[pdftex] full page images

Anthony Wood woody+pdftex at switchonline.com.au
Fri Jun 20 17:27:32 CEST 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 08:37:50PM -0700, beezaur wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question about including full page images in a LaTeX document 
> that eventually needs to find its way to pdf format.
> I am writing an engineering document (class amsart) for work.  I have 
> been using both the commands "latex doc.tex" and "pdflatex doc.tex" 

For pdflatex, use the pdfpages package.  It does what you want,
and efficiently.  you can include individual pages, a range of pages or the whole


in one step.

I don't know how it works in plain latex.

> under Red Hat Linux version 8.  The document needs to include some 
> manufacturer specification sheets which are in pdf files, usually of 
> several pages in length.
> The first part of my problem is extracting the single page I need. I 
> have been printing to files in both pdf and ps formats from various 
> readers, then using the \includegraphics command in the graphicx package.
> The second part is really where the problem is: the graphic starts its 
> upper left corner where a paragraph would start, then runs off the page. 
>   I need it to cover the entire page, if that is possible.  Otherwise, I 
> need text resolution that can be read.  Text from the above printing 
> method is fairly garbled.

I use the geometry package when including things like full page jpgs.



> Any ideas how to get a full page graphic, or at least one with readable 
> resolution?
> Thanks,
> Scott
> -- 
> A day without math is like a day without sunshine.
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