[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT producing blank output

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Apr 8 02:28:05 CEST 2011

On Apr 7, 2011, at 6:38 PM, Ken Mankoff wrote:

> 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:
> \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper]{article}
> \documentclass[10pt,letter]{article}
> And get the same results / error messages.
> Any suggestions how to fix whatever is causing problems with the
> geometry package?
>  -k.


On my system, using the align tab, contents `GoodLuck', I have a latexit-1-2.tex with contents

\begin{document}\includegraphics*[scale=0.900000,clip=true,viewport=279.000000bp 634.000000bp 333.000000bp 645.000000bp,hiresbb=true]{latexit-1.pdf}

which is VERY different from the contents of the latexit-1-2.tex that you put on line. I wish I knew what/where this is set up.

By the way, when you were using the Fink distribution did you have Ghostscript installed? 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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