[OS X TeX] Converting old eps files with TeXShop

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue May 24 16:10:50 EDT 2011

Clearly the eps files were not created with the font subsets embedded  
in them.

It is probable that you do not have this font installed on your  
computer or that the applications are not finding the path to where it  
is, if it is.

You have essentially three options available to you. You can replace  
the missing fonts with one that is appropriate, you can obtain the  
missing the font if you do not have it, or you can add the path to  
where it is to distiller if you do have it.

In your case, I would open the files in a drawing application such as  
Illustrator and redefine the fonts. That is usually the quickest and  
most painless approach. I would also ensure that the fonts were  
embedded in the eps/pdf so that this problem does not recur.


On 25/05/2011, at 1:27 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> I would like to use old eps figure files, as old as 1998, in a new  
> LaTeX document.
> They contain text typeset in Myriad (Roma, Italic or Bold) and  
> TeXShop does a very bad job of conversion whatever I use latex or  
> pdflatex, or whatever I chose Ghostscript or Apple Distiller in the  
> preferences. It does not recognize the Myriad font and use a  
> substitution font. This means that pieces of text collides, as the  
> substituted font is a bit larger, italic and bold are transformed  
> into roman, etc.
> Adobe Distiller Professional 8.1.3 does the same bad job.
> But Preview (Aperçu in French) does a perfect conversion. The only  
> drawback is that Preview consider any new eps file as untitled, and  
> you have to rename it by hand, and you may only handle the files one  
> by one, as there are 254 eps files to convert.
> Does anybody know a way of
> - using Preview in batch mode;
> - or, alternatively, to replace Ghostscript by Preview (not Apple  
> Distiller !) in the TeXShop preferences?
> Thanks for any help,

Alan T Litchfield
PO Box 1941, Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

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