Installing Tex Packages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JohnDoe8450, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. JohnDoe8450 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Ok, so I've got the BasicTex distribution from MacTeX set up and working with TeXShop, no problems there.

    Now, I'm getting some errors when I try to compile certain .tex files if they use certain packages like :
    - numprint.sty
    - the multirow package

    (I'm getting errors like this : "! LaTeX Error: File 'numprint.sty' not found" and "\usepackage{multirow} ? ! LaTeX Error: File 'multirow.sty' not found."

    From what I understand, I need to install some extra packages which weren't included in the BascTex distribution. Or TeXShop just isn't finding them on my hard drive for some reason.

    Was wondering if someone knew where/how to install packages? I can't seem to find how to do this on Mac OS X...

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    From this webpage

    So download the packages you need from CTAN, and place them in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
  3. JohnDoe8450 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Sweet, thanks! finally got it working!

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