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Invalid arara error when running YAML directive from TeXShop

I'm using arara to play a Waves.mp3 sound file when TeXShop starts, and completes, typesetting my LuaLaTeX project file (~20 minutes), mainly as a gentle alert that the typesetting is complete. The ...
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LuaLaTeX : Error loading module 'ssl.https'

I'm in the middle of migrating a document (my CV/Resume) from xelatex to lualatex. After setting up my environment, I cannot build a simple document containing Lua code for testing. Here is some ...
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Hide unused panes in TeXstudio 4.8.0 side panel on macOS

I updated my TeXstudio for macOS to version 4.8.0 today, and then it started to show many panes in the side panel on the left (Asymptote Commands, XY Commands, Macros, TikZ Commands, etc.). I don't ...
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MacOS Preview redaction tool breaks PGFPlots graphics

Using MacOS's built in file viewer Preview, I am attempting to redact information in a document built with LaTeX, containing graphs from PGFPlots. However, saving the file after using the redaction ...
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LaTeX file not running in texmaker on Fedora (but fine on MacOS): Error : could not start the command : biber

I have been using MacOS, but recently, I decided to jump from MacOS to Linux running Fedora 40. LaTeX is installed on Fedora and I use texmaker on both operating systems to edit documents. Today, I ...
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my Texshop file runs in my old mac but not in the new one, what can I do to be able to compile the document in my new computer? [closed]

My .tex file compiles without problem in my previous MacBook Pro, but it doesn't compile in the new MacBook Pro, even tho I have installed MacTex, what can I do? Please help :( I haven't been able to ...
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MikTex Problems on Mac

For about a month now my MikTex app isn't working on the Mac. I think it was after ugrading the OS, but not sure. My TexWorks wont access it when I try to run a LaTeX file, and I can't even open the ...
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Moving Overleaf project to the TexShop

On the screenshot is a structure of my PhD thesis as a Latex project in Overleaf. As you can see, it consists of multiple subfiles and subfolders. Now, I am trying to compile this project offline ...
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How to live-preview latex on vscode?

I hope to preview LaTeX in real-time on VSCode, input tex code while outputting PDF, just like MS, and I hope there are plugins or methods that can achieve this. I noticed that some tex editors can do ...
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How to check what I'm using in my environment

I use VS code with the Latex workshop on Mac and it works perfectly fine when writing a paper. But I don't understand "pdflatex", "mactex", "texlive" or something other ...
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Texlive Utility fails, apparently due to xz missing,

Texlive Utility fails and it looks like the failure is related to xz not being available. However I have /usr/local/xz installed and checked that it runs in sh. I am using a McBook late 2009 (macbook6,...
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Automatic Saving doesn't work in TeXShop 5.22, MacTeX 2023 and Ventura 13.6.1

How to start Automatic Saving in TeXShop? It doesn't work in TeXShop 5.22, MacTeX 2023, Ventura 13.6.1
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Can't install Texstudio 4.6.3 on my M2 MacBook Pro?

I recently transitioned from Windows to apple silicon. I have a MacBook M2 Pro. I am trying to download Texstudio 4.6.3 on my machine. However, when I double click on the downloaded Texstudio file, I ...
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How to include, and colour, an SVG image?

I would like to use some icons that are not available in Font Awesome 5. The template I'm using uses \color to apply a colour to a font awesome icon, and it would be nice if the same command could be ...
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TexStudio stopped compiling pdflatex after using CLI for the first time [duplicate]

At the moment I am writing my PhD thesis using TexStudio editor. Up until this morning, TexStudio compiled the document with PdfLateX without a problem, as always. Apart from that, in the past I ...
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How to run `--shell-escape` for LuaLaTeX in Texshop

Is there a way to run the --shell-escape command for the LuaLaTex engine in Texshop? I know there are editable TEX and Latex commands in the Texshop settings under Engine->pdfTeX settings, but I do ...
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.aux files missing or not being created in texshop

I am using texshop on a mac (version below) and when compiling the main thesis file it is missing out two of the chapters as it 'cant find the aux file'. Why would this be and how can I resolve the ...
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Reading from filehandle failed: latexmk

I have been using MacTex/TeXShop/xelatexmk for many years on my personal Mac, and am trying to set my new office Mac up with it. I have copied the inactive engines to the active engine directory and, ...
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Can't install lucida fonts with texlive on macOS

I purchased Lucida fonts (type1) from Y&Y (now defunct) and MathTime Pro fonts from PCTeX. I have a directory (TDS compliant, I think) "localtexmf" where I have all the .pfb files and I ...
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How do I install bibtex on a Mac?

I want to convert a bibtex citation into a human readable citation to paste into my editor. That is all. A solution that I found makes use of bibtex2html, which is fine. However, this needs bibtex to ...
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Error with biber with MacTex 2023

I'm having issues with biber even using the simplest code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{fittizio, author = {Paolo Polesana}...
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Setting Up Latex on MacOs using VSCode [duplicate]

Good afternoon everyone, I am currently resetting my mac and reinstalling everything in a clean way. I would love to have guidance here if possible. I currently installed TexLive and TextDist but now ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment longtable undefined

I've been trying to create long tables for my thesis. Everytime I compile I get errors that prevent the creation of a PDF view. Here's the code: \begin{longtable}{lllllllll} \caption{Table A.1: Poggio ...
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Pythontex in TeXShop for MAC [closed]

I am trying to use Pythontex in TeXShop but my engine is not working, here is my pythontex engine #!/bin/zsh # For anaconda distribution of Python, use #PATH=~/anaconda/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/...
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MacTeX upgrade from 2022 to 2023

What is the best way to upgrade my MacTeX from version 2022 to 2023? Do I have to uninstall and delete everything from 2022 and then reinstall 2023? On the website the instructions are not that ...
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Tinytex and TeXstudio (Mac)

How can I connect the LaTex distribution that I installed with Tinytex with TeXstudio? I have downloaded Tinytex from Rstudio (following the instructions here). From Rstudio I am now able to compile ....
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Using SF Pro font on MiKTeX (Mac)

I recently downloaded the SF Pro font from https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ on a MacBook Pro with MiKTeX installed. However, when I try to use it with XeLaTeX, the log says the font probably doesn't ...
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MacOS Font Loading with XeTeX and fontspec fails

When I try to compile a file using XeLaTeX and fontspec that uses the Dejavu Sans font (that's of course not already installed in the MacOS system), by \usepackage{pifont}, or if I want to use the ...
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LyX on MacOS two different files yet connected?

Disclaimer I’m not sure how to even phrase the issue here. So if you find a better way, please comment it I’ll edit the question. I don’t know either if it’s a LyX or macOS related question. So please,...
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How to config TexStudio on Mac when I am using Miktex?

I am currently using Miktex and Texstudio on Mac, how should I configure it in "Commands" so it also downloads the missing packages on the fly? If you can share the configs or a screenshot ...
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Can't save newly created files, or close them or TeXShop once they are opened

Since a few days ago, on macOS Venture 13.2.1, if I open TeXShop and create a new file, I can't save it, whether I use cmd+s or the save option under File->Save. I can't rename or close the ...
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How and where to install a .cls in a minimal TexLive distribution (MacOsX)?

I have a minimum LaTeX live installation which I don't remember how it got installed. I think it was a dependency of some other program and it got automatically installed. Nevertheless, the content of ...
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Ways to Code Rules of Inference without Package Mathpartir

In mac pages app, it seems like it's not available for us to install packages when inserting an equation, so in the wish to continue using mac pages as my "working background", I would like ...
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texlive tlmgr update: what's the best configuration

I've installed texlive2022 freshly on a new mac (Ventura) via homebrew. Now sudo tlmgr update --self doesn't work. How do you set it up? First, following tlmgr: action not allowed in system mode: ... (...
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TeXstudio Not Responding

The TeXstudio on my Mac doesn't work since about half a year ago (it worked well before, and I really liked its auto-fill feature), and always showing Not Responding in my activity monitor, the memory ...
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Amalgamating a second texmf-local tree with my current texlive installation

I have a tarball of a texmf-local folder from a friend's ubuntu installation, that I'd like to amalgamate with my own texlive installation (presumably to texmf-local too). I imagine I can amalgamate ...
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How do I turn off phone number detection in TeXShop?

Preface: I think TeXShop is the best PDF viewer on the Mac, and I use it as my default PDF viewer. But I also write math papers on it. My Mac loves to find phone numbers even where they don't exist. ...
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Mac ventura Lyx Graphics [duplicate]

I have just updated to MAc ventura and I can no longer install graphics- would really appreciate some help- its critical for lecture notes- thanks
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Cannot save or compile document on new computer

I recently got myself a new laptop, MacBook with Ventura 13.1, and I installed LaTeX on it. I have no problem saving and compiling .tex documents that I have transferred over from another computer, ...
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I can't get my bibliography to work running biber on TexShop on a Mac [duplicate]

My citations were printing fine on an academic article I'm about to submit, running TexShop on a Mac, and then suddenly they wouldn't anymore. To troubleshoot, I deleted the last few citations I added,...
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Texstudio editor sometimes stops accepting inputs

I have Texstudio-4.4.1 on macOS Big Sur (11.7.1) and the editor frequently ignores my keyboard inputs. This first happened last week when I was still using Texstudio-4.3.0 on macOS Catalina (10.15.8). ...
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I can't find the format file `luaLaTex.fmt'!

Working on macOS Monterey. Disclaimer, I'm no expert on LaTex and haven't used it in a while. Trying to compile a paper using luaLaTex. Has to compile this way to use lyluatex. Command I'm using: ...
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Markdown package in combination with babel produces errors

I have a minimal latex file, using the markdown as well as the babel package: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{markdown} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \markdownSetup{pipeTables,tableCaptions} \begin{...
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XeLaTeX on macOS: How to use already installed user fonts?

After researching this for a while, as well as coming across this answer, I'm left confused. Is the the approach of having to hard-link a font \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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How to go to the next section line in TeXShop?

What is the keyboard shortcut to jump from to the next section or subsection in an outputted document?
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Changing variables in a Latex file using Matlab

I'm trying to import an excel sheet to Matlab, then I use the data to change variables using Matlab then I generate a new tex file as below (found the code online).Everythig is working except for the ...
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Texstudio editor setup on Mac

Installed Texstudio on my new MacBook and faced a problem: in the editor the size of the tab is two spaces. Do you know how to change this value to four spaces? Haven't found this in editor settings.
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How to set TeXShop to open previously closed tex files?

I usually work on many tex files at the same time using TeXShop (they are all in the same window but different tabs). However, when I restart TeXShop I have to reopen all the tex files manually again ...
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complete disk access for TeXShop on a Mac with Catalina

I asked a basic question a couple days ago, and someone referred me to a previous post which solved the problem (kudos to you.. thanks) but this leads me to a couple more questions. My previous ...
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Setting up LaTeX Compiler in PyCharm on Mac OS

I am having trouble setting up a LaTeX project in my PyCharm on MacOS X. I followed this video as a guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxXMZV9f9P8 and followed all the instruction - I have all the ...
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