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

Martin Berggren martin.berggren at cs.umu.se
Tue May 27 19:31:53 CEST 2008


What I generally do is open the .eps file in Preview and save it as a  
pdf. That yields a much smaller pdf-file than when saving it with  
Illustrator.


On May 27, 2008, at 19:26 , Jens Noeckel wrote:

> 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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