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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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LaTeX Minted package using custom output-directory=build

Given the following LaTeX document (minimal.tex): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{minted}{c} int main() { printf("hello, world"); return 0; } \end{minted}...
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TeXShop: Change Stationery location

How can I change the folder in which the stationery files are placed? (By 'stationery' I mean templates, sorry for the confusion. The former is the TeXShop terminology.) I have several systems linked ...
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Using TeX with dropbox on multiple platforms: encoding issues

I use TeX on my laptop (OS X) and on my workstation (Linux RHEL 6) and I have issues with the encoding of some files where I use accents (mostly in authors names, but also because I'm French and I ...
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LaTeX in Word/Office 2011?

I remember I read somewhere out there that Office 2011 Word will support TeX (LaTeX). Is this true? I have Office 2011 on my Mac but I cannot find anything related to TeX.
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TeXLive dependents?

I know this might not be a question for this forum but for SS; however, someone might give me a hint. This problem happens to me both in Ubuntu and in OS X. When I want to install something (e.g., ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error /opt/local/share/texmf-texlive/tex/...
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TeX Live OS X users: testing needed for “download on the fly” script?

Not sure if this is a strictly appropriate question (I hope so, because it has to do with TeX-related tools) but I need to know whether or not my texliveonfly.py script runs successfully on OS X. ...
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Why is compiling latex in OSX significantly slower than on linux, in a virtual machine, on the same computer? [closed]

I have a computer with OSX Mavericks (10.9) running on it, as well as a debian wheezy VM on the same machine, assigned a conservative 2/8 of the cores, and 4Gb/16Gb ram. On the VM I have texlive-base ...
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Is there a TeX for OS X that I can compile from sources myself without major troubles?

I ask because I have traditionally used TeTeX, which is perpetually included with Slackware Linux. However, I downloaded the source code for TeTeX, and it appears to be a bit tricky to build on Mac OS ...
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TeXmaker and El Capitan, Spinning beachball of death

I upgraded to El Capitan and since then i haven't been able to compile. I found som helt that MacTex have been moved from /usr/texbin to /Library/TeX/texbin/ and changed the paths. I can now compile ...
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changing location of texmf folder for use across multiple computers (OS X / Apple)

I'm currently running Os X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and, from what I understand, one is supposed to create the texmf folder under the user's Library; however, I was wondering if it is possible to change ...
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Automatically start the necessary pdflatex runs if .tex has changed (MacOS X)?

I read about Latex Daemon, which seems to automatically start a new latex run, when the source document (.tex) has changed. Can somebody recommend me a similar solution for MacOS X (as Latex daemon ...
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How to use Verdana under Mac OS?

I am trying to use the Verdana font in LaTeX under Mac OS X. I have found some packages, like verdana or winfonts but I can't get around to install them. Can someone enlighten me of the best way to ...
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Can I change how files are saved in BibDesk and JabRef?

I work on both Windows and OS X. On the Mac, I love BibDesk and how it displays keywords and linked files. On Windows, I use JabRef, which is nice but is not BibDesk. The main problem I have is how ...
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OS X command-script to compile LaTeX

I'm trying to create a script that compiles LaTeX on OS X. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the language and even though the code works, it has several flaws. Is it possible to close the terminal ...
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How to compile on a Mac after upgrade to Maverick (OS 10.9.2)

When I try compiling a document after upgrading to Maverick, I get the following error: "Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also ...
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“makeindex” in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

I use LaTeX on a Mac, using TeXShop. It is possible to compile an index from within the TeXShop interface, except when I have more than one index (say, people and concepts) for the same text. In this ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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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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List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time

For some reason I keep getting the same available updates every time I open TexLive Utility. I update all of them (200mb worth of updates) and after getting the message that it was successful, I close ...
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Tex Live Utility (Mac Os X): language problem

I just made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks and got Tex Live Utility through their Google Code website. The strange thing is that it is in chinese language. And I can't find the button to change it. ...
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I can't run Asymptote with Mac OS X Lion

Should I wait for MacTeX 2012? Can I use TeXShop to run asymptote? I am not good with terminal. Can you help me?
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Embedding a WMV file in a beamer presentation under Mac OS X

In brief, I have created a beamer presentation that contains an embedded WMV file. Acrobat Reader, however, does not recognise the format of the file under Mac OS, and refuses to play it under ...
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Checkboxes in PDF forms don't show up in OS X

I'm trying to create a PDF form using hyperref. The form looks fine, except for the checkboxes. In both Adobe Reader and Preview.app, the boxes do not appear. My cursor changes if I mouse over where ...
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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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Texshop not working after upgrade to Sierra

After upgrading macOS to Sierra 10.12.5, texshop stopped working: it could open tex files but not typeset. The error message was similar to this: Library/TeX/texbin /Library/TeX/texbin /Library/TeX/...
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How to compile dvisvgm with texlive 2009?

I am rolling out my own mathview.el (similar to preview.el but aim to be more efficient) package for editing LaTeX in emacs. Currently it uses dvipng but I would like to use dvisvgm as an alternative. ...
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Tex Live Utility: “Listing Failed” [duplicate]

As of yesterday, TeX Live Utility is telling me "Listing Failed" anytime I try to perform updates, or even look at any packages/backups of packages on my machine. It was working perfectly fine two ...
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How to change my default TeX editor under Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS X and the default tex editor is TexWorks, but I want to utilize TexShop as the default one.
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What relation and dependency mistake here?

Minimal case % http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/210664/13173 Do not have inputenc, since it is loaded with europecv package so defininig utf8 here \documentclass[utf8,helvetica,narrow]{europecv} \...
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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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Trying to get LaTeX work with Anki

I'm trying to get LaTeX working on Anki. I am the only admin on my system but when I try and run the terminal command "tlmgr update --self && tlmgr install dvipng" I get an error saying I ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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Other editors with autocompletion shortcuts similar to those in TeXShop [duplicate]

There's one particular feature I really like about TeXShop. It's the ability to type something like \bali + escand you get the entire \begin{align} structure or try typing something like \bite + esc. ...
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How to set TEXMFHOME so that it works

I have installed Tex Live on OS X using the install-tl with the -portable option. (I can't use MacTeX because I don't have admin access on the particular machine.) Having installed, I ran tlmgr ...
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How can I prevent URLs from being clickable?

I want to stop every URL in my document from being clickable in the resulting PDF. I am using the url package, and the documentation claims that it "does not make hyper-links." So, I don't know why ...
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Live-Preview of LaTeX on OSX

I use the following to live-preview my LaTeX files: latexmk -pvc -pdf my_file.tex However, in OS X, Preview only updates when you bring it into focus (e.g. you click on the the window). In many ways,...
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Making a new font family based on the default font

I'm running XeLaTeX on a Mac, and I'm getting into a lot of trouble with finding fonts. Here's my code (taken from here: Revisiting TIPA and Fontspec) \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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Italic, line-ending swashes in Hoefler (XeTeX, Mac OS) “disappeared”?

In an old document of mine, I used Hoefler (with XeTeX and MacTex) to get beautiful swashes at the end (and beginning) of lines of italic text. Here's a screenshot (notice top line, end of the fourth,...
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XeLaTeX RAM usage problem (bug?)

There is something wrong with Xe(La)TeX's memory-management with some fonts: Compiling the following MWE with up-to-date xelatex on Mac OS X 10.7.5 uses up to 2.2 GB of the total 4 GB RAM available ...
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Hoefler Text Extended Ligatures and XeTeX

I'm using XeTeX (MacTex 2010, Mac OSX 10.6) to render a document in Apple Hoefler Text. However, although I can make it render common ligatures, such as fi and ffi, I can't seem to be able to force it ...
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move TeXShop Preview `Drawer' to left or right side of viewer

texshop's Previewer has a Drawer. On one of my computers it's on the left on another it is one the right. Can anyone tell me how to move it? Teh Drawer is the overview thingy, inside the red frame, ...
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Mac Texshop - How to Use Arara (Potential Bug)

This question was asked previously; however, it was not answered for my issues. I correctly: Copied the arara.engine file from .\Engines\Inactive\ to .\Engines. Used the Macro\Program pulldown to ...
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if command in LaTeX to choose path depending on the system

I'm running TeX on both my Windows computer, and my Mac, with the same preamble placed on both computers, but on different paths. Would it somehow be possible to have a code that can automatically ...
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System fonts with LaTeX? (OS X)

I want to get Gill Sans working as the sans serif font of my LaTeX documents, but I have yet to find a way of doing this, even though it is installed on my system. In my search for a solution I came ...
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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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Periods show up as hieroglyphs in TexMaker OS X

I am getting the following strange and somewhat annoying behavior in TexMaker for OS X 10.9: It happens any time a period immediately follows a curly brace. Why? Is there any way to fix this...? ...
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Mac OS Sierra: Auto Complete Not Working In TeXShop

After upgrading my Mac to macOS Sierra, I have an issue relating to BibDesk (v. 1.6.7) completions in TeXShop (v. 3.73); they don't work. Previously, if I typed "\ref{" or "\cite{" and (while BibDesk ...
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Adding shell commands to hide LaTeX Aux files after compiling in TeXShop or TexStudio

I run LaTeX under OSX, and I would like to attempt to hide all of the LaTeX helper files from the finder after compiling. It strikes me that the simplest thing to do is not to move them or delete them ...

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