[OS X TeX] Placing eps figures
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Sun Jun 4 10:05:15 EDT 2006
I do not know how you work the magic, for me it is amazing. I take
the pdf page I want (I use Adobe Acrobat to extract it), drop it into
your magic "TeX Font Outliner.app", and I now get a .ps page in
Illustrator that I save as an eps file, and I am done -- this is what
I had in Textures.
Earlier solutions suggested (the -nofont utility) always messed up
the included diagrams.
Dick, are you following this? Based on what Gary did, can we have a
"Save as an Illustrator file" option on the menu?
On Jun 3, 2006, at 6:18 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> On Jun 3, 2006, at 3:23 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> What I still miss, is the saving on a typeset page in Illustrator
>> format. There was a lot of discussion on this in this forum, but
>> nothing quite works.
> We have written two AppleScripts apps (that use Ghostscript and
> pdfcrop) that make labeling figures much like it was in the
> Textures. 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) Create your figure in AI and save it as "Adobe PDF (pdf)". I
> will assume it is called "test.pdf".
> (2) Create the labels for your figure in a .tex file. I will assume
> it is called "labels.tex".
> (3) Typeset the labels.tex file and then drop the resulting
> labels.pdf file on "TeX Font Outliner.app"
> (4) 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
> (5) Move the labels into position and save test.pdf.
> (6) 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 placed the apps at:
> if you want to try them out (I have only tested this with AI CS2).
> They are universal binary.
> I hope this is useful.
> -- Gary
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