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zzzhhh
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### Cannot use eps file

I am using Texworks 0.6.1, MiKTeX 2.9, MPS to PDF converter version 2006.09.02 and I have added \usepackage{epstopdf} at the beginning. Below is the error I got. The wanted pics/........-eps-converted-to.pdf does not exist (I omitted the filename). The log file epstopdf.log is empty. I have no idea what the error message is talking about. Could you please help me fix this problem? Thanks a lot.

[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
)

Package hyperref Warning: Height of page (\paperheight) is invalid (0.0pt),
(hyperref) using 11in.

("C:\Users\hzhou3\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\hyperref\nameref.
sty"
("C:\Users\hzhou3\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\oberdiek\gettit
lestring.sty"))
(C:/........tex
("C:\Users\hzhou3\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\psnfss\ot1phv.fd"
)MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.19: **** Could not open the file pics/........-eps-converted-to.pdf .
**** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

Sorry, but "MiKTeX EPS-to-PDF Converter" did not succeed.

The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:

C:/Users/hzhou3/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/epstopdf.log

You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page, if you need help.

! Package pdftex.def Error: File `pics/drift_trajectory-eps-converted-to.pdf' n
ot found.

See the pdftex.def package documentation for explanation.
Type H <return> for immediate help.
...

l.29 ...=0.5\textwidth]{pics/drift_trajectory.eps}
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Welcome to the forum!

Can you please post the file C:/Users/hzhou3/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/epstopdf.log, as attachment here?

When writing, there's an "Attachments" link / tab below the edit field that you can use.

Stefan

zzzhhh
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As I said, this log file is empty. By empty it means the file size is 0 byte. I tried deleting this file and re-compile, then I got the same error and the same empty log file.

Stefan Kottwitz
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You could add epstopdf manually at the command prompt (cmd), perhaps with option `--trace`

`epstopdf --trace pics/drift_trajectory.eps`

Take a look if the pdf might be in the document folder instead of the `pics/` subfolder. Perhaps put the images directly into the document folder and also remove the `pics` path in `\includegraphics`, if working with the subfolder doesn't succeed. At least with one image for testing.

Stefan

zzzhhh
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Yes, I successfully got the pdf I want by following your instructions. Thank you very much.

But it is awkward since I need to convert it manually for every eps file. Is it possible to fix it somewhere so that the conversion can be conducted automatically inside WinEdt? Thanks a lot.

Stefan Kottwitz
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Perhaps there's an issue with the path, as I thought, and all would work automatically within the same path.

Otherwise no idea - conversion is just one time, so maybe just do it... if it's a lot of files, it could be done in a .bat script or another script instead of converting all manually.

Stefan