I am using this method to plot a pattern in-between two curves. If I save the file as PDF version 1.5 everything looks great. Unfortunately the journal that I am submitting the paper to requires PDF version 1.4. When I use pdflatex and generate a PDF 1.4 file (or use gs to convert it afterwards), the pattern goes outside the bounds of the lines. Is there any work around to this?



  • When editing your question, you can add images using the [Image]-Button just over the text area.
    – MrD
    Apr 15, 2013 at 0:00
  • Is this related to pgfplots? Or does it happen with a plain tikz picture and such a pattern as well? Apr 15, 2013 at 14:44
  • This seems to be only a problem with the viewer. The screenshots above were taken from 'evince'. Once I opened the file in Adobe Acrobat, everything was fine. If a moderator wants to mark this question as closed that is fine with me.
    – OSE
    Apr 15, 2013 at 15:25
  • Ok. I also observed drawing issues for patterns/shadings in evince. Apparently, it is a little bit buggy. Apr 16, 2013 at 19:03


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