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A regular need is a document to be distributed in more than
one format: commonly both PostScript and PDF. The
following advice is based on a post by one with much experience of
dealing with the problem of dealing with EPS graphics in this
- Don’t specify a driver when loading loading whichever version of
the graphics package you use. The scheme relies on the
distribution’s ability to decide which driver is going to be used:
the choice is between dvips and PDFTeX, in this case.
Be sure to exclude options
dvipdfm (dvipdfm is not used in this scheme,
but the aspirant PDF-maker may be using it for his output,
before switching to the scheme).
specifying the extension (i.e., neither
- For every
.eps file you will be including, produce a
.pdf version, as described in
Graphics in PDFLaTeX. Having
done this, you will have two copies of each graphic (a
.pdf file) in your directory.
- Use PDFLaTeX (rather than
LaTeX–dvipdfm) to produce your PDF output.
’s charms are less than attractive here: the
document itself needs to be altered from its default
) state, before dvipdfm
will process it.
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This is FAQ version 3.26, released on 2013-02-25.