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

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Getting SyncTeX to work with Emacs, AucTeX and Skim (OS X El Capitan)

I'm attempting to set up LaTeX to work with Emacs on my Mac, running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5. I can compile everything all right, but I'm unable to use forward/inverse searches with Skim. From ...
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Emacs + AucteX + Skim (MacOS Sierra) Forward Search Problem

Once I upgraded to MacOS Sierra, I started to having problems in forward search in Skim. Backward search functions well. When I press "Cmd + S + Mouse 1" in Skim, it directly goes to the line in Emacs....
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Texmaker: Searching all files

I would like to search in my whole source code, which contains a lot of input-commands. For example, I would like to search for \mathbb{N}, and replace it with \mathbb{M} in every file. I also ...
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How to upgrade BasicTeX?

Is there a quick and simple way to reinstall all the packages I downloaded for BasicTeX 2013 with Tex Live Manager into version 2014? Should I just copy the folders – which? – from the old ...
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How to use a particular glyph with no unicode point for hyphens?

I’m typesetting some documents with XeLaTeX, using in the OS X distribution of Hoefler Text. Unfortunately, said font has had a nasty bug since forever: its default hyphen character is formatted for ...
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LaTeXiT: increase resolution

I'm using LaTeXiT to embed equations in my Evernote notebook. The complete package that I have includes LaTeXiT, BasicTex and GhostScript, and I configured it to produce PNG bitmap images, as ...
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Internal pdf viewer in texmaker pixelated on Mac Sierra

Using texmaker has always worked fine for me, until I recently changed to an iMac (macOS Sierra Version 10.12.1 (16B2657), Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015). Now, texmaker has a pixelated internal pdf, ...
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Setting TEXINPUTS in El Capitan (OS X)

I updated to El Capitan some time ago. My TeX installation works fine, but there is a problem: When I run latex from inside TeXShop, it does not see the TEXINPUTS environment variable. When I run ...
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Is it possible to drag and drop an equation from PowerPoint to edit in LaTeXit without overwriting what is already there?

I'm pretty new to LaTeXit, and I'm not sure if this is possible but it would save me so much time. Basically I want to be able to drag an equation I've already added to a PowerPoint (2016 Mac) back ...
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Preview-latex images wrong locations. (offset by 1)

I've been writing some results with various equations in align blocks using latex. I've recently begun using AUCTeX with its preview functionality, which is really cool. Things start out great, but as ...
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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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BibTeX compilation with TeXshop on Mac

I have installed TeXshop on my Mac, I can compile my TeX files without any problems. I have also understood how to create a BibTeX file, in saving the file with .bib. But when it comes to compile the ...
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Installing mtpro2 with mactex on os x sierra

I'm trying to install mtpro2 fonts. I followed directions on http://www.pctex.com/kb/74.html Here's what happened. Any suggestions? Brians-iMac:~ brianhons$ sudo texhash Password: texhash: ...
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MacTeX does not find my local .sty files on El Capitan

I have just installed MacTex under El Capitan and put my latex .sty files in the ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex folder, as suggested here, but MacTex still does not find them. What can I do?
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Pdflatex on OSX El Capitan

I need to use pdfLaTeX. I installed the BasicTeX.pkg because the readme indicated it would contain pdflatex. I have: /Users/tmb/Library/TeX/Distributions/Programs. Which includes texbin - I tried to ...
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Pdf won't update/show when quick-building in TexMaker

I am running TexMaker 4.4.1 on a Macbook with El Capitan iOS. It seems like the problem started after updating my Macbook. When i quick build no errors happen and no Pdf is showing. Quick build is ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in /...
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How to add a search path for packages in TexStudio on Mac OS?

I would like to add a custom folder into the search path of TexStudio on OS X Yosemite for using custom packages. Is it possible to do so in a way that it would work when compiling LaTeX documents ...
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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: [cps/...
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TeX4ht without converting math formulas

Maybe my question is very silly or maybe very trivial, but I can't figure out the solution... I want to regularly publish parts of Latex documents to a Wordpress where I have the MathJax plugin ...
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hiding TeXShop console

I have an issue with TeXshop. Although I checked the box "open console only in case of errors" it opens systematically. Moc OSX 10.9.5 French system
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TeX can't find .sty file

I'm trying to add a commutative diagrams .sty, called diagrams.sty, and TeX is not able to locate it. I placed it in /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex, where I see lots of other packages ...
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To get this WordCloud and R working in OSX's Texpad -1.6.0

I am trying to this Hamilton's code about WordCloud, which uses R, working in OSX. I have latest XCode and latest R 3.1.1 (XCode5 support) installed. Texpad 1.4.7-1.6.0 problem I open TexPad with ...
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MacTex: cannot compile in command line, File `fullpage.sty' not found

I installed the latest version of MacTex on my Macbook Pro (with Mac OS X 10.9.4), and I tried to compile my .tex file in command line using pdflatex/latex/tex. There is an error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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Duplicate Line command in TeXShop for Mac

I'm a quite new user of LaTeX and one thing I miss in TeXShop on mac is a "Duplicate Line"-command, espacially when writing mathematical derivations. It's my impression that it is possible to create a ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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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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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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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 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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LaTeX for Mac smaller than 2.9Gb?

I am a linux user myself, and have been using TeX on Linux since the original "T" series of floppy disks as part of the initial Slackware distribution. However, my daughter uses a Mac (OS version 10....
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Decreasing refresh time for Skim app (macOS High Sierra)?

Is there any way to decrease the interval between compilation and the point when Skim refreshes its display of the corresponding PDF? It seems to take quite a bit longer than on my old Windows Vista ...
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How does texhash know how where to find package files?

I am using MacTex 2017 with OS X High Sierra. When I try to compile a .tex file using pdflatex it gets stuck at finding a package packagename.sty. After some searching that I found those packages ...
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MacTex successfully installed but unable to launch

I have successfully Installed mactex using brew as shown below $ brew cask install mactex ==> Satisfying dependencies ==> Downloading http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/mac/mactex/mactex-20170524....
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Kile preview in same window

I cannot get the view I had on Kile on my Windows machine earlier-the editor on the left and pdf viewer on the right. I am using Kile on a Mac. Whenever I click on quickbuild it opens the pdf in an ...
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Mac TexMaker: “File not found” when clicked on View PDF

I am new to LaTex. I am currently using TexMaker for Mac on El Capitan OS. After saving my tex file, when I click on View PDF, "File not found" pops up. But if I first click on Tools>PDFLaTex and then ...
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LaTeXiT not compatible with macOS Sierra?

I updated to Sierra today and found that LaTeXiT shipped with MacTeX cannot be launched any more. (The icon keeps bouncing in the Dock.) Anyone knows how to fix it?
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Annoying behaviour with TexMaker on a Mac OS X

Whenever I have a .bib file along with other .tex files opened in the TexMaker editor sometimes I observe an annoying behavior, which basically consists in the keys that I type in the current file ...
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Dialogs “log file not found” during the compilation when trying to output to subdirectory “build”

I'm using TexMaker, I want the files generated by the compilation of my .tex files to be put in a subdirectory. I checked the box (by going to Preferences > Commands) use "build" subdirectory ...
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fontspec does not create a searchable document with copyable text

My documents aren't copyable or searchable with the Apple pdf engine when using fontspec. using cmap doesn't help. \documentclass[oneside, 12pt]{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]...
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AucTeX fails to generate previews on Mac OS X

When I try to generate the previews for the document on my Mac I get the following error on the preview: /usr/texbin/rungs -dOutputFile\=\(review.prv/tmp7722b0S/pr1-27.png\) -q -dDELAYSAFER -dNOPAUSE ...
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Auto-correction introduces spelling mistakes

With increasing frequency auto-correction is suggesting and, if not caught, automatically introducing spelling mistakes in my English or German texts. Some of today's examples are (currently working ...
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A lite install for Mac OS X

The full MacTex install is 2.5GB, which is penal for any sporadic user. Can someone talk me through a lite install, i.e. BasicTex plus how to supplement it with one or two packages (e.g."accents.sty"),...
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Compile error Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

I have recently installed MacTeX and TeXstudio on my macbook air 2013 (os x el captain 10.11.2) and tried to compile a file but got the error How to fix it? Thank you in advance.
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Converting EPS to PDF fails on MacOs with Texlipse

On a mac 10.10.5 with texlipse plugin for the IDE Eclipse (newest version MARS) together with TeXLive/TeXShop I am trying to convert a tex-file with an eps image to pdf and I use epstopdf-package for ...
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Which version of TeXMaker should I install for OS X El Capitan?

I looked at the TeXMaker website, and it lists two 64 bit binaries for OS X: MacOsx Lion/Mountain Lion/Maverick and MacOsx >=10.6. I wasn't sure which of these to download, as they seem to conflict ...
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Hiding the auxilary files as part of the compilation script under OS X

I'm aware that there is a lot of discussion about what to do with the pile of auxiliary files that LateX creates when it compiles. What I want to do is pretty specific. The simplest thing I've found ...
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from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac

Today I updated my operating system from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac. Lyx was not compiling the pdf anymore, so I used this system: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf Although the ...
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Upgrading all packages in TeX Live Utility (MacTex 2015) fails at the end with “Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to upgrade all my packages with Tex Live Utility on OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) running MacTeX-2015 on a MacBook Pro. Package by package the installation went well, until the very end, when I ...
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Permissions problem with tlmgr

I just updated tlmgr and installed a few fonts (type1cm, palimas, etc.). However, when I attempt to use them, I get a "permission denied" error. Which makes sense when I look at the permissions of ...