[pdftex] xfig -> pdftex/pdftex_t -> pdf

Joseph Maher maher at math.ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 16 16:51:05 CET 2001

> > However, is it be possible to alter pdflatex so that it recognises
> >  .pdftex as a valid ending for a pdf file?
> yes see the documentation of \DeclareGraphicsRule in the documentation
> of the graphics package.

Actually, I'm still confused. If I take the following file:







and compile it with pfdlatex, I get the following error:

loading : Context Support Macros / PDF
) (picture.pdftex_t

! LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in picture.pdftex (no

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
l.2 \includegraphics{picture.pdftex}

Shouldn't pdflatex be using the pdf driver to find the size of the
picture? (picture.fig is the original fig file, and was used to produce
picture.pdftex_t and picture.pdftex).

If I copy picture.pdftex to picture.pdf and use


then it embeds the picture, so it does appear to contain the size info.


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