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I have installed "mactex" (because I need "pdflatex") but it looks like not opening/working

I have installed mactex because I need pdflatex: MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ namesurname$ brew install --cask mactex Warning: Cask 'mactex' is already installed. To re-install mactex, run: brew reinstall -...
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Error with: "brew install --cask basictex"

How to solve this error, when typing "brew install --cask basictex" from a Mac's terminal? Input MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ namesurname$ brew install --cask basictex Output (including the Error): ...
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LyX cannot instant preview / reconfigure. Frequent crash after the update macos 12.3.1

I found that after the recent macos update(Monterey 12.3.1) I cannot use instant preview in LyX any more. There are several other problems including unable to reconfigure, unable to rescan in Tools/...
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TeXStudio on Mac has issues with characters while on Windows doesn't

My document contains Phoenician characters like 𐤀𐤁. When I open it using TeXstudio on Mac, they appear as rectangles, but when I open them on my Windows 11 (Parallels virtual machine), they appear ...
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Is there a ConTeΧt text editor and compiler on ipad? Do TeΧ editors work for ConTeΧt?

Is there a way to write in ConTeΧt on ipad and compile it (see a pdf preview of the code)? It’s not ok to use just a text editor, because it doesn’t give you the preview. I found some apps that let ...
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Reducing the Size of the TEXshop Console

I'm new to using LaTeX and TeXshop. I'm not sure what I did or how this happened, but the TeX console window is taking up almost the whole width of the of my screen. This happened recently, it used ...
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TeX Giving a Blank Console

Using a Mac on Monterey 12.2.1, and TeXShop on 4.70. When attempting to Typeset, the console window is completely blank. A "which pdflatex" search in the Terminal gives /Library/TeX/texbin/...
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Are there recent TeX Distributions for the Mac that DON'T contain latexmk?

The title says it all. I know there are folks using all sorts of TeX Distributions on the Mac (TeX Live [installed by MacTeX or directly from TUG], MikTeX, MacPorts, Fink?, etc.) do recent versions ...
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Biber and Biblatex incompatibility after update?

I spent the last couple of hours reading similar questions but couldn't be able to solve my problem. I am on Mac and have just switched to monterey and updated macPort and Texlive. I did all the ...
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Texpad not compiling bibliography; same project new computer

I was happily working on a paper in Texpad for a few weeks without issue. But I bought a new computer and now am no longer happily working on said paper. When I try to compile the paper on the new ...
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Miktex and Texmaker on MacOs12.2

I have installed MikTex followed by texmaker on my mac. Somehow texmaker is not able to detect the presence of miktex. It keep on throughing one or another error like this - Could not start the ...
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In what ways are TeXStudio and Vim-LaTeX better than each other? And am I going too deep into the rabbit hole of packages/plugins/add-ons in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I have installed TeXStudio and Vim-LaTeX and am conflicted as to which the better option is. As you can tell, I am new to LaTeX and I have only just needed it as a mandatory text editor for my Masters ...
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Texmaker printing wrong symbols

I use a Macbook with the latest version of Texmaker on it. Everytime I use the libertine math font the input "-" is interpreted as "*". It only occurs when I use the Libertine font ...
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biber doesn't work on M1 Mac?

I recently installed BasicTex on my M1 Mac (biber, biblatex, bibtex, all three are installed). I wanted to convert my tex file into PDF. There are citations which I have included in my tex. After ...
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How to change MikTex Console language from Chinese to English on Mac?

I have installed MiKTeX on Mac and it shows this way: How to switch it to English?
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Concerning warning when using "Geeza Pro" to typeset Arabic text

I'm trying to create a document with Arabic text on a Mac using the system font "Geeza Pro". Here's my MWE: \documentclass[border=0.2in]{standalone} \RequirePackage{polyglossia} \...
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Keyboard and code messed up

A few days ago, I used "Migration assistant" on Mac to move from an old MacBook pro to M1 air. In the process, I also moved from AZERTY to QWERTY physical keyboard. I had to go to the ...
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space after punctuation in LyX-2.3.6.2 on Mac

I've just updated to LyX-2.3.6.2 on a Mac M1 running Monterey 12.0.1, and LyX has begun doing something odd with spaces after periods and commas, not displaying them at all: There actually is a space ...
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How to uninstall TeXstudio on macOS?

I am still new to macOS. How do I uninstall TeXstudio? It is "only" a DMG file. Is it enough to just move it to the trash?
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Installing latest pgfplots for TexMaker on Mac OS

A basic question: I am struggling to figure out how to install the latest version of pgfplots for TexMaker 5.0.3 on my mac. I presume I need to input something into the terminal? Can anyone help? I ...
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TeXShop does not save files anymore

When I open any .tex file from a mounted partition (exFAT file system) in TeXShop, edit it and then save, I get "The document [filename] could not be saved." Afterward, at the top of the ...
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Which are the different tex install loactions?

I recently installed MikTeX but have had some problems with it some I've decided to change for MacTeX. However, I' kind of confused after checking the different locations of the executables. For ...
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Latex error: File tgtermes.sty not found

I installed BasicTex.pkg in OS X to generate pdf file of a sphinx documentation. When I ran make latexpdf, it throws the error LaTeX Error: File tgtermes.sty' not found`. I tried to install it using ...
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Where can I find the texlive 2020 universal binaries, for ARM macOS?

I would like to find the universal binaries for texlive 2020, so that they run natively on macOS machines with ARM chips. I have read that MacTeX-2020 and BasicTeX-2020 released such universal ...
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Very slow compilation

I know this has been asked a lot but I can't figure out what is happening on my system. Compiling even trivial documents (see below) taking upwards of 20 seconds to load, and I remember on my machine ...
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Latex can't find .sty with TEXINPUT exported

My LaTeX document starts with this: \RequirePackage{mymacros} mymacros.sty is located in a completely different dir. Following this guide which says I should export TEXINPUTS, I've added this line to ...
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Deleting a line in texmaker

I am using macOS and there exists a shortcut, CMD + backspace, that allows you to delete an entire line. I've recently installed texmaker and this combination of keys does not work. I would really ...
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problems with downloading lyx to a mac with m1 chip

I recently switched from pc to mac, specifically I have mac with a M1 chip. I've tried to download lyx a few times. first I downloaded mikitex and that wasn't a problem, then I downloaded LyX/Mac 2.3....
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Installing "listings" in mac for R sweave

I am trying to install the package "listings" so I can show python code on LaTeX, with R sweave. I found the folder /Library and the only thing LaTeX related I found there is a folder called ...
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Package installer missing on TexMaker + BasicTex on MacBook

This might have been answered elsewhere, but I could not benefit from the answers I found. I have installed the TexMaker editor and the BasicTex distribution on a MacBook running macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. ...
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How to compile a complex file

I just would like to know what do I need and how I can compile a template given in this form on GitHub: https://github.com/tetrapharmakon/mycv. I am using TexShop on a Mac. I am a beginner with LaTex, ...
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Mac "Mactex+TexShop+Preview" fine pdf cropping turns out blurry on Windows

A friend of mine recently moved from Mac to Windows and I have one of his use cases that I am not able to help him transport (in the most mutatis mutandis way for him) to Windows. Under Mac he was ...
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Maxima and Lyx not operating

Ive downloaded Maxima on my Mac, making it trying to work as a CAS tool on my LYX worksheets. As I have an exam coming up, it would just help me a lot not having to calculate the equations myself. But ...
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Files shown in Texshop dock icon

When I double tap the Texshop dock icon on Mac (Big Sur), console and tex windows are shown. Usually I have a bunch of different tex files opened and console windows come first, possibly, because they ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `tikz.sty' not found in R Studio MacBook Air

This is a new user of R. TikzDevice and ggplot2 have been installed in R Studio on MacBook Air. An error occurred when trying to run the blue code in the screenshot. I tried to use tikzTest() to check ...
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Unable to save tex file on google drive on Mac

For collaboration, I am using Google Drive to share my latex documents. However, recently I have become unable to save a tex file from within TexShop (v4.62) more than once after an edit. If I delete ...
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Current Best converter from a Latex source to Keynote with many equations

I am lost in front of the large number of converters from PDF to Keynote or to PowerPoint. I don't want to convert a PDF to Keynote but I would like simply find an application that converts, as pretty ...
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Unable to build new document

I'm on a Mac and due to a nightmare of issues with BigSur, I've had to nuke, pave and downgrade. I am now running Mojave (10.14.6). I have MiKTeX installed and confirmed that it is up to date. I've ...
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Is it possible in TeXShop to create a new file from the selected text?

How can I select text within a tex file in TeXShop on Mac and outsource it into another file tex file? Suppose I have a text in a file Dolorem ipsum color sit amet. I would like to select it and ...
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How to properly install LaTeX-Workshop (VsCode extension)

I'm completly begginer to latex and it's eco-system. I installed the Vscode extension. I went through the installation guide here: https://github.com/James-Yu/LaTeX-Workshop/wiki/Install (But I didn'...
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How to install perl-tk to run Texdoctk on macOS 11.2.3

I'm attempting to run texdoctk on my Mac but I've encountered the following error: The program texdoctk needs the package perl-tk, please install it! I've reinstalled MacTeX 2021 and attempted to ...
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PStricks doesn't compile anymore since MacTeX 2021 upgrade on Mac M1

Since the MacTeX 2021 upgrade, the documents with PStricks code don't compile anymore like it used to do with the previous MacTeX 2020 distribution on a Mac with M1 chips. To be more accurate : I do ...
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How to run PythonTeX

I've been trying to get PythonTeX up and running on my system (Mac running Catalina) but it's not working and I can't figure out why. I think it's something to do with the fact that it doesn't create ...
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lyx: Have a home tour file from early 2000's created in Windows and cannot open in my MAC OS [closed]

I have an old LYX file on disc that was created for me in the early 2000s (Windows). It contains photos I really need. When I try to open it it says it cannot find the app. I used to be able to ...
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Latex op Mac M1 chip? [duplicate]

Hoe kan ik latex op mijn nieuwe macbook air M1 chip zetten? Ik heb van alles geprobeerd maar het lukt niet [from Google Translate: How can I install latex on my new macbook air w/ M1 chip? I have ...
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psfragfig no longer working if eps files are in subdirectory

I've been using \psfragig replacements for years on MacOS quite successfully. My general workflow is to have my main .tex file in a directory and all of my image files (bar*.eps) along with the ...
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Getting Errors with enumitem !Undefined Control Sequence<argument> \scriptsize \SetEnumitemSize{script}\scriptsize

I am trying to compile this code: \documentclass[fourbysix]{recipecard} \usepackage[loadonly]{enumitem}% load the package without redefining the original lists \newlist{instructions}{enumerate}{1}% ...
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Randomly reusing a custom font for the same letters (On first iteration use custom font no 1, on second iteration use custom font no 2, and so on)

I have some custom fonts that I have imported to my Font Book (I am using a macOS machine and am using XeTeX). I can import those custom fonts with the answer written in Package for changing font with ...
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Problems with \\ in XeLaTeX when using Mac

I currently faced a problem with a XeTeX file I wrote using Windows 10 when I tried compiling it with MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. I had a .cls file containing following code snippet: ... \newcommand{\cover}[...
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macvim, mactex, and M1 MacBook Air (MBA) [duplicate]

I'm struggling with using macvim and mactex on M1 MBA. Here is what I've done. Install macvim (via homebrew, probably). Install mactex. Install TeXShop 4.58, Ghostscript-9.53.3-Full.pkg, and MacTeX-...
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