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

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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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.tex file not compiling when moved from Desktop to another directory [duplicate]

I have noticed a strange behavior lately: Some of my .tex files will not compile unless they are on my Desktop. When I move the folder containing the .tex file with all its companion files to, say, ...
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Macos Mojave: mactex installed > bin/sh mtxrun not found?

I am a complete newbie with latex. I just installed mactex. I am running a make file which uses context and in the log output is sais: /bin/sh: mtxrun: command not found Also when I run context --...
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tlmgr does not update binary

I have MacTeX 2019 installed and I am trying to update dvisvgm to the latest version. If I run tlmgr info it says: installed: Yes revision: 52851 sizes: doc: 149k, bin: 5061k relocatable: ...
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Add styles to MacTeX

I am a new user of LaTeX and would like to use it for my Master's thesis. I would like to use the styles from Journal of Finance (cf. http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/stanton/texintro/). ...
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Problem using custom package

The problems occur with the following two example files. The first file is called sty1.sty. It is located in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/packages/sty1 I created all of the folders below ~/Library. ...
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How do I install the latex package wasysym on Mac? I just downloaded the zip file

I want to use this package on Pages to have a wider symbol range. I searched a lot online but nothing seems to work… can someone help me?
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Lyx Math issues - missing a cell

I used to have a default setting of three cells, when using math (cmd+m, enter). But at some point it has changed to only to cells, and when I add an additional colon, when there are not aligned. I ...
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What packages are included with MacTex?

Is there a way to search for what packages you have installed or is there a document that shows all the included packages with MacTex? Thanks to another post on here I learned how to get the manuals ...
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TeXLive 2019 (MacTeX): Lualatex can't find any image with \includegraphics

Running MacTex 2019, all packages updated, and suddenly every \includegraphics instance returns the following error: Package luatex.def Error: File 'path/to/file' not found: using draft setting. I ...
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Are there any differences between (in the terms of compatibility) using Windows+miktex and macOS+mactex?

I'm having an issue compiling document on macOS using Texpad + mactex. The document was originally written on Windows while author used miktex distribution. Is this a common issue that these are not ...
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Safe way to remove docs and fonts from MacTex

I'm new to MacTeX, and as I installed by pkg installer MacTeX's installation size SOOOO big that it's about 6GB. I figured out that in /usr/local/texlive, there are folders like texmf-dist/doc, which ...
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Extremely long compilation time in lualatex (minutes)

Compiling the following MWE takes around 4 minutes using lualatex, and 2 minutes with pdflatex. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \end{document} Of that 2 minutes is ...
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Running Arara from TeXworks on a mac

It took me a long time to get arara to work from within TeXworks on OS X 10.14 or 10.15. I would get two errors: /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/scripts/arara/arara.sh: line 8: kpsewhich: command ...
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include graphics macOS Catalina

Help! Ever since I upgraded my machine to macOS Catalina, non of my tex files can use \incdludegrapics. As far as I know this is the only change done to my system recently. I tried to uninstall and ...
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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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\includegraphics broken on MacTeX 2019? [duplicate]

On MacTeX 2019, I get the following error when using \includegraphics: ./test.tex:5: Undefined control sequence. \Ginclude@graphics ...e \expandafter {\@curr@file ...
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BibLaTeX (biber) only working with default bibliography styles [MacTeX]

I'm using the MacTeX 2019 environment on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and the included pdfLaTeX and biber commands to compile my documents (through TeXStudio, although running directly from command line leads ...
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How install test version of package for MacTeX?

The babel maintainer has suggested that I try an as-yet unreleased version to see if it removes an incompatibility with another package. I downloaded the requisite files. If I use latex babel.ins, ...

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