[OS X TeX] OT: PDF display problems
christian at geosci.usyd.edu.au
Tue Aug 16 19:27:22 EDT 2005
Hi Bruno, all,
thanks for the comments.
On 15/08/2005, at 8:08 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> BTW, the URL seems to be <ftp://ftp.geosci.usyd.edu.au/pub/
> christian/PDFproblems/>. It doesn't open in the Finder (using
> Connect to Server Cmd-K), only in Fetch; moreover, the presence of
> the OS X file .DS_Store in the directory confuses Fetch, so that
> the files inside the directory have to be downloaded one by one.
Sorry about the wrong ftp URL, guys! Mixed it up with our web address.
> The problem I experience is all spaces replaced by another
> character: sometimes "&", sometimes "(", etc. This is still
> happening now, and apparently randomly. Vanishes when you refresh
> the preview (or close the previewing window, then re-open it).
I experienced that at some stage too.
> I can't see what can be done, really. Maybe reporting to Apple, and
> hoping they consider it significant enough to finally fix it. But
> given the bug seems random, I'm feeling pessimistic.
Agreed... And indeed it is quite random. This morning I had problems
opening a PDF from the web, viewing it after downloading with Preview
and BibDesk was perfectly fine.
> My only clue would be that it seems the bug shows up when I'm doing
> things very fast: switching windows, entering a command, opening a
> file, etc. Maybe a bad interaction with Spotlight (running in the
> background every time output is produced), which would take over
> and interrupt the PDF previewing flow.
Yes, you might be right there. We're using my machine for numerical
modelling for our workgroup, so when a couple of models are run by
other users heavy processor load might also influence the PDF
previewing. Although with 8GB RAM this shouldn't worry too much. Will
have a look into that.
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