[OS X TeX] blank page output with pdflatex

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Aug 23 18:11:15 EDT 2005

Am 23.08.2005 um 22:37 schrieb Johann Philipp:

> Though now the PDF-Preview looks a bit crappy

The pixels are converted to a font, PostScript Type 3 I think, but 
there is no outline that can be filled with very fine dots ...

Since you have found some tons of documentation, you might find some 
too about 'modes' of METAFONT. This was an important topic 20 years ago 
when the laser printers had a manifold of engines in them and it was 
another art to choose the right parameters to make glyphs look perfect 
on paper -- which wasn't true when you were printing two pages on one 
sheet of paper! You could try to find a 'screen' and a 'printer' mode, 
i.e. two complete families of PK files (some 10 MB) ... or produce two 
versions: one for your printer in PK and another one with PostScript 
fonts for PDF documents (and let the others have problems with their 
non-PS printers!). To make this situation less complicated there is 
ps2pk which renders PostScript fonts to PK files.

And another ease could be TeXniscope: 
http://www.ing.unipi.it/~d9615/homepage/texniscope.html, a DVI viewer, 
a fake one, because it converts DVI to PDF with dvipdfmx behind your 
back ...

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