[OS X TeX] Re: Snow Leopard/Preview problem

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Wed Nov 11 12:23:13 EST 2009

My son, Thane, who works for Apple, has submitted a bug report (7380987) on the Snow Leopard/Preview problem. I believe he attached this PDF to the report.
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The PDF works fine in Adobe Reader, and, supposedly, it works fine in Preview---in systems earlier than Snow Leopard. It does not work in Snow Leopard/Preview for Mac OSX 10.6.0-10.6.2. There the first part of the URL sends you to an inaccessible directory. Only the second line (or a bit past the last slash of the first line) takes you where you are supposed to go.

So maybe Apple will fix the problem. Maybe in Mac OSX 10.6.3 ...



> On Nov 10, 2009, at 1:08 PM, Thane Norton wrote:
>> Well, they know about it now:
>> <rdar://problem/7380987> PDF links not not entirely clickable in SnowLeopard, work in Leopard
>> On Nov 10, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
>>> Presumably Apple knows about this bug in Snow Leopard. I've not been very successful communicating bugs to Apple. I haven't bothered to try to communicate this one.

On Nov 9, 2009, at 5:18 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> Folks,
> On Nov 9, 2009, at 4:42 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
>>  2) My url and hyperref packages don't quite work properly in
>>     MacTeX-2008. When URLs are split, earlier parts point to the wrong
>>     places. I'd just as soon get rid of MacTeX-2008 when MacTeX-2009
>>     is installed properly. 
> As others pointed out, this is a bug in PDFKit in Snow Leopard. The pdf files produced by TeX work fine on Leopard, and work fine on Snow Leopard if you use Adobe Acrobat Reader. But in Snow Leopard using Preview or other similar programs, you must click on the last line of a multiline url to get the correct result. 
> Sadly, this bug is not fixed in the just released system 10.6.2.
> Dick Koch
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