[OS X TeX] metapost using pdflatex

Joseph C. Slater joseph.slater at wright.edu
Fri Mar 22 18:14:22 EST 2002

On Friday, March 22, 2002, at 05:08  PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On 3/22/02 5:03 PM, "Joseph C. Slater" <joseph.slater at wright.edu> wrote:
>> I've tried using metapost to generate eps files, convert them to pdf,
>> and embed them into pdflatex, but the text doesn't show up in the eps 
>> or
>> the pdf file. Going the old latex->dvi->ps->pdf works fine, but I'd 
>> like
>> to stick to pdflatex if possible (I'm getting comfortable with it). Is
>> there another way at it using metapost (like metapdf?).
> Can't you just use Ghostscript to convert the EPS files to PDF? In 
> fact, you
> can either use Tom Kiffe's version or simply drop the EPS file onto 
> TeXShop
> and it will call Ghostscript from Gerben's distribution to convert it. 
> Am I
> missing something here?

Yeah. The fonts don't end up in the eps file. When you embed the eps 
file in a ps file that has the ps fonts (dvips), it's OK, but when you 
embed the pdf file (which doesn't have the fonts) into another pdf file, 
the text/equations are missing (pdflatex). l don't get it myself.

Joseph C. Slater, PhD
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Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engg, Wright State University,
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435
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