[OS X TeX] fragmaster, dvips and pdflatex problem
williams at astro.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 26 12:56:49 CEST 2006
Thanks very much for the advice (and links)!
On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 07:33:02AM +1000, Ross Moore wrote:
>Be aware though, that psfrag does have some drawbacks.
> b. The .eps graphic that you create for psfrag
> is not of much use in other settings, due to
> the spurious text-names for the labels.
> The WaRMreader package/technique was designed as
> a way to position labels over graphics, so as to
> avoid such difficulties.
> Gary Grey's WarmFigToPDF application implements
> the WaRMreader technique.
> The latter requires Adobe's Illustrator with a free
> plug-in module, and this is the easiest way to use
> the WaRMreader technique. However, it can still be
> used without these extra tools (more complexity!).
I'd seen WarmFigTOPDF discussed elsewhere, and was impressed. However,
I'm keen to avoid Illustrator if possible (I work on OS X and Linux), so
it may be necessary to get my hands dirty with WaRMreader.
> c. psfrag is essentially a dead-end, so far as
> future development is concerned, since it requires
> programming features of the PostScript language.
> As such, there cannot be an easy PDF equivalent.
> Thus it will probably never be useful for adding
> labels requiring characters from (un-subsetted)
> OpenType fonts.
Right now this is not a problem, but it may become a showstopper for me
in the future, so it would be good to migrate to something other than
psfrag (to which I have no particular attachment).
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