[XeTeX] xdvipdfmx broken on Windows Vista?

caapv 208 caapv208 at yahoo.co.jp
Sun Apr 22 22:55:22 CEST 2007

--- Toralf Senger <Senger at mpimp-golm.mpg.de> wrote:

> Hello SMiyata,

> >Are you sure you are embedding *only* PDFs into
> PDF?
> Yes! It was a simple document, including only what
> is required (\usepackage[dvipdfmx]{graphics})
> JPG are perfectly included, just PDS are not. 

This is a useful info!  xdvipdfmx accepts 3 ways of
loading the graphics/graphicx package.
means you can include PDFs, JPGs and PNGs if you
supply bounding box informations (e.g. .bb files).
means in addition to the above, you can include EPSs
The bounding box information for a EPS can be directly
read from the file, so you don't have to supply .bb
files for EPSs.  *AND*, for images in other formats,
compilers erroneously considers them as EPSs if bounding
boxes are not available.
is equivalent to
and you can include PDFs, JPGs and PNGs without
supplying bounding box informations with this option.
However, you cannot include EPSs.

> To my knowledge, dvipdfmx treats PFDs as EPS/PS
> files. So when you say you broke EPS embedding, I am
> 99% sure that is exactly what is causing my problem.

xdvipdfmx includes PDFs directly.  It can convert EPSs
into PDFs on the fly to include them.

> Thanks for your help! 
> Toralf


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