[OS X TeX] How to comment out includegraphics?

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 19:21:25 EDT 2005

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:08:57 -0500, Alain Schremmer  
<Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:

> In Petersen's defense, I should say that he knows what my stuff looks  
> like and that the only \includegraphics I have, if very many of them,  
> are bare bones ones.

Ah, an insider  ;-)

> But, out of curiosity, I will try the  \fbox{\includegraphics{myfile}}.  
> Does the \includegraphics explode with much sparks or does it just burn  
> slowly?

The problem is that the substitution will then be
and then TeX will just see if it can find some } token to end the \fbox.  
Assuming the rest of the file is free of syntax error, you will probably  
wind up with an error such as

Runaway argument?
{\par Hello World! \par \stop \documentclass [a4paper]{article}  
\usepackage \ET
! File ended while scanning use of \fbox.
<inserted text>
<*> Outlines.tex

Another problem is that some users make use of the fact that you can split  
keyval argument over several lines. Hence
is valid as well and that will just typeset
       width=5cm, height=3cm ]myfile
in the middle of your document with that search and replace.
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