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

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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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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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How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?

I have no knowledge of programming... I have a MacBook OS10.6 with Tex Shop, updated... after placing the zipped file into /Users/myname/Library/texmf/tex folder, I open terminal in utilities and ...
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Accessing Mac (mactex) install folder

I am forced to use a Mac for a while. My log-file says my class file is in: /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/report.cls Does this mean my packages are in this folder? /usr/local/...
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How do I install the SIGCHI template with MacTex?

Just to note, I am new to latex. I followed the instructions for installing new latex, bib, and bst files from SIGCHI on the MacTex FAQs page. When I open the sample.tex and attempt to compile it ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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Textmate + Latexmk

Textmate for OS X, has a LaTeX bundle (a great bundle indeed). But this bundle packs the latexmk script (version 3.7 or so), I am wondering if anyone was able to update the latexmk version that comes ...
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t-vim: MTXrun using extra quotes

I'm trying to use the t-vim module for context installed from the TexLive 2010 basic package for Mac. The problem I'm running into is that MTXrun tries to quote too much when calling vim, for example:...
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Checking MacTeX version installed on a Mac

I can use latex -v to check the version of LaTeX. Is there a way to check what version of MacTeX (MacTeX 2008, 2009 or 2010) is installed?
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How do I search the hidden TeX Live folders in Mac OS X?

I considered asking this on Super User, and I also thought that TeX users on the Mac would be better able to help and be helped. I'll let the mods decide. I opened texdoc color and came to grfguide....
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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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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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How do I set up MacTeX so admin rights aren't necessary?

I'd like to set the permissions of /usr/local/texlive so that I don't need admin rights to update my distribution with TeX Live Manager (or tlmgr), and so on. What's the best way to do this? Are there ...
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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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How to keep my TeX Live installation up to date?

What is the recommended way to keep my TeX Live installation up to date? Is there any package manager (like MiKTeX on Windows) that could help me with this? If it helps I'm running on Mac OS X and my ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?

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