[OS X TeX] Re: A Textures Query
kprs at calvin.edu
Fri Sep 16 01:49:39 CEST 2005
On 15 Sep, 2005, at 6:29 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 15 sept. 05 à 22:51, Maarten Sneep a écrit :
>> On 15 Sep 2005, at 21:12, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
>>> On Sep 15, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Jack Kuipers wrote:
>>>> IS THERE A WAY TO SALVAGE OR CONVERT THE INFORMATION IN MY OLD
>>>> TEXTURES FILES or RUN THEM UNDER TeXShop 1.5.3e or later? HOW,
>>>> first of all, to get all of the figures back out of TEXTURES ----
>>>> and then to get them all properly converted (say, using
>>>> GraphicConverter batch) is the primary issue;
>>>> I can do ONE figure (at a time) --- but 100++ figures??? I might
>>>> not survive it. ANY suggestions would be so very much welcomed.
>> If I recall correctly, the way textures stored its figures was in the
>> resource fork of the TeX file. Graphic Converter may be able to
>> translate these directly as a batch, but you may end up with
>> bitmapped (raster) images, something you may not like.
>> Another option is to use DeRez to extract the files, but we would
>> need some description/header file for DeRez to extract the bits &
>> bytes correctly.
>> It would help to know (a) in which format you actually included the
>> figures (pict, eps, tiff), and (b) to have a simple sample of these
>> files, so we can try out different methods. Since the figures are
>> likely to reside in the resource fork, you have to compress the
>> file(s) with a resource-aware utility (stuff-it, or use the Finder to
>> create a zip file - but I keep forgetting whether that was available
>> in Panther, or did we really get it in tiger only?)
> What I've just tried:
> - Download ResPloder <http://ljug.com/sw/resploder.html>. Taken a
> Textures file, containing pictures in PICT resource format (for
> example KaleidaGraph graphs) visible in the Pictures window, ResPloder
> will convert all the resources from this file into individual files,
> and put them in a series of folder. In particular, a PICT folder
> containing all the PICT resources as individual files.
> - You may then open these files with GraphicConverter, and ask for
> conversion to EPS. However, I've never managed to get GraphicConverter
> to deal with EPS files correctly.
> - You may also use Adobe Illustrator to open the PICT file, and save
> it to EPS format.
> - Then you can use Preview, or TeXShop, to convert the EPS files to
> PDF which is the preferred format for graphics on OS X (and for
> pdfTeX). And you may include the pictures, for example, in LaTeX with
> the graphics or graphicx package.
> But yes, it's not automated. ResPloder might be able to convert all
> the 100+ pictures in your Textures file to individual PICT files in
> one go, but you'll have to process these files one by one. If
> "convert" from ImageMagick could perform the conversion from PICT to
> EPS, then a command-line expert would probably be able to provide some
> code for converting all the PICT files in a folder in one go. A
> problem, though, could be the names created by ResPloder for these
> files, namely "r.17056", which have no recognizable .pict or .pct
> There's also another case to consider: some PICT images contain
> actually EPS code inside a comment field. These files are called
> PostScript PICT in KaleidaGraph, for example. When using these files
> in Textures, the EPS code is used for printing, and the PICT code for
> previewing. It's this EPS code that should be used in OS X, but I
> don't know how to extract it from the PICT file.
> Hope this helps,
> Thank you all for responding. Not yet clear what to do but your
> thoughts suggest what to try. If I have anything positive to report
> --- I will do so.
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