[tex-live] idea about graphics rule

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Sun Sep 11 19:12:42 CEST 2005

Why is it that in DVI mode (via LaTeX) then graphicx does not know the 
.mps extension? It's a subset of EPS anyway.

The main problem is when one wants to include METAPOST figures directly 
using pdflatex. These often have extensions like .1, .2, .3 \dots

So the recommendation goes: Use


But that fails when one wants to compile ones document using LaTeX instead 
of pdfLaTeX. So one needs



Is there any reasons for you not to include mps as one of the formats 
recognized by graphicx in dvi mode? (I cannot remember which file it is 
that needs to be changed a little).

(I've just tested it with the latest 2005 TL beta so I know the problem 
still exists).



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