# [OS X TeX] includegraphics with EPS

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 24 14:19:32 EST 2022

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> On Feb 24, 2022, at 11:12 AM, George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
>
> I spoke too soon.
>
> This epstopdf-sys amendment (quoted below in red) worked on my laptop (Intel Mac'Big Sur)
> BUT: the file does not convert on my desktop (older Mac running Monterey). Both Macs run texlive 2021.
>
> The log is appended here
> <EPS-test.log>
>
> BTW the console complains the usual: invim.pdf file not found. Well, an automatic conversion was supposed to happen!
>
> Thanks!
>
> Cheers,
> George
>
>> On Feb 23, 2022, at 11:43 PM, George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bill,
>>
>> I went to the epstopdf-sys.cfg file and commented the last two lines (before the \endinput
>>
>>> \ProvidesFile{epstopdf-sys.cfg}%
>>>   [2009/10/26 v1.1 Configuration of epstopdf for TeX Live]%
>>> %\epstopdfsetup{%
>>> %  program at epstopdf=epstopdf%
>>> %}
>>> % to get old behavior foo.eps->foo.pdf as well as update,prepend
>>> \epstopdfsetup{program at epstopdf=epstopdf,verbose,update,prepend,prefersuffix=false,suffix=}
>>> % tif->png
>>> %\epstopdfDeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{convert #1 \OutputFile}
>>> %\PrependGraphicsExtensions{.tif}
>>> \endinput
>>
>>
>> and reenabled loadind package epstopdf. I think I added said lines sometime in 2009 and forgot about them!
>>
>> It works now.
>>
>> Thank you all.
>>
>> Cheers
>> George
>>
>>> On Feb 23, 2022, at 11:02 PM, William Slough <wslough at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> George,
>>>
>>> Jumping in to briefly comment...
>>>
>>> I downloaded your two files and it seems to work fine for me -- and I'm not doing anything out of the ordinary. The first few lines in the console window are these:
>>>
>>> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.23 (TeX Live 2022/dev) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
>>>  restricted \write18 enabled.
>>> entering extended mode
>>> (./EPS-test.tex
>>> LaTeX2e <2021-11-15> patch level 1
>>> L3 programming layer <2022-02-05>
>>>
>>> After processing, there is a converted graphics file named invim-eps-converted-to.pdf and your source file produces the desired PDF file with the included graphic. It seems that restricted \write18 is sufficient for the conversion. Does your log file show a similar message?
>>>
>>> Bill
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 9:11 PM George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
>>> Thanks Ross,
>>>
>>> How do I do this? (enable  write18  access)?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> George
>>>
>>>> On Feb 23, 2022, at 7:59 PM, Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> George,
>>>>
>>>> Have you enabled  write18  access, with your LaTeX jobs?
>>>> Without this there can be no automated conversions.
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps.
>>>>
>>>>     Ross
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>> On 24 Feb 2022, at 11:39 am, George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> ﻿
>>>>> Hi Herb,
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>> It did not work with (or without) the following
>>>>>
>>>>>>> \usepackage{epstopdf}
>>>>>>> \DeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{`convert #1 `dirname #1`/`basename #1 .tif`.png}
>>>>>
>>>>> (BTW, I do not use .tif but I use .eps [always did])
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Here is a sample source (and an EPS file)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> George
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Feb 23, 2022, at 4:32 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Feb 23, 2022, at 2:47 PM, George Tourlakis <gt at cse.yorku.ca> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Richard, Herbert, all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I seem to have forgotten how to get
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> includegraphics[width=xx in]{file.eps} work.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Compilation complains that file.pdf not found.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am sure the pdf was created automatically in the past (whatever I was doing right then; now I have to provide the PDF manually).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What am I missing?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have incuded
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> \usepackage{geometry}
>>>>>>> \usepackage{graphicx}
>>>>>>> \usepackage{epstopdf}
>>>>>>> \DeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{`convert #1 `dirname #1`/`basename #1 .tif`.png}
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>> George
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Howdy,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Don't load the epstopdf package.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Are you including .tif files? If not, remove that graphics rule. If you are including .tif files let us know and I can give you a version that works since convert hasn't been used in quite a while. and the DeclareGraphicsRule command has changed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If none of this helps please create a minimal example and also let us know what's in the .log file.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Good Luck,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Herb Schulz
>>>>>> herbs at wideopenwest.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>> <EPS-test.tex><invim.eps>----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting -----------

Howdy,

zero: that log file is incomplete.

First: you should never touch anything in texmf-dist!!! If you want a config file for your system create an `epstopd.cfg' file (no quotes) with the commands and place it in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/config (you may have to create some folders in this nest - use sudo when you do). Make sure to run `sudo mktexlsr` so the system knows it's there. I enclose the version I use which defines the conversion for tif(f)->png and gif->png (this is always UGLY) using Apple's `sip` converter.

Second: a while back things changed so epstopdfsetup doesn't work the way it did before. That's why I just gave up and live with file.eps->file-eps-converted-to.pdf. It's actually nice because it's easy to pick out and remove if I want to.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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