[pdftex] Incorrect pdf produced from a single correct pdf file

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Fri Oct 3 17:30:13 CEST 2008

On Fri, Oct  3, 2008 at 15:03 (+0200), Martin Schröder wrote:

> 2008/10/3 Smg Mailinglist Archive <mlsmg at ulb.ac.be>:
>> ----
>> pdfximage{RMItd24.pdf}
>> pdfrefximagethepdflastximage
>> bye
>> ----

> Try
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{pdfpages}
> \begin{document}
> \includepdf[pages=-]{RMItd24}
> \end{document}

>> Someone else tried the very same command on his computer, with the pdftex version 'pdfTeX 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.6)', and he got a correct PDF (although he was also seeing a blank page with my PDF)! What's going on here?

> Your pdf probably end's up off page.

>> /Log file/ - Here is the RMI24-tex.log file. I don't know if the overfull vbox warning is important here?

> Yes.

> Excuse me, but why are you using plain TeX instead of LaTeX or ConTeXt?

Probably because latex is yucky.  :-)

Context?  A better question.


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