[pdftex] MediaBox?

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Jun 14 17:31:14 CEST 2001

At 09:20 14.06.2001 -0500, Peter Schröder wrote:

>Yesterday I ran a little experiment and changed all occurrences of
>/MediaBox in various support macros and pdf configuration files (those
>that I could "grep" through) to /ArtBox and it made no difference. Hence
>the reading of /MediaBox (never mind the definition of Gin at read) is
>controlled someplace outside these macros.

The /MediaBox (/CropBox) is interpreted by pdfTeX itself.
Currently it does not recognize the /ArtBox.

>One last question: is there a simple rule I can set up to automatically
>invoke eps to pdf conversion iff(!) my latex file is compiled with
>pdflatex (and no conversion when it is compiled with regular latex)?

Look at epstopdf.sty (available on CTAN).
Another possiblity is the use of make and Makefiles.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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