[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator
jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Thu Jun 30 17:25:45 CEST 2005
On Jun 30, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2005, at 5:58 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jun 30, 2005, at 4:35 AM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:
>>> 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 ?
>>> 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.
>> 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
> 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.
Wow, that seems like a lot of work! I don't mean to turn this into a
"my work flow is better than yours" discussion and this is floating of
topic, but it seems that gnuplot can do everything you need and the
output is a combination of LaTeX and eps...
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