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Using LaTeXIt with Thunderbird on Mac

I followed the instructions for installing the LatexIt Add-on for Thunderbird, including required packages. Unfortunately, I keep getting this error: Error message transcript: LatexIt! run report... ...
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include graphics macOS Catalina

Help! Ever since I upgraded my machine to macOS Catalina, non of my tex files can use \incdludegrapics. As far as I know this is the only change done to my system recently. I tried to uninstall and ...
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Error with TeXShop after upgrade macOS to Catalina

I´ve upgraded my macOS to Catalina. I'm using TeXShop (I also upgraded it) up to this step all good, no issues. But when I'm compiling the console crashes. How I fixed the issue? I uninstalled and ...
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Error with pdfTeX after updating to Mac OS Catalina

I am getting the following error now when I compile with TeXShop. "This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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BibLaTeX (biber) only working with default bibliography styles [MacTeX]

I'm using the MacTeX 2019 environment on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and the included pdfLaTeX and biber commands to compile my documents (through TeXStudio, although running directly from command line leads ...
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turn on spell checker in Mac for texmaker

my texmaker put a red line under wrong spelling word but I can't see the right spell of that word in my Touch Bar. how I can fix it?
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Rendering tikz graphics using Tikzit and MacOS

I wanted to try using "Tikzit" for MacOS to create some simple diagrams without too much hassle. Running the below code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikzit} \usepackage{tikz} \input{mystyle....
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what I should write in pdfLatex part?

could you please help me out about starting latex? I do not know what I have to put in pdfLatx and other parts. I have Mac Pro 2019
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Adding a package directory to MiKTeX on mac

I was just given a macbook by my employer for work. I am mostly a windows person and I use MiKTeX (and TeXStudio) for my LaTeXing. I have a number of personal .sty files that I keep in my dropbox, so ...
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Tex studio not working in Mac

I am using Macbook air. I had Texstudio in my Mac and it was working fine. Yesterday it disappeared suddenly. If I search using spotlight, it is not showing. I install it from some webpage, then mac ...
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.tex files set to open with TeX.mdimporter (1.3)

I created a second account on my Mac in an attempt to workaround a fuzzy display issues I am having with TeXShop. When I select "Get Info" on a .tex file it seems to be set to open with TeX.mdimporter:...
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Cannot open TexStudio on Mac after force quit when freezed because of autosaving fail

I force quit TexStudio because it was not responded after attempt auto saving new file fail. After that, I cannot open TexStudio any more. The program starts running in Activity Monitor, but stops ...
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Why does \setmathfont{TeX Gyre Bonum Math} not work?

With XeLaTeX, the following source works as expected: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{TeX Gyre Bonum} \setmathfont{texgyrebonum-math.otf} % this ...
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Getting TexLive 2019 installation to work on macOS

I am not an expert on Unix based systems. I installed TexLive 2019 on my mac (Mojave 10.14.6) and in the end it advises me to: Add /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/doc/man to MANPATH. Add /...
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What editor should I use for working both on Windows and MacOS?

I have a Windows desktop PC at home and a MacBook for working everywhere else. I use LaTeX every single day, so it is important to me that "it just works". Up to now I've been using TeXStudio because ...
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Latex issue with python on mac

I was trying to run matplotlib.rcParams['text.usetex'] = True matplotlib.rcParams['font.family'] = 'serif' on python, but I received the following error FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file ...
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Mac Program to Get the Latex code of a PDF [duplicate]

I am writing a math paper that uses some long equations from PDFs. Are there any converters from Pdf to Latex?
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Bibliography using BibLatex does not work with TexShop

It is the first time that I use bibliography in a document and after a brief search, I realised that this is was done with BibTeX which was succeeded by BibLaTeX. This is a sample of my document. \...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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-...