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Questions tagged [mac]

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

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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 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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I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?

I want to write my final thesis using LaTeX, what should I do in order to be able to do that through Eclipse on a Mac OS X? If any another good editor exists, feel free to write your opinion on why ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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What happened to Textures and Bluesky Research?

A few weeks ago, the Bluesky website vanished. I have been unable to find any recent traces on the Internet of either Gordon Lee, who seems to have been the only person left at Bluesky (or, at any ...
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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf tree....
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What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?

The TeXworks homepage states that "It is deliberately modeled on Dick Koch’s award-winning TeXShop for Mac OS X" and it seems that today people are using both. Both are delivered with TexLive and ...
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How to typeset special Apple Mac keyboard symbols?

Is there a standard way to typeset the special symbols of the Apple Mac keyboard? That is, the curly rectangle ⌘ and the others? If there is none, what would you suggest as workarounds?
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Compile .tex file to a pdf on os X

I installed mactex and I wrote a resume in Vim, but I can't figure out how to compile the .tex file into a pdf using the command line. I have a program called TexWorks that does it, but I'm more ...
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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?

I wonder how I can speed up the pdflatex compilation of a large document (thesis) with >200 pages and many images (however all imported PDFs or imported pixel graphics, no TikZor similar things yet!). ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Mac OS Yosemite made TeXShop previews unreadably blurred

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To my great disappointment, TeXShop (3.43) built-in previews are blurred: I usually work on several pages documents and this kind of blur is very eye-...
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TeX to image over command line

I'd like to generate an image with math formulas with TeX from command line. Something like: $ tex-executable "E=\frac{m_1v^2}{2}" e2.png I have MacTex 2009 installed and I'm pretty sure that ...
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Checking and removing multiple MacTex installations

I was having the same problem as described here. However, at that time I just reinstalled the MacTex, and things started to work. As MacTex takes huge space on the disk, I want to make sure that I ...
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Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

For example, TeX Live Utility 1.17 and earlier will not work on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If a shell task relies on the PATH environment variable to launch a command, rather than a fully-specified path,...
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‘Bundle’ TeX output in a directory

(My personal interest in this question is mainly for OS X but solutions/approaches for other operating systems are also appreciated.) What I see as a main distraction with using TeX/LateX is that it ...
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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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Lualatex (luaotfload) broke after upgrading to Mavericks

Ever since I upgraded to OS X Mavericks—post hoc ergo propter hoc—I can no longer compile my dissertation using LuaLaTeX. When running lualatex I first got the following error: luaotfload | db: ...
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pdflatex fails within Emacs.app, but works in terminal

LaTeX rookie here. I'm running OS X 10.7 with Emacs 24, Auctex 11.86 and TexLive 2011 via MacTex. When i run LaTeX through Emacs in the terminal it outputs my test.tex as test.pdf just fine. ...
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How to install vim-latex?

Can someone please help with installing vim with the latex plugin? I've tried searching online for easier instructions, but I can't find anything. I have very little experience with terminal and I ...
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TikZ editor for Mac OS

I'm looking for an editor like tikzedt for Mac OS X. Or something similar in order to write and see quickly the result. Any suggestion ?
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fontawesome icons are getting too big using XeLaTeX

The following example must be compiled with XeLaTeX to reproduce the issue. % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} Text Text \faMobilePhone\ Text Text \end{...
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I like little squares but not as much as TeXstudio

I recently downloaded TeXstudio and I really like it's feel, only problem: Gave it a quick google and nothing came up. Has anyone else encountered this problem OR does anyone have any suggestions on ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under MacTeX2014 and MacTeX2015 when using certain fonts

(Remark: This question was posted originally when the big news, TeX-wise, was the impending transition from TeXLive2013 to TeXLive2014. Since the issue identified in this posting persists in ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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Can't compile image after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I have MacTex installed in my mac. It works fine before I upgrading to OS X Yosemite. After the upgrade, I can still compile the textual part, but the image part gives me this error: http://pastebin....
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Which LaTeX distribution should I use on OSX?

Which LaTeX installation would you recommend using on OSX? Ideally I'd want the installation to contain as many packages as possible as I'll be using my Macbook offline mostly.
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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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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Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails.

I am trying to set Emacs/AUCTeX to invoke an external PDF viewer so I can view the document output, preferably with source correlation via SyncTeX. AUCTeX, by default, suggested evince file.pdf; ...
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Multiple Texmaker windows?

In OS-X, is there a way to open multiple windows of TeXmaker, each for viewing and editing different (or same) files?
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Ligatures in Hoefler with XeTeX?

Using XeLaTeX on OS X 10.6 (texlive installed with MacPorts) I'm not getting any ligatures with Hoefler. Example code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra} \setromanfont[...
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What are the differences between the many LaTeX versions available for OS X?

There are many ways to get LaTeX on an OS X box. I prefer to manage my software via fink, and even then there are a lot of choices. At the time of this writing (2010-08-28) I have the following ...
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“ö ü ä ß” in Latex (Mac, German, TeXShop) [closed]

It sounds simple but I have a really heavy issue with the "ö ü ä ß" in Latex. I use a template from my university, i have a mac and i use TeXShop if that matters. Within there is a packages.tex with ...
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How to get TeXShop to ignore LaTeX commands when spell checking

TeXShop is showing a spelling error (red dashed underline) for almost every LaTeX command. There must be a way to disable this so I can only check the spelling of my content. Example screenshot:
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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 install the package “slashbox” using tlmgr?

I'd like to install the package slashbox to my MacTex/TeXlive installation (on Mac OSX) using tlmgr. The package seems to be still available on CTAN, but my attempts to install it, failed: sudo tlmgr ...
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After migration to MacOSX 10.11 “El Capitan”, how to run simple utilities such as “texdoc” and “kpsewhich”?

Last night, I migrated my MacBook's operating system from 10.10 "Yosemite" to 10.11 "El Capitan". Everything seemed to go smoothly. Happily, regarding my TeX-related work, I am able to use the GUI ...
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Override default cite tooltip

I'm trying to add a tooltip to each inline citation. So far I've almost got it working using pdfcomment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks=true]{hyperref} \usepackage{pdfcomment} \...
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How can I automate the workflow for producing multiple versions of a document? [duplicate]

Say you have two versions of the same LaTeX document. For instance, you have one version of your lecture slides for actually delivering a lecture: as you're really not a big fan of the "wall of text",...
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Fresh install Mac OS Sierra and MacTeX

Fresh install of Mac OS Sierra, fresh install of MacTeX. If I run with the terminal pdflatex I get -bash: pdflatex: command not found Any idea? Thank you for help and answers.
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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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Font installation in TeXShop on a Mac

I apologize for this being an extremely naive question, but I just can't seem to wrap my head around what the sources I've consulted so far are saying. I'm writing a Beamer presentation in TeXShop, ...
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Where does BasicTeX put the texmf directory on OSX?

I have just installed BasicTeX on OSX 10.5 and I'm trying to locate the texmf directory to copy the llncs (LaTeX .cls and .sty files) folder into. According to the install log the location should be ~...
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Accessing Mac (mactex) install folder

I am forced to use a Mac for a while. My log-file says my class file is in: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/report.cls Does this mean my packages are in this folder? /usr/local/...
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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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Installing new packages from ctan through command line or AUCTeX on Mac OS?

I've needed a few new packages for some macros to draw diagrams that I'm working with. I've heard that some LaTeX editors can automatically download the correct packages from CTAN when they're not ...
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void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table

I'm using auctex + Emacs(OSX) Problem: If I open an LaTeX file, it works right. But if I open an plain tex file, it complains. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable latex-mode-abbrev-table) ...