[OS X TeX] trim pdf figures

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jun 22 08:46:19 CEST 2004

Le 22 juin 04, à 06:54, Alain Schremmer a écrit :

> When I create a figure in Intaglio, save it there in pdf, and drag it 
> to be "included" into my TeX file, TeXshop typesets the whole, mostly 
> blank Intaglio page.
> Of course, I can trim each page down to the figure but, given the 
> number of different size figures I have, I would rather not.
> I am told that this is not a problem with eps but I would rather stay 
> with pdf.

All the software that I know (Adobe Illustrator, Mathematica, etc.), 
that can export graphics to PDF format, export the graphics inside a 
page of size the current paper size. I just can't understand why this 
is so, since who needs a graphics on a mostly blank page? Is it only 
laziness from the software providers?

What I generally do is export to EPS format instead of PDF, then drag 
onto TeXShop (or apply epstopdf from the command line) to have the EPS 
file converted to PDF; I was doing the same before in Mac OS 9 with 
MacGSView. The PDF files produced in this way have the proper size of 
the graphics, not that of an A4 sheet.

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin

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