[OS X TeX] microtype problem

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Nov 16 23:31:50 EST 2004

On Nov 16, 2004, at 6:37 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> In case you have expansion activated (it is by default): when you 
>> open the produced PDF file in Adobe Reader (or Acrobat) and use Cmd-D 
>> to see the list of fonts used, do you have several instances of each 
>> font, followed by different numbers? If so, that would indicate 
>> expansion does indeed work; if not, that would mean expansion has not 
>> been applied. And does it change when you alter the order in which 
>> packages are loaded (i.e. microtype before or after the font 
>> selection packages)?
> I have been trying quickly. Both solutions
> 	\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> 	\usepackage{textcomp}
> 	\usepackage{lmodern}
> 	\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
> and
> 	\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
> 	\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> 	\usepackage{textcomp}
> 	\usepackage{lmodern}
> work (I get in Adobe Reader many fonts with names such as 
> LMRoman10-Regular-Extend_1010), though they seem to have slightly 
> different effects, producing PDF files of different sizes. microtype 
> is v1.3, I don't have the latest Gerben's i-Package installed.
> Just in case: did you check you don't have any personal addition 
> somewhere inside ~/Library/texmf, that may be messing things up a bit?

To Bruno, Herb, Gerben and everyone else who tried to help:

The author of the microtype package kindly emailed me with some 
suggestions, one of which prompted me to look in the log file after 
typesetting. Much to my embarrassment, I discovered the following 

Package microtype Info: `draft' option active.
(microtype)             Disabling all micro-typographic features.
Package microtype Info: Generating PDF output.

I must say that I now feel like a complete idiot. :-) As you can see, 
it turns out that I had "draft" set as an option in:


which turns off all microtype features.

All of this could have been avoided had I just RTFM. :-)

All the best,

-- Gary

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