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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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Background There is a bug (or possibly multiple related bugs) in Yosemite with respect to environment variables. When a program is launched in Finder by double-clicking, it will inherit a default set of environment variables from its parent process (I believe this is launchd currently, but that's not relevant). GUI programs do not inherit variables from ...

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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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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'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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MacTeX is your friend! This contains the latest TeXLive distribution. Personally, I edit using Aquamacs with AUCTeX and friends enabled.

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There is the Apple Keys package available here: Apple Keys. It has character sized images for the following symbols:

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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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Have a look at MacTeX. It should fit your needs as you can choose between different distributions which vary in the amount of installed packages.

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It seems that the upgrade wiped the link from your Library (where MacTeX puts your actual TeX distribution) into your /usr/texbin. You can reinstate this link with the following: ln -s /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/texbin \ /usr/texbin This will essentially create a shortcut at /usr/texbin that points to your texbin in ...

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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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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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In general it won’t do any harm if the 2012 and 2013 versions are installed parallel, so you can simply download the MacTeX installer and run it. In the system preferences there’s a pane “TeX Distribution” where you can activate on of the installed distributions and switch between them as necessary. To save disk space you may want to delete the old TeX ...

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Actually, X11 is not erased but moved to /opt/X11. So, the simplest solution would probably be to manually add the symbolic link from /usr/X11 to /opt/X11: sudo ln -s /opt/X11 /usr/X11

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For those less comfortable with the command line: I had this problem after upgrading to OSX 10.9.2 as well. After the upgrade, in my /Applications/TeX/ directory I found a FixMacTeX2013.pkg. Running this fixed the pdflatex issue.

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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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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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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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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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