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I don't know if this might help. Here are the settings of the automatically set preferences of TeXmaker 3.5.2 on Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Settings file as suggested in the comments by @texenthusiast. LaTeX: '/usr/texbin/latex' -interaction=nonstopmode%.tex pdfLaTeX: '/usr/texbin/pdflatex' -interaction=nonstopmode%.tex. The app comes in a 40 MB zip file and could take a bit longer to download. Once unzipped, TeXMaker for Mac weighs around 115MB. This app was made specifically for developing documents with LaTeX.


LaTeX is a markup language, which means it finds little snippets of code in a plain text document and uses that to typeset the text. If you're familiar with HTML, this is exactly what LaTeX is like. If that analogy makes you more confused, perhaps think about it like this: imagine the bits of code in your document are like a book editor's red pen marks, indicating to the publisher how to print the text. When you run LaTeX on your document, it is like sending your manuscript to the printer, with instructions for how to print. They send it back to you as a pdf.

So, great. What do we need? First we need a way to make the manuscript (in the jargon: a tex file (sound like 'tech')). Second we need the typesetter/printer to send the manuscript to (in the jargon: a LaTeX compiler). How you accomplish both of these steps depends on your operating system. The instructions below will guide you through the installation of both the compiler and the editor for both Windows and Macs.

To sum up:

  • The editor helps you write your .tex file with LaTeX code.
  • The compiler reads your .tex file and makes a pretty document.


the compiler - MiKTeX

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The Windows LaTeX compiler is called MiKTeX and it will give your computer the power to compile .tex files. It also manages LaTeX packages, which work very similarly to R packages. MiKTeX is a little scary, but hopefully once you install it, you won't have to deal with it a whole lot. Think of it as setting up a really fast typesetter in your computer.

  1. Go to www.miktex.org/2.7/Setup.aspx.
  2. Download the 'Basic MiKTeX 2.7' Installer
  3. Open up the installer and use all the default settings

the (free) editor - Texmaker

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The dual-edged sword aspect of LaTeX is that the .tex files are actually just plain text. So, you could just use Notepad or Wordpad or Word or some other program. These are fine, but there are other programs that will greatly expand your productivity in LaTeX. For Windows, we are going to recommend the free editor Texmaker. It has fun stuff like syntax highlighting and buttons on the side with all of the math symbols, so you don't have to look them up every time you write up a problem set. In addition, there are menu buttons and keyboard shortcuts that allow you to compile the .tex file. So, to install:

  1. Go to http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html
  2. Click on Executable file for win32 systems :texmakerwin32_install.exe.
  3. Run the installer and use all of the default settings.
Now that we have an editor, we can fire up some LaTeX and get to your classic hello world program. Start by opening Texmaker and copying into it the following text: Now:
  1. Save the file in a convenient place as 'helloworld.tex'
  2. Click on the button labeled 'PDFLAT' to run pdflatex
  3. Click on the 'View PDF' button to open Acrobat to view the resulting PDF

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the compiler - MacTeX

MacTeX is the basic Mac distribution of the LaTeX compiler. A bit of a warning: the download for this is over 1GB, so it might take a bit. In addition, you have drive space limitations, you may want to consider one of the stripped down versions of MacTeX. Wonderfully, MacTeX installs a very slick editor called TeXShop. To obtain this compiler:

  1. Go to http://tug.org/mactex/
  2. Click and download: MacTeX.mpkg.zip
  3. Unzip and run the MacTeX.mpkg file, keeping all the defaults.

the (free) editor - TeXShop

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The dual-edged sword aspect of LaTeX is that the .tex files are actually just plain text. So, you could just use any old text editor. These are fine, but there are other programs that will greatly expand your productivity in LaTeX. For Macs, we are going to recommend the editor that comes with MacTex, called TeXShop. It will ease the LaTeX editing and compiling process.

Now that we have an editor, we can fire up some LaTeX and get to your classic hello world program. Start by opening TexShop and copying into it the following text:

  1. Save the file in a convenient place as 'helloworld.tex'
  2. Click on the button labeled 'Typeset' to run the compiler
You should see a pdf file with a title and all that.

the (free) editor (ii) - Texmaker

You may find TeXShop a bit intimidating. It doesn't have the helpful buttons for bold, italics, math symbols, etc. If you want these features, you can always download Texmaker for Macs and use that. To obtain it:
  1. Go to http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html
  2. Download the zip file for Mac OS X.
  3. Open the zip file and place the Texmaker application somewhere that suits you.
Once you have installed Texmaker, you can use the example in the Windows section to test out your installation.

Further Reading

There are a number of resources for LaTeX online. By a number, I mean a very high number. Walking yourself through an online tutorial is a good way to get familiar, but you'll probably learn LaTeX as you trying to type up your problem sets. This can be a frustrating experience, but I think it's worth it in the long run. Even if you don't use any math, your paper will have a professional shine that makes some impact on the reader.

If you do get stuck, try to find the answer on your own first. Google is your friend here. When I get stuck on tables (which is often), I google: 'latex tables.' I've found that googling 'latex+myproblem' is a good way to answer almost any question.


Some other pages that are often used are the following:

  • The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e, by Tobias Oetiker. Comprehensive, will answer almost any question you have.
  • LaTeX Tutorials, from Andy Roberts. You don't need to worry about his section on 'setting up LaTeX' but the rest is good, especially for beginners.

Unlike the software developed for Windows system, most of the applications installed in Mac OS X generally can be removed with relative ease. TeXMaker 4.3 is a third party application that provides additional functionality to OS X system and enjoys a popularity among Mac users. However, instead of installing it by dragging its icon to the Application folder, uninstalling TeXMaker 4.3 may need you to do more than a simple drag-and-drop to the Trash.

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When installed, TeXMaker 4.3 creates files in several locations. Generally, its additional files, such as preference files and application support files, still remains on the hard drive after you delete TeXMaker 4.3 from the Application folder, in case that the next time you decide to reinstall it, the settings of this program still be kept. But if you are trying to uninstall TeXMaker 4.3 in full and free up your disk space, removing all its components is highly necessary. Continue reading this article to learn about the proper methods for uninstalling TeXMaker 4.3.

Manually uninstall TeXMaker 4.3 step by step:

Most applications in Mac OS X are bundles that contain all, or at least most, of the files needed to run the application, that is to say, they are self-contained. Thus, different from the program uninstall method of using the control panel in Windows, Mac users can easily drag any unwanted application to the Trash and then the removal process is started. Despite that, you should also be aware that removing an unbundled application by moving it into the Trash leave behind some of its components on your Mac. To fully get rid of TeXMaker 4.3 from your Mac, you can manually follow these steps:

1. Terminate TeXMaker 4.3 process(es) via Activity Monitor

Before uninstalling TeXMaker 4.3, you’d better quit this application and end all its processes. If TeXMaker 4.3 is frozen, you can press Cmd +Opt + Esc, select TeXMaker 4.3 in the pop-up windows and click Force Quit to quit this program (this shortcut for force quit works for the application that appears but not for its hidden processes).

Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Launchpad, and select All Processes on the drop-down menu at the top of the window. Select the process(es) associated with TeXMaker 4.3 in the list, click Quit Process icon in the left corner of the window, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog box (if that doesn’t work, then try Force Quit).

2. Delete TeXMaker 4.3 application using the Trash

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First of all, make sure to log into your Mac with an administrator account, or you will be asked for a password when you try to delete something.

Open the Applications folder in the Finder (if it doesn’t appear in the sidebar, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list), search for TeXMaker 4.3 application by typing its name in the search field, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock) to begin the uninstall process. Alternatively you can also click on the TeXMaker 4.3 icon/folder and move it to the Trash by pressing Cmd + Del or choosing the File and Move to Trash commands.

For the applications that are installed from the App Store, you can simply go to the Launchpad, search for the application, click and hold its icon with your mouse button (or hold down the Option key), then the icon will wiggle and show the “X” in its left upper corner. Click the “X” and click Delete in the confirmation dialog.

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3. Remove all components related to TeXMaker 4.3 in Finder

Though TeXMaker 4.3 has been deleted to the Trash, its lingering files, logs, caches and other miscellaneous contents may stay on the hard disk. For complete removal of TeXMaker 4.3, you can manually detect and clean out all components associated with this application. You can search for the relevant names using Spotlight. Those preference files of TeXMaker 4.3 can be found in the Preferences folder within your user’s library folder (~/Library/Preferences) or the system-wide Library located at the root of the system volume (/Library/Preferences/), while the support files are located in '~/Library/Application Support/' or '/Library/Application Support/'.

Open the Finder, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, select the entry: Go to Folder... and then enter the path of the Application Support folder:~/Library

Search for any files or folders with the program’s name or developer’s name in the ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/ folders. Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.

Meanwhile, search for the following locations to delete associated items:

  • /Library/Preferences/
  • /Library/Application Support/
  • /Library/Caches/

Besides, there may be some kernel extensions or hidden files that are not obvious to find. In that case, you can do a Google search about the components for TeXMaker 4.3. Usually kernel extensions are located in in /System/Library/Extensions and end with the extension .kext, while hidden files are mostly located in your home folder. You can use Terminal (inside Applications/Utilities) to list the contents of the directory in question and delete the offending item.

4. Empty the Trash to fully remove TeXMaker 4.3

If you are determined to delete TeXMaker 4.3 permanently, the last thing you need to do is emptying the Trash. To completely empty your trash can, you can right click on the Trash in the dock and choose Empty Trash, or simply choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu (Notice: you can not undo this act, so make sure that you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before doing this act. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, you can right click on the items in the Trash and choose Put Back in the list). In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac.

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Tips for the app with default uninstall utility:

You may not notice that, there are a few of Mac applications that come with dedicated uninstallation programs. Though the method mentioned above can solve the most app uninstall problems, you can still go for its installation disk or the application folder or package to check if the app has its own uninstaller first. If so, just run such an app and follow the prompts to uninstall properly. After that, search for related files to make sure if the app and its additional files are fully deleted from your Mac.

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Automatically uninstall TeXMaker 4.3 with MacRemover (recommended):

No doubt that uninstalling programs in Mac system has been much simpler than in Windows system. But it still may seem a little tedious and time-consuming for those OS X beginners to manually remove TeXMaker 4.3 and totally clean out all its remnants. Why not try an easier and faster way to thoroughly remove it?

If you intend to save your time and energy in uninstalling TeXMaker 4.3, or you encounter some specific problems in deleting it to the Trash, or even you are not sure which files or folders belong to TeXMaker 4.3, you can turn to a professional third-party uninstaller to resolve troubles. Here MacRemover is recommended for you to accomplish TeXMaker 4.3 uninstall within three simple steps. MacRemover is a lite but powerful uninstaller utility that helps you thoroughly remove unwanted, corrupted or incompatible apps from your Mac. Now let’s see how it works to complete TeXMaker 4.3 removal task.

1. Download MacRemover and install it by dragging its icon to the application folder.

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2. Launch MacRemover in the dock or Launchpad, select TeXMaker 4.3 appearing on the interface, and click Run Analysis button to proceed.
3. Review TeXMaker 4.3 files or folders, click Complete Uninstall button and then click Yes in the pup-up dialog box to confirm TeXMaker 4.3 removal.

The whole uninstall process may takes even less than one minute to finish, and then all items associated with TeXMaker 4.3 has been successfully removed from your Mac!

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MacRemover has a friendly and simply interface and even the first-time users can easily operate any unwanted program uninstallation. With its unique Smart Analytic System, MacRemover is capable of quickly locating every associated components of TeXMaker 4.3 and safely deleting them within a few clicks. Thoroughly uninstalling TeXMaker 4.3 from your mac with MacRemover becomes incredibly straightforward and speedy, right? You don’t need to check the Library or manually remove its additional files. Actually, all you need to do is a select-and-delete move. As MacRemover comes in handy to all those who want to get rid of any unwanted programs without any hassle, you’re welcome to download it and enjoy the excellent user experience right now!

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