# [texhax] arbitrary page size question

Fri Feb 10 18:15:14 CET 2006

> Using xfig, I produce an eps figure which I then run through latex/psfrag for
> labelling.
>
> I'd like to have the latex paper size be as close to the bounding box of the
> figure so that i have a standalone graphic, which I can then use in various
> ways.
>
> I've tried using the geometry package to change the papersize and margins,
> but I think there are other constraints which prevent this package for
> letting me do what I want to do.
>
> Kind Regards,
> m
>

why?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
% your psfrag stuff and figure here
\end{document}

then do

latex fil.tex

dvips -E -o file.eps file.dvi

then the original pagesize doesn't matter

/daleif

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