I'm sorry for that bad titel. Thank you that you are here to read my hole problem.

I'm using sharelatex and the Latex compiler (no pdflatex). If I'm inserting a picture it will look in the build-in pdf viewer like that: First picture

In the native pdf viewer (or Adobe Reader) the picture looks like that: second picture

The ' s are missing. Can anyone help me or know that problem?

I have done a little example from my document:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, english]{scrartcl}



some text



You can find the picture and my complete main.tex here.

Thank you for your help!

  • You are using the psfrag package, which works only with postscript (eps) files; it works by replacing strings in that eps file according to your \psfrag definitions. If you compile your document on your machine not with pdflatex but the old-fashioned way with latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf, it should work. – Michael Palmer Nov 20 '16 at 14:54
  • Yes, it is done like you said it. Do you get a different output? – vincentm9 Nov 20 '16 at 14:56
  • Well, I don't have your eps file, so I can't test it. Edit: Sorry, I overlooked the link you had posted. Will test. – Michael Palmer Nov 20 '16 at 14:57
  • You can find it here dropbox.com/sh/us796rkoy5n3e7v/AADb_JtvufFiREy9M2Iswn6Aa?dl=0 – vincentm9 Nov 20 '16 at 15:05
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    Does it work if you use \usepackage{tgheros} instead of \usepackage{helvet}? – Ulrike Fischer Nov 20 '16 at 15:58

Not a real answer, but rather a workaround that avoids the use of psfrag. I hand-edited your eps file to remove the legend and then converted to pdf, and I then recreated (part of) the legend in tikz. I can complete the legend and send you the files if you want.


\usepackage{helvet, mhchem, tikz}

\tikzstyle{every node}=[anchor=base, 
                        text depth=0,
                        anchor=base west]



(0,0) node {\includegraphics{nolegend}}
(1.5,0.8) node {rubrolide A (\textbf{1a}): R\,=\,Z\,=\,H; L\,=\,Q\,=\,X\,=\,K\,=\,Br}



enter image description here

  • Hey! Thank you, that looks good. But I have a lot of pictures like that so I should can do by myself. – vincentm9 Nov 20 '16 at 15:39
  • OK, glad it's useful. – Michael Palmer Nov 20 '16 at 15:47

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