[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.4.0 beta

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Aug 8 04:56:50 EDT 2005

Am 08.08.2005 um 10:27 schrieb Pierre Chatelier:

> For color, the problem is that with pdflatex, I was used to globally 
> set the color by adding
> \color[rgb]{red green blue} in the _preamble_. With xelatex, it seems 
> required to put it in the body of the document. Am I wrong  with 
> pdflatex and should I not put \color[rgb]{...} in the preamble ?

It wasn't that colour that I wrote about yesterday, I just imagined 
that the colour selector at the bottom of LaTeXiT would colour the 
output. I did not try to set colours in the XeLaTeX document ...

> For scaling, it appears that the bounding box that I computed by :
> gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=bbox -dBATCH -q foo.pdf
> fails on pdf files produced by xelatex.

Right, that's what I thought I saw. Particularly when setting the font 
size to a high value a hard clipping seemed to happen, but only on the 
right. XeTeX uses two steps to convert the TeX file to PDF: first an 
extended DVI file is created and then this one is converted to PDF with 
a proprietary piece of software, xdv2pdf. Could be this one makes 
mistakes ... Jonathan Kew is thinking of producing real DVI output and 
then using dvipfdmx to convert this to PDF.

 From Wednesday on I might have some more time ...



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