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For questions about using TeX on operating systems sold/made by Apple.

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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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Installing Kile and linking with Mactex

I have been trying to use Kile in Mac OS Sierra and link it with Mactex. I have gone through several instructions over the internet but still could not do it. Most of the instructions are for older ...
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MacOSX PDF viewer: Automatic reload on file modification

Is there a PDF viewer out there for MacOSX that support automatic reload of (in my case LaTex generated) PDFs when they're modified by another application?
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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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TexMaker (and TexShop) not working after installation of El Capitan [duplicate]

After having updated to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11), I'm no more able to compile using either TexMaker or TexShop. This is the message I get from TexShop "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error '/usr/...
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After El Capitan update, TeX doesn't compile [duplicate]

I get this error when clicking "typeset" on TeXShop: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX distribution. Perhaps such a distribution was not ...
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Using TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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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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How do I create a .bib file for bibtex?

how do I create a .bib file? I am trying to create a master bib file on texshop. When I save the file, it saves as a .tex, not .bib (even when I try to correct it manually). thanks in advance
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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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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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TexStudio not working after updating to Mac OS Sierra

Good morning everyone! I updated my OS to Sierra and TeXstudio seem not to work anymore. Everytime I try to compile something I get the message Error: Could not start the command: /usr/texbin/...
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Latest Version of BlueSky Textures for Mac

I've been a user of Textures since about 1987. I actually used it to prepare my dissertation for a Ph.D. I've continually updated it since and sorry to see it disappear from the scene TEX scene. I ...
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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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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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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 can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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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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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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pdflatex file missing after upgrade

My documents won't compile after upgrading to El Capitan on MacTex, and I saw that this usually means that the upgrade changed the path to pdflatex. However, it looks like the file is no longer on my ...
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Change background colour of toolbars in TeXstudio mac

Have the same question as posted here Change background colour of toolbars in TeXstudio just that I'm on an OSX device With How do I change color settings in TeXStudio? and How can I set a dark ...
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Setting up a LaTex environment for Vim

I've always used SublimeText for writing and compiling my LaTex files, but recently I've moved the majority of my code to Vim, and I would like to do the same thing with LaTex documents. I am on OSX ...
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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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Export TeXShop macros

I am currently using two different computers to write my papers and slides with TeXShop : my personal one at home, and my office computer. I am searching for a way to "synchronize" my TeXShop macros ...
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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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Restore default TeXShop source colors

Some unintended action of mine caused the style of the source to change to one with a dark background. How do I restore the TexShop default?
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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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How can I install latexindent on macOS?

I'm using the basicTeX distribution, rather than the MacTeX distribution. I prefer it this way, but there is one problem. I does not come with the tool latexindent which MacTeX does. I can't figure ...
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no tex installation detected on RStudio after OS X 10.10 yosemite upgrade

I upgraded my MAC to OS X 10.10 yosemite today. Now, when I run RStudio and try to use Knitr to compile pdf, it says no text installation detected. So, I did the following steps sequentially. Install ...
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latexmk - command not found on OS X

I've installed the MacTex bundle on my machine. When I try to run $latexmk I get a 'command not found'. I already reinstalled the latexmk bundle in TeX Live Utility. Both universal-darwin and X86_64-...
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TeXMaker not quick building:Mac with latest updates texmaker, mactex

Background: Mac 10.13.X Latest TeXMaker, MacTeX as of today 12/28/2017 side note: Previously have working before (factory reset of Mac) I had update the "untitled.tex" file to output "hello world ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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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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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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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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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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Emacs AUCTeX View command

I need help using the View command in AUCTeX running in Emacs. This is essential for viewing PDFs and without it I can not make TeX documents. In my .emacs file I have the following (which was created ...
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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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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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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 to code the german “ß” in Latex

I've read lots tutorials how to code "ß" in Latex. Unfortunately none of them could help me. Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{letterpaper}...
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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 ...