[texworks] EPS images

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 9 19:01:35 CEST 2009

On Sep 9, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Lukas Klausner wrote:

> Okay, the solution proposed (simpdftex latex --extratexopts
> "-synctex=1" <filename>) worked fine. However, regarding this:
>>> First, TeX Live 2009 (to be released soon) includes a new version  
>>> of the
>>> epstopdf package which performs on-the-fly conversion of EPS files  
>>> when
>>> compiled with pdfTeX.
> Just to make sure – you did mean pdfLaTeX, right?


Even in MacTeX-2008 if you use the epstopdf package when using  
pdflatex the foo.eps file will be converted to foo.pdf on the fly. My  
suggestion is to use


and then if foo.eps is updated the conversion will happen again on the  
next run.

The difference in MacTeX-2009 will be that using the graphic(s/x)  
package and using pdflatex will automatically use the epstopdf package  
with defaults [update,append] and the default conversion is foo.eps- 
 >foo-eps-converted-to.pdf. The choice of the [append] option means  
that if you use


and both foo.pdf and foo.eps are present the pdf file will take  
precedence. To guarantee that the eps file is used you should use


while with the [prepend] option would find the eps first.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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