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macOS (formerly known as OS X or Mac OS X) is the desktop operating system from Apple, found on Macintosh computers.

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BibDesk: Where are previous entries in bibtex fields stored internally?

I am using BibDesk V1.8.8 on High Sierra without any troubles. I have added a custom BibTeX field note (type textual) in every bibtex entry. Clicking on the entry in the database a new window opens ...
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Latex in MacOS powerpoint

I've been using beamer on Linux for over 8 years, but my new work now wants me to make powerpoint presentations on a MacBook and I feel very lost. I struggle with the equation editor. My ...
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MacOSX Alternative to UltiSnips, and tools to write mathematics notes in LaTeX faster

For writing textual content and mathematical formulas in LaTeX, I use Vim. I use Vim for writing code, markdown, and LaTeX. I have just recently read an article by a Mathematics PhD student, Gilles ...
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Combine different commands into one using a conditional

I define the following commands \def\R{\mathbb{R}} \def\Rd{\R^d} \def\Rn{\R^n} Is it possible to combine these three commands into one using a conditional? As an example, I would like \Rx to output \...
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How to install MyriadPro.sty on TexLive on macOS?

I'm trying to install Myriad Pro on TexLive using FontPro OS: macOS 10.7.5 (Lion) with TexLive version 2020 on it because I have a tex file which contains \usepackage[medfamily]{MyriadPro} (it needs ...
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MikTeX is not working, problems with Path, Mac OS

I can't compile anything with my TexStudio. Miktex just stopped working. It's giving me a "path" related error, but all directories are in place.
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Open LaTeX PDF file in Skim from Visual Studio Code

I am trying to open my PDF document with Skim from Visual Studio Code. I would like the View LaTeX PDF file command to open in Skim my PDF document and update it automatically. Unfortunately, when I ...
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emacs+skim forward search after macos update to 12.1

I have a mac mini M1, running macos 12.1, emacs (27.2 build 3) with auctex 13.0.14 (elpa package) and Skim 1.6.6. Problem: C-c C-c in emacs compiles but does not launch Skim as a viewer. Forward ...
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TexStudio cannot compile

I've recently (this week) updated my MacOS to Monterey 12.0.1 as well as the last TexStudio release (4.1.2). Previously all was working properly, but now TexStudio cannot compile. In fact if I select &...
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TeXShop print problem

I'm running TeXShop on a mac. Using as simplest as possible code of, \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} A very simple text! \end{document} the printing output is ...
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minted stops working, no clear error [duplicate]

After a series of updates (Pygments, TeXLive, OS), minted stopped working. I can't spot any error in the log. On this input: %!TEX TS-options = -shell-escape \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How to uninstall TeXstudio on macOS?

I am still new to macOS. How do I uninstall TeXstudio? It is "only" a DMG file. Is it enough to just move it to the trash?
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tlmgr: action not allowed in system mode: ... (texlive)

I made a fresh install of texlive using homebrew on a macbook that have sat unused for about a year. I removed all previous tex distributions I found, both for the (sole) user and systemwide. Now I am ...
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trying to diagnose postscript printing problem on lyx/mactex on macOS Monterey

I've been using lyx for many years, mostly on Linux, and on MacOS for a a few years. On upgrading macOS Big Sur to macOS Monterey 12.0.1 suddenly printing stopped working. Setup I'm using the latest ...
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Can I compile *without* generating a PDF?

When Texpad compiles a .tex file, it produces a .pdf in the same location with the same name. I would prefer to not have these PDFs actually be stored in my working file directory—it adds clutter, ...
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Texpad: Snippets for replacing in-text references

I enjoy the feature of Texpad allowing creating own snippets. My snippets are rather simple and use insert at cursor function only. However, I was wondering whether one can make more sophisticated ...
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can't find pdflatex

I just upgraded to a new laptop with OS X 11.4 (Big Sur), and now I can't convert LaTeX/Markdown files to PDF anymore. Trying to convert using pandoc produces the following error: pandoc: pdflatex not ...
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TexShop began crashing…

I've used LaTex steadily over many years now, with TexShop. Today, when I tried to use for first time in a while, it crashed repeatedly. I've updated MacTex to 2021 and independently downloaded the ...
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TeXShop (4.66) preferences not working (Big Sur 11.4)

Changes to preferences in TeXShop 4.66 on my newly bought Macbook Air running Big Sur 11.4 don't seem to do anything. I can change all of the settings and seem to be able to save them, but they don't ...
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Compile PythonTeX using TexPad editor

I recently started using PythonTeX, but am struggling to streamline my workflow. I use the latest version of TexPad (Version 1.9.2) under macOS Mojave. I'm perfectly capable of compiling PythonTeX (v. ...
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Why does a package have "Mixed" status in TeX Live Utility and how do I fix this?

I have updated my TeX Live Utility to version 1.49 and updated my packages. I'm running MacOS version 11.4 I updated the packages after updating TeX Live Utility. But some are showing a status of &...
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TeX Live 2021 CJK bug

Including CJK seems to disable the effects of \bf and \it. For instance, the picture is generated by the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{CJK} \begin{document} One \bf{two} \it{...
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How to write a preamble for latex files (in French) shared between MacOS, Linux and Windows?

I'm in charge of a database of scientific exercises (>1000) written in french (UTF8 encoding) and sharing a single preamble. Those exercises can be edited and compiled (pdflatex) by various users ...
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How do I get rid of side bar in MacOS Texmaker pdf viewer window?

I'm trying to use the built-in pdf viewer in Texmaker on MacOS, but on a separate window from the tex editor. However, there's this large empty space on the left of the pdf viewer window that is ...
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Use BibDesk 1.8 on macOS 11.2.1 Big Sur?

I am trying to use BibDesk 1.8, downloaded from https://bibdesk.sourceforge.io, on macOS Big Sur (11.2.1). I can install the application, but when click to start it, I encounter a dialogue "“...
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TexShop not compiling for all users on a machine using Big Sur 11.1

After installing MacOS 11.1 Big Sur, I upgraded TeXShop and MacTex (Basic is not sufficient). There are 3 tex users on this machine and TeXShop works well for two of them. For the 3rd, TeXShop opens ...
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Updating tlmgr on macOS Big Sur

I installed macOS Big Sur (11.1) on my MacBook Pro as well as BasicTeX and I am trying to update tlmgr by running sudo tlmgr update --self but an error occurs. I guess the main message is that only ...
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latexindent: trouble installing File::HomeDir, Mac::SystemDirectory since macOS 11 Big Sur

I'm experimenting with latexindent on a fresh install of macOS 11 Big Sur and I'm having issues with File:HomeDir: running latexindent returns a whole list of errors, beginning with Can't locate File/...
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Why are my TeXShop 4.57 window and menu invisible after updating to macOS 11.1?

TeXShop 4.57 repeatedly crashes and window and menus are invisible, only their outline is visible. The problem report lists: Crashing on exception: The window has been marked as needing another ...
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TeXShop one window mode not working after update to version 4.54

I have macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. On uploading TeXShop version 4.54, "one window" mode stopped working, a blank page appears on the source side of the window. I have tried recompiling ...
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Do I need to re-install Latex or is there another problem?

I've been writing a math paper for a couple of years using TexShop on a Mac. The Mac told me I should upgrade from OS 10.15.7 to 11.something and I permitted it. Then, the User account I use froze ...
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How do I install TexStudio properly on Mac OS?

I downloaded the texstudio-3.0.1-osx.dmg file from https://www.texstudio.org. Now, when I double click on the dmg file, its supposed to install TexStudio, am I right? But instead, it just creates this ...
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Installing a local font on MacTex 2020 on Catalina

[Background: having run out of space and patience, I wiped my system drive and reinstalled Catalina from zero. I am now reinstalling all the applications I still use, one by one.] I installed MacTex ...
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Template, How to locate text

Hey guys I am trying to write my thesis using latex. In a folder, I have the main file which I got from a template, as well as my chapter files. When I print, the thesis outputs on the cover "...
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Problems with BibLaTex and Biber on MacOS [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a seminar paper with TexMaker (Version 5.0.4) on macOS Catalina (10.15.5). I tried to switch from BibTex to BibLaTex due to formatting issues for my bibliography (I need APA ...
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Matlab2tikz - TeX Capacity Exceeded - Trying to Run `lualatex` Command

I have been creating vector graphics with the matlab2tikz tool and got the error message ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000]. As I found out on the matlab2tikz github page page I ...
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Font shape undefined in CI

I have a huge problem with a custom .ttf-font I can't get my head around for hours now. My workflow is to write latex code locally, check it into CI which then compiles it and deploys the pdf to a ...
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TexStudio: Cursor in editor moves to end of word

whenever i try to type in any character, the cursor in texstudio jumps to the end of the current word and adds the character there. I'm unable to correct any typo inside of words and/or commands. I'...
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Installing pgf-pie in macosCatalina (command line)

I'm trying to install the pgf-pie package here in macOS Catalina 10.15 I've followed the steps: downloaded pgf-pie.sty here: http://linorg.usp.br/CTAN/graphics/pgf/contrib/pgf-pie/ used kpsewhich ...
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pdf form javascript doesn't work in MacOS Preview?

I am trying to implement a simple word count script, but Preview seems to not want to run javascript. I do not know if there is something wrong with my LaTeX (I had a previous problem with Acrobat ...
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pdflatex memoir compiling errors (Undefined control sequence. [\ifmem@noetex])

I was trying to change the appearance of my document via memoir package, but have encountered some mistakes when I tried to produce pdf. The source code for document is pretty simple \documentclass[...
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Install MacTex on El Capitan

I'm trying to install MacTex on MacOS El Capitan (10.11.6) using brew cask install mactex yet I get Error: macOS Sierra or newer is required.. Is there a way of using brew to install an older version? ...
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TeXShop and MacTeX-2019: error

I have just downloaded and installed successfully MacTeX-2019. However when opening TeXShop I receive the following message "TeXShop ne peut pas s’ouvrir en raison d’un problème". Can somebody ...
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tlgmr error: First directive needs to be 'name'…

I asked this question on stackoverflow first (see here), buy asking her too. I am getting the following error on various tlmgr related commands, such as: | => tlmgr list First directive needs to ...
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Using SVG package in Latex (pdflatex) on macOS Catalina

Compilation fails after inkscape: command not found but I'm able to convert svg manually in terminal. The following command works 👍 and produce the img.pdf file. inkscape img.svg --export-type=pdf ...
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Compiling .tex files with space in the name does not work in Texshop 4.44

This morning, I ran TeX Live Utility to update all packages. I don't know if it is a coincidence but right after that all my .tex files would not compile in Texshop 4.44. I always got the same message ...
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Quickbuild in Texmaker on Catalina

I just updated my running system to macOS Catalina 10.15 and now the quickbuild in Texmaker does not work anymore. More precisely even if I use the PdfLatex command it does not create a document? Can ...
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Can't get the pdf file to be viewed in CodeRunner

I am trying to integrate the latexmk compilation into coderunner on MacOS. However, eventhough it is able to compile it correctly, I can't get the pdf to be previewed in the coderunner app. This is ...
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Viewer for pdflatex/beamer presentation with reload and without blurry transitions (Mac OS) [closed]

When using pdflatex to create a beamer presentation and then viewing it in Preview.app (single page or fullscreen mode), page transitions are blurry: when going to the next slide, a blurry/low-...
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Retrieve bibliographic data from DOI code using command line

I am trying to find a way to retrieve some bibliographic data starting from a DOI code using the Linux/MacOS command line. For example, suppose I want to get the bibtex entry for the following DOI: ...
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