[OS X TeX] texshop and preview

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Sun May 23 04:08:14 CEST 2010


As always, Ross Moore has provided interesting information.

I need to warn folks that I have heavily involved with MacTeX-2010, and intend
to ignore this problem for several weeks. Feel free to write me about it directly
toward the middle of June. It is possible that MacTeX-2010 will be out by then.

Dick Koch
On May 22, 2010, at 6:52 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hi Victor,
> On 22/05/2010, at 10:48 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> The following example was posted in MacOSX TeX mailing list
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \usepackage{tikz}
>> \usepackage[papersize={51pt,51pt},margin=.5pt,centering]{geometry}
>> \begin{document}
>> \parindent 0pt
>> \begin{tikzpicture}
>> \draw[line width=.5pt] (0,0) circle (24.75pt);
>>  \draw (0,0) node{24.75pt};
>> \end{tikzpicture}
>> \end{document}
>> It results in pdf file which looks perfect in AR, evince, kpdf, Apple
>> "Get Info" but not in Apple Preview and other applications using the
>> same engine: it looks like pdf was slightly cropped from the top and a
>> tiny margin was added on the bottom.
> When I run this and look at the result there is a problem
> at the right-hand edge too.
> When I view it in Apple's Preview it actually looks fine; Skim also.
> Where it does not look fine is in TeXshop's Preview.
> So there is definitely a problem in some viewers based on Apple's
> PDFKit, but maybe Apple doesn't actually use it themselves?
> BTW, my versions are quite old:
>  Preview v3.0.9
>  Skim 1.2.7 (45)
>  TeXshop 2.31  under  MacOS X 10.4.11 .

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