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samshort25
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### Equivalent of bounding box when compiling with pdflatex

Hi there,

I'm having an issue inserting a .pdf image into my .tex file (an .eps works fine). A description of my problem is below.

When I insert an .eps figure (attached) by doing:

 \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}\usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document}\begin{figure}\includegraphics[angle=90,bbllx=113bp,bblly=67bp,bburx=506bp,bbury=741bp,width=0.8\textwidth]{lipari-plot.eps}\caption[]{}\label{fig:liparieps}\end{figure}\end{document}

and compile my latex test.tex file using latex (i.e. by doing "latex test.tex; dvipdf test.dvi test.pdf;" on the command line) the figure looks as expected.

However, I need to compile my test.tex file using pdflatex (as my images need to be .pdf instead of .eps).

Unfortunately, I can't find an equivalent to a bounding box that will work with pdflatex. I have tried using viewport (as suggested by websites and the compiler), but the image doesn't appear correctly. (I compile it by doing "pdflatex test.tex;" on the command line.)

The code I have tried, for example, is

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}\usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document}\begin{figure}\includegraphics[angle=90,viewport=113bp 67bp 506bp 741bp, clip, width=0.8\textwidth]{lipari-plot.pdf}\caption[]{Caption}\label{fig:liparipdf}\end{figure} \end{document}

Does anyone know a way to make the compiled version of my .pdf image look like the .eps version??

Thanks so much for your help
Sam
Attachments
test_eps.tex
.tex file for .eps example
test_pdf.tex
.tex file for .pdf example
lipari-plot.eps
.eps version of plot
lipari-plot.pdf

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cgnieder
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Hi Sam,

Welcome to the LaTeX community!

I'd like to point out as information for potential helpers (and also since our board rules demand it) that this question has also been asked on TeX.sx.

Regards
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cgnieder
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I'd like to add the solution they found on TeX.sx here as well: it turned out that the eps file was corrupt and contained the wrong bounding box values. By editing the EPS file (in the editor of choice) and changing the lines

%!PS-Adobe%%Creator: The Mighty Setlink.%%BoundingBox: 58 35 612 525%%EndComments

into

%!PS-Adobe-2.0 EPSF-2.0%%BoundingBox: 124 78 479 735%%HiResBoundingBox: 124.000000 78.500000 479.000000 735.000000%%EndComments

the conversion worked as expected.

Regards
site moderator & package author