[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT producing blank output

Ken Mankoff mankoff at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:38:53 CEST 2011

On Thu, 7 Apr 2011, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 07.04.2011 um 18:54 schrieb Ken Mankoff:
>> I attach the two logs.
> Did you read them?
> I see in latexit-1-2.log, from the final run:
> 	<latexit-1.pdf, id=1, 614.295pt x 794.97pt>
> 	File: latexit-1.pdf Graphic file (type pdf)
> 	 <use latexit-1.pdf>
> 	\foo=\write3
> 	\openout3 = `latexit-1-2.sizes'.
> 	/var/folders/z6/z62NpG5hFDiqBHw7fg77DE+++TI/-Tmp-/LaTeXiT-2.3.0/latexit-1-2.tex
> 	:26: Package geometry Error: \paperwidth (0.0pt) too short.
> 	See the geometry package documentation for explanation.
> 	Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
> 	 ...
> 	l.26 ...dth,paperheight=\latexitheight,margin=0pt}
> 	Set a paper type (e.g., `a4paper').
> 	Are you using some personal template? By default LaTeXiT 
> does not load the geometry package, I think... (but I don't use it 
> that much)

I did see these errors when I compiled latexit-1-2.tex myself.

I am not using a personal template as far as I know. The preamble is
the LaTeXiT default and does not explicitely load the geometry
package. But LaTeXiT does provide cropped PDFs, so perhaps that is
why it is loaded?

I've modified the preamble so it now specifies a paper size. I've 
tried both of:


And get the same results / error messages.

Any suggestions how to fix whatever is causing problems with the
geometry package?


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