[OS X TeX] \includegraphics and Annotated PDFs
zaccone at bucknell.edu
Thu Dec 20 08:26:48 EST 2007
On Dec 19, 2007, at 2007-12-19, 7:44 PM, Rick Zaccone wrote:
> I have a PDF file that I created by taking a screenshot of an
> application. I opened the PDF in Preview and annotated it with an
> oval to highlight a button in the screenshot. Then I saved the file.
> When I use \includegraphics to display this PDF, it displays without
> the annotation! If I open the file in Preview, it shows the
> I tried annotating the file with Skim and got the same results.
> I am using
> I've done this before and it worked. Could it be Leopard? I'm
> using 10.5.1 and TeXShop. Does anyone know why this isn't working?
Thanks to everyone who responded both publicly and privately. Here's
a summary of what I have learned.
- Preview in Leopard creates annotations in a separate layer. That's
why they don't show up in a LaTeX document.
- The same problem is present in Skim. Exporting as PDF with embedded
notes produces a PDF file in which the annotations don't show up in
Based on the feedback I received, I came up with the following
(unsatisfying) work around.
I moved my file to another machine running Mac OS 10.4.11 and I
annotated it using Preview. Then I copied the file back to my Leopard
machine. The annotation now shows up in TeXShop as I would expect.
This verifies that it's a Leopard issue, although I don't necessarily
see it as a bug. Is there something more that TeXShop or
\includegraphics should be doing under Leopard?
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