[OS X TeX] OT: PDF display problems

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Mon Aug 15 10:56:52 EDT 2005

On Aug 15, 2005, at 5:59 AM, Eckhard Giere wrote:

>> Dear list,
>> does anyone encounter problems displaying/printing PDFs in Tiger?  
>> Since upgrading I have massive troubles in Preview, TeXShop,  
>> BibDesk's preview and with the PDF Browser Plug-In when I open and  
>> print PDF files. Sometimes just images are displayed, sometimes  
>> just cryptic characters, sometimes just section titles, sometimes  
>> just text paragraphs without headings, sometimes just one specific  
>> font in a document is displayed, sometimes everything is fine. I  
>> can't reproduce it, seems to happen randomly. I have various  
>> screenshots on my public ftp at ftp://ftp.geosci.usyd.edu.au/pub/ 
>> users/christian/PDFproblems in case someone wants to have a closer  
>> look. I have googled for this and also searched the Apple  
>> Discussion pages but haven't found a solution nor anyone else  
>> experiencing this kind of problem.
>> Everything is perfectly fine using Acrobat, so it appears to have  
>> something to do with the native OS X pdf kit. Furthermore, this  
>> only happens on my G5 not on the Powerbook (also running the same  
>> version of Tiger).
>> Any clues?
> Hi,
> some time ago I experienced the same problem. In particular math  
> texts with lots of formulas looked horrible. At the end just some  
> black and white pattern showed up.  I am not sure if Adobe Acrobat  
> Reader is the culprit but I have the vague impression that the  
> problems appeared after installing AAReader which I needed for some  
> reason.
> Trying to get rid of AAReader removing everything which seemed to  
> be related to the reader didn't help. Eventually,  I used "clean  
> font caches" (with Onyx or Main Menue I can't remember) and now  
> everything is fine AAreader again installed.

I have no PDF problems with TeXSop or with Preview. Have never  
installed Adobe Reader on Tiger. Am running 10.4.2 on an 800 MHz iBook.

Bob Kerstetter

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