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EPS Images with PDFLaTeX

Postby luville » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:29 pm


Sorry, many topics on EPS figure already... but none solves my problem!

I use Mountain Lion, TexShop 3.11, and try to import .eps figures

  • I tried epstopdf package
  • I tried to use Ghostscript, DVI
  • I also tried the installed macro (Macros>figures>epsfile),
  • I tried the 'pdflatex --shell-escape --synctex=1' for Tex and Latex in Preferences>Engine using or not the .eps extension for everything...Nothing works!
(I'm not sure I did the procedure with the shell escape correctly. I don't work with the command line)

The only thing that does work is file>open>*file*.eps. Then *file* is converted into PDF, and everything is fine for THIS figure...But it's a manual procedure for each figure, and I have 10 of them, and many reports.

And anyway, I've read that TeXShop 3.11 is supposed to deal with EPS files automatically, without loading package or changing the typesetting/engine preferences.

I'm lost !

Thanks a lot for your answers

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Postby luville » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:12 pm

Ok, I see, there is a way to do it : saving the tex file in the same folder as the eps files that we try to import...

is there a smarter way to solve the problem ? it is very annoying to save all my reports in the same folders as my figures...

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Postby kaiserkarl13 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:14 am

Try issuing something like
  1. \graphicspath{{../pictures}{/home/username/foo/bar/images}}

This looks for image files in those directories after it looks in the current one.

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