmer by any definition, nor an Os X expert. Surely there are better ways to achieve the same effect. At the end of the answer, there's a link where you can download a copy of the app described in the post. Background In Os X, any directory with an extension can be a ...


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xdvipdfmx (XeTeX’s output driver) has a bug with handling CFF-flavoured OpenType fonts (fonts usually with a .otf extension) with non-1000 UPM. It is a known bug with no known fix, unfortunately. The Font Awesome has a 1792 UPM, so it suffers from this bugs. One possible work around is to change the font to use 1000 UPM. FontForge can do this easily, from ...


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ok, sorry for the delay- i wasn't allowed to post a self-answer earlier. Indeed Emacs.app was operating in a different environment than the terminal. M-x getenv for PATH showed that /usr/texbin was missing, which explains why LaTex was not working inside the Emacs.app shell. following @Alan Munn's idea to stay away from editing a .plist I found some ...


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If you are using XeTeX or LuaTeX, you can use some of the symbols directly. However, be aware that only few fonts actually contain all symbols, so you might have to load it from a different font (like XITS, DejaVu Sans or FreeSerif): % Compile with xelatex or lualatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\xits{xits.otf} % provide a ...


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Consider that you can toggle between the two versions by eiher changing a class option or by changing the value of some dedicated counter in your input file; something relatively simple to do "by hand". Do you have an automated workflow for compiling multiple versions of the same document? How do you do it? Prepare three files: a contents.tex ...


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Doing this in combination with listings gives you a pretty nice solution: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents,hyperref,listings} \begin{filecontents*}{script.bat} @echo off echo "Hello, World!" pause \end{filecontents*} \begin{document} \lstinputlisting[language=csh,float,caption={A Windows batch file}]{script.bat} Click ...


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A Mac OS X bundle is nothing but a particular directory structure. Some bundles (e.g., application bundles) are displayed by the Finder as single files. See the documentation for details. That said, I was able to package a pdf into an application bundle. $ ls -R paper.app paper.app: Contents paper.app/Contents: Info.plist MacOS Resources ...


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If you are using a TeX Live based distribution, such as MacTeX, I am aware of no "on-the-fly" installation of packages. This is a feature of the Windows-based MikTeX distribution. ACUTeX may provide some functionality to remedy this- those emacs users are crafty. However I cannot speak authoritatively on the subject as I don't use emacs. TeX Live does ...


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When the name of the TeX Live package containing a given file isn't obvious, you can ask tlmgr about it: $ tlmgr search --global --file xparse.sty tlmgr: package repository /home/mpg/tl/trunk/Master xpackages: texmf-dist/tex/latex/xpackages/xbase/xparse.sty Then use tlmgr install to install the required package.


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It's not that the MacPorts version is broken, it is that by default the MacPorts does not include ATSUI. Rebuild the macports version with sudo port install texlive-bin +atsui should fix the problem. Note that this forces the binaries to be 32-bit (so make sure all dependency has been built in 32-bit or universal) which is why it is not on by default.


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There are more integrated environments for editing Latex documents, but I'm happy with a good general-purpose text editor + a good PDF viewer + some scripts. One nice thing is that I don't need to learn that many different tools; I can use the same text editor for Latex files, programming, etc. TextMate is fairly popular text editor for Mac OS X. It has a ...


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Google found AppleSymbols (via). Maybe this helps. Alternatively you could draw them with TikZ. For the Apple-Logo I can give you a commans which includes an Image. If you don’t like AppleSymbols I can help you with TikZ!


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Untested, since I don't have the setup that you do. Try the following: tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME "~/Library/texmf:~/texmf" And see if that works. Normally this would be run with sudo but since you don't have admin access, I'm assuming that running it without will work for you.


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When you install TeX Live, there is a bunch of path settings that you can modify: <D> directories: TEXDIR (the main TeX directory): /usr/local/texlive/2011 TEXMFLOCAL (directory for site-wide local files): /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local TEXMFSYSVAR (directory for variable and automatically generated data): ...



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