[OS X TeX] metapost using pdflatex

Radhakrishnan CV cvr at river-valley.org
Fri Mar 22 23:27:23 EST 2002

On Fri, 22 Mar 2002 at 17:08, 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?

I dont think we need to convert metapost graphic to pdf for
inclusion in a pdfTeX document. You only need to change the metapost
file extension to .mps and can be included with the usual
\includegraphics command.

Another option is the usage of m-metapo.sty which is part of
ConTeXt. In this case, instead of using \includegraphics, one should
use its little brother \includeMPgraphics. This command accepts the
same arguments as \includegraphics.


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