# [texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Ignasi nignasi at gmail.com
Mon May 28 18:57:16 CEST 2012

On Mon, 28 May 2012 17:53:10 +0200, Cameron, Peter <cameron at bnl.gov> wrote:
Just guessing, but if you use package epstopdf and your figure is in eps
format, the first run will convert
it to pdf and the second one will show it in your pdf result.

Ignasi

> Newbie question – trying to get a figure to display using these commands
> \begin{figure*}
> \includegraphics[scale=0.7]{fig1cameron}
> \caption{\label{fig:wide}A composite of electron impedances
> \cite{Apeiron4} (lower), four fundamental lengths (upper), and the
> coherence lengths (upper) of the 36 unstable particles with lifetimes
> greater than the $10^{-21}$ second Compton period of the electron.
> Coherence length is taken to be particle lifetime multiplied by the
> speed of light, the light cone, the boundary between local and
> non-local.}
> \end{figure*}
> When I push the green arrow with pdfLaTeX selected I get a nice pretty
> pdf of the entire document, including the rectangle bounding the display
> area and the figure caption, but the figure itself doesn’t display, just
> a line of text “fig1cameron-eps-converted-to.pdf”
> Please, can someone tell me how to get the figure to display in the pdf.
> I can view the texworks generated pdf conversion fine in adobe reader.
>
> Thanks,
> Peter Cameron

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