# [OS X TeX] Re: scaling .eps figures

Bridget Kane kaneb at tcd.ie
Mon Mar 11 22:19:15 CET 2013

Dear Herb

Thank you !!  I was using graphics package. When I switched to graphicx, it worked fine.

With regard to other points - I quite TexShop and relaunched and it sorted the other glitch that stopped me checking preferences.

Can you tell me - how do I know which version of underlying Tex that I may be using?
Is this something I need to update independently of TexShop from time to time?

Thanks

Bridget
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> From: Bridget Kane <kaneb at tcd.ie>
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> Hi
>
> I'm hoping someone can help / advise me please.  I'm having trouble with .eps figures. Using package graphics, I normally use the following method to insert images into document.
>
> \begin{figure}[htbp]
> \caption{CAPTION}
> \begin{center}
> \includegraphics[width=.5\linewidth]{image.eps}
> \label{fig:namefile}
> \end{center}
> \end{figure}
>
> I can usually adjust the size of the image with the option
> width =\linewidth
> or
> [scale=.5]
>
>
> But when I try now I'm getting an error and cannot compile it.  When I comment out the option, it works fine.
>
> This used to work for me - I can't recall making any changes.
>
> I also tried downloading a new version of Texshop - but that is causing me other problems. (I'm trying to open other older .tex files and the error message comes up "shit happens" when I try to open preferences)
>
> Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I'm using Mac OSX 10.7.5
>
>
> kind regards
>
> Bridget
>
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> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:40:11 -0500
> From: Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] scaling .eps figures
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> On Mar 11, 2013, at 8:32 AM, Bridget Kane <kaneb at tcd.ie> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I'm hoping someone can help / advise me please.  I'm having trouble with .eps figures. Using package graphics, I normally use the following method to insert images into document.
>>
>> \begin{figure}[htbp]
>> \caption{CAPTION}
>> \begin{center}
>> \includegraphics[width=.5\linewidth]{image.eps}
>> \label{fig:namefile}
>> \end{center}
>> \end{figure}
>>
>> I can usually adjust the size of the image with the option
>> width =\linewidth
>> or
>> [scale=.5]
>>
>
> Howdy,
>
> How are you trying to compile the image? What version of MacTeX (i.e., TeX Live) are you using? Can you give us a minimal but complete version of a file that shows this behavior? Are you really using the graphics package rather than the graphicx package?
>
>>
>> But when I try now I'm getting an error and cannot compile it.  When I comment out the option, it works fine.
>>
>> This used to work for me - I can't recall making any changes.
>>
>> I also tried downloading a new version of Texshop - but that is causing me other problems. (I'm trying to open other older .tex files and the error message comes up "shit happens" when I try to open preferences)
>>
>> Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I'm using Mac OSX 10.7.5
>>
>>
>> kind regards
>>
>> Bridget
>
> TeXShop most definitely doesn't have an error message as nasty as that one. Are you using a  non-English localization? What version of TeXShop are you trying to use?
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>
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