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

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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: ...
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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I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010).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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Difficulty installing moderncv on OS X

I am trying to install the moderncv package on my machine running Mac OS X 10.4. Here is what I have done: Ran this: % kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOMEwhich returned: /Users/jsummers/Library/texmf ...
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\synctex=1 being an ‘Undefined control sequence’

I'm still pretty new to LaTeX; and on my home computer, I've got lualatex set up with my first few (pretty simple) LaTeX documents, Skim.app on OS X for viewing, etc etc etc … … but now that I've ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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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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XeTeX (I think) problem with Mac OS X.9 [duplicate]

Just upgraded to Mac OS X.9 Maverick and XeTeX (at least us used from TexWorks, which is all I've tried) now seems to be broken though it was working before. Error message when I try to typeset with ...
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Branding issue with MacTeX 2013?

After learning that TeX Live 2013 was released this Tuesday June 18, I downloaded the new MacTeX. I am just a bit puzzled though: The MacTeX homepage clearly presents the download as MacTeX-2013, but ...
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Insert annotations using XeTeX and BibTeX / BibLaTeX in MacTeX 2012

I have the following problem. My .tex file (see below) works in MacTeX 2011 without problems (build it using XeLaTeX => BibTeX => XeLaTeX). After I updated from MacTeX 2011 to MacTeX 2012 it doesn't ...
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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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utf8x.def not found Mac [duplicate]

I'm trying to compile a latex file from coq on Mac and get the following error: File utf8x.def not found. Where can I find utf8x.def? Most of the other answers pertain to ubuntu and don't work on ...
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MacTex: Cannot find input file

I have a minimal LaTeX file called untitled.tex. btrost@rt4382m-ggb: ~/Desktop>cat untitled.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hi \end{document} When I run pdflatex on the file, ...
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TexMaker no longer compiles after upgrade to OS 10.12 (Sierra)

For years I have been using TexMaker on my mac with the previous OS (11). I was prompted to upgrade and after doing so, TexMaker would no longer compile my documents. I have updated my TexMaker and ...
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MacTeX-2015, TeXShop, Run Macro/Applescript/Bibliography and receive error message: “### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.etc”

Novice user here. Use Mac Os El Capitan, MacTex-2015, TexShop; Publisher does not support pidflatex and requires figures to be in EPS; Typeset settings: LaTeX, TeX and DVI; Bibliography: Natbib. ...
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MacTex (texlive) - pn2pdf: command not found

My MacTex seems to be missing the "pn2pdf" executable I searched the whole harddrive, but it only finds the corresponding documentation. I tried sudo tlmgr install --reinstall petri-nets but file is ...
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TeXShop “Open Recent” menu not working

The "Open Recent" menu in TeXShop is not showing/recording any recent files. Has anyone had (or heard of) this problem before? (Or better yet, know of a solution?) The closest problem/solution I ...
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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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An alternative way to align figure and table in \subfloat

So I realise this has been asked/alluded to a couple of times previously as in: Figure and table side-by-side in subfloats Table and Figure side-by-side with Table caption above, Figure caption ...
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Why OSX Texstudio cannot compile this?

I have tried the following MWE on Windows 7 and OSX (Mavericks) with different front ends. Windows Tex system is Miktex 2.9 and on OSX it is MacTeX 2013. In all cases PdfLaTeX is run and write18 (or ...
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Problems with xindy and glossaries

I'm having a bit of a problem creating a glossary. I'm working with a MacBook using Mountain Lion OS 10.8.3, I've installed MacTeX 2012 and details about xindy are: xindy release: 2.4 xindy script ...
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How do I install psfig.sty in MacTeX?

I just installed MacTeX, and I'm trying to compile a document, but I get the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `psfig.sty' not found. The preamble is as follows: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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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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Trouble with fonts in XeLaTeX in MacTeX 2016

Consider the code % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont [Ligatures=TeX] {TeX Gyre Pagella} \setmathfont [...
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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Is it safe to reinstall MacTex after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

I was using MacTex on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). I upgraded to OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and now I get the error "No TeX installation detected" trying to compile a latex document using knitr. I saw the ...
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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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No TeX installation detected. Please install TeX before compiling - RStudio Knitr on Mac [closed]

I have tried to reinstall the MacTex twice. I even reinstall R and RStudio. Nothing could cure this problem. Please Help me, I'm in middle of my thesis and I need to use Knitr and RStudio is only easy ...
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MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install [closed]

I'm having trouble installing MacTeX 2014 after I've uninstalled 2013 on my Mac. Whenever I try to install, I get the following error clicking Install. I've tried to only install TeXLive-2014 and ...
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auto-pst-pdf and TeXstudio under MacTeX

I use pdflatex to compile source files that contain EPS figures as well as PSTricks. My standard way of handling this is to use auto-pst-pdf. I have been using TeXstudio to compile files under Windows ...
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mathpazo stopped working [closed]

I recently installed the latest MacTex (2017) on my laptop, then mathpazo stopped working -- it is not showing the correct font. I copy-paste the exact same file onto Overleaf, the font is showing ...
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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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The font “FontAwesome” cannot be found [closed]

I am trying to compile resume.tex that uses awesome-cv class following this resume template. I get the following error: usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/latex/public/fontawesome/fontawesome.sty:...
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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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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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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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Error trying to install a new document class on Mac [closed]

I'm using LaTeX to write a thesis for my University, and have to use a special premade document class (rtthesis). However, I can't find a way to install this document class. I've tried typesetting ...
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pdflatex cannot be found [closed]

I have read the many posts on this topic already, but I have had zero success with all of the solutions. Just purchased a macbook (OSX 10.8.2) and used the mactex package to run the standard install. ...
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running texshop? [closed]

I just downlodaded MacTeX from website below for my Mac Osx 10.6.8: http://www.tug.org/mactex/2009/ I am trying to run some older .tex files and they won't run, the message is: Syntax error Do ...
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How to repair path to updmap config files in MacTeX [closed]

I installed MacTeX 2012 on a freshly installed Mountain Lion. I now would have liked to install some special fonts (Trebuchet, Frutiger etc.). For that I made sure that all the font files are in ~/...
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Citations aren't working in included file [closed]

Citations I place in included files come up as a '?', yet citations I place in the main file come up correctly. When the same citation is in both, it appears on both. I am compiling it in the order ...
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Mac OS LaTeX install not compiling bibliography

I have recently installed LaTeX on my Mac using the standard MacTeX package. I have 2 documents (my thesis and a paper I'm writing) and I have tried to compile both. Neither will compile the ...
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Install a beta package from TLContrib on MacTeX 2011 TeX Live

I know this has been a question many times asked/answered. But I have still difficulty to understand because TeX Live has different tree on Mac and is available also on Linux. The question is simple: ...
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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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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to Why is LaTeX replacing 2010 for the math subject classification with 1991?, using an old copy of amsart results in a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification, ...
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Document class not recognized and an issue with the theorem and proof

What am I doing wrong? \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,latexsym,times,color} \newtheorem*{theorem*}{Theorem} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} \newtheorem{lemma}[theorem]{Lemma} \...
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How to run this template of latex in a Mac OS TexLive?

CASthesis-v0.2.zip Above is a template for writing thesis in Chinese. (Fortunately, there is not very much Chinese content in this template.) It works well on a Windows machine. But when I run it on ...
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Failure in installing MacTeX

I've used LaTeX many times on Unix and MS Windows, but am sitting at a Mac (OS X 10.6.8) at the moment and need to latex something. So I tried installing MacTeX 2012. After the installation program ...