[OS X TeX] Question

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 11 02:01:09 EST 2006

On 10-nov-2006, at 22:57, Louis S VanSlyck wrote:

> I'm not sure this is a TeX question: It has to do with posting a  
> graphic by the commands:
> \input graphicx
> \includegraphics[scale=0.9]{Picture} \vskip-8in   %The scale and  
> \vskip parameters are arbitrary
> If Picture.pdf has been created less than page size one only needs  
> to place it in the desired right-left position and set the \vskip  
> parmeter for the start of the next input.  The problem occurs if  
> Picture.pdf has been obtained by scaning to a pdf---the next line  
> will be on page 2. (\vskip will not take one back to the page where  
> Picture was placed).
> In my particular problem, I'm trying to scan in a letterhead about  
> 7" wide and 2" high, but it comes in at 8.5x11. I can't find a way  
> to crop the white space. Can Adobe do this, or can something be  
> done in plainTeX to solve the problem? I have a brute force work  
> around, but its not very convenient.

Read the graphics manual, it can crop the original for you. (texdoc  
grfguide should give you the documentation I mentioned).

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