[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX problems with includegraphics

Peder Axensten peder at axensten.se
Wed Sep 3 16:14:34 CEST 2008

Bruno was right, adding -output-driver=xdv2pdf as a command line  
option solved the problem. Thanks, Bruno!

Although I still don't understand why the default driver can't handle  
ordinary pdf graphics...


On 2 sep 2008, at 17.06, Peder Axensten wrote:

> On 2 sep 2008, at 16.33, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 2 sept. 08 à 16:07, Peder Axensten a écrit :
>>> I upgraded XeTeX from version 0.996 to XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6  
>>> (Web2C 7.5.6).
>>> xetex 0.996 didn't render old style numbers with fonts from Adobe  
>>> FontFolio 11, so I upgraded.
>>> The numbers work with the new version, but any \includegraphics  
>>> prevents the pdf to be created. At the end of the log-file there  
>>> is only a
>>> "Error 256 (driver return code) generating output;
>>> file test-letter.pdf may not be valid."
>> What's the format of the graphics you are trying to include? Recent  
>> versions of XeTeX changed the default for the XDVI-to-PDF driver  
>> invoked behind the scene for converting from the XDVI output format  
>> of XeTeX to PDF.
>> The default driver used to be the Mac-specific xdv2pdf, now it's  
>> the cross-platform xdvipdfmx. xdv2pdf accepted all formats known to  
>> QuickTime, xdvipdfmx does not. A notable example is TIFF, which  
>> xdvipdfmx does not understand.
> It's a pdf vector graphic (single "page", no-thrills).
> /Peder Axensten
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