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text preview feature does not work anymore after upgrade to El Captain

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize ...
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How can I insert the Apple Symbol ? [duplicate]

For my thesis, I want to mention that Apple Pay is often stylized as  Pay, but the compiler warns me that this is an unknown character. It outputs Ô£ø. I have found that this symbol is encoded as \...
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How to install PsCyr on Mac OS X 10.9?

I downloaded "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-tex.tar.gz" and "PSCyr-0.4-beta9-type1.tar.gz" archives but I don't know what I should do with it. In google I don't found guide for installing this on mac os x.
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TeXShop key bindings with backticks

I wish to create key bindings in TeXShop to replace accented characters I commonly use (è, à, é, ç, etc.) with their appropriate LaTeX entries. In the Key Bindings Editor, I add the character as ...
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Indexing support similar to RefTeX

I've been a happy TeXShop user for many years and have hardly felt that it missed anything crucial. But since I'm doing more and more indexing from scratch, I started to look for a tool, that will ...
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Problem getting 3D Asymptote to Work on Mac

I've been trying to get asymptote to work on my MacBook Pro running Yosemite. I downloaded asymptote onto the desktop and I tried to install it. I now have a "usr" folder on my desktop (is there a ...
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Error with pdfTeX after updating to Mac OS Catalina

I am getting the following error now when I compile with TeXShop. "This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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pdflatex file missing after upgrade

My documents won't compile after upgrading to El Capitan on MacTex, and I saw that this usually means that the upgrade changed the path to pdflatex. However, it looks like the file is no longer on my ...
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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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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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XeLaTeX in TeXworks can't find xdvipdfmx, crashes [closed]

I recently upgraded from Mac OS X 10.7 to Mac OS X 10.10, and I'm finding that running XeLaTeX in TeXworks no longer works. It does work, though, if I run XeLaTeX from the terminal. The first ...
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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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Configuring paths to TeX Live for TeXShop [closed]

I recently installed TeXShop, and proceeded to write some code and tried to preview it. Unfortunately, I got an error message: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/simpdftex does not exist. ...
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how to launch skim from auctex on mac os? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launching an external PDF viewer from Emacs/AUCTeX on a Mac OSX fails. I am using emacs 24.2.1 with mac os (Mountain Lion). I am using auctex to edit my latex document. I do ...
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latexmk - command not found on OS X

I've installed the MacTex bundle on my machine. When I try to run $latexmk I get a 'command not found'. I already reinstalled the latexmk bundle in TeX Live Utility. Both universal-darwin and X86_64-...
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How to open TeXShop remotely the command line

How would one open TeXShop, say, via command line using ssh and X-forwarding?
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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Lyx 2.x: Document Class Not Available - Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite PB 3

I'm running the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta, and I ran into a problem installing MacTeX (2014) and LyX (2.1.2). Upon successful installation of both, LyX would launch with an error: "Document ...
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How can I make fontspec avoid black italics with Charter in OS X Mavericks?

OS X Mavericks includes a copy of the font Charter in /Library/fonts/Charter.ttc. This file provides six variants: roman, italic, black, bold, black italic, and bold italic. As the following example ...
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LuaLaTeX: use System font Monaco on Mac OS X

I'd like to use the Mac OS X (.dfont) Monaco with LuaLaTeX. With this input file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Monaco} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} foo \end{...
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Difference between luatex and lualatex binaries [duplicate]

I installed MacTeX Basic on my laptop (OS X 10.10), and I got 2 binaries, luatex and lualatex. Those 2 binaries behave totally differently (lualatex is able to parse \documentclass, the other is not), ...
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Why do I get an empty page before my title page?

Unfortunately, I get two empty pages before my title page. This is a code example: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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How to install the simpsons package on MacOSX?

I am trying to use the simpsons package. The texeditor I use is TeXShop. I am not sure which TeXLive version I am using. When I go to /usr/local/, I find three different versions; 2013, 2014 and texmf-...
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Is texdistmgr no longer needed on macOS?

After a recent update of my MacTeX configuration, I can no longer fond texdistmgr (and the symbolic links to it that Homebrew had are reported broken). Is texdistmgr no longer part of MaxTeX; is it ...
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Editing the Templates menu in TeXShop

The Help menu of TeXShop, along with most of the web, advises me to access the ~/Library/TeXShop/Templates folder if I want to modify my Templates menu. I can't seem to find this folder however. I ...
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texworks on mac epstopdf or repstopdf not found

I am running texworks on mac and pdflatex to generate pdf. epstopdf used to run fine until i upgraded my mac to the new yosemite. Now I have this problem - [1{/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/...
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Texmaker home/end keys on Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, the home/end keys per default throw you at the beginning/end of the document instead of the beginning/end line. I have changed my system key bindings to get the latter, "usual" (Windows- ...
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How to configure Texmaker to work on Mac with MacTeX?

I installed Texmaker for mac and download MacTeX and installed this .zip: I couldn't find the files in /usr/ or /bin/. What are the preferences I should enter in these cells? Please give me the full ...
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XeLaTeX on OS X doesn't recognise some diacritics signs

I've just moved to OS X 10.8.2 from Ubuntu. I have TeX installed as I guess from tug.org, but I'm not sure since it wasn't me who installed it. All my files created in Ubuntu compiles exept one ...
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Custom .sty directory with OSX 10.5 and pdfTeXk

I have a tex project using a custom .cls which builds in Windows 7 with TeXlipse + MikTeX. The .cls has a number of CTAN LaTeX contrib package dependencies, which I installed one-by-one with MikTeX (...
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How to change the conversion executable with standalone

I try to use convertwith the class standalone but the conversion fails because I don't have the necessary tools on my mac. With the last OS the executable convert is sips. I try to install with brew ...
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Adding a new engine in TeXShop

I would like to add a new engine in TeXShop which is able to perform the xindy command in the following way: texindy -g meindok.idx I do not want to call the command every time from the command line,...
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Do I HAVE to re-install all self-installed packages when TeXLive/MacTeX update yearly?

Every year when TeXLive/MacTeX updated itself, I was in an agony because the dozens of self-installed packages had to be re-installed manually. Is there a simpler, automated way to do this? I use ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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texshop cannot find xelatex or LuaLatex

I recently reinstalled MacTex on my mac (OS 10.8.4). The distribution of TexShop is new, version 3.26. For some reason, xelatex and lualatex have disappeared from the pull down menu of tex options. ...
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
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How to list dependency packages of a LaTeX file on OS X?

I need to know what packages are used in a LaTeX file. Is there a way to list them? For example, I have a file which uses tikz-dependency, how can I find out which packages this package uses? If ...
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LaTeX Command line in OS X

I need to run latex from command line for a project on OS X. LaTeX is installed in: /usr/local/texlive/2010 in the bin folder there are three folders: /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-...
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Export TeXShop macros

I am currently using two different computers to write my papers and slides with TeXShop : my personal one at home, and my office computer. I am searching for a way to "synchronize" my TeXShop macros ...
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Tool to export figures only to individual pdfs

I have a really big report that I have been writing in latex. The report has a number of figures that have been included using either \includegraphics or Tikz drawings. The files that i include are ...
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\usepackage{karnaugh} causes emergency stop

I'm using Latexian under OS X, and whenever I try to import the package karnaugh, I get an emergency stop, caused by the package not being found. I went into TexLive's package utility, and found that ...
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Can't make PDF through pdflatex on Texnicle (Mac)

I get this message, but there is no updated PDF: /Users/Arnstein/Library/Application Support/TeXnicle/engines/pdflatex.engine: line 50: /usr/texbin/pdflatex: is a directory *** pdflatex....
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How to uninstall TeX Live on Mac which is installed through command “sudo port install texlive +full”?

At the beginning, my purpose is to set up AUCTeX with Emacs. I just do like below Download AUCTeX, then cd to the directory, make and sudo make install. It works well when the .tex file only ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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Why don't I see Latin Modern in my tex document?

a complete novice question: I have installed new version of TeX (>3.0) on my Mac (10.7.x). The packages lm and lm-math are installed (I have checked in TeX Live Utility) I have put the following ...
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TikZ + gnuplot on a Mac

I'm using LaTeX a lot in my work and I switched to Mac recently. I installed TeX Live and everything works fine, except for plotting a figure with gnuplot. I installed gnuplot 4.4.3 first simply in ...
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Pdflatex renders only first six pages

I'm not completely new to Latex, but using it again after about 10 years of abstinence. Using TexStudio on a mac and IntelliJ on Ubuntu trying to write my thesis. I'm using a predefined template from ...

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