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Questions tagged [mactex]

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

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Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
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Determine active distribution via shell script

Background: Currently, I have installed /usr/local/texlive/2016 /usr/local/texlive/2017 /usr/local/texlive/2018 With TeXLive, I can use the TeX Live Utility.app to select which TeX distribution to ...
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Arcs of longitude not displaying correctly with MiKTeX (as opposed to with MacTeX)

I have a problem when rendering the following code with MiKTeX (it renders fine with MacTeX). My arcs of longitude are not displaying correctly (pushed to the edges of the ball instead of towards the ...
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Own “installed” cls/sty files impossible to find with El Capitan

I switched to El Capitan and reinstalled MacTex2015. I had some cls and sty files in ~/.texmf/tex/latex/ and it was working just fine previously. Now I cant find a way to make pdflatex know about ...
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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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Setting up a flash drive suitable for 'TeX Missionaries'

I'd like to stick a complete TeX system on a flash drive to be able to quickly demonstrate and disseminate TeX and its distributions, but I'd like to keep the total file size small since the medium ...
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Installing packages on Tex Live 2011 (Mac)

I have Tex Live 2011, and I'd like to install the longtable package. But I have a few problems: Where do I get the packages? Is there a database with all the packages, somewhere? Is there a guide on ...
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“xelatex: Command not found.” on network installation

I installed a TeX Live 2011 distribution on a network drive, actually an Apple Time Capsule. Even though normal TeXing with LaTeX (via pdfTeX) in TeXShop works fine, when I try to use the %!TEX TS-...
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macTex 2018 arara misssing lmkclean script

I use arara to build and that worked well with 2017 MacTex and TexShop but since i have updated to 2018 version of MacTex i get a error in the line: % arara: lmkclean that sounds like this: I could ...
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TeXShop compilation issue on Mac OS El Capitan. Complete uninstallation and re-installation did not fix the problem

I am a basic user and sorry if I miss to state some important facts. I have similar problem raised here and also in many other pages. First, I followed the guides by Herbert Schulz, didn't work for ...
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how to symlink a style file into subdirectories?

I have a project that comprises multiple sub-documents, each of which needs to be generated many times with small tweaks that need to be consistent across the document. Here's what I want to do: ...
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Separate PDF from Build files on typeset?

I'm a high school math teacher and I've been using TeX to create tests, quizzes, and worksheets. I'm on Mac OS X El Capitan with TeXShop. I created a TeX folder in my main directory and I have ...
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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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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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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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Cannot automatically insert bibliography in Texworks

I've just installed MacTeX and used TeXworks. However, every time a want to insert a new BibTeX record, I have to manually execute BibTeX command in a terminal and then run Typeset in TeXworks, ...
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How to include symlinked graphics with spaces?

I symlink to images and reference the symlink in the code. This works well as long the filename ends in an extension. However, the method I use to create symlinks creates symlinked files with the ...
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Change the installation of TeX

I have updated my OS X to Mountain Lion, and am experiencing a problem. I have on my system two installations of TeX, namely MacTeX and TeXLive from macports. I am using only the first one, and the ...
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TeXShop and High Sierra 10.13.1

With the new MacOS, "High Sierra", I found an inconvenience while typesetting a document with TeXShop: just after compiling (Cde T), the Preview window becomes black for a very short time (fleeting). ...
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Export into pdf a moderncv org-mode file (MacTex)

I try to export a org file into pdf file with moderncv as document class. I am on OSX, installed last version of MacTeX (2017 distribution, the full one) and I have currently no problem to export a ...
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Where are the tex commands installed?

I am trying to compile a file using the terminal and it keeps failing. In the past I was able to compile latex files easily using terminal but it suddenly started failing. The only change I remember ...
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Installing MathTime Professional 2 on El Capitan

I just purchased mtpro2 (the complete version), and I am trying to install it on a Mac using the latest El Capitan. I followed the instructions on this website: http://cims.nyu.edu/~fennell/mtpro2/. I ...
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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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MacTeX installation process

I recently installed the 2014 version of MacTeX and as I have limited space on my hard drive, I am wondering whether when one installs a new version of a distribution the old version is automatically ...
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mactex-basic and authordate1 style

Need some help.. I installed the light version of MacTeX (BasicTeX), and found out that it doesn't contain the 'authordate1' bibtex style that I need. I downloaded that style on CTAN in a ZIP file ...
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LatexIt: how to include code?

I am trying to use LatexIt for code inclusion in the presentation (keynote). I have added the \usepackage{listings} in the body templates => preamble and the MWE* is here: \begin{lstlisting} ...
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Accent's problem with LaTeX update

I have updated my TeX distribution using MacTeX 2013 and I have now a problem on my TeX documents: The accents are not understood by Texmaker anymore. Here is a screenshot of what I get: Here is a ...
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Installing Ghostscript and Convert-IM along with MacTex

Do someone of you know if the installation of Ghostscript and Convert-IM packages which come along with MacTex is mandatory? Are these packages useful or I can proceed without install them?
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“Log file not found” error with MacTeX and Texmaker

I have recently installed MacTeX.pkg (http://tug.org/mactex/) as well as Texmaker. I have this famous "Log file not found" problem, and I'm still stuck with it even thought I have already checked ...
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Can I modify equations created by LaTeXiT in Mac Word?

Using LaTeXiT to create an equation and insert in Mac Word is very easy and convenient. However, can I modify the equation I already inserted?
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How to use modernCV for creating resume in Mac OS X 10.6?

I referred multiple sources but nothing is working out. Used TeXShop and it did generated PDF after clicking on "Typeset". I am missing out something , please help!
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LyX unable to access needed font resources

I'm getting an error in LyX when I attempt to use certain features that require access to font resources, even though these same features work fine in TexShop. For example, if I attempt to enable "...
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TexPad without MacTex

I'm just a beginner with LaTeX. According to its website, "Texpad iOS comes with our own implementation of LaTeX compiler." It seems to me one may edit a .tex file on their Mac, and then typeset the ...
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debugging LaTeX errors in R - viewing dependencies

I've installed MacTex and I'm trying to format tables in a PDF with the kable function using knitr/Rmarkdown. When I output my data as kable(dt, format = 'latex') it works fine, but as soon as I try ...
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“Argument of \OT1\” has an extra }" when I have an umlaut in the name

I'm trying to compile the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{ab_cd_2015, author = {{N{\"o}me}, Name}, year = {...
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knitr texmaker could not start the command

I have recently upgraded to El Capitan and I can't make knitr work with texmaker anymore. I have red all the issue concerning MacTex and the change in the path from /usr to /Library/Tex but here I can'...
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fontspec and/or xdvipdfmx can't find certain fonts [duplicate]

This morning, I updated my MacTeX installation to the 2015 install. Unfortunately, something is now having some trouble with the font (Century/Century Schoolbook) that I use most [edit: everything ...
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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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Is there a cross-platform way to acquire the local package installation directory?

I'm making a small bundle of 'package-lets' for my classmates and need an easy way to register my package-lets with the local TeX installation. Only the following distributions will be 'supported': ...
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pstricks in MacTeX

I got a new Mac with OS X 10.8.3 and installed MacTeX-2012, but pstricks doesn't seem to work now. Before I used (plain) TeX and chose the TeX and DVI typesetting option. When I looked for help in ...
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Instant preview and Vi commands for LaTeX on a Mac?

I have Sublime Text 2 and Skim installed along with MacTeX and LaTeXTools on my Macbook. I think this setting is really great, especially because Sublime Text 2 supports Vi commands via the 'Vintage ...
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vim and the Makefile

I'm trying to use a Makefile to compile latex files within vim (and update the view of my current pdf file within my favourite viewer). Here is a little example (I'd like to expand that lateron): ...
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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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RStudio on mac unable to locate pdflatex (within its global environment variables folder) for converting .Rmd into .pdf [closed]

I want to convert .Rmd files to .pdf in RStudio 3.3.2 on a Mac OS Sierra. RStudio requires packages from the LaTeX distribution for the same viz., pdflatex. I believe BasicTeX (220 Mb) is a lighter ...
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How can I add cls file to my TexShop? [duplicate]

now I have a question about the MacTex, I have a cls file, and according to other post, I have put it in the path ~/Library/texmf/tex/latax and sudo texhash it, but when I try to use \documentclass of ...
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Texshop typing very slow in Sierra [closed]

I've just bought a new MacBook Pro, loaded with MacOs Sierra 10.12.1. I downloaded the most recent version of TexShop (3.77) but I am finding that, when I am typing in the editor, there is an annoying ...
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TeXShop Error Preventing Compile [closed]

I installed the BasicTeX, wrote my assignment, and compiled it as a PDF. I then was struggling to add the graphs similar to this: https://texblog.org/2015/09/16/drawing-trees-with-tikzpgf-and-...
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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:...