# [texhax] Pdflatex and includegraphics.

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Wed Jul 9 10:30:31 CEST 2008

2008/7/8 Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz>:
> This did in fact get rid of the funnies problem.  But I found that
> when using pdflatex, includegraphics baulked at file names of the
> form ``melvin.clyde.irving.pdf'', although with vanilla latex it
> did not mind graphics files called ``melvin.clyde.irving.eps''.

\usepackage[multidot]{grffile} :-)

> I'd just like to get some clarification as to why the combination
> of pdflatex and includegraphics objects to file names with multiple
> dots in them.  Are there flags or arguments that can be set to make
> pdflatex/includegraphics accept such names?  Is there a good reason
> to eschew such names?  Or might this be considered a bug[let]?

Probably because the pdftex-driver for LaTeX is different than the
default dvips-driver.

Best
Martin