[pdftex] Re: how do bounding boxes and pdf files work?

James W. Haefner jhaefner at biology.usu.edu
Wed Feb 14 08:30:08 CET 2001

you don't say how you generated the file.  If it possibly came from
another application by "printing to a PS file" (eg, via MS Word), then
you will get the full 8x11" page including margins as the bounding box. 
If so, in the app, set the page margins to 0" and have the app scale the
fig to the page.

Jim Haefner

Barney Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> I have used epstopdf to convert loads of graphics files to pdf to
> include in pdflatex, and up till now have had no problem. However I now
> have a problem eps file that looks fine in ghostview, and looks ok as a
> pdf in acroread as well. However when I use it in a pdflatex document
> the bounding box is wrong, and I get lots of whitespace round the image.
> Is it possible to manually edit the bounding box in a pdf file somehow?
> thanks
> barney
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James W. Haefner            
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