[OS X TeX] PDF from LaTeX and Adobe Illustrator

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr
Thu Jun 30 23:28:00 CEST 2005

>>> 2. Drag from LaTeXit to the Desktop. In a Terminal window run 'gs  
>>> -dNOPAUSE -dNOCACHE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=epswrite -sOutputFile=latex- 
>>> image-0.eps latex-image-0.pdf'. Open the eps file in Illustrator.  
>>> This outlines the fonts and so, again, you won't be able to edit  
>>> the text, but you can move elements around.
>> Yes, I had already tried that, but strangely enough, the eps  
>> generated, even if it is well displayed by the MacOS X "Preview"  
>> app, is not displayed in illustrator (only an empty box appears).
> Which version of ghostscript do you have installed? Some of the  
> earlier 8 series did have a serious problem with this feature  
> (which is only intended to be used for debugging purposes). The  
> current version should work correctly and produce eps-files without  
> fonts at all.

$>gs -v
AFPL Ghostscript 8.00 (2002-11-21)
Copyright (C) 2002 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.

But in fact, there's no problem : I am really a newbie to  
Illustrator, and I finally found that I had to click some "Integrate"  
button hidden somewhere in the status bar to really conclude the drop  
operation, and make the EPS appear. Sorry for the noise.


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