[OS X TeX] Thanks! . . . And another (newbie?) question!

Jens Noeckel noeckel at uoregon.edu
Tue May 27 19:26:22 CEST 2008


Hi Randy,
looks like you're typesetting with pdflatex, which is good in general  
but makes EPS graphics unusable. Since you have AI, all you have to  
do is export the picture as PDF and include that pdf file in your  
latex document, not the EPS file.
(You could also switch the latex engine, but I wouldn't recommend  
that unless you have a specific need).

Jens


On May 27, 2008, at 10:08 AM, Randy Scott wrote:

> Thanks to all of you who responded to my questions in "2nd Round of  
> Newbie
> Questions." I was able to find the desired symbol (and its package)  
> and use
> it to good effect. My students really needed to squint awfully hard  
> to see
> the darn little arrowhead indicating orientation! One of the few  
> benefits of
> wearing trifocals!
>
> I never did figure out how to suppress the page number on my document.
>
> Thanks also to those who suggested various documentation. I've  
> downloaded a
> couple of things, and purchased "The LaTeX Companion" and "More  
> Math into
> LaTeX." My copy of TLC is already stained with blood, sweat, and  
> tears!
>
> This weekend, I locked myself in my home office and swore I  
> wouldn't leave
> until I completed a handout on surface integrals for my Calc III  
> students.
> Well . . . I almost completed it. I developed a nice picture using
> Mathematica 6.0.2 and saved it in .eps format. When I tried to  
> import it
> into my document (using \usepackage{graphicx} and \includegraphics 
> { . . .
> }), neither texmaker nor TeXShop dislay the graphic (using Adobe  
> Reader) in
> the pdf they generate, though both leave an empty space equivalent  
> in size
> to the graphic. The image does print from Mathematica, it does  
> open, convert
> to pdf, and then display and print in Preview, it does open,  
> display and
> print in Adobe Illustrator (I've also tried opening the graphic in AI,
> saving it as .eps from AI, to no avail), but it DOES NOT open in Adobe
> Reader. When I try to open the generated pdf in Preview, the  
> graphic does
> not display but again, like texmaker or TeXShop, there is a blank  
> space for
> it.
>
> So any ideas? Is there some conflict with Mathematica eps that I'm  
> unaware
> of? Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
>
> Thanks ahead of time,
>
> Randy Scott
> Santiago Canyon College
>
>
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