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Reopen PDF in Preview on the same page when modified externally

In Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks when a PDF document opened in Preview is modified by an external application, Preview automatically reopens the new version with the same page displayed as before. After ...
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LaTeX Editor for OS X

I am looking for an easy to use LaTeX text editor for OS X. It is meant to be used by a social science student, hence TextMate seems to difficult to use. Basically I am looking for a LaTeX editor ...
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Font smoothing for pdf files in OSX Yosemite Safari vs Skim

I produce a lot of pdf files using LaTeX and thus, I also read a lot of such files. After the update to OS X 10.10 the fonts are not smooth anymore. However, Safari seems to handle it much better than ...
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Yosemite's Preview.app goes to top of document when PDF changes

I use Preview.app to view PDFs which I am creating with pdflatex. In OSX Mavericks, whenever the PDF changed I would switch windows away from Preview and then back, and the view would update, ...
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What does the keyboard shortcut ⌥⇞ mean?

I'm in need of a translator for ⌥ ⇞ This screen shot below is from the TexStudio and Texmaker latex editors.
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How can I get LaTeX working on Anki?

Originally I was going to ask a question about how to get LaTeX working in Anki, but as I was writing the question, I was trying to solve the problem myself. I thought others may benefit from my ...
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How can I uninstall the macports tex packages?

I have installed MacTex 2013 and it seems to be properly installed, except that the binaries used at are from macports. "sudo port uninstall texlive" will not do anything. No output from the command. ...
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How can I incorporate LaTeX into an iBook created with iBooks Author?

I'm interested in writing a text in the sciences that requires some mathematical notation, but I see no way to incorporate LaTeX into iBooks using iBooks Author. Am I missing a feature? Is there an ...
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Can Scrivener 2 import a TeX file?

I've found the way to publish a TeX document with Scrivener 2. Now I'm curious that whether Scrivener 2 has a capability of importing a LaTeX file and establishing a Scrivener style document ...
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What OSX PDF viewers support SyncTeX?

I hope this question is not a duplicate. I use a lot of pdfLaTeX in my daily work on OSX (10.8). I've been using Skim and its SyncTeX support to preview PDFs and link forward and backward and that's ...
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Using LaTeX and SVN on iPad

I'm used to write technical documents with LaTeX and use SVN as version system. I really would like to be able to do the same with my iPad. The first problem is found a good App for LaTeX I found ...
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Installing LaTeX on iMac

For years I have been a LaTeX user on Ubuntu. I want to know how to install/use LaTeX on Mac. I generally use it to write mathematically intensive documents and make slides (on beamer). In future I ...
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Search LaTeX documentation with Alfred

I'm using Alfred v2 on Mavericks. I would like to use it to quickly locate documentation of LaTeX packages (PDF files). I have TeXLive 2014 installed in /usr/local/texlive/2014. I added /usr/local/...
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PDF from pdfLaTeX doesn't print correctly

I am trying to print a PDF file generated with pdfLaTeX, but the OS X (10.8) CUPS always shifts and scales the content of the page, without me having any chance to change that behavior. To reproduce: ...
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Automatically hide latex aux files in finder (files with a certain extension)

I'm a LaTeX user in OSX. I use TexShop primarily. LaTeX automatically creates lots of helper files with various different extensions (.log, .nav, .aux, .out, etc). It's almost never necessary to view ...
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Blur Interfaces of TeXworks on MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

I am using TeXworks as the LaTeX editor on my new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The interfaces are super blur. It seems that TeXworks does not support the retina resolution. See below. The ...
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is it possible to spell check PDF files?

Is it possible to spell check PDF files? In Preview.app the "Edit > Spelling & Grammar > Check Document Now (⌘;)" is disabled. I'm working on a LaTeX document in Emacs and would like to use the OS ...
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Icons Do Not Update After Changing “Open with” Default

I recently switched from using BaKoMa Tex to Texpad for working with .tex files. After switching the "Open with" default application for all .tex files (which is working fine), I've noticed that the "...
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Compiling LaTeX in Apple products: is something like pdflatex around?

My Apple friends says that they cannot compile LaTeX. I don't have a Mac at hand to test what the problem is. How can I get something like pdflatex to get LaTeX compiled on a Mac such as a MacBook ...
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Using PdfLatex in OS X?

This thread here mentions MacTex but it is 2 GB in size and I am trying to find something as small as Apple's open command for modularized preview. How can I get something like pdflatex in OS X? ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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LilyPond on Lion

Did you succeed in installing LilyPond on Lion? How? After downloading the (precompiled) LilyPond, I am getting: In plain text: LilyPond Error An unexpected error has occurred during ...
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Issues with Anki and BasicTeX

My last Mac worked with Anki to display LaTeX formatted equations but I am still, but I haven't been able to transfer it over. My steps thus far: I obviously downloaded and installed Anki and ...
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Create a service using Automator to compile .tex file in Mac

I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.3, TeXLive-2013 and Scrivener to write my papers. I'd like to use Apple's Automator in order to create a service (available from the Finder's right-click menu over a file) ...
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LaTeX on OS X stoped working after update

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2. I installed TeX Live through MacPorts. Not long ago, I did an update of out of date packages. I just tried to compile a Tex document, and ...
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Latex formatting on iMessage?

I was wondering, is it possible to allow for simple latex formatting on iMessage? At least for just greek letters, it shouldn't be too different from the emoticons support.
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Markdown + Latex for iOS

Simple question: Is there any markdown editor for iOS which supports inline Latex commands (and preview)?
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Anki + Latex not working : I have installed BasicTex + dvipng

I'm trying to get Anki to work with Latex. Currently, when I open a flashcard with latex on it I get: Generated file: /var/folders/41/v5plvhx12wg0qlrj9h_l0g680000gn/T/anki_temp/tmp.tex Have you ...
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How to install Fontin in Mac

Could anyone please let me know how to install fontin which I download from Exljbris. I am new to mac so I am not sure what to do with .sit file.
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How to have spotlight index .tex files?

I want spotlight to index my .tex files and show them as possible results when I search. I imagine the solution would work for any extension, but right now I only care about .tex
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Textmate 2 and Latex

How can I set the main file in Textmate 2 in order to make it compile my complete dissertation and not the file I am editing?
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How to install MacTeX 2015 successfully in El Capitan?

I upgraded to El Capitan in my new Macbook Air. El Capitan does not allow to use /usr/texbin/ for storage so LaTeX community had to move their files to /Library/TeX. MacTeX 2015 is not fully ...
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What is wrong in this command about grepping and pandocing?

I am thinking this answer which returns a broken PDF document in OSX 10.10.3. The file test_dummy.tex is here. pandoc test_dummy.tex -f markdown -t html | grep -E '(^<|^$|^ *$)' \ | grep -v "^&...
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How to get tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?

For instance, try; \begin{ite[tab] but you get nothing. How can you have tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?
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To install pgfplots for OSX Yosemite?

Old discussion about this topic for OSX Lion here. However, I think there is no good answer to this topic, since pgfplots is not already installed so not only a .sty file problem, like Alan writes ...
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How to configure $PATH (for LaTeX) and run commands in Terminal?

After consulting the programming section of StackExchange, I have been referred to apple.stackexchange instead. I am using the following template: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-...
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Force OS X to open .tex files with TexShop

I would like the .tex files to be opened using TexShop by default. So, I am trying to change the default behaviour by clicking right mouse button --> Open with --> checking always open with and ...
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How to use latex2rtf without root installation

This is a very basic question, as I am a newbie on Unix systems. I have installed latex2rtf following the OS X specific instructions. As I do not have root rights (university computer), I installed ...
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XeLaTeX doesn't have complete fonts

I've just moved to OS X form Ubuntu. I'm using OS X 10.8.2 unfortunately I'm not able to say what TeX distribution is installed on the computer since it wasn't me who installed it, I guess it was ...
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Microsoft true type fonts on mac

How do I install the mainstream Microsoft Hebrew true-type fonts (David, Arial, Times New Roman Hebrew) in Mac? I would like to use these fonts both in MS-Office and Latex documents. In the Linux\...
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How come compiling my .tex file with my alias is lagging?

I have written an alias in ~/.bashrc to compile my tex files into pdfs. I am sure that ~/.bashrc is sourced. alias p='rm -f *.pdf *.log *.aux;pdflatex *.tex;open *.pdf' However, after I edit my ....
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Textmate LaTeX bundel in OS X 10.11

I upgraded to El Capitan, and now the Textmate LaTeX bundle commands don't work. On inspection, this seems to be because the scripts implementing them use #!/usr/bin/env ruby18 and Apple seems to ...
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Quick Look stopped showing .tex documents

I asked the following question on the TeX forum and was told to ask on an Apple forum instead: I often use Mac OS's Quick Look (pressing the spacebar while a file is highlighted in Finder) to preview ...
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MacTeX installation failed on MacBookPro10

I am trying to install MacTeX on my MacBook Pro running OS X version 10.9.5 but I get weird errors. I've tried two different packages from Jun 2013 and 2014. Using the Jun 2014 package, I can ...
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Folder Action for hiding files according to type

Here's what I need. I need a folder action that hides files according to their extensions. (I do not need a folder action that hides extensions for visible files.) This action needs to apply to every ...
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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How to install Writer2LaTeX in command line

This is the app I want to install, in ubuntu it was done automatically, but somehow in Mac it seems that I have to install manually. Writer2LaTeX http://writer2latex.sourceforge.net/ In the ...
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LaTeX- LaTable GUI did not show up on Mac

I downloaded a LaTable Mac Version but when I clicked on the file, the GUI did not show up. I am using MacBook Pro 10.6. I am wondering if anyone is having similar problems or knows how to fix this? ...
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File not found: file is in ~/Library but not on 'This Mac'

A program i run cannot find a specific file. The file is right there where it is supposed to be. When i use Finder to locate it: it is found if i tell it to look in ~/Library it cannot be found when ...
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How to Get a Similar color as LightSteelBlue3 in El Capitan?

I see many LaTeX threads with the font, etc here. I am interested in the similar colors as LightSteelBlue3 in OS X that are by default, because I cannot find the color in Homebrew and not by default. ...