Questions tagged [mactex]

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

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\usepackage{newtxtext} gives Undefined control sequence with MacTeX

Can anyone help, I am trying to compile a resume with XeLatex and there are no spaces between words in the PDF. I have the latest version of MacTex and I have also tried on OverLeaf. \pdfmapline{+...
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How to import custom macros in TeXshop?

I am helping a retired professor to migrate from his old computer (old Mac OS), that has TeXtures installed. The company that created TeXtures is gone, so I am looking at MacTeX, combined with TeXShop,...
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How do I install third-party packages in MacTeX?

I would like to know how I can install third-party packages that are not included in the standard MacTeX distribution. I am interested in using jecon.bst in particular. The current situation is: ...
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Installation of mactex under mojave 10.14.5 failing

I'm new to Mac Mojave but not to macs or software. The Pkg file from MacTex does not respond to double-clicking or to pressing click, then pressing the "install" button. Can anyone suggest how to ...
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Errors including markdown my project

I want to add markdown to my tex file and i'm having a really hard time doing so. i've added the package but i keep running into the same error. Here's my setup: And the PDFlatex run command is like ...
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How to fix the MetaPost “Missing argument to arrowhead” error?

I am playing the following code from page 15 in Learning METAPOST by Doing prologues := 3; outputtemplate := "%j-%c.eps"; beginfig(1); save arrowhead; vardef arrowhead(expr p) = save A,u,a,b;...
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Mactex + Texstudio Mojave new installation: Package inputenc Error: Unicode character 〖 (U+3016) [closed]

It's been a while since my last time using Mactex + Texstudio, which worked fine back then. Now with fresh installation I'm getting the below error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode character 〖 (U+...
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Why can't my .sty file be found? I followed the MacTeX instructions

I created a new package as a .sty file. I want to be able to use it in all of my documents. I followed the instructions on the MacTeX website. I located my Library folder in Macintosh HD using ...
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Better latex output, instead of being wrapped on Terminal?

Latex output is being wrapped, even if there is space on Terminal: While if I list the files ls command output seems normal (as expected): I checked Avoid linebreaks in LaTeX console / log output (...
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Lualatex/Japanese document compiles fine in TeXstudio, but not MacTex

I'm having trouble compiling the following document. I have done a fresh install of MacOS 10.14 and installed the full size MacTex 2018 distribution directly from TUG. I have also upgraded all ...
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Fontspec compilation error with MacTeX-2018

Fontspec (and several other packages) were not working. I reinstalled MacTeX-2018, but the same errors keep coming up (see below). l3kernel & l3packages are both installed. All packages on TeX ...
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Uncommon problem on xdvipdfmx in macTeX?

When I use the following code to type Chinese text in TeXShop of macTeXIt reports an error This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99999 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=xelatex) restricted \write18 ...
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TexPad custom snippet Variables?

I am trying to create a custom snippet to include a string variable based on 'selection'. I cannot seem to figure out how to copy the current selection to a variable and use it within the snippet, for ...
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Texmaker - Python - Configuration

LaTex friends, I need your help configuring MacTeX, Texmaker (pdfLatex) and Python on a Mac. I have received a file where a *.tex uses a Python and I just have no idea how to make this file work. I ...
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LaTeX does not find the command although PATH is specified

LaTeX fails to pass the command to bash even though PATH is specified. For example, I am trying to invoke texcount, which is in directory /Library/TeX/textbin. When I check echo $PATH, the output I ...
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Texcount command not found system in MacTeX [closed]

I have a problem trying to invoke texcount from LaTeX file. I am using MacOS with MacTeX 2018 installed. texcount comes directly with the MacTeX and it is on the PATH. When I run texcount on command ...
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How do you fully install IEEEtran for MacOS?

I have been searching for hours trying to figure this out. I need to write a paper in IEEE double column format for a graduate class. Because LaTeX, I figured there was a package to help me make sure ...
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PerlTk with MacTex BasicTeX

I have the BasicTex version of MacTeX installed on my machine. I would like to use the gui for tlmgr, but when I try to run it, I'm informed I need perl/tk. After some Internet searching it seems like ...
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How to install the hmcpset package for LyX Mac with MacTex?

I've been trying for several days to get this to work, but i haven't been successful yet. I'm new to latex and I don't have a very good idea of what I'm doing, which is why I'm using LyX. I put the ...
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How can you get the correct .bbl version for arXiv in MacTeX?

Although the question of getting the correct .bbl version for arXiv has been asked and answered before, I've had trouble implementing some of the suggested solutions on the Mac, so please read to the ...
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Migrating from TexLive to MacTeX: My scripts do not work. Undefined control sequence \end{document}

I have classes for all the kinds of documents I usually write in Latex. I just migrated to a Mac in my new job, and find that none of my scripts work with MacTex 2018 (first time working with MacTex......
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texmf install script doesn't work

I wanted to use the script mentioned here to install a local texmf structure on a Mac. When I click on the script, I get the message "Local texmf folder already exists," but when I click on "Take me ...
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Change Boldness of Certain Fonts

For some certain fonts, they have different level of "boldness". For example, Avenir Next has Ultra Light Light, Regular, Medium, Demi-Bold, Bold and Condensed Bold... Below is an example done by ...
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migrating from Linux to Mac

For the longest time, I have written LaTeX documents on Unix or Linux. Due to several reasons, I'm actively planning to move this to Mac. I installed Mactex, Linux Libertine fonts, RomDev.tec and ...
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TexPad without MacTex

I'm just a beginner with LaTeX. According to its website, "Texpad iOS comes with our own implementation of LaTeX compiler." It seems to me one may edit a .tex file on their Mac, and then typeset the ...
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Wrapfigure left alignment is not working

Code is below: \begin{itemize} \item \textbf{Project Name:} Task name in Jira. This field has hyperlink on it. When clicked the task name, it redirect you to task page in Jira. \item \textbf{...
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How to set the TeX executables produced by MacTex 2018 to be the default ones?

I just installed MacTex 2018 but when I ran for instance pdflatex main.tex it does not call the executable produced by the MacTex just installed. Instead it calls an apparently old executable with the ...
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Command \counterwithout already defined

I just loaded my default college template and tried to LaTeX to see the results. It works normally on a linux machine, but crashes on a MacBook with this error: This is the only time counterwithout ...
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macTex 2018 arara misssing lmkclean script

I use arara to build and that worked well with 2017 MacTex and TexShop but since i have updated to 2018 version of MacTex i get a error in the line: % arara: lmkclean that sounds like this: I could ...
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latexmk location of PDF output

I am using latexmk and have the $out_dir set to ./build in my .latexmkrc configuration file. This is working as it should. But is there any way of having the generated PDF file put in the main ...
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How to change the directory of my own .sty files in MacOS?

Right now, I save my own packages in the shown 'standard' directory. I can use this package in MacTeX with a simple \usepackage{} command. I want to backup my styles in iCloud without to copy it ...
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Latest MacTex install will not compile old 'tex' files that used to work? [duplicate]

Now Using MacTeX-2018 Getting this error: ! LaTeX Error: Command \counterwithout already defined. Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual. Found this solution, on stack ...
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How to set texmaker when upgrading from MacTeX 2017 to 2018? [closed]

I am a frequent reader of tex.stackexcnage, this is my fist post and, since English is not my native language, I hope you will forgive my clumsiness. I've been using fo several months texmaker on ...
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Could not start the command: /usr/texbin/pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode “Roberta”.tex

After having updated the operative system for mac I get errors as in the title when I attempt to compile tex-documents in Texmaker. Is there something I can do to resolve this problem without calling ...
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Running pdflatex from a RAM disk

For performance reasons. I would like to be able to run pdflatex directly from memory and not have to go to disk. Plan is to set up a RAM disk, /RamDisk, and run everything there. Currently I have ...
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Determine active distribution via shell script

Background: Currently, I have installed /usr/local/texlive/2016 /usr/local/texlive/2017 /usr/local/texlive/2018 With TeXLive, I can use the TeX Live Utility.app to select which TeX distribution to ...
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LaTeX for Mac smaller than 2.9Gb?

I am a linux user myself, and have been using TeX on Linux since the original "T" series of floppy disks as part of the initial Slackware distribution. However, my daughter uses a Mac (OS version 10....
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Mactex svg package error: graphaside_svg-tex.pdf is missing

I have a .svg graphic in a tex document. I am getting the following error when I use mactex: Package svg Warning: You didn't enable shell escape' (orwrite18') (svg) so it wasn't ...
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Commands paths in TeXMaker on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

I'm new to LaTex and tried to run some templates on TexMaker until I realized that I had to set up the paths under Preferences. I've already downloaded MacTex 2017. I've been trying to find some ...
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Tex Live Utility via wget.x86_64-darwin is not signed

I installed the 2017 Tex package earlier this year and I have managed to update using Tex Live Utility without any issues thus far. I just lately installed Little Snitch and it flagged the mirror via ...
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lualatex (with fontspec) finds fonts only by font file name

I cannot get lualatex (MacTeX2017, updated this morning) to use font names. It seems only to want to use font file names. % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % !TEX TS-program = LuaLaTeX \documentclass{...
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Citation undefined on input - citation appearing as question mark [duplicate]

I am quite new to using LaTeX and Mendeley. I am using the most up to date version of MacTeX and Mendeley desktop. I created a library.bib file (I checked the option 'create 1 BibTeX file for my whole ...
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Error installing Luximono font through getnonfreefonts on Mactex [closed]

Having installed getnonfreefonts, trying sudo getnonfreefonts --sys luximono gives me either one of the following errors: curl: (55) getpeername() failed with errno 22: Invalid argument curl: (7) ...
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Recreating /usr/texbin after OS upgrade

I recently upgraded from Lion (OS X 10.7.5) to OS X 10.9.5 (Yosemite? Mavericks?). I previously had run a MacTeX package, so I had the packages in whatever folder, and the /usr/texbin directory. The ...
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MiKTeX 1 vs 0 MacTeX (in using package bigfoot) [closed]

A simpliest testing .tex file (under a preamble used in my book) is as follows: \documentclass[12pt,oneside,openany,openbib]{book} \usepackage[total={5in, 8in}]{geometry} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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Problems installing CULMUS for Hebrew rendering: Map files not recreated. updmap: Updating ls-R files

I tried installing CULMUS following the instructions here: https://www.guyrutenberg.com/culmus-latex/ However, the last step always fails and I cannot render any Hebrew text. I am using Mac OSX. ...
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debugging LaTeX errors in R - viewing dependencies

I've installed MacTex and I'm trying to format tables in a PDF with the kable function using knitr/Rmarkdown. When I output my data as kable(dt, format = 'latex') it works fine, but as soon as I try ...
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TeXShop and High Sierra 10.13.1

With the new MacOS, "High Sierra", I found an inconvenience while typesetting a document with TeXShop: just after compiling (Cde T), the Preview window becomes black for a very short time (fleeting). ...
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MacTex successfully installed but unable to launch

I have successfully Installed mactex using brew as shown below $ brew cask install mactex ==> Satisfying dependencies ==> Downloading http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/mac/mactex/mactex-20170524....
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Install Latex on OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 [duplicate]

I downgraded my MacBook to OS X Mavericks and wanted to reinstall the MacTex package. The latest update of the package requires OS X Yosemite or newer versions. Does anyone of you know how can I get ...