[OS X TeX] Gotta include problem

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Fri May 13 05:54:34 CEST 2011

Hello David and Tamer,

On 13/05/2011, at 1:42 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:

> I think you need to say
> \includegraphics{chapter1/graphics/fig1}

Better (sometimes) is to declare the graphics path in the preamble:

\graphicspath{{chapter1/graphics/}{chapter2/graphics/}...{yet another path}}

Each {...} represents a prefix that LaTeX is supposed to prepend
to the filename, when searching for an image file.

However, if you are using the same file names,  such as  fig1  
fig2  fig3 ... , within in each chapter then this will not work.
LaTeX will always choose the first valid filename that is found.

As with symbolic labels, it is better to name your images with
a name that reflects the content of the image, rather than 
the position it occupies within the document.

This makes it much easier to allow reuse of the same graphic within
different documents.

> ==Tamer

Hope this helps,


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