[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Jun 30 17:03:09 CEST 2005

On Jun 30, 2005, at 5:58 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jun 30, 2005, at 4:35 AM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Some users of LaTeXiT has reported me that when you drag'n drop a  
>> PDF equation generated by pdfLaTeX to Adobe Illustrator, then  
>> Illustrator does not consider it as a mere image, but on the  
>> contrary recognized the symbols, and unfortunately replace them  
>> using another (ugly) font.
>> I have installed the Illustrator tryout version, and I could see  
>> that by myself.
>> Do you think there is any latex option that could be used at pdf  
>> generation, to get rid of this problem ?
>> Regards,
>> Pierre Chatelier
>> PS : I hope this mail is plain text, since I used the <convert to  
>> Text> (Shift-Command-T)  command of Apple's Mail app.
> Howdy,
> That has been a problem with Illustrator for a long time. I'm still  
> at Illustrator 10 so I can't comment on 11 or CS or whatever it's  
> called now.
> The only real solution I've seen is to use WARMreader +  
> WarmFigToPDF which works nicely.

A description of how to use the WARMreader + WARMFigToPDF can be  
found at:


I will try and answer any questions you might have.

We have been using this approach to label figures for about three  
years. It works very well, is very fast once you done a few figures,  
and it makes it trivial to change fonts, notation, etc. should you  
choose to do so (just re-typeset with the appropriate changes to the  

I hope this helps.

-- Gary

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