[texworks] epsfigures

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 03:55:47 CEST 2012

** Marco Bozzo [2012-06-22 10:12:41 +0000]:

> Good morning,

> I have a file from World Scientific that uses \psfigure  that doesn't run: I have been told that it is because I use "pdflatex"
> Is it there a possibility of runnin latex only in TeXworks?

The TeXworks is not only an editor suited well for TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt
but it also have built-in PDF previewer and most notably the
forward/backward synchronization between source and PDF.

But if you stick to latex (EPS figures is not a problem, problem with
outdated packages and commands like `\psfigure', I could imagine what it
did but I don't know anything about it), you may find this web page
very interesting, especially section "latex->dvips->ps2pdf".

> Or can I add something in the preamble like \usepackage{...

I depends. If you use package distributed by World Scientific in which
command `\psfigure' is used then `\usepackage' don't help here[1], just
use about hint (latex->dvips->ps2pdf). In all other cases, I advise to
use `graphicx' package and the `\includegraphics' command, search the ML
about them (some time ago I post length answer about them).

> Thank you in advance.
> Marco Bozzo

You are welcome.

[1] The TeX is a programming language and LaTeX is macro package, so in
principal you could write a "wrapper" command, i.e. to redefine `\psfigure'
command such so it will use `\includegraphics' and work with PDF
figures. It is ok for one persone, if the document will be send to
publisher I'm not sure if they will be happy with such "hack".

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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