[OS X TeX] Shadows of pdf in Keynote

Chris Goedde cgg.lists at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 11:00:29 EDT 2008

On Apr 3, 2008, at 7:05 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:

> I write my presentations in TS and then  cut and paste into Keynote.  
> Occasianally, I like to apply shadows to this pdf in Keynote so that
> *only the text (and math) characters cast a shadow*.
> This used to work but some time ago the behaviour changed: when I  
> apply the shadow in Keynote now, the _whole_ pdf will cast a shadow  
> as if it were not transparent, it now behaves as just one graphic. I  
> don't know what changed: Keynote (I am now using v4.0.1), TS (now on  
> v2.14) or Apple's pdf engine (now on OSX 10.5.2 but I think this was  
> already the case under late Tiger).

This works for me using the same versions of TS and OS X, but with  
Keynote 3.0.2, so I suspect it's something with Keynote or with some  
other setting. Do you have Equation Service (http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/EquationService/)? 
  That has a preference to make the background of the pdf produced by  
TeX transparent or opaque; that's something you could play around with  
to see if it makes a difference.


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