[XeTeX] XeTeX, XeTeXpicfile, and counter-intuitive behaviour
heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 1 16:22:19 CET 2011
On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 03:03:32PM +0000, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> >D.E. Knuth, "The TeXbook": "Chapter 15: How TeX Makes Lines into Pages":
> >| Whenever TeX is moving an item from the top of the "recent
> >| contributions" to the bottom of the "current page," it discards
> >| a discardable item (glue, kern, or penalty) if the current
> >| page does not contain any boxes.
> Jonathan Kew, Will Robertson, or any other XeTeX documenter :
> "XeTeXpicfile is a discardable item" ???
No, it's a whatsit. It is *not* discarded, but it isn't a box.
> >>Problem 2 (completely intractable) : XeTeX claims to be unable to find
> >Already answered (\XeTeXpdffile).
> I repeat : "Why does \XeTeXpicfile say
> '! Unable to load picture or PDF file"',
> if it is unable to handle PDF files ?
Then it cannot load PDF files and the error message is correct.
> >Make a minimal example that shows the problem.
> To follow : I have to remove cropmarks and
> various other things essential to the real work.
Then my guess is that the problem is caused by the removal
code for the crop marks and the various other things.
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