[OS X TeX] Gotcha in inserting PDF images: How big is the PDF image?
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Wed Sep 27 17:10:43 CEST 2006
I work differently.
I save the illustrations as eps. Then I drag and drop them to the
TexShop icon in my Dock, a pdf version appears, ready to use
(trimmed). I save it and I am done.
On Sep 26, 2006, at 4:29 PM, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 12:11:41PM -0700, AES wrote:
>> I create these figures in Illustrator CS 11, scaling the figure
>> and its art board down to 3" width or smaller in each case, and
>> from Illustrator as Adobe PDF. Some of these figures go into the
>> document just fine: one or two figures float to the top of each
>> depending on how rapidly they come along in the source file.
>> But a few of them obstinately insist on taking up an entire column:
>> figure and caption appear at the bottom of the column, both properly
>> sized, but with the rest of column above them totally empty. I don't
>> think they've actually "floated" to the bottom; rather they seem to
>> think the bounding box of the figure is much larger than the content
>> region of the figure, with the figure content at the lower left
>> Finally realized this problem only arises if I preview the
>> figure's PDF
>> file in Acrobat 7 immediately following the Save from Illustrator
>> (there's an option in Illustrator to have the saved file immediately
>> open in Acrobat) -- ***and then do an additional "Save As" of the PDF
>> file under the same name (i.e. I replace the initial file) from
>> Acrobat***. (No real reason to do this -- I just somehow had the
>> impression this might create a more condensed or cleaned-up or
>> conformant PDF file.)
>> If I re-open any of these "double-saved" files again in Illustrator,
>> they look and measure the same -- but somehow their bounding box
>> or something has been changed in the process of the (unnecessary)
>> Save As from Acrobat.
>> As said, I'd be glad to be educated on just what's happening here.
> Maybe Acrobat uses the printer page as page size?
> Pdf knows about page size, which is what \includegraphics looks at.
> The pdf format also defines various other boxes, such as mediabox,
> trimbox and cropbox, but, as far as I know, not a boundingbox.
> Siep Kroonenberg
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