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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to install the hmcpset package for LyX Mac with MacTex? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...
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Running pdflatex from a RAM disk

For performance reasons. I would like to be able to run pdflatex directly from memory and not have to go to disk. Plan is to set up a RAM disk, /RamDisk, and run everything there. Currently I have ...
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Problems installing CULMUS for Hebrew rendering: Map files not recreated. updmap: Updating ls-R files

I tried installing CULMUS following the instructions here: https://www.guyrutenberg.com/culmus-latex/ However, the last step always fails and I cannot render any Hebrew text. I am using Mac OSX. ...
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Install Latex on OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 [duplicate]

I downgraded my MacBook to OS X Mavericks and wanted to reinstall the MacTex package. The latest update of the package requires OS X Yosemite or newer versions. Does anyone of you know how can I get ...
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Error file.cls not found after update

I recently updated my tex distribution on mac to try and get use of a font in texlive-extra (I used macports). However, this didn't work and led to errors. As a result I decided to do a clean install ...
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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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tlmgr update now require wget

I've tried to install beamer on mac using tlmgr, but it asked me to update tlmgr, so I did it. Now when I try to install a package it complains saying that wget is not installed (and it is not, I'm on ...
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I just installed MacTeX Live 2017 but don't have latex on my terminal, what must I do more?

I just installed MacTeX 2017 on my MacBook Pro from http://www.tug.org/mactex/mactex-download.html but I don't have latex on my path on my terminal. What more most I do to intall the command line ...
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how to update mactex from 2016 to 2017 the correct in macos sierra? [duplicate]

system: macos sierra 10.12.5 mactex 2016 default installation Thank you.
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Where can I find mactex-20160603.pkg?

For some convoluted reason, I'd like to find a "safe" direct download link to mactex-20160603.pkg. I've had a very hard time to find one where the download speed is >20 KB/s. Any hint ? All the CTAN ...
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10.12.4 Apple Upgrade breaks LaTeX; Fixed? [duplicate]

The 10.12.4 upgrade to Apple's Sierra apparently breaks LaTeX: see here (TexShop not opening files after upgrade to Sierra 10.12.4) and here (New laptop, OS 10.12.4, new installation of MacTex, can&#...
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*LaTeX it!* under macos: Getting “missing package” for simple TeX code

I followed the install instructions on the github page of LaTeX it! The files latex and dvips under /Library/TeX/texbin/latex and /Library/TeX/texbin/dvips seem to be shortcuts, as upon selecting ...
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MacTex 2016 issue with emerald font installation

Using MacTex 2016 under OS X El Capitan (all package updated) I was following rules https://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html. 1/ Download emerald.zip from CTAN. 2/ unzip files in /opt/share/texmf-...
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MacTex 2016 Math Mode Errors [duplicate]

Hi I just installed MacTex 2016 and suddenly Latex shows a lot of errors when compiling (I am using pdflatex). The errors that I get look like this: Latex Error: ./untitled.tex:429 Missing $ ...
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Path Problems Again with El Cap 10.11.6?

Last year I updated my mac to El Capitan, and followed the instructions here to fix the path issues. It was easy! Today I updated to 10.11.6. The preferences in TeXMaker (my GUI of choice) reverted ...
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Cannot compile with glossaries on Mac. No language module detected

I'm using TexMaker on Mac. I use glossaries in my document, like this \usepackage[acronym,nonumberlist,toc,numberedsection=autolabel]{glossaries} \iflanguage{czech}{\renewcommand*{\acronymname}{...
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TeXShop not invoking biber with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I installed current MacTeX version (20150613) and then updated TeXShop to most recent version, Version 3.61. In the BibTeX engine setting, I wrote biber, and in the document I additionally have: %!...
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pdflatex not found on OS X [duplicate]

I just install MacTex and trying to compile my tex file with TeXShop: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX ...
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Installing LaTeX El Capitan [duplicate]

I saw that some quite similar questions have already been asked on the forum, but, still, I can't find a way to solve my problem. I've just installed the mactex package 2015 from https://tug.org/...
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MacTex new install not showing section references

Here is a simple example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{boat.jpg} \caption{A boat.} \label{fig:boat1} \end{...
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Updated to MacTeX 2015 and TeXstudio 2.10.4: cref and biblatex no longer includes the float label or cite key in code suggestions

I just recently updated to MacTeX 2015. With the 2014 version, I could type \cref, and TeXstudio would suggest a list of all labels used in the document, making cross-referencing easy. The same with ...
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Undefined control sequence: bfseries [closed]

I am trying to recompile a file I have not worked with for quite some time, on a new computer with a fresh new install of MacTeX-2015. I get the following error which I couldn't make sense out of. !...
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Ps2pdf not working

I updated to the new MAC OS EL capitan and I am facing problems with my TeXmaker since then. I reinstalled the TeXmaker and MacTeX as it did not work after updating. I am trying to compile a TeX file ...
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MacTeX 2015: Font installation fails

After upgrading TL on GNU/Linux in recent years I used to install my fonts located in $TEXMFHOME with the following one-liner: for i in `find texmf/ -type f -name \*.map`; do base=`basename $i`; ...
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Autocomplete Keybindings in TextMate 2 - LaTeX Bundle

Recently began learning LaTeX and I am using TextMate 2 with the LaTeX bundle (and Tex Live distribution) to create my files. I cannot get the autocomplete keybinding to work within the document (...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Tex on Mac (Yosemite) [duplicate]

I'm new to Tex and want to install it on my Mac which has OSX Yosemite. I want to know know the Tex editor which works best with my OS? I saw on it on some forums that MacTeX doesn't work properly ...
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MacTex not installing

I clean-installed Mavericks and now tried to install MacTex. I tried 1. downloading the MacTeX.pkg from http://www.tug.org/mactex/index.html 2. downloading from mirrors [http://www.tug.org/mactex/...
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MacTex Full version

I already have downloaded the basic-mactex and have begun using it. But then as I do my research, I begin needing to typeset more complex equations. So I need to download more packages. And I now ...
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Set up MacTex distribution as default on mac os

I have installed the MacTex distribution on OSX10 and until now I've been using the TexShop editor quite successfully. I want to change and start writing latex using the Vim editor but I haven't ...
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winfont.sty not found on mactex

I'm trying to build a model here with Sublime + MacTex + Skim But I get this message: winfont.sty not found I looked at the winfont readme (http://repositorios.cpai.unb.br/ctan/fonts/winfonts/README) ...
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What size should MacTex be? I'm trying to download it and it's huge! [duplicate]

I'm totally new to LaTeX and similar programs. I'm actually trying to get started with LyX as I want something easy to use and basic. I'm trying to download the MacTeX 'distribution' (I think that's ...
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Installing eqexam package for use with Sublime Text 2 [duplicate]

I am looking to utilize the eqexam package, yet even after putting the .sty files in my /usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex directory with the appropriate /eqexam folder . I am still unable ...