[OS X TeX] Parts of equations dragged from TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue May 12 19:19:18 EDT 2009

On May 12, 2009, at 6:11 PM, david craig wrote:

>> To repeat my question, trying to help you to understand your  
>> problem: are you trying to copy a picture or are you trying to copy  
>> a maths particle in a kind of text representation?
> This is not a problem I've seen before, and naturally pops up while  
> I'm on the road preparing a conference presentation.
> I am creating equations for a presentation and/or figures.  Mac OS  
> 10.5.6, TeXShop 2.26, LaTeXiT 1.16.1.  In TeXShop you can select an  
> equation (or whatever) from the preview and drag it to the desktop  
> or to your presentation, creating a small pdf.  In LaTeXiT you run  
> your code and drag the resulting equation to the desktop or your  
> presentation or whatever.
> I HAVE installed the font-cache-bug fix.   (Several times, now...)
> After not too terribly long a time, now, whether TeXShop or LaTeXiT,  
> characters in the output (not just stuff I drag out of either) start  
> disappearing (or sometimes replaced by exclamation points).  Tends  
> to get worse the longer I wait before rebooting.  Both in TeXShop's  
> preview and/or LaTeXiT -- once it starts in one I start seeing it in  
> the other.
> TeX is becoming unusable, which is catastrophic for me!
> I am at a loss what is triggering the problem, and why I am seeing  
> it now (with a vengeance) but have never seen it before.  Not much  
> has changed that I can think of.
> Deleting the font caches/rebooting helps temporarily, but it comes  
> back. SOMETHING related to font display in pdf's is corrupted,  
> perhaps some cache that google hasn't told me about that isn't re- 
> generated on reboot, or something I am doing is corrupting them anew.
> I'm becoming a bit desperate.   I welcome suggestions!   (Re- 
> installing TeXLive is not an option until I return home.   Besides,  
> I doubt that would resolve a corrupted cache problem, if that's what  
> it is.)
> David Craig


Can you give us a minimum, but complete, sample file that does this?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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