[Ipe-discuss] question on some PDF's generated by IPE not showing in Chrome browser

Otfried Cheong ipe at otfried.org
Thu Oct 31 11:07:27 CET 2019

You say that 'image.pdf' was created by Ipe, but that is not true:  the PDF meta data indicates that the producer of 'image.pdf' is 'pdftex-1.40'.

If I run:

ipetoipe -pdf image.ipe
pdflatex foo.tex

then both image.pdf and foo.pdf are displayed correctly by chrome.

I'd be very curious how you created the 'image.pdf' file in the first place.   


On Thu, Oct 31, 2019, at 05:21, Nasser M. Abbasi via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> Sometimes a PDF generated by IPE do not display fully when
> viewed inside Chrome or Brave browsers. But displays OK when
> using Brave or Firefox.
> I'd like to ask if this is related to how IPE generates
> the PDF's in some way or if this is a bug in Chrome. This
> happens only to few files. Might be related to use of
> Opacity in this IPE drawings?
> I've send a bug report to Google's Chrome also.
> I've posted this question on this at
> <https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/514259/why-some-images-do-not-show-up-inside-pdf-when-viewed-inside-some-browsers>
> More information about the problem above.
> Here is the link to the files needed to reproduce: This is
> same link in the post above
> https://www.12000.org/tmp/10302019/
> For some reason, when opening the file image.pdf inside Chrome, the
> text do not show up. Text shows up when using local adobe pdf reader.
> Also when compiling this small foo.tex file
> -------------------
> \documentclass[12pt]{article}%
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> \begin{document}
> This is my image
> \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{image}
> \end{document}
> ----------------------------
> And looking at foo.pdf inside Chrome, the whole image do not
> show up.
> This looks like a bug in Chrome for me, but thought to ask
> here, may be someone can shed some light on this, since the
> image.pdf was generated by IPE 7.2.7 on windows 10.
> Thank you
> --Nasser

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