[OS X TeX] Fonts Problem???

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Mon Sep 27 17:21:21 CEST 2004


Hi Bob,

It's not really a fonts problem. Here's a partial solution. Take out 
the large graphic with the no-spam image. Don't know why that would 
change anything, but it does.  The fonts look fine now in Adobe 6. Of 
course you'll have to figure out someway to put the graphic back in. 
Maybe you just need to reduce the size of all graphics.

Actually, it sounds like a Adobe 6 display problem.

Take care,

Bob

This is a rather silly way of letting y'all know how I am working on 
the problem.

Just FYI, I like Charter for the kind of content: newsletters, fliers 
and case studies.  I am not a designer. I just like the way Charter 
looks. Also, Charter copy fits more or less the same amount of content 
as Computer Modern and Latin Modern.



On Sep 24, 2004, at 11:06 AM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> Hello,
>
> A two-page document using textpos, fancybox and minipages looks fine 
> in TeXShop viewer and Preview, but in Reader 602 on Windows, the fonts 
> on page 1 look "chunky". Readers in the field say sometimes  the 
> chunky fonts are on page 2, but not page 1. Cool, huh?
>
> The document uses these fonts:
>
> \usepackage{charter}
> \usepackage{courier}
> \usepackage{helvet}
>
> But the problem is the same using Bookman instead of charter or 
> commenting out the fonts packages and using just the CM fonts.
>
> TeX is configured to embed fonts in the PDF output. (BTW, the PDF 
> grows in size by ~20-25K when embedding the fonts. Is that about 
> right?)
>
> It's typeset using pdfTeX.
>
> Typesetting with TeX + Ghostscript makes the font problem *appear* to 
> go away, but totally ignores the top and bottom margins set using 
> geometry.sty. It's like it's using A4 for typesetting dimensions and 
> letterpaper for the paper size. It just chops off the stuff at the top 
> and bottom.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> The source, including textpos.sty, is here:
>
> http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/FontsTroubleSample.zip
>
> The PDF output from pdfTeX is here:
>
> http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/MLSCaseStudyA4.pdf
>
> The PDF output from TeXTeX + Ghostscript is here.
>
> http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/tex/MLSCaseStudyA4TeXGS.pdf
>
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bob
>
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