PDF presentations /again/ [was Re: [OS X TeX] Equation Service]

Enrico Franconi franconi at cs.man.ac.uk
Thu Mar 21 19:58:36 EST 2002

On March 21, Jon Guyer writes:
> figures look horrible [*]. Anything rendered from PS vector files 
> gets scaled and rendered horribly by Acrobat (reader or full, Mac, 
> Mac OS X, 'doze, etc.). What should be smooth lines come out all 
> clumpy looking. 

I don't know whether this could be the cause of your problem, but some
similar bad behaviour of gs can be fixed by avoiding the automatic
encoding in jpeg of internal figures. I use the following settings:

 -dAutoFilterColorImages=false -dColorImageFilter=/FlateEncode
 -dAutoFilterGrayImages=false -dGrayImageFilter=/FlateEncode

This will make your pdf files larger than usual.

> Alpha will let you do this now (i.e., it takes care of the clumsy
> solutions for you)
> TeX -> Process -> Typeset Selection
> Moreover, it does everything within the context of your document's preamble.

Exactly the very same thing is already possible with mac-emacs, and,
in general with any emacs equipped with auctex.

-- e.

Enrico Franconi                     - franconi at cs.man.ac.uk
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