Questions tagged [mactex]

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

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getting or copying texlive 2013 for Mac

I migrated to a new machine (Mac) and need a texlive 2013 installation there. I thought I could just copy over all files from my old machine, but this does not seem to work since the preference pane ...
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MacTex can't find a package even though TeXlive says it is installed

I installed mactex on yosemite via homebrew. I want to use this package. If I search for it in texlive it says that it is installed. However, if I try to compile the example file by pressing the "...
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tex file compilable on windows but not on OSX

first time Mac user. All my tex files (dissertation, CV, etc) compile fine on windows: texStudio + miktex. But the same files give errors on OSX: texStudio + macTex There are numerous error messages, ...
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Why is Safari recommended for downloading MacTeX?

I have a MacBook Pro and I want to update my Tex Live. The MacTeX download page is strongly recommending to use Safari. I had a problem with my Safari a few days back and now I am using Chrome as a ...
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Upgrade MacTex using tlmgr

A while ago I installed MacTex Basic via Homebrew Cask, which installed it in /usr/local/texlive/2014basic and also set a whole bunch of symlinks in /Library, ~/Library and /usr. After not using TeX ...
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\thanks command error in MacTex2015

Since I updated to MacTeX 2015, I'm having some issues with the article class. I narrowed the problem down to the \thanks command, but now I can't seem to remedy the error within this distribution. ...
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Listing inside table does not work after upgrade to MacTex 2015

I have updated my Latex installation to MacTex 2015 and the following latex code does not compile anymore: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language={java}, ...
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Installing packages on Macbook Pro (MacTex BasicTex)

I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains. I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the ...
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mactex 2015 : xindy doesn't find module

since I was moving from MacTeX 2014 to MacTeX 2015, xindy is not able to find any module. Any texindy -L english -C utf8 animal.idx makes Cannot locate xindy module for language english in ...
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Does Powerdot on MacTeX 2015 work?

On MacTeX 2015 I'm unable to compile the following code requiring the Powerdot package. Can anyone confirm this is a bug? \documentclass{powerdot} \title{powerdot example 1} \author{Hendri Adriaens ...
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How do I debug a failed MacTex installation?

I just attempted to install MacTex (the current 2015 distribution) on my new 64 bit laptop with Yosemite, through safari. Using the usual download page didn't work so instead I went through a specific ...
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TeXShop not working with Yosemite 10.10.4

I downloaded MacTex.pkg, installed texshop, but I get the following error: /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX distribution. Perhaps ...
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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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Problems with luaotfload and MacTeX 2015

I'm trying to come to terms with LuaLaTeX (MacTeX 2015, Mac OS 10.10.4). I am trying to run luaotfload -vvv -u but it hangs: 17:11 ~% luaotfload-tool -vvv -u luaotfload | util : Setting the log level ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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How to install font Inconsolata on MacTex 2014? [closed]

I try to install Inconsolata according to http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/inconsolata/ I did the following steps: Mac OS X: To install, open a Terminal window and cd to inside the downloaded ...
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MacTeX 2015 running much slower than MacTeX 2014?

I just installed MacTeX 2015 on OS X 10.6.8, and it is typesetting significantly slower than the 2014 distribution; for one particular file, 2014 will typeset it in 11 seconds, but 2015 takes 77 ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in /...
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Inexplicable error after importing syntax package

I'm using the LaTeX-KOMA-template (based on KOMA-script as the name suggests) provided by Karl Voit for writing a thesis. I can compile the main.tex perfectly fine, until I import the syntax package. ...
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MacTex 2015, not showing Nomenclature

Using MacTex 2015 distribution, and two different LaTeX editors (TexShop and Latexian), it is unable to show the nomenclature. I've tried in other computers and online Latex editors and I was ...
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MacTeX 2015: TeX Live Utility stuck on “Validating Server…” [duplicate]

After having upgraded to MacTeX 2015, whenever I run TeX Live Utility, it stays stuck with the "Validating Server..." message. Clicking the "Home" button causes it to crash. However, tlmgr update --...
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Missing getnonfreefonts-sys in MacTex 2015

I've just installed MacTeX 2015 and wanted to install the non-free fonts available with the getnonfreefonts Perl script. As recommended elsewhere in this site (see egreg's first comment), I tried ...
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MacTeX - TeX Live Utility broken after 2015 update

I have the following strange message. The repository at ftp://ftp.oleane.net/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet has TeX Live 2015, but you have TeX Live 18446744073709551615 installed. You need to ...
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Tex Utility breaks after upgrading to Tex Live 2015

OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3 I had Basic Mac Tex Live 2014 before. I upgraded to Mac Tex Live 2015 and then uninstall Tex Live 2014 by removing the folder /usr/local/texlive/2014basic. After the upgrade, I ...
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Install LaTeX on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) [closed]

How do I install MacTex or another LaTeX distribution? Even after installation, LaTeX commands like latex, pdftex or lualatex are not found, and /usr/texbin/ doesn't exist. Even worse, commands ...
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How to produce only dvi file with latex on Mac

Recently, I switched to MacTex, I somehow get used to run the following sequence on a Windows command terminal: latex *.tex ->generate only dvi file bibtex *.aux latex *.tex dvipdfm *.dvi ->...
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“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
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TexShop will not compile bibliography after upgrade to Mac OS Yosemite

I am using TexShop 3.5.1, Bibdesk 1.6.3, on Mac OS 10.10.3. I am trying to compile a bibliography on a latex document that previously successfully compiled. Since then I have updated from the previous ...
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using csvreader to read from csv giving invalid output

I am trying to output a *.csv file to LaTeX, but I keep on getting invalid output. I am using mactex on a yosemite environment. code.csv: code,subcd CITY,LIMA CITY,PUEBLOLIBRE CITY,JESUSMARIA CITY,...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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Lualatex not found

When I run pandoc markdown.md --template=my-template.tex --latex-engine=lualatex -o test.pdf I get the following error message: pandoc: lualatex not found. lualatex is needed for pdf output. I ...
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Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex \...
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Copy-Paste error in LaTeX

When I try to copy some text from a Word page or pdf an paste it to LaTeX, I get the error below. Any idea how to fix this? PS: I am using LaTeX on a Mac While the text which I typed my self works ...
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Install TikZ Knots Library [closed]

I am trying to install the TikZ knots library, but I am having some trouble. My computer is running Mac OS X 10.10.2 with MacTeX (but I don't remember the version/year). spath3 has been downloaded ...
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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: [cps/...
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Vietnamese in TexShop — MacTex

I am new in using MacTex and I use TexShop to compile LaTEX documents. I have many files in Vietnamese when I use Winshell (with MikTex) in Windows, and I transfer it to my MacBook. When I typerest ...
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How to draw this using XYpic?

I can't figure out how I can draw this with XYpic. I'm very new to XYpic. I tried the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[graph,knot,curve]{xy} \begin{document} $$\xygraph{ !{0; /r1.0pc/ :...
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TeXlipse “Preview Document” not building document from Eclipse - Mac OSX

When I use Latex > Preview Document in Eclipse (with TeXlipse and MacTex installed), nothing happens, despite being able to run latex or pdflatex in commandline to build a perfectly functional PDF ...
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Tool to export figures only to individual pdfs

I have a really big report that I have been writing in latex. The report has a number of figures that have been included using either \includegraphics or Tikz drawings. The files that i include are ...
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Error when manually creating a bibliography on a mac

I tried to use the following structure: \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=numeric]{biblatex} \begin{document} ... \cite{123}... \begin{thebibliography}{99} \bibitem{123} A. B. C, Test. \end{...
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Can't find .bib files after upgrade to OS X Yosemite

I've upgraded to Yosemite and TeXShop now can't find bib files which I previously had in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib The bib files are now in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/bibtex/bib Works fine if ...
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How do I tell MacTeX about my user-install of Live TeX?

This question is similar to How do I set up MacTeX so admin rights aren't necessary?. I have a Mac at work, and the sysadmins won't give me write permissions to /usr/local/texlive. So, per the ...
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Installing MacTeX, multiple user accounts

A question, before I start to install MacTeX (on OSX 10.8.5): I have two different acoounts on my Mac: One for admin purposes only, and another one - which has no admin privileges - for the actual ...
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Hebrew in TeXShop

I tried to install Hebrew in my LaTeX. I'm using TeXShop and I also have Texmaker for MacBook. I downloaded already IvriTeX and Culmus, but I don't know how to install it. I found this tutorial on the ...
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MacTex different chapter margins in different cases

I'm totally newbie in TeX and looking for help. I need to configure chapter styles according to requirements given by my university. It requires chapter to have top margin of 18pt and of 36pt if it ...
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Yet another “LaTeX Error: File '***.sty' not found” question

My apologies for what is probably a duplicate question, but I've looked through similar queries, and I either can't make head nor tail of them or they haven't helped me (likely due to my own lack of ...
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Biber 1.9, working with Biblatex 2.9a on Yosemite, suddenly not producing .bbl file [duplicate]

Out of the blue, I'm getting this error for all my .tex files with citations (even those which ran smoothly just a couple of days ago). I typeset them on another MacBook with the same distribution and ...