[OS X TeX] extrange error

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 7 16:41:31 CET 2010

On Feb 7, 2010, at 9:35 AM, Sr Sur wrote:

> Hi,
> Herb,
> "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).
> Alan,
> "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?.
> Peter,
> 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!!!


Easiest is to simply drop the eps files onto TeXshop. Do it one at a time and see if any of them give rise to trouble and don't convert. TeXShop will display the pdf after the conversion.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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