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TexMaker for MAC: Refer to specific part of my document in my editor that will show in the PDF Viewer

I am usig TeXmaker on my Mac. When I reading the PDF I can simply press cmd + right click to see on PDF viewer to get to the same spot in the editor. Can I somehow go the other way around? Click on ...
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Latexindent with Homebrew Perl and Sublime Text

I'm trying to get the package BeautifyLatex working on Sublime Text 3. My initial attempts revealed that certain Perl modules were missing which prevented latexindent from working. Instead of fiddling ...
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LaTeXiT: An upper half of an output disappears on MacOS Mojave [duplicate]

An upper half of an output using LaTeXiT disappears on MacOS Mojave as following. I try to reinstall ghostscript 9.27, but the problem isn't solved. What should I do?
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add multiple bib files dynamically using the bibtex backend

I am writing a large document consisting of many papers with their own bibliographies structured in this way: /ch1 --paper1.tex --paper1.bib --paper1-extra.bib /ch2 --paper2.tex --paper2.bib ... ...
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Biber not working incorrect locale settings

I'm running biber on a new MacBook Pro, and I am struggling to understand the errors I'm getting. When I try to run biber on a beamer handout, I get the following errors: Running `Biber' on `handout' ...
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How do I change the spellcheck language of Texmaker to US English?

I've installed Texmaker (via MacTeX using Homebrew) and noticed that the spell checker has been set to British English. Thus is marks "color" as a misspelling and suggests "colour" as an alternative. ...
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ConTeXt Standalone install with modules flag fails on Mac OS

I am trying to install ConTeXt Standalone on MacOS (Mojave, 10.14.5) using the instructions at Context Garden's Mac install page. Everything goes fine until the last big step. When I use sh ./first-...
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User mode install of TeXLive on a Mac

My university decided to not give admin privileges automatically. So I thought I will try installing it in user mode on the university provided Mac (Mojave). I installed TexLive 2019 (option -gui -...
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Why can't my .sty file be found? I followed the MacTeX instructions

I created a new package as a .sty file. I want to be able to use it in all of my documents. I followed the instructions on the MacTeX website. I located my Library folder in Macintosh HD using ...
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How to turn on Autocomplete commands in texshop

I'm a newbie to texshop and I cant get autocomplete to work. A quick search on it tells me to do something with ~/library/Texshop/Keyboard/autocompletion. Plist file but I'm stumped. Texshop version ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `pgf-pie.sty' not found

I run my tex-doc on a pc and a mac. Unfortunately it does not compile on my mac anymore. I get following message: ! LaTeX Error: File `pgf-pie.sty' not found. After updating Texmaker, reinstalling ...
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Texmaker - Mactex - MacOs Sierra weird problems

it's my first post and will be so happy to have an answer from one of you. One of my friend is doing her Master thesis on latex using texmaker, mactex and her macbook air on MacOs Sierra (10.12.5) ...
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View Tags popup menu through a keyboard shortcut in TeXShop

Within the TeXShop Macros Menu is the Goto Labels option, and you can configure a keyboard shortcut to open a window and find the Label that is needed. So I want to ask three things: How can you ...
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Automatically run BibTex with LaTeX?

Writing a research paper with a bunch of different sources. Is it possible to automatically compile my bibliography.bib with my paper.tex? Currently I have to manually follow the answer here, which ...
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How to invoke makeglossaries from Texmaker

I am new to LaTeX. I am using Texmaker 5.0.3 on MacOS High Sierra. I have tried several things, they all worked (I even successfully created a list of references). But now I have troubles when I to ...
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TexPad custom snippet Variables?

I am trying to create a custom snippet to include a string variable based on 'selection'. I cannot seem to figure out how to copy the current selection to a variable and use it within the snippet, for ...
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Texmaker - Python - Configuration

LaTex friends, I need your help configuring MacTeX, Texmaker (pdfLatex) and Python on a Mac. I have received a file where a *.tex uses a Python and I just have no idea how to make this file work. I ...
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In TexShop on Mac OS, I want to change the Switch <-> Preview Command from CMD+1

I am using MacOS system preferences to change the default commands in TeXShop. It's necessary to type in the exact name of the menu command in order to change it. I want to change the Switch <-> ...
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Texmaker (& similar) - How to \usepackage{svg} especially on Mac OS

I'm using TexMaker on Mac and try to include some svg's to my document. I think my question is very similar to this one svg package failing to find svg files But I can't solve my problem. I already ...
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How do you fully install IEEEtran for MacOS?

I have been searching for hours trying to figure this out. I need to write a paper in IEEE double column format for a graduate class. Because LaTeX, I figured there was a package to help me make sure ...
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Latex document background looks grey

I recently updated my macbook to the 'Mojave' OS and activated dark mode, and while I generally appreciate the reduced brightness it appears to have caused my latex document backgrounds to become grey ...
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How to install the hmcpset package for LyX Mac with MacTex?

I've been trying for several days to get this to work, but i haven't been successful yet. I'm new to latex and I don't have a very good idea of what I'm doing, which is why I'm using LyX. I put the ...
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TexShop line number magnification

Does anyone know how to change the size of the line number font in the grey left-hand column? Thanks.
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Migrating from TexLive to MacTeX: My scripts do not work. Undefined control sequence \end{document}

I have classes for all the kinds of documents I usually write in Latex. I just migrated to a Mac in my new job, and find that none of my scripts work with MacTex 2018 (first time working with MacTex......
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The macros setmainfont and setsansfont do not accept the new command of a newfontfamily. Is there compatibility between them?

I use the class memoir, the packages polyglossia, fontspec, compile in XeLaTeX in Linux and on macOS. Based on XeTeX package fontspec: Use previously defined \newfontfamily with \setmainfont (there ...
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MacTex typeset button disappeared

After removing old version of TeXlive and install the recent one, typeset button disappeared so that I cannot do anything. Would you help me out?
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How to leave out the Space before I use auto-completion by Tab in TexShop?

These days I am trying to improve my typing speed on TexShop by employing the Command Completion source. However, I've found that I have to type in a Space before using, say, "xg+Tab" to represent \...
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Second line of paragraphs indented in source, TeXShop 4.12 OSX

After updating to the latest version of TeXShop, every paragraph in my source displays with the second and subsequent lines indented. This is true for new and old documents. How do I disable this ...
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Using BibTex with pdfLaTeX

I was trying to follow an example of how to use BibTex, which gave the below files: test.bib @BOOK{DUMMY:1, AUTHOR="John Doe", TITLE="The Book without Title", PUBLISHER="Dummy Publisher", YEAR="2100"...
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Trying to use TexShop project with alias to input macro file

I'm coauthoring a book and we use DropBox. I need to work on little test projects that use the same macro files as the main project. Ideally I would like to link to them using aliases so as not to ...
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[TeXstudio, OSX]: Check spelling pop up window displays garbled text in “unknown word” field [closed]

I run TeXstudio on OSX, compiled from source. It has worked fine for a long time, but lately the spell check pop-up window does not work properly. This also affects older versions of TeXstudio (which ...
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Compile all latex documents in subdirectories (when documents involve multiple files)

I have a directory containing many separate latex documents, either directly or inside subdirectories; and I want to compile all these documents simultaneously. Some of these documents involve ...
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Autocompletion of citation with BibDesk but without TeXShop

I have the inverse question of this one, Autocompletion of citation in TeXShop without BibDesk, but instead of "without BibDesk," I am looking for a way to have autocompletion of citekeys from my bib-...
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Comparable LaTex editors to Texpad on Windows

I know there have been discussions on what editors to use in general. However, I have a specific question about comparable tex editor to Texpad on Windows. I am a mac user and I am thinking about ...
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How do I know if vim-latex is installed correctly?

I followed the very clear instructions How to install vim-latex?. I did not encounter any error while installing, but when I open a test file with vim test.tex the interface still looks like normal ...
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IPE problems with pdftex - High Sierra

I tried to use the IPE to make graphs. I'm having problems with pdftex. Every time I try to write a mathematical command, the software returns me this error,that I reported on the programmer's site: ...
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Entering \ll command to compile using LaTeX suite plug-in to MacVim

LaTeX Suite Manual says that In order to compile a LaTeX file, simply press \ll while editing the file. I don't understand how I can enter this command. I tried switching to the Editor mode in ...
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How do I uninstall Miktex on Mac

I have installed Miktex from the Miktex site due to bad advice from other people, and I realized that Mactex might be better. I want to uninstall Miktex now, but I don't know how to do it. The ...
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How does one install a package like amstex onMiKTeX

I want to use amstex in my MiKTeX on my Mac. I cannot find any instructions on how to install any package. Are there instructions? If not, how is it done.
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spell checker Excalibur fails to save changes

I just tested Excalibur, an interactive, TeX aware spell checker, to correct typos of a TeX-file. However, when I was finished assessing the suggestions and attempted to save the file, a popup ...
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Live TeX Utility 'Unable to find a valid update server' error message

When I open the TeX Live Utility (version 1.34), the following message appears: Unable to find a valid update server. According to a previous thread, the solution is to wait it out until the server ...
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Why do I have green vertical bars in the left margin of TeXstudio?

I've come to using TeXstudio having written most of my chapters in WinEDT. I'm now adding more writing in the document. I'm using the MacOS version of TeXstudio, coming from using WinEDT in the ...
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Lyx V2.2.2 MacOSX Shortcuts

I have the shortcut in lyx over MacOSX for opening the preferences binded to cmd+, I wish to unbind it, as it's too close to cmd+m which is the default shortcut for mathmode. I tried the following: ...
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How to set texmaker when upgrading from MacTeX 2017 to 2018? [closed]

I am a frequent reader of tex.stackexcnage, this is my fist post and, since English is not my native language, I hope you will forgive my clumsiness. I've been using fo several months texmaker on ...
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OS X: Blurry Beamer presentations on Sierra / High Sierra

Since OS X 10.12 (Sierra), the built-in Preview, but also many other PDF Viewers on OS X (such as Skim) show a number of problems, among them the following rendering issue: The page is first rendered ...
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How to use LaTex on a mac

I'm in a class where I need to use LaTex, but there is no information on how to actually get to the place where you can use it on a computer. At the beginning of the semester the professor added it to ...
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Set up new TeXShop same as old TeXShop on different computer

Background: I just got a new Mac and would like to set up TeXShop so that it behaves identical as it did on my older computer. As I don't want to transfer any old things that I no longer use on the ...
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How to type German special characters in TeXstudio on Mac OS with US keyboard layout?

I want to type German special characters like ü/ä/ö using a US keyboard. In all other programs I can just press the character 'u' wait for a second and then select the special character 'ü' on a ...
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MacOS: Start new instance of TeXstudio

[MacOS 10.13.3, TeXstudio 2.12.8] How do you start a new TeXstudio instance? open /Applications/texstudio.app --start-always is not recognised and returns the Usage information, whilst open /...
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Problem in bibliography with applemac

I have one problem with the bibliography: I need to work on TexMaker with the package inputenc applemac because my supervisor absolutely wants that I use that, but when the bibliography appears, the ...