[pdftex] epic, eepic in pdflatex

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Oct 11 19:38:22 CEST 2001

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, L. H. Keel wrote:

> I am having problems using pdflatex with epic and eepic styles files. I am
> getting the following messages and the resulting pdf file leaves blank
> where figure should appear.
> Non-PDF special ignored!
> Non-PDF special ignored!
> According to the pdftex manual, epic,eepic environment should work since
> it is nothing but latex picture environment.

No, eepic extends epic and uses tpic specials that are not
supported by pdfTeX.

* separate LaTeX file with the picture, compiled
  by LaTeX, dvips and converted to PDF by epstopdf.
  Then the picture can be included as PDF image
  by pdfTeX.

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

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