# [OS X TeX] latexit anomoly

Charles Chapman Pugh pugh at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Aug 29 19:09:20 CEST 2005

Hello Pierre et al.

Both Latex installations were done with Gerben's i-installer.  Today
I re-installed Tex with the i-installer on the mini.  No effect on
Latexit output.  I even substituted some of the files from the iBook
in the mini's home library (the bin file in the TexShop file was a
month newer than the one on the mini, although the installation was
done earlier).  No effect on Latexit output.

I expect there is a file that's in the wrong place, but I don't know
how to check.  Well, I did check the pdflatex file in the teTex
folder that's installed by the i-installer.  It's an alias, and is
the same in both places, as near as I can tell.  At least it was last
opened at the same date  --  May 16 05.

I'm using the default preamble in Latexit, but like I said, it
produces good results on one installation but not the other.  The
source code is \frac{df}{dx}.  On the iBook, it produces a 36 pt
properly displayed fraction.  On the mini it's in 12 pt, and changing
the font size has no effect on it.

When I process \colorbox{white}{$\frac{df}{dx}$} on the iBook, it's
good  --  the fraction is full sized and is set in an opaque white
box.  On the mini the output is a 12 pt black square.

Further ideas?

Best,  Charles Pugh

On 28-Aug-05, at 5:54 PM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:

> Hello.
>
>> I installed Latexit on two computers, both running OS 10.4.2.  On
>> the iBook G3, the behavior of Latexit is as advertised.  On the
>> Mini G4, its display is insensitive to the fontsize; it produces
>> formulas that are apparently 12 pt.  That's not so bad, really,
>> but what's worse in my case is that the method I found for making
>> formula labels with a white opaque background, namely using a
>> colorbox, now produces only a small black square.
>> case, and also direct copied from the iBook) and using the same OS
>> produce different behaviors!
>> Ideas?
>>
> For now, I just have a stupid idea : is your LaTeX installation the
> same on both computer ? Since LaTeXiT relies on LaTeX (more
> precisely on pdflatex), as a developer, I assume that it's not my
> program that's wrong ;-)
>
> A little more seriously : can you give me the exact preamble/source
> code that you try to use ?
>
> Regards,
>
> Pierre Chatelier
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