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

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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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How do I find out what Chinese fonts are installed with my MacTeX installation?

I am using a Mac and have installed the MacTeX-2014 distribution. I'd like to try to use the CJK package with regular pdflatex but there is no documentation for what Chinese fonts are included with ...
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Checking MacTeX version installed on a Mac

I can use latex -v to check the version of LaTeX. Is there a way to check what version of MacTeX (MacTeX 2008, 2009 or 2010) is installed?
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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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Installing Kile and linking with Mactex

I have been trying to use Kile in Mac OS Sierra and link it with Mactex. I have gone through several instructions over the internet but still could not do it. Most of the instructions are for older ...
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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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Three errors when using tikz package

I am using MacTex 2015 and Texpad as LaTeX editor. When I try to import the tzik package \usepackage{tikz} the following 3 errors appear Weird thing though is that everything looks fine in my ...
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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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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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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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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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TexMaker (and TexShop) not working after installation of El Capitan [duplicate]

After having updated to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11), I'm no more able to compile using either TexMaker or TexShop. This is the message I get from TexShop "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error '/usr/...
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Using TexShop, upgraded to OS X El Capitan, and the fix isn't working

I am having issues compiling in TeXShop since upgrading to El Capitan. I have searched extensively for a fix, but none of the recommended settings are fixing my problem. Here is a screenshot of my ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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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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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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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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pdflatex file missing after upgrade

My documents won't compile after upgrading to El Capitan on MacTex, and I saw that this usually means that the upgrade changed the path to pdflatex. However, it looks like the file is no longer on my ...
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Setting up a LaTex environment for Vim

I've always used SublimeText for writing and compiling my LaTex files, but recently I've moved the majority of my code to Vim, and I would like to do the same thing with LaTex documents. I am on OSX ...
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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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Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)

Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something... I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools (...
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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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URW Garamond installation on OS X

I'm trying to install the URW Garamond font (to be used with math design) on OS X 10.9 / MacTeX 2014. I downloaded and ran the getnonfreefonts script (without any error messages). However when I try ...
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no tex installation detected on RStudio after OS X 10.10 yosemite upgrade

I upgraded my MAC to OS X 10.10 yosemite today. Now, when I run RStudio and try to use Knitr to compile pdf, it says no text installation detected. So, I did the following steps sequentially. Install ...
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latexmk - command not found on OS X

I've installed the MacTex bundle on my machine. When I try to run $latexmk I get a 'command not found'. I already reinstalled the latexmk bundle in TeX Live Utility. Both universal-darwin and X86_64-...
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How to invoke minted with python3

I have 2 versions of Python on my machine. Version 2.7.10 can be invoked with python, whereas python3 uses 3.5.0 under the hood. I'd like to use minted with python3, which is why I installed Pygments ...
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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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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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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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Export into pdf a moderncv org-mode file (MacTex)

I try to export a org file into pdf file with moderncv as document class. I am on OSX, installed last version of MacTeX (2017 distribution, the full one) and I have currently no problem to export a ...
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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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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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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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enumitem.sty not found

I'm trying to compile a document on Lyx but it keeps throwing 'enumitem.sty' not found. I installed the BasicTeX package from MacTeX website. Is there anything else I need to install?
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! LaTeX Error: File `multirow.sty' not found

I am using Basictex on my mac, and using TEXMAKER as editor. I installed multirow package by tlmgr install multirow command. And output is tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.space-pro.be/tex-...
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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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MacTex - How to compile via command line? [closed]

I'm new to LaTeX/TeX and recently installed MacTeX on my MacBook. Everything seems to work fine (I'm able to create and typeset files with TeXShop). Now I want to compile some files via command line ...
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: \documentclass{...
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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 ...