[OS X TeX] OT: looking for a public-domain EPS file editor

Chris Goedde cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Thu Apr 26 11:55:26 EDT 2007

On Apr 25, 2007, at 7:08 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Manual solution
> ===============
> - Edit bulle-orig.eps manually, to comment out the initmatrix line,  
> and save the result as bulle-chris.eps.
> - Use epstopdf (from TeX) to convert to pdf:
> 	epstopdf --outfile=bulle-chris-epstopdf.pdf bulle-chris.eps
> The file bulle-chris-epstopdf.pdf has the correct bounding box. If  
> one attempts to use instead pstopdf (from OS X), Preview (from OS  
> X) or ps2pdf (from GhostScript), the bounding box remains incorrect  
> (it is the same as in bulle-orig.eps).

Actually, you can automate this pretty easily. I.e. the one-line  
shell script:

sed -e 's/initmatrix/%initmatrix/' $1 | epstopdf --filter > $1.pdf

will create foo.eps.pdf out of foo.eps. I'm sure there's an easy way  
to shorten the name down to foo.pdf, but my shell programming skilz  
are weak.


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