# [texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 28 19:13:31 CEST 2012

On May 28, 2012, at 10:53 AM, Cameron, Peter wrote:

> 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

Howdy,

First, what kind of graphic is fig1cameron and what version of TeX distribution are you using? Also, are you using the [draft] option for your document class?

The first may be a problem depending upon what kind (eps, pdf, etc.) figure you are trying to include and if you need to use a shell-escape option to get things done. The second, more likely thing, is that in draft mode figures are shown only by a rectangle of their BoundingBox.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)