[OS X TeX] OT: PDF display problems
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?
> 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
> 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.
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