# [OS X TeX] A Textures Query (yet, again)

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Fri Sep 16 17:06:12 CEST 2005

```On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Bob Kerstetter wrote:
>
> On Sep 15, 2005, at 12:15 PM, Jack Kuipers wrote:

>>> And all the figures
>>> are, of course, embedded within the Textures software either as pict or
>>> eps or somesuch.
>
> If you drop your eps files in TeXShop they will get converted into PDFs.

Dick has provided a LaTeX template example in Texshop that has two lines

\usepackage{epstopdf}
\DeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{`convert #1 `basename #1 .tif`.png}

that  help with automatic conversion of figures.
(I'm not sure what the second line does since I dont' use .tif or .png
files.)
Copy these two lines into the preamble of your document.

Eps files do not need to be converted manually.  TeXshop will
automatically do the conversion during the run.
If there are many figures,  we find that it  helps to put all of them
into one  folder (Figures, say)  and to use the command
\includegraphics{Figures/myfig}
for inserting myfig.eps or myfig.pdf
i.e.,
without extensions .eps or .pdf
so that the file can be run either in latex or pdflatex

All the .pdf files will magically appear when the document is typset with
pdftex.

Hope this helps to speed up the process and avoid worry about conversions
of eps files.

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