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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I am using a mac and want to install the acm style. where do i add the downloaded packages so that tex can find it because i have got multiple tex application running on my system.

marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, Guido, doncherry, Mensch, Gonzalo Medina Nov 25 '12 at 2:03

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! – Guido Nov 25 '12 at 1:35
  • Please let us know if the linked question covers your issue- if not, please let us know how it is different :) – cmhughes Nov 25 '12 at 1:53

If you did a standard installation of MacTeX, local packages can be located in the directory ~/Library/texmf/. You can install extra packages there, for LaTeX packages use the ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/.

A useful application to manage your packages and TeX (Live) installation is TeX Live Utility

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    MacTeX does not create a local texmf folder itself, so if you don't have one you need to create it. In the linked duplicate I have a link to a script to create the folder structure on OS X. – Alan Munn Nov 25 '12 at 1:44

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