[OS X TeX] OT: PDF display problems

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Aug 15 18:02:43 CEST 2005

On Aug 15, 2005, at 9:56 AM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

>> Hi,
>> 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 reason.
>> 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.
> I have no PDF problems with TeXSop or with Preview. Have never  
> installed Adobe Reader on Tiger. Am running 10.4.2 on an 800 MHz  
> iBook.
> Bob Kerstetter
> http://homepage.mac.com/bkerstetter/


You're lucky! I've had the same problems as Bruno and, it seems,  
under the same conditions; when there are rapid changes in the file  
system. I've noticed it much more with TeXShop rendering a XeLaTeX  
document; long delays before rendering and then possibly incorrect  
fonts, etc. I'm convinced it's a problem with the PDFkit and possibly  
the way fonts are looked up and used under 10.4.2. If I take things  
slower the problems seem to go away.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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