[texhax] Question about pdfLaTeX

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Apr 6 17:18:56 CEST 2006

Ricardo Franklin Mergarejo :

> Hi all:
> i have a problem with pdfLaTeX, I made a document and put eps image and
> when compiled with pdflatex, then the figures don´t appeared in the pdf
> document, also in the compiling process appear an error like this
> !LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .eps
> What can I do in order to solve that problem..
> Thanks in advance
> Ricardo Franklin

pdflatex cannot handle eps

Convert your eps file to pdf using

epstopdf file.eps

and the include it using


i.e. no extension, then LaTeX will choose the eps file and pdfLaTeX will 
choose the PDF file.


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