[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.07

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 12 18:10:12 EST 2006

On 12 Jan 2006, at 23:38, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 12.01.2006 um 21:10 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>> In the majority of cases it isn't needed. I don't know if pdfcrop  
>> properly adjusts for line thickness, but that is notoriously hard.  
>> So if it isn't needed, I don't want those other tools touching my  
>> eps files.
> pdfcrop can't change the thickness of lines -- it's just an  
> invocation of pdftex with arguments that set a paper size of the  
> bounding box' size, which has been retrieved from the EPS file  
> before. Try 'pdfcrop --debug' on a file: it will leave the produced  
> TeX and LOG files! ps2pdf14 is the same 'mechanism' as used in  
> epstopdf ...

I'm not worried about changes in the line-thickness, I'm worried  
about cutting part of the line near teh edge of the figure!

Imagine a path, say a circle. Take a stroke with thickness 10 pt,  
just to exaggerate. The line will extend 5 pt beyond the path, and  
this is where many tools go wrong. If cropping isn't needed, I want  
to leave it out.

If there is one thing we all should have learnt by now, it is that  
there are no simple solutions for this problem, but using tools where  
they aren't needed, is not good in any case.

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