# [OS X TeX] How to comment out includegraphics?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 27 18:38:57 EDT 2005

On Oct 27, 2005, at 5:27 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> It does not work. Possibly because I don't use fbox but I don't
> know what to do.
>
> Here is the preamble
>
>    \usepackage{graphicx}
>    \renewcommand{\includegraphics}[2][]{\fbox{#2}}
>
> Here is the source:
>
>    For instance, we will use \object{dollar} as an alternate for
>    \includegraphics[,scale=0.75]{Figures/01_01_00.pdf} to stand for a
>    dollar-bill sitting on the counter while we will write
>    $\denom{Dollar}$ to represent it on the \emph{board}.
>
> And here is the error message which of course I don't understand:
>
> !Missing $inserted > <inserted text> >$
> l.13 …raphics[,scale=0.75]{Figures/01_01_00.pdf}
> to stand for a dollar-bil…
>
> (By the way, how does one /copy/ this from the console?)
>
> Regards
> --schremmer

Howdy,

A graphics inclusion acts like a character, maybe a large one but
still a character. therefore you've got to use something like $... \text{\includegraphics[,scale=0.75]{Figures/01_01_00.pdf}}$
since it has no meaning within math mode. This assumes you use the
amsmath package; otherwise use \mbox instead of \text.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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