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MacTeX is an open source TeX distribution for Mac OS X.

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Randomly reusing a custom font for the same letters (On first iteration use custom font no 1, on second iteration use custom font no 2, and so on)

I have some custom fonts that I have imported to my Font Book (I am using a macOS machine and am using XeTeX). I can import those custom fonts with the answer written in Package for changing font with ...
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Something specific about my computer is not rendering chemfig submolecules

I previously asked this question. When I upgraded from TeXLive 2015 to 2020, submolecules defined using \definesubmol in chemfig would no longer render but simply print out the character sequence (the ...
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macvim, mactex, and M1 MacBook Air (MBA) [duplicate]

I'm struggling with using macvim and mactex on M1 MBA. Here is what I've done. Install macvim (via homebrew, probably). Install mactex. Install TeXShop 4.58, Ghostscript-9.53.3-Full.pkg, and MacTeX-...
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Specify Font on Pandoc with BasicTeX

I am trying to convert docx to pdf with pandoc on mac (BasicTeX). The output font is a serif font and I want to change it to a sans-serif font. I tried using -V mainfont=Helvetica and -V mainfont=...
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MacOS + MacTex + Pandoc: LaTeX to HTML

So I have a file from Overleaf that I've downloaded with no compiler issues. I am trying to convert it to HTML. On Overleaf there is no issues (however, I could not get it to compile to HTML there ...
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Single Frame Layout MacBook

I am creating a presentation via beamer however when I run the typeset the 2 slides show up side by side rather than individually on my Mac. Is there a way to prevent this please?
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I can't find the format file `XeLaTeX.fmt'! when compiling with bash script

Im very new to tex and I am using it to help me with my cover letter. I installed MacTex and I've been using the TexShop editor. I have found that I like the XeLaTeX the best so I've been using that. ...
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How to change font to Helvetica Neue? None of answers here work!

I am trying to change the entire document font to create a pdf out of this. But regardless of what I try, the font does not change. I have Helvetica installed on my machine. \documentclass[a4paper]{...
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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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Extra \endgroup when using the Biometrika template

I recently downloaded the Biometrika 2020 template to use to typeset a paper (please see: Stylistic Requirement here: https://academic.oup.com/biomet/pages/General_Instructions ). When typesetting, I ...
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How to setup latex on mac?

I have a macbook pro with OSx El Capitan Version 10.11.6 as operative system. I have installed texmaker and MacTeX-2010 on the machine. However I can not compile latex documents. What should I do? ...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac compatibility for MacTeX, and performance

Has anyone had the chance to test the compatibility of MacTeX on the new M1 Macs (Mac Mini, Macbook Air and Macbook Pro)? What is the performance like?
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BibLaTeX .bbx and .cbx Location in MacTeX

I understand this question probably has a simple answer, but I cannot find it. I have a .bbx file and a .cbx file (from https://github.com/McJones/AGLCLaTeX). I am using MacTeX. So that I can use this ...
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Texpad Live Vs. MacTeX Vs. MikTeX compiler differences (output files)

I am struggling with following: I work on a larger collection in LaTeX, which includes around 30 different papers. I am used to work on macOS (Texpad - currently using live compiler), hence compiling ...
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LaTex Error: File '*.sty' not found

I just installed Mactex and when I try to compile a PDF, I get errors that it can't find .sty files for a bunch of things. For example, the command '\usepackage{times}' returns the error "LaTex ...
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Missing applications in MacTeX

I am a complete TeX/LaTeX newbie. I have just installed MacTeX on macOS Catalina. There is a document called MISSING APPS.pdf within /Applications/Tex, which mentions that there are 3 apps missing ...
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LaTeXiT fails to render equation, but does not throw an error

Whenever I attempt to render LaTeX using LaTeXiT, the process appears to complete successfully, yet the display box is empty. Here is a picture of what I see after hitting "LaTeX it" I have ...
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Chemfig: submolecules not printing properly after upgrading from TeXLive 2015 to 2020

Here is a MWE of the code I'm talking about: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{chemfig} \definesubmol{MP}[-[4]P(-[3]O^\ominus)(-[5]O^\ominus)=[4]O]{-P(-[1]O^\ominus)(-[7]O^\ominus)=O} \...
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Tikzpicture not showing with Catalina [closed]

I just got a new Macbook Air which has the new Catalina macOS installed on it. I have download MacTex using the instructions from Texlive 2020 on MacOS Catalina. I am able to compile tex files, but ...
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UPDATED: {leipzig} Package [still] Not Producing a Glossary

[update: I tried the answer (as best as I could) that was commented and seemed to work for one person, but the problem is still persisting] I tried this on PDFLaTeX, but since asking this question I ...
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Fresh install of MacTeX 2020. Fatal error When typesetting minimal ConTeXt file [closed]

I just installed MacTeX on mac. created the code below code in TeXShop: \starttext minimal ConTeXt file \stoptext Selected "ConTeXt (LuaTeX)" from dropdown menu. Clicked on "Typeset&...
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Error: Undefined control sequence. \beamer@endinputifotherversion

I have recently updated my MacTex to 2020 and as expected I have problems compiling my files and I'm getting this error ! Undefined control sequence. \beamer@endinputifotherversion So any idea how to ...
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MacTeX 2020: “unable to change to format path”

I installed MacTeX 2020 and can't get ConTeXt to work (does work on another machine where I upgraded from MacTeX 2019). The error is: $ context file.tex mtx-context | warning: no format found, ...
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How to generate a tex document from the shell after installing MacTex?

I am a new MacOS user, and have downloaded and installed MacTex on my machine. How do I use it to convert .tex files to a pdf? I know in Windows I could use pdflatex and MikTex right after ...
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How can I align this system of equations?

I am trying to solve this problem since two days and I wasn't able to find anything that could fix it. I wan this two equations in the system to be both aligned to the left and well ordered, without ...
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TeXstudio (3.0.0) quit unexpectedly on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)

I updated TeXstudio from old version (2.12.10)to (3.0.0) on MacOS Highsirra. I also updated mactex to 2020. the problem is when I compile the message says "Process started: pdflatex -synctex=1 -...
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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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Making dvisvgm and Ghostscript from MacTeX talk to each other

I am trying to use dvisvgm to convert pdf files to svg files. When I call dvisvgm --pdf test.pdf (for example), I get the response ERROR: Ghostscript is required to process PDF files. Both programs ...
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Listing failed - TeX Live Utility

From a couple of days when I try to update the packages with the TeX Live Utility I get the message: Listing Failed. The Repository's URL is http://ctan.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/...
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Can't run TeX from Terminal in Catalina / What is texk?/“I can't find the format file `TeX.fmt'!”

I use latex just fine, but was trying to do the exercises in The TEXbook and run it via terminal and it just won't work. This is happening on two different computers both with macOS Catalina (10.15.6 (...
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TeXShop can't find “required tool” pdflatex

When I attempt to typeset LaTeX I get the dialogue box pop up "Can't find required tool" and I copy and paste here the rest: "/Library/TeX/texbin /System/Library/Frameworks/Python....
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LaTeX and Anki issues - Error executing latex

I installed MacTex (the full 4.4gb package) as well as dvipng and received the following error when I opened one of the flash cards downloaded from a GitHub. I also followed that GitHub instructions ...
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Setting up TEXINPUTS on MacOS Catalina

I use MacOS, LateXTools in Sublime Text as a TeX editor, and MacTeX as a TeX distribution. I store my macros in a folder named TEXINPUTS on Dropbox, and set up symlinks to the relevant location in my ...
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macOS problem with line breaks in citation urls - not reproducible with Overleaf [closed]

I have an issue of URLs running out of bounds on macOS in the bibliography like this: I have tested this with the most recent versions of mactex. I have tested both the GUI-Version Version 4.44 (4.44)...
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TeXLive 2020: How to deal with tikz-berge and tikz-kiviat packages that were removed from CTAN

The MWE below works fine with TeXLive 2019 and produces: But with TexLive 2020 version (MacTeX) I get ! LaTeX Error: File `tikz-berge.sty` not found ! LaTeX Error: File `tikz-kiviat` not found It ...
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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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xelatex does not find some Hoefler Text ligatures that it used to find

I just updated to MacTex 2020, and I get the following error, on a document that was compiling fine yesterday, and without having made any change to the document. I compile with: xelatex test.tex ...
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installing TeXlive after having MacTeX

I have working for a few years with MacTeX, and I want to update my tex distribution. I would like to install now TeXlive. What should I do with the old MacTeX installation? Do I have to remove it? I ...
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Graphics not found after shifting from Texlive2019 to Texlive 2020 using subfiles package with \graphicspath in main.tex

Basic background1: MacOS Mojave10.14.6, MacTeX2019(full) and MacTeX2020(full). Basic backgroud2: Windows10 professional, Texlive2019(full) and Texlive2020(full). The basic file structure as follows:...
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.eps files and ps2pdf and ps2pdf14

I have been using Mac OS 10.15.4 with Mactex and TeXstudio 2.12.22 . My configurations are I am trying to include an .eps file in a simple document file but I get the following error. Process ...
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ghostscript: mactex conflicts with homebrew

I am using auctex and previewing equations in emacs does not work for me. It seems that the problem is related to ghostscript. I tried to reinstall ghostscript using brew, but got the following error. ...
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How can I make sure that Local TeX Live is not older than remote repository?

I have downloaded MacTeX-2020 to be able to knit R Markdown documents to PDF in R Studio. I downloaded it yesterday and it is the 2020 version. When I try to knit to PDF in R Markdown, I get the error:...
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MacTeX 2020 Not Installing memoir.sty?

I've recently started a new MacTeX/TeXShop/LaTeX project after an interval of 6 or 7 years away from it all. I thought for my new project I would use the memoir package in conjunction with the ...
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Texlive 2020 on MacOS Catalina

I am currently running Catalina 10.15.4 and formatted my hard dive and reinstalled the operating system. As such, I needed to reinstall Latex and I installed the latest version of Mactex 2020 and then ...
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Version-switching for TeX Live

The newly released MacTeX-2020 requires at least High Sierra, probably for good reasons. Unfortunately I am still on MacOS Sierra (10.12.6) because of other heritage software. I am happy to install ...
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Error `! Undefined control sequence.`using R markdown to create a pdf under MacTex (TexLive 2019)

I'm trying to use R Studio, R version 3.6.3 and MacTex (TeX Live) to create a pdf from a *.Rmd file. This error came up right after (successfully?) troubleshooting another error message in R itself: ...
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how to update MacTex

I updated MacTex to the 2019 version But when I run latex --version it says I am using the old 2017 version that was previously installed How do I get it to use the latest install?
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How do I install and use Aref Ruqaa font on macTex?

I already have my preamble set up and ready to implement a font style, but I do not know how to 'install' or add it to the list of available fonts in MacTex. My preamble is as follows. %!TEX TS-...
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error texlive 2019basic of february 2020

after updating my tex system with the Tex Live utility on osx mojave, characters from textcomp disappeared. I had to trash /usr/local/texlive/2019basic/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/textcomp.sty and ...
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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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