[OS X TeX] latexit anomaly

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Aug 30 07:38:46 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

These things can be best debugged by studying the .log file from the 
compile at both ends. Whatever differences are in the result PDF should 
show up somehow in the .log.

If you kow how to study diffs automatically, do so. If not, send me 
both log files off list and I'll have a look at it.


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