[inbox] Re: [OS X TeX] OT: OS X 10.5.3

Jens Noeckel noeckel at uoregon.edu
Thu May 29 18:24:06 CEST 2008


On May 29, 2008, at 7:43 AM, pacotomi wrote:

>
> Le 28 mai 08 à 21:33, François Chaplais a écrit :
>
>>
>> I would appreciate as much feedback on this as (personnally) this  
>> issue is the only one that keeps me from switching to leopard...
>>
>
> Feedback on what ? xpdf or the bug ?
> I currently use Fourier. The small caps crashed preview, skim etc.  
> (except Adobe Acrobat).  With 10.5.3 all is fine (viewing and  
> printing).
>
> pacotomi
>

Hi,
within an hour after upgrading to 10.5.3, I've had a problem  
involving Preview. A PDF file downloaded from the web initially  
displayed correctly, and while it was still open I did various things  
in Bibdesk and Spotlight in quick succession. Suddenly the Finder  
window containing my Spotlight Search froze, the Preview file I had  
been reading had all its fonts corrupted, and I couldn't open any new  
Finder windows. I re-launched the Finder and re-opened the PDF in  
Preview, and everything was back to normal. Since I was doing so many  
things rather quickly, I wasn't able to reproduce the exact steps  
that led to this problem (don't know what happened first, the Finder  
freezing or Preview acting up), but it definitely went hand in hand  
with Preview garbling fonts. I'm unable to give any explanation, just  
wanted to let you know - this is on an eight-core Mac from early 2008  
that never had anything but Leopard installed.

And of course, the problem with Preview's copying of PDF selections  
is still there after the update: cropped parts are not hidden when  
pasting into iWork applications, I still have a need for the script I  
posted a few weeks ago at
http://www.uoregon.edu/~noeckel/PreviewLeopard.html

Jens

 
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