# [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:
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> 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
>
> }
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> \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}
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> \caption{Nickel demagnetizing data}
>
> \label{fig:fig-1}
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> \end{figure}
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> 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

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\includegraphics[bb=0 0 3420 3576,width=5.7in,height=5.96in]{fig-1}
\end{document}

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