# [texworks] Problem with .eps files

Felix Wieczorek felix at wieczorek-systems.de
Mon Sep 19 12:11:29 CEST 2011

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----- Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at gmail.com> ---------

> Hello,
> [...]
> In short: latex allows you to include figures in two formats: EPS and PDF.
>
> If you use `latex' _program_ you should use EPS figures (EPS files), if
> you use `pdflatex' _program_ (default for texworks) you should use PDF
> figures (PDF files). Great thing is you don't have to specify extensions
> for image files. Consider example:
>
> \includegraphics{fig1}
>
> If file is processed by latex program then `fig1.eps' file will be used,
> if document is processed by `pdflatex' then `fig1.pdf' file will be
> included. So, generally, it is best have both files: fig1.eps and
> fig1.pdf and don't use extension.
>
> As I understand from your first post you already have EPS files. Now
> there are two ways to work further:

By the way, there is a third way for geogebra, which supports direct
output of pdf files.

>
> 1. convert manually EPS files for PDF ones with the help of `epstopdf'
> _program_, like below
> \$ epstopdf fig1.eps
> and that for each EPS file (I could write a one-line bash code, but if
> you on Windows I lack knowledge how to achieve the same there).
>
> 2. Add to preamble of your document _package_ epstopdf, like below
> ... PREAMBLE
> \usepackage{epstopdf}
> ... REST OF PREAMBLE
> Then just run pdflatex, package `epstopdf' will do job on converting EPS
> files to PDF before including them into document.
>
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