[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX problems with includegraphics

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Sep 3 10:24:25 EDT 2008

On 3 Sep 2008, at 3:14 PM, Peder Axensten wrote:

> Bruno was right, adding -output-driver=xdv2pdf as a command line  
> option solved the problem. Thanks, Bruno!
> Although I still don't understand why the default driver can't  
> handle ordinary pdf graphics...

If you run "xelatex -no-pdf" on your document, to create a  
separate .xdv file, and then run "xdvipdfmx -v XDV-file-name" to  
process it, you'll see any diagnostic messages from the driver; that  
might help explain the problem.

My guess, without having seen the actual PDF file involved, is that it  
uses a newer version of the PDF specification (maybe 1.5) than  
xdvipdfmx supports by default (1.4, I think). You can tell xdvipdfmx  
to accept newer formats by using a flag (I think it's "V") in the  
dvipdfmx.cfg file, but this will also affect the backward- 
compatibility of the generated output.


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