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Re: PDF bug or misunderstanding?

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: PDF bug or misunderstanding?
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:00:32 +0100

> if I take this through the steps to produce a pdf file (lydvi,
> dvips input.dvi ps2pdf or just do the one-step thing, I end up
> with a pdf file that has incomplete note-heads. This is using xpdf to
> view the pdf file -- if I use gv, it views ok. But this isn't really
> good, because I have to send the pdf file off to MSWin users.
> Here's the odd thing -- if I take the "\key g \major" line out, I get
> good (well, decent-looking) note heads. They're at least readable, anyway.
> So -- anyone seen this before? Any workarounds?

I have experienced broken PDFs during the 1.4.x days, and found that it was 
because ps2pdf was buggy (the output from dvips looked OK).

The workaround that worked for me was to use ps2ps to produce a more failsafe 
ps file:
dvips input.dvi
ps2pdf input.pdf


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