[texhax] Choosing between graphic include files

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Dec 21 21:22:56 CET 2005

Joel Salomon :

> Hi all,
> I've been using a script to generate both eps and pdf versions of a
> PSTricks graphic.  Does a macro exist to include one or the other,
> depending on whether I'm using LaTeX or pdfLaTeX?
> (Sorry about the cross-posting; I'm not sure who can best answer this.)
> --Joel

standard knowlage, the graphicx package can actually determine whether 
dvi or pdf output is used, so

simply using


instead of


will have the following effect

i dvi-mode (aka latex) the file (if found) file.eps will be included,
in pdf-mode, pdflatex will look for file.pdf, file.jpg, file.png or 
file.mps, and include the one that it finds first (I'm not quite sure in 
which order it searches)



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