[OS X TeX] Sierra 10.12.4

"Néstor E. Aguilera" nestoreaguilera at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 20:22:38 CEST 2017

Hi Herb:

> On 4 Apr 2017, at 13:06, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Néstor E. Aguilera <nestoreaguilera at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The following pdf opens a blank document in Preview and hangs with Skim, but there is no problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or QuickView (in Finder).
>>  https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/content/9780262661829_sch_0001.pdf
>> Would that be caused by the images?
>> Nestor
> Howdy,
> I assume you've updated to macOS 10.12.4.


> There seems to be a bug in PDFKit in that version of macOS that can actually crash Preview/TeXShop/Skim.
> Please look at your source file and see if you are typesetting using pdflatex and the file has a \usepackage{pstricks} command. If you are actually using pstricks you should be typesetting using the TEX->DVI mode (e.g., latex->dvips->ps2pdf). If you want to typeset using pdflatex you shouldn't be using pstricks (at least not directly).
> In any case pdf viewers that use PDFKit still shouldn't behave badly and even crash when presented with a slightly malformed pdf file. Apple knows about the problem and is working on a fix.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

I didn't compile the file, this is an external file showing the problem with Preview. However, it surprises me that Quick Look has no problems to render the file.


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