[OS X TeX] OT: PDF display problems
Eckhard.Giere at web.de
Mon Aug 15 12:59:25 CEST 2005
Am 15.08.2005 um 10:25 schrieb Christian Heine:
> Dear list,
> does anyone encounter problems displaying/printing PDFs in Tiger?
> Since upgrading I have massive troubles in Preview, TeXShop,
> BibDesk's preview and with the PDF Browser Plug-In when I open and
> print PDF files. Sometimes just images are displayed, sometimes
> just cryptic characters, sometimes just section titles, sometimes
> just text paragraphs without headings, sometimes just one specific
> font in a document is displayed, sometimes everything is fine. I
> can't reproduce it, seems to happen randomly. I have various
> screenshots on my public ftp at ftp://ftp.geosci.usyd.edu.au/pub/
> users/christian/PDFproblems in case someone wants to have a closer
> look. I have googled for this and also searched the Apple
> Discussion pages but haven't found a solution nor anyone else
> experiencing this kind of problem.
> Everything is perfectly fine using Acrobat, so it appears to have
> something to do with the native OS X pdf kit. Furthermore, this
> only happens on my G5 not on the Powerbook (also running the same
> version of Tiger).
> Any clues?
some time ago I experienced the same problem. In particular math
texts with lots of formulas looked horrible. At the end just some
black and white pattern showed up. I am not sure if Adobe Acrobat
Reader is the culprit but I have the vague impression that the
problems appeared after installing AAReader which I needed for some
Trying to get rid of AAReader removing everything which seemed to be
related to the reader didn't help. Eventually, I used "clean font
caches" (with Onyx or Main Menue I can't remember) and now everything
is fine AAreader again installed.
Hope it helps.
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