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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 ...
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Latex MacTex GnuPlot Tickz Error

Gnuplot 5.0 is installed. If i type Gnuplot in Terminal, everything is fine. Tex Live Utility tells me there's no updates available. What do i need to do to fix this error: ! Package pgfkeys Error:...
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How to work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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psboxit.sty not found MacTeX (mac osx)

Few days back, I had an installation of Mactex 2013 and it was working fine for my current writeup which included package psboxit.sty. Due to some reasons, I had to remove that version (which I did ...
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How do I write Greek in LaTeX on a Mac?

I have this: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[greek,english]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} Hello \textgreek{κόσμος}. \end{document} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Run Apple Script File (.scpt) from TexMaker

Is there a possibility to run an Apple Script File (.scpt) directly from TexMaker in macOS? EDIT: My intention is to delete all not used data like .log, .acr ... to be able to share the raw .tex and ....
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How to uninstall MiKTeX on OSX?

I downloaded MiKTeX for OSX instead of MacTex, and as someone who's not well versed in how Terminal works and where everything is stored, it's been difficult to troubleshoot and find proper ...
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Missing map file in latex on Mac OSX

I'm trying to compile latex sample file for scientific journal JCAP (https://jcap.sissa.it/jcap/help/JCAP_TeXclass.jsp), but I am always getting following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / -...
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Why is .tex file on Mac OS X a package?

After reloading my new computer, I discovered that TeXShop wouldn't open several .tex files. I further discovered that those files were in fact OS X packages. When I looked at the contents, there were ...
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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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*LaTeX it!* under macos: Getting “missing package” for simple TeX code

I followed the install instructions on the github page of LaTeX it! The files latex and dvips under /Library/TeX/texbin/latex and /Library/TeX/texbin/dvips seem to be shortcuts, as upon selecting ...
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Setting path for TexMaths to use latex

I just installed installed TexMaths to use latex in Libre Office in my Mac. I am asked to fill the paths for latex, dvipng and dvisvgm http://roland65.free.fr/texmaths/install.html . I have tried: /...
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Installing Minion Pro El Capitan

I've tried all of the obvious places googling. I think that I'm not able to edit the updmap.cfg file correctly because running updmap-sys seems to only know about my old tex distribution /usr/local/...
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Cannot compile with glossaries on Mac. No language module detected

I'm using TexMaker on Mac. I use glossaries in my document, like this \usepackage[acronym,nonumberlist,toc,numberedsection=autolabel]{glossaries} \iflanguage{czech}{\renewcommand*{\acronymname}{...
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MacTex new install not showing section references

Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{boat.jpg} \caption{A boat.} \label{fig:boat1} \end{...
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Mac texmaker: How to gain access to “usr/texbin”?

I have spent the whole afternoon working on bibliography using texmaker and I still cannot get the bibliography. My attempt is to use biber as in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...
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How to change the styles (.sty) path in Lyx?

I am using LyX Version 2.1.3 (for Mac Yosemite) Library directory: /Applications/LyX.app/Contents/Resources/ User directory: ~/Library/Application Support/LyX-2.1/ If I go to Tools-> TeX ...
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How to preview actual poster size?

I am going to make an academic poster using latex. I use Texmaker to generation of pdf and Preview (mac) for viewing the pdf. The document class is \documentclass[a0, landscape, 20pt]. In the pdf ...
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Make TeX output look as input wrt script/language?

I have several languages/keyboard layouts on my Mac-pro (Yosemite). I want to write in Armenian/Bengali/Hebrew and so on. These keyboards/languages are formally part of Mac's Yosemite so I have no ...
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Feynmp/auto not working in Yosemite?

So I've used feynmp and feynmp-auto hundreds of times, but now it seems neither is working on Mac OS Yosemite. I have installed both and when run I get messages like: I run this: \documentclass{...
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Why would my mac running slow after I installed Mactex distribution

I have this question that puzzled me. My mac become quite slow after I installed MacTex distribution and after I uninstalled MacTex, it restored to the original status, running smoothly. I have to use ...
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OS X Yosemite - LaTeXTools plugin of Sublime Text broken

I upgraded my OS X to Yosemite yesterday, and after that, all the images I included using \includegraphics won't show up in the output document, nor do they occupy any space! I tried to compile the ...
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Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...