[OS X TeX] White vs. Transparent?

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 22:45:19 EST 2006

On 3/24/06, david craig <dac at panix.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer.  It accomplished what I wished.
> Still, there is clearly a difference between "white" and "transparent".
> For example, equations dragged from LaTeXIt have a transparent or
> nonexistent or whatever background, while in all previous methods I have
> used the pdf's generated have a white background.  (Hell, taking one of
> LaTeXIt's eqn pdfs and opening it in GraphicConverter and re-saving
> turns the transparent background to white.)
> Is there any tool for going the other way?  Or any way in pdftex to tell
> it to produce a transparent background?
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > One more secret: there is texhax at tug.org group (and other) which is
> > much more suitable for non-Mac specific questions.
> Fair enough, but to be fair, when I asked it I wasn't sure whether it
> was a TeX question, a pdf question, a LaTeXiT question, or what.  (It
> would be nice if LaTeXiT let you set a background color as easily as the
> text color!)


You can put it in preamble (prefs). However, LaTeXit is pretty
specific even inside
of Mac community; f.e. I almost never use it because its purpose is a
fast editing
of separate equations rather than papers. Also, I don't use Keynote (I
know, it is
very good but it is platform dependent) preferring beamer.

> David Craig
> <http://www.panix.com/~dac/>

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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