1 Jul 2009 16:30

### problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

Hello,

I have a problem with latexit (1.16.1) on mac OS (10.5.7).

I have installed tex on /usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin
and I have given this path in the preferences (I also have it in
my .bash_profile).

latexit runs prefectly, without error messages, but the output is blank.

The log file has no error messages, too, and if I go to

/var/folders/IO/IOe86tTKEkewWqQWAWcS-U+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.16.1/usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin

I find the temporary files created by latexit; there is a latexit-1.tex,
which is perfect; then there is latexit-1-2.tex, which crops the output
of the previous one, and the result of the crop is a blank file.
I also tried to change the parameters of the crop
(\includegraphics[viewport = ...])

with no result.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Leonardo



1 Jul 2009 16:53

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

On Jul 1, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Leonardo Gualtieri wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have a problem with latexit (1.16.1) on mac OS (10.5.7).
>
> I have installed tex on /usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin
> and I have given this path in the preferences (I also have it in
> my .bash_profile).
>
> latexit runs prefectly, without error messages, but the output is
> blank.
>

Have you by any chance set the colors to white text on a white
background?

> The log file has no error messages, too, and if I go to
>
> /var/folders/IO/IOe86tTKEkewWqQWAWcS-U+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.16.1/usr/
> local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin
>
> I find the temporary files created by latexit; there is a
> latexit-1.tex, which is perfect; then there is latexit-1-2.tex,
> which crops the output
> of the previous one, and the result of the crop is a blank file.
> I also tried to change the parameters of the crop
> (\includegraphics[viewport = ...])
>
> with no result.


1 Jul 2009 17:55

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, David Watson wrote:

> Have you by any chance set the colors to white text on a white background?
>
no, black text

Leonardo

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1 Jul 2009 18:16

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)


Am 01.07.2009 um 16:30 schrieb Leonardo Gualtieri:

> The log file has no error messages, too, and if I go to
>
> /var/folders/IO/IOe86tTKEkewWqQWAWcS-U+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.16.1/
> usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin

You have also all the LOG files there… Do they explain a bit? Can you
send us the formula or some examples you tried? Which version of
LaTeXiT do you use? (I think early 1.16 was a bit flaky)

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Pete

When you meet a master swordsman,
When you meet a man who is not a poet,
do not show him your poem.
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1 Jul 2009 18:21

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> Am 01.07.2009 um 16:30 schrieb Leonardo Gualtieri:
>
>> The log file has no error messages, too, and if I go to
>>
>> /var/folders/IO/IOe86tTKEkewWqQWAWcS-U+++TI/-Tmp-/latexit-1.16.1/usr/local/gwTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin
>
> You have also all the LOG files there? Do they explain a bit? Can you send us
> the formula or some examples you tried? Which version of LaTeXiT do you use?
> (I think early 1.16 was a bit flaky)

The version is 1.16.1, it is said it is the most recent; I tried many
formulae, from a^2 to more complicate formulae, and there are not error
messages neither in the window nor in the log file (the log file is
below).

Leonardo

Source :
\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage[usenames]{color}\color[rgb]{0.000,0.000,0.000} %used for font
color
\usepackage{amssymb} %maths
\usepackage{amsmath} %maths
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %useful to type directly diacritic characters

\pagestyle{empty} \begin{document}\begin{eqnarray*}a^2
\end{eqnarray*}


1 Jul 2009 19:05

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)


Am 01.07.2009 um 16:53 schrieb David Watson:

> Have you by any chance set the colors to white text on a white
> background?

In the preferences (first tab) you can set a non-white background for
the PDF preview…

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1 Jul 2009 19:27

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> In the preferences (first tab) you can set a non-white background for the PDF
> preview?

I just tried: nothing happens; if I set green bckg and close and open
latexit, there is a green bckg only at the beginning: if I type some
formula
and execute latexit, there is no formula and the usual grey bckg.

Cheers,

Leonardo


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1 Jul 2009 19:38

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)


Am 01.07.2009 um 19:27 schrieb Leonardo Gualtieri:

>> In the preferences (first tab) you can set a non-white background
>> for the PDF preview?
>
> I just tried: nothing happens; if I set green bckg and close and open
> latexit, there is a green bckg only at the beginning: if I type
> some formula
> and execute latexit, there is no formula and the usual grey bckg.

Does the library of formulae set show your background? Do you see

What you describe looks like some bug. The bug can be inside
LaTeXiT's preferences. You could rename that file (~/Library/
Preferences/fr.club.ktd.LaTeXiT.plist) to save it and put it out of
the way… And you'll have to fill in settings again!

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1 Jul 2009 19:43

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)


Am 01.07.2009 um 18:21 schrieb Leonardo Gualtieri:

> Output written on latexit-1.pdf (1 page, 5466 bytes).

Can you open this and the other PDF files in PDF viewers? What is the
result with XeTeX? Or when going the DVI->PS->PDF route? LaTeXiT 1.16
allows all this (and also to use other TeX distributions in the system).

One possible reason for a failure could be

> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %useful to type directly diacritic
> characters

which might fail with old gwTeX (but /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/
tex/latex/base/utf8.def is loaded). How is it when you comment this
line?

LaTeXiT again? *We* don't know when the font cache polluting bug was
introduced in pdfTeX. And when it's that bug you encounter, then
using XeTeX or DVI->PS->PDF should circumvent the bug  *in a clean
system.*

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Greetings

Pete

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1 Jul 2009 20:21

### Re: problem with latexit (blank output, no error)

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> Am 01.07.2009 um 18:21 schrieb Leonardo Gualtieri:
>
>> Output written on latexit-1.pdf (1 page, 5466 bytes).
>
> Can you open this and the other PDF files in PDF viewers?

Yes, if I go in the temporary folder where they are stored I find
the following:

- in that folder there are latexit-1.tex, latexit-1-2.tex and the
corresponding pdf files; the first tex file creates a 1-page pdf
document with the formula, the second tex file load the first pdf
file and cut it in a small pdf square

- if I execute (on the terminal) "pdflatex latexit-1.tex" I produce a 1
page file with the correct formula

- if I then exexute "pdflatex latexit-1-2.tex", I produce a small white
square with no formula; I tried to change the crop command in the latex
file with no result

A strange thing is that before executing commands in the terminal,
latexit-1.pdf is also a small square, like if it has been overwritten by
latexit-1-2.pdf...

> What is the result
> with XeTeX? Or when going the DVI->PS->PDF route? LaTeXiT 1.16 allows all