[OS X TeX] Who should use (La)TeX - who is able to use it?

Matthew Hills hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu
Wed Nov 17 19:37:00 EST 2004

On Nov 17, 2004, at 3:57 PM, Jack Kuipers wrote:
> I have been converting all my figures (in Superpaint) from whatever to 
> eps. Then, using
> pkg eps2pdf to put them in pdf format. Not very successful for me.

What format were the graphics that were being included in your document?
And what was the problem with the approach you outlined above?

If your graphics are saved as PICT files, then you have another option
that might be easier:

> 	• 	From: Scott Prahl <prahl at xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 	• 	Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 10:04:03 -0800
> > On Thursday, Mar 27, 2003, at 14:07 Europe/Amsterdam, Jérôme Laurens
>  > wrote:
>  >>
>  >> Many TeX users under os < X were using pict files. Is there a how 
> to
>  >> explaining the management of pict files inside latex docs under os 
> X?
>  >>
>  >> If not, we should make one...
>  I wrote pict2pdf to solve this problem. This is a simple command line
>  utility that will create pdfs from pict files that are properly 
> cropped and
>  still retain their vector graphics nature.
>  After installing pict2pdf, a quick and dirty conversion for a latex 
> file
>  that uses pict files can be done by doing
> pict2pdf *.pict
>  perl -pi.bak -e 's/\.pict/\.pdf/' *.tex
>  which will create .pdf files for all the .pict files in the current 
> directory and then
>  replace any occurrence of .pict in the .tex file by .pdf. If your 
> pict files do not
>  end in .pict then you'll need to do some hand editing.
>  You can download pict2pdf from
>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/pict2pdf/
>  Hope this helps,
>  Scot
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