[OS X TeX] Text in illustrations - unembedded
Lee.Tryhorn at arts.monash.edu.au
Thu Mar 23 18:07:01 EST 2006
On 23/03/2006, at 5:25 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 23 mars 06 à 03:11, Lee Tryhorn a écrit :
>> It appears that the problem lies in the text in some of the figures
>> that I am inserting into the document, when I comment out the figures
>> that have text in them I can view the pdf in Windows with no
>> problems. Has this happened to anyone before?
>> It has been suggested to me that that because the text in the figures
>> used on the standard fonts available the software didn't embed these
>> fonts. Then when the figures were added to the TeX stuff,
>> ghostscript didn't embed those fonts either.
>> The figures were created in IDL.
> Well, disregard my previous message, I was reading and answering mail
> sequentially. You seem to be producing figures in EPS format with IDL,
> then compiling the document which includes them in TeXShop in TeX and
> GhostScript mode.
> The problem seems to lie in GhostScript not embedding the fonts from
> the figures. GhostScript experts here would probably tell you how to
> add the fonts and edit mapping files somewhere inside
> /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/, such that GhostScript can see and
> use the fonts, but I'm not one such expert.
> What I would recommend: take the EPS figures produced by IDL, and
> convert them to PDF format by using Apple's Distiller
> /usr/bin/pstopdf. This can be done by either:
> - Opening the EPS figures one by one in Preview, then saving them to
> PDF format.
> - Assuming you have a folder of such figures, navigate to this folder
> in Terminal then run:
> apply pstopdf *.eps
> This will convert all the EPS figures (assumed to have a .eps
> extension) to PDF format in one go.
> And then, in TeXShop select Apple Distiller in Prefs > Misc >
> Distiller and compile your document in TeXShop in pdfTeX mode. Given
> your document looks fine on your Mac, the fonts used by your IDL
> figures seem to be available on the Mac, hence using Apple Distiller
> should (I imagine) embed them properly when converting them to PDF.
> Hope this works,
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This was a very good suggestion, unfortunately it did not work! How
Also, when I tried to typset using TeX and Ghostscript I get the the
This script has been deprecated. Please call
simpdftex latex --maxpfb heatwave.tex
Not sure what that means.
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