[texhax] I desperately need help on a LaTex graphic problem

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sat Jan 8 15:58:18 CET 2011

On 07/01/2011 19:34, bkoppany at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Dear sir or madam,
> I recently bought PCTex6 and I am having a problem with getting the graphics to print correctly. It is where it should be, and the figures are numbered correctly. But, it is being printed as a thumbnail instead of the full size it should be printed at. The file has the appropriate graphic sections below:
> \usepackage {graphicx}
> \graphicspath{%
> {converted_graphics/}% inserted by PCTeX
> {./}% inserted by PCTex
> }
> \begin{figure}[tp] % float placement: (h)ere, page (t)op, page (b)ottom, other (p)age
> \centering 
> % file name: ./graphics/fig-1.eps
> \includegraphics[bb=0 0 3420 3576,width=5.7in,height=5.96in]{fig-1}
> \caption{Nickel demagnetizing data}
> \label{fig:fig-1}
> \end{figure}
> I would certainly appreciate a specific and direct answer to this problem quickly, without redirecting me to some web page to get further lost on. The question once again is, "What do I do to get the graphic to print full size intead of a thumbnail when I print it."
> Should there be a fee for this, please notify me. If it is reasonable, I would be more than happy to pay it.
> I appreciate your quick response. Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> Dr, Bob Koppany

Hello Bob,

Luckily, LaTeX is free software so there is no money needed for support.
It's hard to be sure of the exact problem without (1) a full minimal
example and (2) the graphic file itself. A minimal example usually looks
something like

  \includegraphics[bb=0 0 3420 3576,width=5.7in,height=5.96in]{fig-1}

but with whatever document class and other packages are appropriate. On
the picture, perhaps you can put it somewhere online, or alternatively
could you e-mail directly? (Normally, graphics are inserted at 'natural
size'. If they are scaled, as you have done, then that is usually the
size they come out.)

PCTeX is a relatively unusual choice nowadays, as most people use either
TeX Live or MiKTeX (both free). So there may be PCTeX-specific things
going on here that not so many list readers will know about. (I've never
used PCTeX, for example.) Have you tried contacting the PCTeX suppliers
as well?
Joseph Wright

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