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

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Installing a font under Mac OS

I would like to install this font http://www.exljbris.com/fontin.html for laTeX on my Mac but I can't find how. The other threads seems to have success with getnonfreefonts whick I have installed ...
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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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no border around hyperlinks with hyperref

MacTEX-2014, TeXShop 3.36.1 on Mac OS 10.9.5 -- when using hyperref I do not see the colored border that should appear around the hyperlinks in the pdf. for example, when compiled with pdflatex, the ...
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Latex-Python combination not running on a mac

I am a beginner in Latex/Python and try to run the file below on my Mac (10.8.4 - latest MacTex). This is just a test file and it is not running. Python is running in the console and I have copied ...
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change numbering when using \foreach to assign numbers for aid lines in a diagram

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{xfrac, array, tabu, multirow, graphicx, setspace, dcolumn, tikz} \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc} \...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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LaTeX compilation failure on Mac OS X from Python Script

I wrote a Python script to automate some LaTeX builds. Currently I develop/test on Mac OS X (did not try it on other UNIX flavors). The particular execution function which should compile the LaTeX ...
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Installing tabu.sty with MacTeX 2010.

I use MacTeX 2010, and I need to install tabu.sty. I run tlmgr to install the package, but without luck. > sudo tlmgr install tabu.sty tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-...
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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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Using PGF/TikZ 3.0 on mac

Today I updated my MacTeX/texlive distribution and I have finally PGF/TikZ version 3.0.0!! However, after using the 2.10-CVS version as described in this answer for a long while, I want to make sure ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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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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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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Installing chemstyle package with OSX

I used the (awesome) chemstyle bundle to write several theses on my old PC (with MiKTeX), and would like to continue using it with my new mac (OSX). I think I've managed to install it okay at the ...
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TikZ: Is \tikztonodes incompatible with arc? [closed]

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows, decorations.text, decorations.pathmorphing, decorations.markings, positioning, shapes} \usetikzlibrary{} ...
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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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My .tex file was replaced by a blank file [closed]

I was writing a document with latex using Texworks, suddenly it stopped working. I forced the Texworks to terminate and started again, still the same. Finally I have restarted my computer and then ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MacTeX

I know that TeX Users Group recommends putting your local texmf tree at ~/Library/texmf (see link). However, I want MacTeX to see my local texmf tree in a folder in my Dropbox. This allows me to refer ...
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Revtex4-1 with prl option doesn't show email address [closed]

I have a strange problem. I'm running latest MacTeX on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. When I compose an article using revtex4-1 with prl as document class option, it doesn't display my email address while if I ...
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Problem using newtx

I want to use newtx to get a times font and have MaxTeX installed. However, when I put \usepackage{newtx}and \usepackage{newtxmath} at the top of my tex file I get the error LaTeX Error: File `newtx....
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Italic math font (via \mathit) not working for greek symbols with fontspec/lualatex/TeX Live 2015

(Updated to reflect newest findings.) I recently switched to TeX Live 2015 and am struggling with a few problems in code that worked perfectly fine in TeX Live 2014. For instance: \mathit does not ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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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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Is texdistmgr no longer needed on macOS?

After a recent update of my MacTeX configuration, I can no longer fond texdistmgr (and the symbolic links to it that Homebrew had are reported broken). Is texdistmgr no longer part of MaxTeX; is it ...
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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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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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How to configure Texmaker to work on Mac with MacTeX?

I installed Texmaker for mac and download MacTeX and installed this .zip: I couldn't find the files in /usr/ or /bin/. What are the preferences I should enter in these cells? Please give me the full ...
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Problem with Preview using TeXlipse in Mac OS Snow Leopard

I basically configured everything as indicated in this website but I cannot get to preview my document. When I click on Latex > Preview Document I get an error message indicating: Launching ...
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strange KOMA-script errors after update to MacTex-2016 Distribution

I have recently installed the Latex distribution MacTeX-2016. Since then, I cannot compile some of my KOMA-script files. The problem occurs only with the files where I use the KOMA-script classes. ...
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Do I HAVE to re-install all self-installed packages when TeXLive/MacTeX update yearly?

Every year when TeXLive/MacTeX updated itself, I was in an agony because the dozens of self-installed packages had to be re-installed manually. Is there a simpler, automated way to do this? I use ...
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MacTex 2016 Formatting Problem

I have recently updated to MacTex 2016. Following the update a mysterious extra wide margin has been added to the Inside and Bottom margin and all text and images on every page is squeezed into the ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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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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How to add the MacTeX subpackage Latin-Modern-Fonts to a BasicTeX installation

I've installed the current BasicTeX, a subset of MacTeX 2013. This includes the Latin Modern fonts, presumably in the TeX Live directory tree, which isn't a place that OSX looks for fonts. The full ...
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Updating pgfplots

I am using Latex in MacOsx Lion. My current version of pgfplots is 1.4.1 which I want to upgrade to 1.7. I really do not know how to install version 1.7. Any help ?
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Basic tkz-graph usage problems, errors, bad output

I'm using TeXLive 2011 via MacTeX, and I keep my packages updated. I'm trying to start simple with tkz-graph. When I use the following code, copied directly from the tkz-graph documentation: \begin{...
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Trouble Installing MathTimes Pro 2 (MacTex)

I recently obtained the MathTimes Pro 2 font from PCTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it to work; I use MacTex 2010. I've blindly followed the instructions posted on PCTex here: http://www....
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newlfm stopped working

I have been using the newlfm package for many years for my correspondence. Recently when I compile a letter, I get the following error message: ! Undefined control sequence. \@zfancyhead ...1\hbox ...
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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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slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN [duplicate]

I am using Mac OSX and when compiling using TeXShop I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found. I have downloaded slashbox.zip from CTAN and placed it in my ~/Applications/Tex ...
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MacTeX: Page-Up and Page-Down Keys Reversed in Skim and TeXshop

this may not even be a mactex question, because the problem occurs both in skim and texshop, osx Yosemite. I like to look at documents in single page view, and use cursor and page-up/page down keys. ...
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LuaLaTeX and listings do not work while XeLaTex works fine

I am trying to move from XeLaTeX to LuaLaTeX. I have some listings with special delimeters (an underscore). The following MWE compiles perfectly under XeLaTex, but gives the following error under ...
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How can I determine the TeX distribution or OS a tex file is being built in?

I have this problem where a bibliography .sty file is possibly named differently between Windows (Miktex) and MacOS (Mactex). (Edit: I mean .bst file) I can't verify this is the root of the issue ...
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Inserting the MacTeX logo into a document

What is the MacTeX equivalent of \LaTeX? \MacTeX doesn't work.
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How can I add a document class to Texmaker on Mac?

I am about to write my thesis on Texmaker but frankly I am a quite clueless tex-virgin. I would like to use the document class of our university but I couldn't figure out how I can import the files ...
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Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013

I got a problem after upgrading to MacTeX 2013 today. When I try to produce a pdf file with pdflatex I get an error like this: mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for pfrr8r. mktexpk: ...