[OS X TeX] Full page image as cover

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Jan 20 03:18:47 EST 2008

On  19 Jan, 2008, at 07:58, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 28.12.2007 um 12:36 schrieb Manuel:
>> did not work, even when combined with \thispagestyle{empty}, but  
>> the picture appeared leaving a large top margin blank, ca. a third  
>> of the page, and maybe a sixth of the page as left margin. I do  
>> not know what "ebb" or a "BB file" are.
> The TeX companion programme ebb produces BB files. You can live  
> without ebb and its BB file output when you use pdfTeX and let it  
> produce PDF directly, or when you use
> 	\put(-7.5,-35){\includegraphics*[height=300mm,bb=0 0 215 332] 
> {picture}}
> Otherwise you'll need to supply for DVI output all necessary  
> information. Without this failures as observed can happen.
>> With
>> \thispagestyle{empty}
>> \begin{figure}[h!]
>> \vspace*{-8.5pc}
>> \begin{wide}
>> \hspace*{-6.6pc}\includegraphics{frontispicio_cred_8pt}
>> \end{wide}
>> \end{figure}
>> I get the error message "Environment wide undefined".
> What is the wide environment good for?

Well ---this is an old thread, from last year. The wide environment  
comes from the sidecap package, and ``it allows to use the margin  
area, e. g., for figures wider than \textwidth''.

But Abigail Høgholm already (28/12/07) provided a solution that  
suited Manuel.



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