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

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How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?

I have MacTeX 2013 basic installed, and I use TexLive to get packages I need for my writing. Recently TexLive told me that the repository is now only for a newer version than what I have installed. I ...
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LuaLaTeX, fontspec, .ttc fonts and kerning (Optima on Mac OS)

I'm probably missing something obvious. I'm using MacTeX 2014. I want to use the font Optima that ships with the Mac OS (10.8.5) -- it is a .ttc font. If I typeset the following TeX file I get no ...
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How to upgrade BasicTeX?

Is there a quick and simple way to reinstall all the packages I downloaded for BasicTeX 2013 with Tex Live Manager into version 2014? Should I just copy the folders – which? – from the old ...
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Can't compile .tex file after MacTeX 2017 last packages update

Till last update of MacTeX my files were compiled nice. After update I can't compile them. Example code: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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TexShop problem after OSX upgrade

After updating the OSX in my mac from Yosemite to El Capitan, I am not being able to compile any latex file in TexShop. I downloaded and reinstalled MacTex package but still get the error "/usr/texbin/...
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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LaTeX font error with TeX Live 2013

I use MacTeX and I recently changed my hard drive and upgraded to TeX Live 2013. I have a style file that I need to use for my thesis. It used to typeset fine, and when I upgraded, it stopped ...
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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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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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Install MTPro2 on macOS Sierra 10.12

I am trying to install MTPro2 following the instructions here. I have MacTex 2017 installed. $ ./mtpro2-texlive.sh -i ../mtp2lite.zip.tpm Installing MathTime Professional 2 from ../mtp2lite.zip.tpm. ...
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Getting TexLive Recommended Fonts after installing MacTex-2015 on El Capitan

I downloaded and installed MacTeX-2015 on a brand new Mac OS/X El Capitan system, then ran pdfTeX (i.e. Plain TeX) on an old .tex file and got the following error that I'm hoping you can help me ...
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Pdf won't update/show when quick-building in TexMaker

I am running TexMaker 4.4.1 on a Macbook with El Capitan iOS. It seems like the problem started after updating my Macbook. When i quick build no errors happen and no Pdf is showing. Quick build is ...
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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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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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MacTeX 2014 TeX Distribution panel broken under Mac OSX Yosemite

I've installed MacTex-2014 on my Mac running on Yosemite. The Tex Distribution window is broken, and am unable to explore all the templates on the Lyx. Is there any way to fix it?
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Change direction of installation in Mac OS

I am new to Mac OS and I used to work with MikTex on Windows. As a habit inherited from Windows, I'd like to install MacTex distribution on the other partition of the hard drive other than the one ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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After updating to MacTeX 2013, font size and kerning of Monotype Corsiva are strange

I knew I probably shouldn't have upgraded, being not very experienced, I always have to wade through strange errors. However, this is really weird. Here's my example: %!TEX TS-program = lualatex %!...
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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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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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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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How to verify that AUCTeX works with latest (2017) TeXLive (actually, MacTeX)?

Last year I installed MacTeX 2016. Today I've installed MacTeX 2017. I did not delete the 2016 version, nor did I take any explicit steps to switch to the 2017 version except running the MacTeX 2017 ...
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how to install picins in MacTeX

How to install picins package on MacTeX (on MacOS Sierra)? I could not find the package in my TeXLive installation. Thx
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Bickham font installation

I'm having some issues regarding the installation of the package Bickham (https://www.ctan.org/pkg/bickham). I'm using the MacTeX-2016 distribution. First of all, the installation of this font ...
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Changing index delim_0 does not work on Mactex with Texlive distribution

I am trying to compile a book with multiple indexes. I am using indextools package with splitindex. I need to modify the index delimiter so I have created a .ist file with this content: delim_0 ": \\ ...
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Fontspec, Sweave and MacTeX 2016: Font shape undefined

When I compile the following MWE with xelatex, compilation goes fine but I get this warning message: Font shape T1/TimesNewRoman(0)/m/n undefined(Font) using T1/cmr/m/n instead. The problem appeared ...
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Compile error Font T2A/cmr/m/n/12=larm1200 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. \fontencoding\encodingdefault\selectfont

I have recently installed MacTeX and TeXstudio on my macbook air 2013 (os x el captain 10.11.2) and tried to compile a file but got the error How to fix it? Thank you in advance.
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Which version of TeXMaker should I install for OS X El Capitan?

I looked at the TeXMaker website, and it lists two 64 bit binaries for OS X: MacOsx Lion/Mountain Lion/Maverick and MacOsx >=10.6. I wasn't sure which of these to download, as they seem to conflict ...
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from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac

Today I updated my operating system from Yosemite to El Capitan on Mac. Lyx was not compiling the pdf anymore, so I used this system: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf Although the ...
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Upgrading all packages in TeX Live Utility (MacTex 2015) fails at the end with “Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to upgrade all my packages with Tex Live Utility on OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) running MacTeX-2015 on a MacBook Pro. Package by package the installation went well, until the very end, when I ...
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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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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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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 work on the same LaTeX files on both Windows and MacOS X?

I'm very new to LaTeX, so apologies for my ignorance... I am beginning to write my thesis, and would like to use LaTeX for this. A friend set up MiKTex and Texmaker on my office computer (running ...
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psboxit.sty not found MacTeX (mac osx)

Few days back, I had an installation of Mactex 2013 and it was working fine for my current writeup which included package psboxit.sty. Due to some reasons, I had to remove that version (which I did ...
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Mactex installation fails (write protected?)

I try to install Mactex on my computer but I get message that it cant be written to the default location. Installing it portable I got problems with the editor and with pythontex (ok, I am a newbie :-)...
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restricted write18 is preventing the command: runsystem(gnuplot filename.gnuplot) from being executed

That pretty much says it all. I'm on a mac, using Texmaker, gnuplot works well with aquaterm, I can pass code for diagrams from GeoGebra (geometry package) that works fine. It seems like using ...
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Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing $...
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Missing u19.map on Mac having used getnonfreefonts-sys to install LuxiMono

I'm helping someone who has a Mac He is on OS X 10.8.5. He installed MacTeX and added /usr/texbin to PATH. He didn't bother installing pdflatex because it seems I got that for free with MacTeX. The ...
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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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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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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 ...