[OS X TeX] Epstopdf and the bounding box?

Bob Strain strain at cfm.brown.edu
Sat Mar 2 12:28:36 EST 2002

On 3/2/02 11:24 AM, "Piet van Oostrum" <piet at cs.uu.nl> wrote:

>>>>>> Bob Strain <strain at cfm.brown.edu> (BS) writes:
> BS> Hi,
> BS> I apologize if this issue has already been discussed, I just joined the
> BS> list.  I am recently attempting to incorporate self made .eps graphics
> into
> BS> my tex documents.  So I have been using the epstopdf command.  The
> following
> BS> is a typical exchange with the computer:
> BS> -% epstopdf plot6.eps
> BS> ==> Warning: BoundingBox not found!
> If there is no bounding box, it is not a proper EPS files..
> BS> Then the resulting pdf plot6.pdf will be a full page sized pdf when it
> BS> should be only the size of the graphic.  This makes it very hard to use.
> BS> Could anyone suggest a solution?

> You said `self made' EPS file. Does that mean you make them by hand, or
> create them with your own program?

Sorry, I should have been more specific.  By 'self-made' I meant using
matlab with 'self made' data.

> Anyway, take care that the proper
> %%BoundingBox comment is added.

I'm not sure what you mean here.  I have used -hires and -exact to no avail.
I have tried eps and eps level 2.

> Otherwise epstopdf will not know what size your graphic is and can only
> revert to a full-page PDF.

Do you know if matlab 5.3 just does not make proper eps files?  Do you know
of better way to go?

Bob Strain

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