[OS X TeX] graphic conversion

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Sat Feb 12 10:07:06 CET 2005

This is all very well, but I am one of two who managed, after 5 years 
of fighting, to get a Mac in a place where the other 250 are using 
Windows and Mac were actually banned. I bought my first Mac out of 
pocket and managed to get this 1998 PB. I'm now trying to get them to 
buy me a new Mac. This place is part of a network of about 8 other 
research stations where Macs are only a little more tolerated than at 
my place. My influence on my colleagues is rather limited.

I'd day I "survived" and managed to get my PB paid for by always being 
compatible and never asking a colleague to have to do additional 
efforts on files that came from me.

It is obviously not just "forced collaboration". After a meeting, a few 
of us may be asked to produce a summary of a session. This means taking 
7-8 presentations and pulling some slides from each one into a new 
presentation. Easy in PowerPoint. Maybe easy with LaTeX too if all 
presentations are in that format. But this is not the world I have to 
live in.

I still find it amazing that there would be no converter from pdf to 
pict that could preserve vector objects. Maybe I'll fire back old 
Classic, where QuickDraw is the native engine, and see what I can get. 

Le 12 févr. 2005, à 02:00, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List a écrit :

> Surely it's more effective to stop using their software,
> and encourage colleagues to do the same.

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