[OS X TeX] Silly puzzle, log file

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Wed Oct 9 17:21:45 EDT 2019

On 10 Oct 2019, at 7:27 am, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com<mailto:herbs at wideopenwest.com>> wrote:

>> Sigh... I just realized that there still would have been a problem if
>> \includegraphics[scale = .9]{swing}
> There is another possible issue here, related to where the image is stored.
> It better not be in the same directory as your main document,
> else it will be clobbered by pdfTeX writing out the current job.
> Thus you’ll need a \graphicspath entry to find its actual directory.

This doesn’t avoid TeX reading the wrong file for the image.
So the only way to have the image and job with the same name
is to include the directory path; e.g.,

   \includegraphics[scale = .9]{../images/swing}

(with or without the extension).

But then the LaTeX source isn’t as portable as you might like.
You have to make sure that you include that images/ directory
if you move the source elsewhere.
You probably have to do that anyway.

>> was used but not if
>> \includegraphics[scale = .9]{swing.eps}
>> was used.
>> PS: I've got my system set up to have the automatic conversion be file.eps->file.pdf so I would have gotten bitten!!! Well, maybe not since I also `prepend' the extension to the list.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


Further thinking about it shows that prepending won't fix the problem since the file still gets overwritten.

The good thing about this issue is that you only ever make the error *once*.
After that, you’ll remember it forever, and nevermore name your images
and jobs using exactly the same name!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

And George, there is a difference between exporting an Illustrator job to  .pdf (or .eps )
and using the original .ai  file.  It's about font inclusion.
The PDF has them, while the .ai  file has only font names.

This means that if you update your system, or move to another machine without
a font that your document uses, text objects from the .ai  file may no longer show correctly,
instead using a font substitution.
You can edit the PDF (or .eps) in Illustrator, but you may need to resolve the now missing fonts.



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