[pdftex] Why does pdflatex needs pictures?

HHa hha4491 at web.de
Thu Jan 13 18:38:16 CET 2011

Hi Jjonathan and others,
> 1. Comment out the offending \includegraphics lines (to not have the
> pictures in your compiled work). (Thanks for the quick answer, Reinhard
> Kotucha.)
that will corrupt the document structer
> 2. Say: \usepackage[draft]{graphicx}
this needs the picture, too,
> or \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} in your preamble.
this doesn't work
> 3. Better option: Get your friend to send you an archive of the relevant
> files, including the pictures.
I don't want them.
> 4. Possibly the best option: Have your friend place all of the TeX source
> material (input files, graphics, metapost/metafont/etc.) in a version
> control repository. git works quite well [1]. Subversion works well too
> [2].
this is no option.
What I am looking for is a parameter/option that draws a rectangle with the size of 
the picture, like latex ... would do.
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