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Autocompletion does not work for TexWorks editor on MacTex

I'm using TeXWorks (Version 0.6.8 ("github") [r.6b1c6ab, ]) with MacTex-2023 distribution on macOS Sonoma 14.2.1. Even after enabling autocompletion in TeXWorks preference the same is not ...
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Old LaTeX Distributions Blocking Current TeX Live 2023 from Being Used?

I have been having a series of complications converting a *.tex file to PDF using either Jupyter notebook or $ xelatex filename.tex. These issues consistently come up with the tcolorbox package, which ...
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tlmgr Configured to TinyText (R) Instillation and Not TeX Live 2023

I am trying to compile a PDF file from a Jupyter Notebook, but my local LaTeX is having trouble with a particular package. When I go to rectify this problem through the tlmgr command in the Terminal, ...
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'dvisvgm' doesn't detect 'libgs' with MacTex 2023 and 'libgs' installed - MacOS 12.7.2 (Monterey)

I want to convert my LaTeX file using package 'tikz' into a HTML file using 'make4ht', which itself runs 'dvisvgm', which itself needs 'libgs'. Everything should run automatically as given by auto-...
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pgfkeys undefined control sequence

I recently upgraded to MacTeX 2023, and am experiencing this warning when using a custom library (https://github.com/slithy/rpg_module): 640: Undefined control sequence. l.1640 \pgfutil@protected ...
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Unicode display error with vscode + latex workshop on macOS

I'm new to using latex in VScode with latex workshop extension. Before writing my thesis with the IEEE template (ieeeconf.zip), I followed this excellent tutorial to configure my related settings. ...
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mystyle.sty not found [duplicate]

I created a .sty file that includes many different packages and new commands that I already use. I put mystyle.sty file here: /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mystyle/mystyle.sty ...
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TeXLive utility update fails [duplicate]

I have just updated my Mac to Sonoma 14.1.1 and run the TexLive utility to update packages. (EDIT: problem is not restricted to Sonoma; see below.) It tells me it needs to update texlive.infrafirst, ...
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TeXstudio default setting saves the .pdf and auxiliary files to a different location than the .tex file on a MacBook M2 Pro

I have recently transitioned from a Windows machine to Apple silicon. I have a MacBook M2 Pro. I just installed TeXstudio on my MacBook. So, I was trying to create a document to see how it works out ...
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Can't install Texstudio 4.6.3 on my M2 MacBook Pro?

I recently transitioned from Windows to apple silicon. I have a MacBook M2 Pro. I am trying to download Texstudio 4.6.3 on my machine. However, when I double click on the downloaded Texstudio file, I ...
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How do I set the TeXLive system font path for fontspec on macOS?

MacTeX / TeXlive 2021 on macOS 10.15.7 I'm trying without luck to use Times New Roman via the fontspec package. I've read that: fc-list : family | sort will produce a list of system fonts that I ...
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Use dvisvgm within standalone convert options

I am trying to enable "one click" generation of PDF and SVG image files from the standalone class due to having a large number of images. This worked perfectly on my Intel Macintosh ...
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tikz code compilation errors between different texlive version

As part of book that I'm working on, one chapter has several drawings that were drawn in tikz some 8 years back. Many people in this forum helped with that effort including Gonzalo Medina I am now ...
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Why are LX Fonts Compiled Incorrectly on pdfLaTeX?

After successfully compiled the demo of LX fonts on LuaLaTeX I noticed two issues with \texttt, one on slide 6 and other on slide 12. To investigate further, I decided to use pdfLaTeX to compile the ...
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TexStudio stopped compiling pdflatex after using CLI for the first time [duplicate]

At the moment I am writing my PhD thesis using TexStudio editor. Up until this morning, TexStudio compiled the document with PdfLateX without a problem, as always. Apart from that, in the past I ...
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Why exactly does Biber need Command Line Tools?

When I went to MacTeX 2023 and I ran Biber for the first time, TeXShop told me I had to install the Command Line Tools. I did and everything works without problems. However, I have been wondering for ...
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Printing LaTeX Made PDFs in MacOS -- Preview doesn't See Fonts?

This is a follow up to a previous question. I use pandoc to create PDFs from markdown files, which uses pdflatex behind the scenes. After a bunch of system upgrades, the type in my printed PDFs ...
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Typefaces Look Off/Different After an Upgrade?

I used pandoc to convert my markdown files into PDFs. The command I use to do this is as follows pandoc myfile.md -s -o myfile.pdf and then I convert that PDF to a half size layout via pdflatex ...
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How to configure MacTex and texstudio?

Earlier I was using texstudio with MikTex. In MikTex, I am facing some issue with its updates. So, I downloaded MacTex. How to configure texstudio with MacTex? When I am running texstudio, it is ...
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Can you safely remove TeX Live Utility on macOS?

I use LaTeX on my Macbook through VSCode and the LaTeX workshop extension. This lets me edit my documents with a real time preview. I don't use (and have no plan to) any of the other programs that ...
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VSCode & MacTex: clicking on a problem does not navigate to the source

Recently, I've just shifted from Win to Mac, but I encountered a problem on the setup of Microsoft VSCode with MacTex. After one builds a tex project, there might be warnings and errors shown in the ...
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Github repo for MacTeX/TeXShop documentation?

I would like to make some readability/usability improvements in READ_ME_FIRST, but could not find a reference to the GitHub (or something else?) repo. Can anybody give me a hint?
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Is it possible to use tlmgr to install required LaTeX packages in macOS 13.2

I do not want to install the full TeX Live in macOS 13.2 with an M1 chip, I just want to use this command: tlmgr install scheme-small to install only required packages with minimal disk usage. Is it ...
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Error with biber with MacTex 2023

I'm having issues with biber even using the simplest code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @book{fittizio, author = {Paolo Polesana}...
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Beamer on VSCode mac: File `beamercolorthemeBerlin.sty' not found [closed]

I'm using Mactex and locally editing a presentation file in Beamer. When I go to use the Berlin color theme, I get the follolwing File `beamercolorthemeBerlin.sty' not found. Any ideas?
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MacTeX upgrade from 2022 to 2023

What is the best way to upgrade my MacTeX from version 2022 to 2023? Do I have to uninstall and delete everything from 2022 and then reinstall 2023? On the website the instructions are not that ...
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Integrating Ghostscript with TeX

Making this copy of my original question on SuperUser was closest this question could be in the intersection of the two websites. I performed the following steps: Reinstalled macOS Ventura 13.4 on ...
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MacTex 2023, PDFLatex is (apparently) an alias to pdfTeX and I got the following error:

Everything was running ok with my LaTeX documents, but after installing MacTex 2023, PDFLatex is (apparently) an alias to pdfTeX and I got the following error: running: /usr/local/texlive/2023/bin/...
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Extremely slow typesetting on TexShop and TexMaker even after reinstalling MacTex

I am using the most updated versions of TexShop (5.12) and TexMaker (5.1.4) on a MacBook Air 13.6" running Mac OS Ventura 13.0. Even the simplest files (like this basic Overleaf beamer example ...
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What's wrong with the xwatermark package?

On a relatively old MacTeX distribution (2015), the following code was compiling fine without any issue. But with the latest MacTeX, it doesn't compile well anymore. I'm getting some mysterious ...
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Why TeXShop doesn't erase the "lol" file? Is it laughing at me?

TeXShop (with the standard MacTex distribution, and using the pdflatexmk engine) creates a lot of pesky temporary auxiliary files, and I always have to click the trash button to remove them. But ...
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Mactex mirror broken

just today I got my very first macbook (macbook air M2 base model) with Ventura 13.3. I'm a mathematician so I really need Latex asap on my computers. I was going to download mactex and then texstudio,...
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XeLaTex does not show unicode symbol

Why doesn't my Unicode chess knight symbol show up in the output when using TexShop and typesetting with the XeLaTex engine? In TexShop I have \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} 1. ♘ df5 ...
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Ways to Code Rules of Inference without Package Mathpartir

In mac pages app, it seems like it's not available for us to install packages when inserting an equation, so in the wish to continue using mac pages as my "working background", I would like ...
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Problems mit MacTex and siunitx

I created a large template for bachelor, master and PhD theses that contains a Latex tutorial with some basic and some template specific stuff. I know that this template works with MiKTeX on Windows ...
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macOS – find the location of .sty for beamer themes [duplicate]

Title. I want to create my own theme but I first need to go where all beamer themes are installed on my Mac but I can't find them. I installed with MacTeX and tlmgr is present. Thanks.
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Polyglossia \setotherlanguage after update of TeXLive conflicts with luatextra

I am using LuaLaTeX at Mac (LuaHBTeX, Version 1.15.0 (TeX Live 2022) restricted system commands enabled). After yesterdays update Polyglossia started to conflict with luatextra when \setotherlanguage ...
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unable to use bib file in ~/Library/texmf

I have a Zotero.bib folder in my local texmf folder /Users/jumpdiffusion/Library/texmf. Somehow kpsewhich is not able to locate that bib file. Here is a terminal session with outputs. work/tmp/...
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Preview package error

I'm running into an error using the preview package. The output below is from SageMath. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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pdflatex and biber: biblatex inserts blank page with single comma on M1 mac

I have both an M1 and an Intel Mac laptop. When I use the file below with the pdflatex and biber commands on my M1 machine, I see a page with a single comma before the title page. It works fine on ...
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Unicode character x (U+xxxx) not setup for use with Latex (All my Japanese Hans flagged error)

Dealing with multiple language (such as the many translation of Frozen: this is Japanese): 降り始めた雪は 足跡消して 真っ白な世界に一人の私 I got a message for each character will flag "Unicode character X (U+xxxx) ...
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Error with: "brew install --cask mactex"

Input brew install --cask mactex Output You must restart your terminal window for the installation of MacTex CLI tools to take effect. Alternatively, Bash and Zsh users can run the command: eval &...
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MacTeX Problem: TexShop unable to find pdflatex in macOS Monterey

New user of MacTeX here. I'm on a mac running macOS Monterey 12.5. After installing MacTeX (and checking the package using the MD5 sum) I tried typesetting the LatexTemplate in TeXShop, but get the ...
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Updating from Asymptote 2.61 to (current) 2.81

I have MacOSX Catalina (10.15.7). I'm currently using MacTeX-2022. Just today, I updated TeXShop to 4.78, the latest version. I checked (via the terminal) my version of the package Asymptote; it is 2....
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Page Alignment Issue on Second Page, and Additional Questions

I am new to LaTeX, and could use some help. I am currently using the following preamble in my document. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \usepackage{amsthm} \...
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complete disk access for TeXShop on a Mac with Catalina

I asked a basic question a couple days ago, and someone referred me to a previous post which solved the problem (kudos to you.. thanks) but this leads me to a couple more questions. My previous ...
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MacTex 2022 issues

I have two MacBookAirs, an older one where I installed MacTex-2018 and a newer one where I installed Mac Tex 2021. MacTex works superbly in both cases. My older laptop died and I got a new MacAir ...
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I have installed "mactex" (because I need "pdflatex") but it looks like not opening/working

I have installed mactex because I need pdflatex: MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ namesurname$ brew install --cask mactex Warning: Cask 'mactex' is already installed. To re-install mactex, run: brew reinstall -...
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Compiled latex file in a separate folder on Mac (TeXstudio, MacTEX)

On MacOS, I've installed MacTEX and TexStudio. I'm looking for a MacTex command that will allow me to separate compilation files from the file.tex files in a folder. I've attempted both "—output-...
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Cannot load abbreviations with siunitx v2

I use MacTeX, and the current distribution comes with siunitx v2 (\ProvidesExplPackage {siunitx} {2020/02/25} {2.8b}). I would like to use units such as \ms and \hertz which require the abbreviations ...
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