[pdftex] Strange problems with graphics inclusion

Ulrich Dirr ud at art-satz.de
Tue Jun 19 22:23:05 CEST 2007

Jan Anderssen wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2007, at 6:59 AM, Ulrich Dirr wrote:
>> Martin Schröder wrote:
>>> Am 19.06.07 schrieb Ulrich Dirr <ud at art-satz.de>:
>>>> When including some Illustrator graphic as pdf (I've tried several
>>>> different methods from the original eps) I cannot select any text
>>>> in the pdf with tools like PitStop, all pages seem to be 'frozen'
>>>> ... When I omit the graphic everything is selectable. When I'm
>>>> running a preflight I got an error saying that the file has a
>>>> fatal error. 
>>> Seems like an error in PitStop. Does it tell you the reason for the
>>> fatal error? 
>>> It opens fine here in AR7 on Linux.
> I can open the file test.pdf without problems in Acrobat 6.0
> Professional on OS X, however when I tried to preflight it, I
> get "An
> error ocurred while parsing a content stream. Unable to analyze the
> PDF file." 
> The file dia1d.pdf by itself preflight without problems, and so does
> test2.pdf. 
> I don't speak pdf, so I can't be of any help actually solving the
> problem. In the short term though, the usual "Save as
> PostScript" and
> re-distill takes care of the problem here.
> Cheers,
> jan

thanks, yes I'd tried this too. But I'm still wondering why a standard
process -- taking an eps/pdf file from Illustrator and include it in my
tex document via \includegraphics -- suddenly stops working ...

Best regards,

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