[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Jun 30 17:40:34 CEST 2005

On Jun 30, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Aaron Jackson wrote:

> 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:
>>>> 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:
>> <http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/wftpdf/>
>> 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 preamble).
>> 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...

No problem. We are always looking for alternatives. Of course, I  
suspect you can't do figures like this:


or this:


in gnuplot. ;-)

-- Gary
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