[OS X TeX] How to convert eps w/bounding box to pdf retaining Bbox info

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 10 16:32:05 CEST 2006

On Aug 10, 2006, at 9:07 AM, Markus Hänchen wrote:

> Hi,
> Being forced to move to pdflatex from tex+ghostscript because a  
> collaborator cannot get its ghostscript working, I have to convert  
> my eps files to pdf files. If I do a simply 'Save As' in  
> Illustrator, the resulting pdf will be an A4 with lots of  
> whitespace below and on top of my original figure. Not good.
> Although the eps file also was shown to have a Document Size of A4  
> in Illustrator, by virtue of having a bounding box (the bounding  
> box having been originally created by e.g. Igor or created by me in  
> Illustrator), Latex (tex+ghostscript) handled these figures without  
> any additional whitespace.
> The only work-around I have found is to define a different document  
> size, be it in Illustrator or when creating a pdf directly out of  
> Matlab (there one is limited to a number of fixed paper sizes)  
> before saving as a pdf. This is quite cumbersome.
> Is there a better way to produce high-quality graphs with pdflatex  
> without going the route of high-resolution bitmaps, especially for  
> graphs coming from Igor or Matlab?
> Thanks,
> Markus


Try using the epstopdf package.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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