[OS X TeX] Printing wrong from Acrobat, right from TeXShop

Christian Heine christian at geosci.usyd.edu.au
Thu Jun 23 02:23:59 CEST 2005

Hi list

On 22/06/2005, at 8:08 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

>> Le 21 juin 05 à 23:46, Josep M.Font a écrit :
>>> Since some weeks, a strange problem happens to me from time to  
>>> time--not always: If I try to print from Acrobat Reader a pdf  
>>> file produced by some TeX variety, some fonts, not all, seem to  
>>> be missing and are substituted by courier, with wrong spacing,  
>>> etc. This seems to happen with only some sizes of cmr, since  
>>> \Large, \textbf, \textsc, maths, etc. print OK. The file is  
>>> correctly viewed on screen, and moreover if I open it with  
>>> TeXShop--even when it was produced in another computer with  
>>> another TeX--then it prints correctly!
> Thinking more about it, I observed the same behaviour once  
> (characters substituted by Helvetica upon printing). But it was  
> with Pages, not TeXShop. Thus it seems a Tiger bug.

I experience similar problems in OS X 10.4.1, but basically in all  
PDF viewers: TeXShop, BibDesk (the LaTeX preview window) Preview,  
Acrobat and the Schubert-IT's Browser Plug-in. Thus it seems to me  
that this is rather a bug in OS X than some application specific thing.
Sometimes just certain parts of the documents show up on the screen,  
for example I just opened my thesis with TeXShop and all I can see in  
the PDF viewer is the chapter, section and subsection headings - even  
after I typeset the document. Typesetting it for the 3rd time  
actually displays everything fine. I haven't had any problems when  
printing PDFs though.


Christian Heine
ph.d. student

         USIMS       |    University of Sydney
                     |    Institute of Marine Science
                     |    Sydney, Australia

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