[texhax] Using pages from a PDF document as graphics
stefan at raggmunk.nu
Thu Feb 3 09:45:02 CET 2005
Thank you, William, Karl, Philip and Reinhard, for all the useful
answers on this issue.
At this point, I have realized that I want to use the EPS format for all
graphics. EPS files with vector graphics isn't that big, really (I
remember when I converted bitmap pictures to EPS - THAT consumed disk
space!), and obviosly they work with most (all?) flavours of TeX.
The PostScript files printed from Acrobat can sucessfully be converted
to EPS with the 'eps2eps' utility, which also remarkably reduces the
size of the EPS file.
When it comes to cropping, I still have no solution. 'eps2eps'
automatically crops the upper right corner of the EPS file, but I have
yet not found a tool that does the same thing as 'pdfcrop' (the
'epscrop' shell script by Maarten Ditzel claims to do the job, but does
not; I don't know if I should blame the script, my system or myself).
Converting from EPS to PDF, cropping with 'pdfcrop' and then converting
back to EPS again ends up in an enormous EPS file, ten times larger than
the original. I tried to crop the original PDF before printing-to-file
from Acrobat, but 'pdfcrop' choked on it for some reason.
Manually cropping the EPS files is of course an option, but I hope there
is a way to do this automatically.
Anyway, thanks so far!
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