[OS X TeX] Preview Printing

Costel Ionita ionita at dixie.edu
Mon Nov 3 16:46:48 CET 2008

I have installed the PS driver from the Canon website but still no luck.
Again I am using TexShop with MacTex 2008 on Mac OS X 10.5.5 and using  
the PdfTex option. If I print from texShop, Preview or Skim the math  
characters don't show up (or to be exact they show weird like  
triangles or dots). I can see them on the screen correctly. If I print  
from Adobe reader, they come out correctly.

Again thank you all for the help.

On Nov 1, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 01.11.2008 um 17:56 schrieb Ionita, Costel:
>> Which printer are you using?
>>   Canon IR5055 which is a TCP/IP printer
> Networking or USB or FireWire or WLAN plays no role here. The  
> question is whether this printer can print PostScript or PDF vectors  
> natively or whether it only understands dumb pixels. If the latter  
> is true, then some programme needs to convert PS or PDF vectors  
> first into pixels that are then sent to the printer, for some while.  
> And this raster process on the host, your Mac, can be very, very  
> faulty.
>> How did you install the printer?
>>  I used the driver from canon UFRII v 1.80
> There are two ways in case of PostScript printers: selecting a  
> "driver," i.e., a faulty rasteriser, or selecting a PPD file that  
> makes the installed printer a PostScript and PDF printer that does  
> not need any rasterisation on the Mac.
>> Which PPD file did you use?
>>  I don't know what that is.
> This is a PostScript Printer Description (by Adobe). It enables to  
> print PostScript and PDF. Usually UNIX computer are evolved to use  
> them. And you should choose to install a PostScript and PDF printer  
> for TeX (and I would have preferred to learn whether you used dvips  
> or pdfTeX directly or XeTeX from which distribution).
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete
> Claiming that the Macintosh is inferior to Windows because most  
> people use Windows, is like saying that all other restaurants serve  
> food that is inferior to McDonald's.
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Costel Ionita
Department of Mathematics
Dixie State College of Utah
Saint George, UT 84770

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