[OS X TeX] PDFs with gradient mesh applied don't appear

Richard J Benish rjbenish at comcast.net
Tue Nov 20 16:17:55 CET 2012


As a visually oriented person who has 
accidentally come to need to learn a few things 
about LaTex, I've followed bits and pieces of 
this thread. From the long distant days when I 
was a graphic artist, I recall that outputting 
Illustrator's gradient mesh was a quirky and 
unpredictable matter.

So for curiosity I opened the file attached by 
Herb, only to find that it compiles just fine on 
my machine.

What you may find to be of interest is that I'm 
running TexShop v. 2.33 on OS 10.4.11, which I 
suppose will be regarded as antiques by most 
participants here.

Good Luck, indeed,

Richard Benish

>On Nov 19, 2012, at 8:26 PM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>>  ...
>>  This is clearly a bug in Apple's code. 
>>Tomorrow I'll report this bug to Apple.
>>  It would be useful if you could send me a detailed report about how you
>>  created that image, because details bring better responses from Apple's
>>  engineers. I'll send the illustration from your email unless you object.
>>  Dick Koch
>Attached is a .tex file. If you compile it with 
>pdflatex PDFKit has a problem (all displays) 
>displaying the gradient. If you compile it with 
>latex PDFKit displays the correct gradient. I 
>believe someone sent this file to this list 
>quite a while ago and the PDFKit problem 
>Attachment converted: Meadow:hsv-shading.tex.zip (pZIP/«IC») (005CAC88)
>(Just another thing to send to Apple.)
>Good Luck,
>Herb Schulz
>(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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