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PDF viewer (Skim) not opening or updating on build with Sublime Text 4 and LaTeXTools on Mac

I recently downloaded the new Sublime Text 4 version on a Mac and manually set up LaTeXTools, MacTeX, and Skim using the documentation provided here: https://latextools.readthedocs.io/en/v3.13.0/...
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Which are the different tex install loactions?

I recently installed MikTeX but have had some problems with it some I've decided to change for MacTeX. However, I' kind of confused after checking the different locations of the executables. For ...
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! LaTeX Error: Command \tocchapter undefined - no solution found

I am trying to convert on a Mac (IOS 11.5.2.) in R Markdown a code to a pdf file but since I enteder a code junk (importing a csv. file and producing a table) I get following error msg: I was unable ...
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When I compile tex in vscode by tex workshop, I lose focus from my editor?

I reinstall my MacOS last week. I can save my tex code and then vscode will show the PDF of tex in the right by vscode tab, and I can just go ahead and change the code without modifying the cursor ...
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How to show Chinese characters in LaTeXiT

I try to render some math equations using LaTeXiT, but Chinese characters does not show correctly: The text I tried to render is english 中文 English. I made the following setup: add \usepackage{xeCJK}...
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Trying to update packages using TexLive utility, "unable to find valid update server"

I'm trying to update my packages on a Mac using TexLive Utility. I get an error message: ``Unable to find a valid update server. Either a network problem exists or the TeX Live version on the server ...
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Latex leaves first page blank and text goes outside page from the bottom

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{amsthm, amsmath, amssymb} \usepackage{anyfontsize} \newgeometry{vmargin={15mm}, hmargin={12mm}} \makeatletter \newcommand{\mathleft}{\@...
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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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How to obtain the iso image of DVD sent to TUG members?

Does the iso images here - https://mirror.unpad.ac.id/ctan/systems/texlive/Images/texlive.iso contain everything that is in the DVD sent to TUG members. If no is there any way I can download ISO fie ...
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Why is Texpad not showing the PDF?

I have a question regarding the Typesetter Texpad for macOS. Ususally I use Overleaf but I thought about switching to a local typesetter. I searched for some and ended up downloading the tial version ...
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How to fix ! Package ifluatex Error: Name clash, \ifluatex is already defined

I'm using a 2017 MacBook Pro, running Big Sur 11.4. About a month ago I upgraded to the latest version of mactex. Just now I tried to run the pandoc command below and got the following error: pandoc ...
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Using MathTime 2 Lite with MacTeX on Big Sur

I have Big Sur and am using MacTeX. I'm trying to use the MathTime 2 Lite fonts. I downloaded the package from CTAN and followed the instructions here, but doesn't work. I also tried the installer but ...
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Previously working LaTeX code stopped working after having to reinstall MacTeX and TeXMaker

I recently had my computer "refreshed" and I had to reinstall MacTeX and TeXMaker. When I try to compile a specific file it says: Argument of \put has an extra }. If I completely remove ...
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Local TeX Live (2020) is older than remote repository (2021)

I installed MacTex 2021, and in /usr/local/texlive, there is only 2021 file. But when I tried to install a package in terminal, it still says " Local TeX Live (2020) is older than remote ...
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Mac "Mactex+TexShop+Preview" fine pdf cropping turns out blurry on Windows

A friend of mine recently moved from Mac to Windows and I have one of his use cases that I am not able to help him transport (in the most mutatis mutandis way for him) to Windows. Under Mac he was ...
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Getting TeX Live Utility to recognize new TeX Live Version (2021) on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Since the MacTeX-2021 package does not support my old OS version I have manually installed TeX Live 2021 via the Unix installer as described on Unix Install of TeX Live 2021. The installation worked ...
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Error with tikz after upgrading to MacTex 2021

I installed MacTeX 2021 on my Mac (BigSur). Now my latex code using TikZ does not work anymore; it still works with MacTex 2019. In a minimal example: just an empty document with \usepackage{tikz} in ...
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How to properly install LaTeX-Workshop (VsCode extension)

I'm completly begginer to latex and it's eco-system. I installed the Vscode extension. I went through the installation guide here: https://github.com/James-Yu/LaTeX-Workshop/wiki/Install (But I didn'...
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TexStudio: Could not start Default Compiler:Default Compiler: "/usr/local/texlive/2021/bin/universal-darwin/pdftex"

Thanks in advance for any thoughts! I did research on google trying to fix this error but no luck so far. Machine: macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7 MacTex: 2021 newest version TexStudio 3.1.1(git3.1.1) ...
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Compiling 3D asymptote diagrams in a LaTeX document on TeXShop (Mac)

I am capable of compiling 3D diagrams from the command line with the asy command, but they will not compile within a .tex file. Is there any way to get these 3D diagrams into a pdf relatively easily?
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package 'tfrupee' failing in web link since update to MacTex 21

Environment. MacBook Air 2019, macOS 10.414.6 (patched to date), full MacTeX 2021 install Since upgrading from MacTeX '20 to '21, using the \rupee macro provided by the tfrupee package fails if used ...
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PStricks doesn't compile anymore since MacTeX 2021 upgrade on Mac M1

Since the MacTeX 2021 upgrade, the documents with PStricks code don't compile anymore like it used to do with the previous MacTeX 2020 distribution on a Mac with M1 chips. To be more accurate : I do ...
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Where can I find library installed by Tex live utility on Mac?

I wanted to install kpathsea (to be able to use LaTeX in python) which cannot be installed separately and can only be installed via Tex Live Utility. I have already installed MacTeX and downloaded Tex ...
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Latex op Mac M1 chip? [duplicate]

Hoe kan ik latex op mijn nieuwe macbook air M1 chip zetten? Ik heb van alles geprobeerd maar het lukt niet [from Google Translate: How can I install latex on my new macbook air w/ M1 chip? I have ...
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Edit custom template in TeXStudio on Mac

I created a custom template for writing lab reports in TeXStudio with the make template option. After writing a few labs with it I feel like tweaking it here and there. However, I don't know where the ...
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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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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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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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