[OS X TeX] Turning mtpro2 fonts into mac fonts

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Dec 6 09:01:56 EST 2006

On Dec 6, 2006, at 12:38 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On Dec 5, 2006, at 23:24 , Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On Dec 5, 2006, at 17:21 , André Bellaïche wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> An = sign typed into the file appears as an = sign when the pdf  
>>> file is viewed with Acrobat, and as a \Downarrow symbol when the  
>>> pdf file is opened with Illustrator.
>> I use F. Costanzo and Gary Gray's WARMFigToPDF:
>> http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/toolsX.shtml
>> and easier yet, TeX Font Outliner, in their PDF Processing Apps:
>> http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/PDF-Processing-Apps.zip
> Sorry. There is a manual for WARMFigToPDF, but I don't see one for  
> TeX Font Outliner:
> Make a (La)TeX document with the formulas you want to put into your  
> Illustrator figure and drop the resulting PDF into TeX Font  
> Outliner; it will open an Illustrator document with the formulas as  
> outlines; select each formula with the Direct Selection Tool and  
> copy-paste it in your figure.

Here is a quick "tutorial":

The general idea is that you can create the labels in a .tex file,  
convert the fonts in the resulting .pdf file to Postscript outlines,  
open that .ps file in AI, and then copy and post those outlines in  
the AI figure file. The steps are as follows:

(1) Download the archive at:


(2) Create your figure in AI and save it as "Adobe PDF (pdf)". I will  
assume it is called "test.pdf".

(3) Create the labels for your figure in a .tex file. I will assume  
it is called "labels.tex".

(4) Typeset the labels.tex file using pdflatex and then drop the  
resulting labels.pdf file on "TeX Font Outliner.app"

(5) After you drop the .pdf file on "TeX Font Outliner.app", the  
resulting .ps file will automatically open in AI. Copy the labels  
from the .ps file and place them labels in the fig you saved in part  
(1), i.e., in test.pdf

(6) Move the labels into position and save test.pdf.

(7) Drop test.pdf onto "PDF Cropper.app". This will rename test.pdf  
to test-AI.pdf (so that you will have your original file for later  
editing) and then it will crop that file by removing all white space  
and it will name the cropped file test.pdf.

That's all there is too it. I have only tested this with AI CS2,  
though it should work with earlier versions with a slight  
modification of the AppleScript. Both apps are universal binary.

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