[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Jun 30 16:38:07 CEST 2005

I'd said:

>> In the meanwhile, a work-around is to wrap the pdf files up in a .eps 
>> w/ the fonts embedded and then place that in an application which 
>> will place (not parse) the .pdfs --- Macromedia Freehand affords one 
>> a choice on this.

and on Jun 30, 2005, at 10:31 AM, Pierre Chatelier replied:

> I do not know anything about eps and pdf : font, embedding, vector 
> outlines, and so on, are really a mystery for me. What I just see is 
> that "the font of my text has changed in Illustrator".


> You say that you can "embedd the fonts into an eps". What I understand 
> is that the text will be preserved. Isn't it possible to do that with 
> pdf ?

Yes, but .eps is more typically used  as a graphic format in a 
pre-press workflow, hence my suggesting it.

> And why should I have to use an external tool as Macromedia Freehands; 
> pdflatex cannot do that ?

Macromedia FreeHand is an equivalent tool to Illustrator, so you could 
place the graphic there and do the same sort of things you were 
planning on using AI for.

> Sorry if I really miss the point, but I am really not used nor 
> confident in this domain.

's alright.

Perhaps it'd be better if you described what you were attempting to do 
--- Herbert Schulz's suggestion of using Warmreader et. al. is a good 
one, and may be appropriate to your usage.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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