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So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the file wouldn't compile with Pdflatex on texworks. I mailed the file to a friend and it worked perfectly. So i uninstalled all my tex stuff and reinstalled it again.

I saw that an option on my settings that says TeX distribution switched from 2012 (Universal) to 2013 (Intel). Yet, the same problem arises, and I can't compile anything. I get this error in my latest try:

2014-01-29 22:54:58.845 LaTeXiT[343:507] 10.4-style
NSNumberFormatter method called on a 10.0-style formatter, which doesn't work.
Break on _NSNumberFormatter_Log_New_Methods_On_Old_Formatters to debug.
This message will only be logged once.

Any insight?

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    Dear Close Voters: Please leave a Close comment Why ? and What improvement will make it a focused Q, make an effort with a possible edit to improve it ? atleast for new users. – texenthusiast Jan 30 '14 at 4:50
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    One needs two items installed to get started on LaTeX 1)TeX distribution i.e MacTeX 2) LaTeX Editor probably with a simple one TeXshop . Please Follow tug.org/twg/mactex/texonmacosx.html, ctan.org/starter and see I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start? – texenthusiast Jan 30 '14 at 5:01
  • If you have MacTeX installed, try opening a command terminal and typing the command latex -v; if all is well, it should return some coherent information about pdfTeX and so forth. If it seems good, then try the command latex small2e (or pdflatex small2e); it should create a viewable file called small2e.dvi (or small2e.pdf if you used pdflatex). If either of those steps fail, then there is a good chance something is wrong with your installation. If both succeed, the problem(s) likely lie elsewhere. – jon Jan 30 '14 at 6:02
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    This looks like an error from LaTeXit (a front-end), not from LaTeX itself. As @jon says, trying something at the Terminal to test the basic LaTeX system seems a good plan. – Joseph Wright Jan 30 '14 at 7:10

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