[pdftex] Graphics for pdflatex and memoir.sty

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 13:00:47 CET 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 08:31:54AM +0100, Thierry Bouche wrote:
> Moreover, it does work with plain tex (\input graphicx.tex : for pdftex
> you might have to only set the pdftex backend by hand).

Since recently (version 3.0) the Eplain package ("extended
plain TeX") supports loading graphicx.sty with the ability
to specify package options, like in LaTeX.  Eplain builds on
top of miniltx.tex to provide this support.

Moreover, if you use Eplain, you don't need to set the
pdftex backend by hand, pdftex should be detected
automatically, or else you can always pass an option to
force a backend:

  \input eplain

Eplain (with the help of miniltx.tex) also supports
graphics.sty, color.sty, autopict (LaTeX picture mode),
psfrag.sty and url.sty (all with package options support).

And another thing -- Eplain supports hyperlinks under pdftex
and dvipdfmx.

For more info, see Eplain home page:


Best regards,
Oleg Katsitadze

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