# [OS X TeX] metapost question

Bruce Kellogg rbmjk at alltel.net
Fri Dec 14 20:45:17 EST 2007

Unfortunately, I was not precise in my original question. I include
some text in the metapost file, such as labeling of axes, etc.
This text is included with commands such as

\tlabel{(1.75,-.8)}{\small$x$}

This text is not to be found in the file KK3.1, so when I use
\includegraphics{KK3.1}
to put the picture into my big latex file, the picture is not
complete as
there are no axis labels, etc. In the third attempt that I describe,
I get the picture + labels,
but they are pushed below some empty space. Maybe I should just try
fiddling with
the numbers in the command

\begin{mfpic}[40]{-2}{2}{-20}{-16}

and maybe this will push the picture into a correct location. I have
not tried this yet,
and indeed it seems to be an unnatural solution to my problem if it
works.

Bruce Kellogg
rbmjk at alltel.net
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On Dec 14, 2007, at 7:21 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> Am 14.12.2007 um 21:52 schrieb Bruce Kellogg:
>
>> My MacIntosh does not allow me to change a file name from extension
>> .tex to extension .mp .
>
> You probably mean your TeXShop application – for Dick Koch another
>
> This makes me understand your problem a bit better! When you write,
> in your first eMail, there is no text, why can't you type some?
>
>      %\usepackage[metapost]{mfpic}
>      \usepackage{graphicx}
>      ...
>      \begin{document}
>      ...
>      Here is just some text before the picture gets included into
> the document. I hope I did not forget to set a text font!
>      \includegraphics{KK3.1}
>      %\opengraphsfile{KK3}
>      %\input KK3
>      %\closegraphsfile
>      And this text, no idea of font or size or shape, is intended
> to be found below the included graphics image.
>      ...
>      \end{document}
>      ...
>
> The answer why FKK3.pdf first shows some blank space is easy: your
> picture is smaller than a sheet of a paper and it's placed at the
> bottom of this sheet. TeX creates as output one or more sheets of
> paper of some size. And when you include this sheet of paper into
> another sheet of paper first this first sheet of paper is
> horizontally und vertically offset by approximately 1" in each
> direction (margins) on the second sheet of paper. Then comes the
> unused spaced on the first sheet of paper. Finally comes the
> remainder ...
>
> So it's better to include the original MP output directly. You can
> correct the position and size, if you want. 'texdoc graphicx' in
> Terminal should give some hints.
>
> --
> Greetings
>
>   Pete
>
> Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
>
>
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