[OS X TeX] Two random reflections

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Jan 27 09:58:11 EST 2006

Two random reflections after working on a scientific presentation  
earlier this week in Keynote:

- LinkBack Keynote plugin + LaTeXiT: a great combination. Thanks to  
all those involved in making these tools available! There are things  
I miss from the other equation editors (i.e. the ability to use  
different preambles in Equation Service, and the user interface and  
ability to save and reopen equation libraries in LaTeX Equation  
Editor), but nothing important. The only annoying bit is that  
equations are images to Keynote, so that you cannot have, for  
example, a bulleted list with some items being equations; instead,  
you need to reserve white space to paste the equation in, at the very  
last stage of composition of a slide, when all other elements are in  

- Illustrator CS 2 fails silently to open EPS files for editing,  
unless they are of type "TEXT" (as checked -- when Xcode is installed  
-- by /Developper/Tools/GetFileInfo in Terminal, and set by "/ 
Developer/Tools/SetFile -t "TEXT"" also in Terminal). I noticed this  
with old Mathematica EPS files of mine. I tried all possible tricks  
(like changing Unix-style line endings to Mac-style line endings),  
before thinking of this TeXT type thing, and none worked.

Hope this may help others.

Bruno Voisin
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