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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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What Chinese fonts can I rely on to be in Mac and Linux?

See this comment; I am involved in a project that needs to have (automatic) XeLaTeX compilation of various language files on both Mac and Linux (usually Fedora or Debian or Ubuntu), and apparently ...
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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) ...
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fontspec error: “font-not-found” on Mac OS X

I need to use some system fonts in my document, and I use fontspec and XeLaTeX to do so. I find the font name from fc-list, but when I compile it with XeLaTeX, there's a fontspec error: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
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XeLaTeX on Mac OSX: Using User Fonts

I recently started using XeLaTeX on Mac OSX, and was not able to get XeLaTeX to recognize the fonts that I had installed. After opening Font Book, bringing up the Preferences dialog, and opting to ...
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TeX system for Macintosh, recommendations [duplicate]

In I want to start using LaTeX on Mac OS X. Where do I start?, the OP asked about a recommendation for a set of tools to use LaTeX on a Mac. But that was 4 years ago, and the landscape may have ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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TeXShop and Mac preview crashing when opening latex/beamer built pdfs

After updating to Sierra 10.12.4 last week, TeXShop crashes: when opening an existing .tex document that has a pdf associated to it immediately after compiling a new document, i.e. as soon as a pdf ...
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How can I install font T1 from ecrm1200 using Tex Live Manager (tlmgr)

I'm using TexLive on OSX and having trouble compiling my TeX file with the error: ! I can't find file `ecrm1200'. ... fontenc.sty:100: Font T1 /cmr/m/n/12=ecrm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (...
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Put projects into OS X bundles

I’m still looking for the solution to a question asked in 2010: Under Mac OS X, but staying compatible with other operating systems, I want to hide the mechanics. Please note: I do not want to delete ...
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New tex live or old MacTeX?

As I think is the norm, I've been using MacTeX on my MacBook, but tex live on my Windows computer. But as of this year, MacTeX no longer supports Mac OS X versions older than 10.10. My MacBook is "...
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embed a terminal command in a beamer presentation

I know this may be extravagant, but I was wondering if it was possible to embed a terminal command in a beamer pdf that can be launch by clicking on it. My idea is that during my presentation, I could ...
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How to use Auctex in MacOS El Capitan?

I'm using GNU Emacs from emacsformacos.com After Migration to OSX 10.11 "El Capitan", Auctex can't run the *tex utilities anymore: Running `LaTeX' on `poisson' with ``pdflatex -file-line-error -...
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Macvim and Skim sync does not work

Don't really know where to begin. I have installed the latest macvim and skim. Put the mvim in path. Setup skim sync with the default macvim (and tried some custom stuff also). However it will not ...
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What does 'font name' in the fontspec package refer to on a Mac

On a Mac using XeLaTeX and the fontspec package, what is meant by font name? The Font Book application lists several possibilities: PostScript name Full name Family I.e. which name should I type ...
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LaTeX cannot find my personal packages

I'm venturing into writing my own packages, but LaTeX is not finding them. I working on a iMac OS X, but I don't want to use TEXMFHOME=~/Library/texmf. I would like to put my packages in a different ...
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Disabling command+scrolling in TeXstudio (OS X)

Is there any way to disable cmd+scroll zooming in TeXStudio for OS X?
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Is there any way to have a LaTeX compiler on a Mac without root access?

Long story short, I have limited install rights on my Mac. I believe the only limitation is that I can only write files inside my user directory. I also have limited read rights to files outside my ...
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LaTeX install path on OS X

I run the MacTeX 2012 installer and it installed a bunch of apps and tools under /Applications/TeX. However, I can't find the latex executables. There is no /usr/texbin, no /usr/local/texlive. If I ...
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how to use latexdiff with TexShop?

I am trying to use latexdiff to compare two tex documents on my macbook pro. I use TexShop to compile my latex documents. I know the latexdiff package is already installed with under the Tex folder, ...
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How to install LaTeX compiler on Mac OS X without additional software

I want to install only the LaTeX compiler because I don't care about the additional software that comes with MacTeX. I'm going to use Latexian for creating .tex documents. Is this option possible?
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latex-suite on OSX - citation completion not working [closed]

So I have just installed latex-suite using the default version of vim that ships with OSX 10.6. The problem I'm having is that \cite completion is not working properly. This is what happens: Begin ...
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MinionPro on Mac OS X

Has anyone been able to install the MinionPro package on OS X? I usually install (and update) TeX Live through MacPorts and the first package I have ever found that wasn't already included is ...
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What's the deal with Tex Live and expl3.sty?

I've installed Tex Live 2010 on a mac, and when trying to use xelatex, I get the error: !Latex Error: File `expl3.sty' not found What is this package, and how can I get it installed on tex live? ...
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Is there a lightweight implementation/distribution of TeX for Mac OSX?

I'm on an SSD and space is an issue. The MacTeX distribution is over 2GB. BasicTeX seems to be too limiting to be useful to me, unfortunately.
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Forward/inverse search for Texmaker on OS X

I have just started to use an Apple computer and want to use Texmaker. But forward/inverse search does not work at all. I am trying to follow the instructions but I'm not successful. What could I be ...
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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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svg package failing to find svg files

I am trying to get the svg package working on an OSX system. If I use inkscape to save the *.svg files as *.pdf and *.pdf_tex, then the sample file from this question works fine: \documentclass{...
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Installing the latest AUCTeX from within Emacs

Emacs 24+ comes with a package manager (M-x list-packages). This allows the user to install (and upgrade packages) by simply pressing I on the selected packages, with Emacs pulling from the right ...
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Installing Packages on Mac OS

I am using Texmaker with MacTex v2013 on OS X Mavericks 10.9. I want to install some packages that don't come by default with MacTeX (e.g. wrapfig.sty). One way to do this would be download the .sty ...
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Dropbox & LaTeX compiling automation

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using LaTeX" project. I have a Dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles it for me. I'm ...
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Adobe Typekit Fonts

Adobe Typekit fonts install themselves in application fontlists (Word, InDesign etc.) but do not install in the Mac Fontbook. They are rented so this is their way of enforcing licence terms. Since ...
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How to use the import package with folders containing accented (non-English) letters in their names?

To illustrate my problem, suppose that you have the master file main.tex and a chapter called chapter.tex in a subfolder called folder. Both files use UTF8 encoding. Then, the following minimal code ...
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Tool to handle “precompiling the preamble” automatically

On Windows there is a nice little tool called latexdaemon that can handle "precompiling the preamble" (and thus speeding up compilation) automatically. It doesn't require any additional setup: one ...
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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Does the pgfplots manual crash your Preview and/or Skim app on OSX?

The pgfplots manual consistently crashes both my Preview.app and my Skim.app. A quick google search yields a closed bug report on the pgfplots Sourceforge page and a related question on apple....
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Preview on OS 10.7 does not display links in PDFs correctly

I would like links to appear as coloured underlines in my documents. The following short example produces a pdf that displays the link correctly in Acrobat, but not in Preview. In Preview it shows up ...
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PDF updating on OS X Yosemite

Since OS X Yosemite, the standard Preview.app no longer seems to keep position when updating a LaTeX PDF. I tried PDFView, which does keep position, but renders text very ugly. (Same engine as Evince?)...
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TeXlipse doesn't generate any pdf file

I've just installed TeXlipse using the simple installing option (Install new softwares -> http://texlipse.sourceforge.net/) on my Mac OS. I create a new LaTeX project, select output format = pdf, ...
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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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Installation of Vollkorn font

I'm trying to install Vollkorn font from .otf files on OSX with the help of autoinst. On a separate folder I run the command autoinst -target=~/Library/texmf/ Vollkorn-*.otf which should install the ...
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Incompatibility with TikZ and Mac OS X Preview [closed]

I was quite suprised to find that some TikZ documents render incorrectly under Preview (on Mac OS X), despite working fine in Adobe Reader (on Mac OS X) and Evince (on Linux). This is Mac OS X version ...
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MacOSX: Cannot use garamond font

I'm now using TeXstudio with my Macbook pro, MacOSX Lion system. I want to set the font of content to garamond but the command I got from the Internet is not working. \usepackage[urw-garamond]{...
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LaTeXTools in ST3 no longer compiling LaTeX after upgrade to El Capitan

I can use LaTeX in the terminal just fine, but after installing El Capitan I receive the following error. TraditionalBuilder: Invoking latexmk... COULD NOT COMPILE! Attempted command:...
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After El Capitan update, unable to install LateX using MacTex package installer

After updating my Mac to El Capitan my Latex was unable to build any new documents. I tried this method however I was unable to fix the issue. So I deleted Latex off my Mac using AppCleaner and ...
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Powerpoint live presentation functionalities with LaTex beamer?

For most presentations, I find it easier to use LaTex than Powerpoint. However, one feature I really miss with LaTex is the handful of presentation functionalities of Powerpoint. Basically, while the ...
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BasicTeX - how to identify packages that need to be added after an upgrade

I'm using the BasicTeX distribution on OS X and recently upgrade from the 2011 to the 2012 distribution. This forces me to add the packages that I had added over time to the BasixTeX 2011 installation ...
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arara keeps asking me to upgrade my Mac Java?

I have been using arara + TeXShop to automate the pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, until recently, array pops up a window, asking me to upgrade my Mac Java. Then, I did. I clicked "More Info", ...
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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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