[pdftex] pdflatex and gnuplot and type-1 fonts

Kevin E. Cahill kevin at kevin.phys.unm.edu
Sat Aug 11 18:57:42 CEST 2001

When I use pdflatex on a paper of mine
without figures, the output looks fine
and Acroread says it only has type-1 fonts.
But when I use gnuplot to make a figure 
1a1s.png that I bring into the latex file
with an \epsfig{file=1a1s,width=5.9in} command
and then use pdflatex, the pdf file, paper.pdf, 
contains type-3 fonts and has the figure all by itself
on page 12 instead of embedded in the text
on page 6 where it should be.  Ordinary latex,
xdvi, and dvips work do embed the eps file, 1a1s.eps,
correctly on page 6 of paper.ps.

My procedure involves these steps:

I use gnuplot with the settings
	set terminal pslatex color
	set output 'temp1a1s.tex'

I then use latex on a file, 1a1s.tex, 
which has the line
to make a dvi file 1a1s.dvi.

I turn 1a1s.dvi into postscript with the command
	dvips -Ppdf -G0 -j0 -E -o 1a1s.ps 1a1s
and into png with the further command
	gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=png256 \
		-sOutputFile=1a1s.png -c save pop -f 1a1s.ps

The file 1a1s.png is then included into the
latex file of my paper in a figure environment
with the command \epsfig{file=1a1s,width=5.9in}.

Kevin Cahill                         Phone:                  505 277 5318
Department of Physics and Astronomy  Fax:                    505 277 1520
University of New Mexico             Web page: kevin.phys.unm.edu/~kevin/
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1156           E-mail:               cahill at unm.edu

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