[OS X TeX] extrange error

Sr Sur igaoss at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 16:35:28 CET 2010



"how many eps figures you have, if they change rapidly and if there are
other kinds of figures (e.g., pdf or jpg) you need to include"

in fact I have my figures in .cdr (Corel Draw for MAC, I started to do the
figures in a PC, because in my lab people use to work with windows). And
people who show me the first steps in LaTeX (Physicists)  normally use to
work with .ps .eps images. Then from Corel Draw you can obtain your .eps
directly from your selection in Corel,  and when you compiles the images are
with High resolution (300 ppi, in the .eps conversion).

My Thesis report have about 60 big images (the eps around 30-50 MB).


"Unless you have any specific reason to keep the EPS files I would advise
converting them to PDF."

so... perhaps is better to convert my EPS to PDF. one reason is the weight
of the images.
but with .eps the resolution is really good

Which is the best way to convert my images to .pdf out of LaTeX?? from .eps
to .pdf ? with acrobat distiller?.

I use Big-sized Images due to the Nature of my results. The figures are
compositions of Electron micrsocopy  and Atomic force microscopy images,
some times is better to have large images to see better the structure I want
to show... The over sized pages is a good Idea!!! but if I've to print is
difficult to put it as a report...

I've been playing with the pdftex script and my file.. And, the work with
 the out put is slower (I mean, to move it or make a zoom---) than the
TEX+DVI way when I see it with texshop... is it normal?.


This is my first file with LaTeX (I have no much time to do it)  .... excuse
me for my Child-Like questions.... So I'm learning thanks to the Companion,
manuals and obviously with the generosity and the knowledge of the people of
this mailing list... :). Thanks for your comments.

Thanks and greetings!!!

On 7 February 2010 02:38, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2010, at 7:25 PM, Sr Sur wrote:
> > ...Thanks for your attention. And excuse me for the confusion
> >
> >
> > PD: wich is the best way to compile a file with a eps images. Using
> > script and
> >
> >
> > \usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}
> >
> >
> > at the preamble or using PDFTeX script and
> >
> >
> > \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
> >
> > \usepackage{epstopdf}
> Howdy,
> Glad you found the problem.
> I would say that it depends upon how many eps figures you have, if they
> change rapidly and if there are other kinds of figures (e.g., pdf or jpg)
> you need to include. I see no problem with the way you are doing things. I
> would leave off the options argument to the graphicx package since it does a
> good job of auto-detecting what the driver is (well---if it's dvi output it
> assumes, by default, dvips->distiller rather than something like dvipdfm(x)
> since there is no way for it to tell what backend precessing of the dvi file
> will take place).
> I tend to have mostly pdf figures with a few jpg too so I use pdflatex
> along with using the epstopdf package (and --shell-escape) or, if the eps
> figures are static, I just drop them onto TeXsho and the get converted to
> pdf automatically and I don't have to worry about them.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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Atte: Sr. Sur
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