[OS X TeX] inputting figures that are pfd files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Apr 10 09:45:45 EDT 2006

On Apr 10, 2006, at 8:39 AM, Bruce Kellogg wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who made suggestions on my problem. Here is what  
> I found:
> 1. Using graphicx started to produce some indication of success.
> 2. Using the crop statement in viewport gave an error message.
> 3. Using pdfcrop in a terminal window gave an error message;
>    the program was unable to copy the cropped file from a tmp location
>    to my desired directory. I looked in the /tmp directory and did not
>    find it there. No man pages for pdfcrop, so I gave that up. But ...


Hmmm... Where does the original file reside? Do you have write  
permissions in that directory? If not try to make a copy of the file  
on your Desktop; in Terminal cd ~/Desktop (Desktop is just a  
directory in your home folder) and run pdfcrop on that file.

I assume the page was not cropped when you viewed it in TeXShop.

> 4. I fiddled with the parameters in viewport, and finally the  
> picture showed up!!

The viewport is simply masking of everything outside that region on  
the original image. In the long run that will drive you crazy; it's  
much better if you can actually get a properly cropped image.

>    Overlaying some text, to be sure, but now I will be able to  
> bring it to where
>    I want it.
> So I consider my problem resolved, if awkwardly. It is not the  
> first time that this
> forum has helped me, so thanks again.
> Bruce Kellogg

At least it's coming along. Don't give up quite trying quite yet.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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