# [OS X TeX] Apple PDF viewer bugs on this shading

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Tue Dec 1 03:30:15 CET 2009

On Nov 30, 2009, at 17:30 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>>
>> On Nov 30, 2009, at 07:02 , Alain Matthes wrote:
[snip]
>> Also, FWIW, this comment appears in the description of
>> Warning: These shadings are the least portable of all and they put
>> the heaviest burden of the renderer.  They are slow and, possibly,
>> will not print correctly!Howdy,
>
> Assuming that Alain is seeing the same thing I see using OS X 10.6.2
> and compiling with pdflatex any viewer that uses PDFKit (TeXShop's
> viewer, Preview, Safari, Skim) shows the shading incorrectly while
> Adobe Reader and TeXworks viewer show it correctly. If you compile
> the same file using latex->dvips->ps2pdf all viewers show the file
> correctly.
>
> I've tried this with MacTeX(TeX Live)-2008 and -2009 with the same
> result. Ross Moore is using 10.4.11 and isn't seeing the problem. I
> haven't seen reports on 10.5.8 yet but it appears to be system
> dependent so I'm assuming that PDFKit has a problem under OS X 10.6.2.

I should have mentioned that I see the same as everyone but Ross (bad
shading with the dvi+tex script; OK with the pdftex script).  I'm
using Mac OS X, 10.5.8, and the problems show (pdftex) with both
TL-2009 and -2008.

Justin

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