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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue May 1 10:56:53 EDT 2007

On May 1, 2007, at 8:55 AM, Chris Goedde wrote:

> On May 1, 2007, at 8:38 AM, William Adams wrote:
>> On May 1, 2007, at 9:15 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:
>>> When you make a pdf file with Illustrator (Illustrator CS 2) and  
>>> try to include it into a LaTeX file by using \includegraphics,  
>>> you see that pdftex deals with it as if the page size was A4 or  
>>> letter (something big, anyway). It cannot read the bounding box.
>> Yes it can. It's reading the size as declared in the Document  
>> Setup --- change that to match the graphic and you'll then get  
>> things to match up.
>> Unfortunately you can't script Document Setup (at least I've not  
>> been able to using AI CS2), so you have to adjust every graphic by  
>> hand. Once you've done this though, you can change your pdftex  
>> setup so that it pulls in the .ai files (if you save your .ai  
>> files as .pdf compatible).
> Is it really that complicated in Illustrator (which I haven't used  
> for years)? In Omnigraffle, when I export to pdf, the dialog box  
> gives a choice of exporting the entire document, the current  
> canvas, all objects, or only the selected objects. (And it  
> remembers what you did previously as default, and of course  
> automatically puts in the right bounding box.) You really can't do  
> that in Illustrator?
> -- 
> Chris Goedde


And to add more... Create will export to pdf just your selection,  
with the correct bounding box, or a full page if nothing is selected,  
automatically too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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