[Mac OS X TeX] Re: TeX fonts and Illustrator 10

Jacques Distler distler at golem.ph.utexas.edu
Wed Dec 26 20:59:36 EST 2001

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On Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 07:00 PM, "William Adams" 
<wadams at atlis.com> wrote:

> \begin{rant}
> _Previews_ 12 years after NeXTstep had Display PostScript, we're still
> futzing around with PREVIEWS!!!!
> ::maniacal laughter::
> At my first job here at work, the previous person to work on it
> _scanned_ laser printouts of .eps files 'cause they didn't have previews
> and that was the only way he knew of to get the preview of the file into
> Textures.....
> When I showed him how to get a preview into the files using Adobe
> Illustrator, I then assured him, ``but that won't be necessary for much
> longer 'cause Rhapsody will have Display PostScript''---but of course
> 'cause Adobe can't keep their promises, we get ``Display PDF'' instead
> and the Mac OS up-grade is _years_ late and now riddled with
> backwards-compatibility issues.
> \end{rant}

Whoa, Will! You need more *downtime*!

Alessio's "problem" stems from the fact that he's using some antiquated 
pre-OSX dvi previewer.

With TeXShop (and the dvips+ghostscript setting), eps figures
(in my case, prepared initially in Illustrator, but passed via several 
Unix machines and so *not* containing any PICT previews) show up perfectly 
well in any PDF viewer (either TeXShop's own, or AcroRead).

PICT previews are entirely unnecessary in MacOSX.

Alessio should change TeX implementations (or, at least previewers) rather 
than futzing with trying to create PICT previews.

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