[texhax] error message: overfull box

Marion Wenty marion.wenty at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 10:42:24 CET 2011


after i tried what you suggested, susan, it stoped working again but i
found the solution for not being able to include an eps-file into my latex

i had produced a graphic in R and had saved it as an eps-file. The problem
was that the program R was open, once i closed it, everything worked!

maybe this will help someone who comes accross the same problem in the


2011/11/10 Marion Wenty <marion.wenty at gmail.com>

> dear susan,
> thank you very much for your help!
> now it is working!
> marion
> 2011/11/9 Susan Dittmar <Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de>
>> Dear Marion,
>> I can only guess, as you did not provide much information as to what
>> exactly you are using, but...
>> include
>> \usepackage{graphicx}
>> in the header. Then you can include the eps graphic via
>> \includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=0.8\textheight,keepaspectratio]{gra}
>> The width and height I am giving here are just starting points, you will
>> have to choose. \linewidth is, roughly spoken, the current with a line of
>> text would have at that point. \textheight is the total height of the text
>> part of the page. You can't use all of it because the graphic's caption
>> and
>> maybe other things will take room too. For other switches please consult
>> 'texdoc grfguide' (if I remember correctly), that's the documentation to
>> the graphics bundle.
>> Hope that helps,
>>        Susan
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