[OS X TeX] old pdf's vs. Reader 8

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jan 8 10:31:14 EST 2007

On Jan 8, 2007, at 9:01 AM, Gianluca Gorni wrote:

> Hello!
> I have just opened an old pdf with the new Adobe Reader 8, and
> it looks terrible:
> http://www.dimi.uniud.it/gorni/Analisi1/An1.2004.12.10.pdf
> Large round parentheses are rendered as curly brackets,
> minus signs as \ge, etc.
> The same file looks as expected with Acrobat 7 and Preview and
> Texnicscope.
> The file was made with Textures and Acrobat 3.02 under MacOS 9.
> I am afraid I'll have to refresh my pdf's from the TeX sources.
> So much for pdf being an archival format!
> Cheers,
> Gianluca Gorni


I see the same thing... amazing. Of course, you can open the file in  
Preview or several other pdf viewers and its fine! It appears that  
Reader, not the pdf file, is at fault here. Waiting for 8.1 :-)!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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