I have a strange problem when writing my thesis. I'm using the template available on: http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/ All document classes etc have been provided in there.. I haven't modified anything. The template had been working like a charm until I tried using a *.bst file I downloaded for making the bibliography. I wanted to use ieeetr style bibliography & even since I compiled it for the first time, all font changes randomly at each compile. It must all be in Times New Roman. It also changes the equations & symbols & makes them look garbled & weird!! I even tried completely wiping the texlive install on the os x & reinstalling.. I tried both 2014 & 2013 releases & it does the same. Infact many of the older reports & newly downloaded templates off the net etc also behave in the same weird way now!! Really desperate for some help.. Any advice on a proper comprehensive clean up of tex install & re-install will be GREATLY appreciated.. I cleared the mactex using these insructions: http://www.tug.org/mactex/uninstalling.html Thanks!!

closed as off-topic by Paul Gessler, barbara beeton, Adam Liter, Masroor, user31729 Feb 10 '15 at 4:27

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    Welcome to TeX SE! If you have a directory in your home directory .texliveYYYY where YYYY is something like 2013 or 2014, delete it. – cfr Sep 7 '14 at 18:49
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    OK. That doesn't sound like a TeX problem at all. It might be more to do with the way fonts are rendered on your laptop. You should try clearing the font caches. Does OS X still use FontBook to manage fonts? If so, is there an option to clear font caches or similar? On GNU/Linux, I'd use fontconfig but I'm not certain on OS X. macworld.com/article/1139383/fontcacheclear.html is actually more current than my knowledge (which applies only to 10.4 and earlier) but it is still old. – cfr Sep 7 '14 at 23:37
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    Could you note how you did it and which version of OS X the instructions apply to? Either answer your own question or (if you can't do that), write a comment. – cfr Sep 8 '14 at 0:22
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    I used an app called Onyx for clearing the font cache.. it's a maintenance & system checking app with lots of options & pretty safe too.. I use os x 10.5.8.. it can be done manually too.. check these links hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071026081555971 reply #4 on the link below stackoverflow.com/questions/382608/… – fortran_junkie Sep 9 '14 at 6:10
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was about a non-(La)TeX issue that was solved in the comments. – Paul Gessler Feb 10 '15 at 3:17