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[vox-tech] Re: latex help: ps -> pdf (solved)
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[vox-tech] Re: latex help: ps -> pdf (solved)

epstopdf (rather than eps2pdf) seems to have solved the problem.


begin p <p> 
> hi all,
> i'm working on a document that must be processed with pdflatex.
> the problem is that i have some diagrams that must be generated with
> postscript specials.  they need to be handled separately since pdf files
> obviously can't contain postscript directives.
> here's my solution:
> 1. make the diagrams with:
>    latex diagram.tex
>    dvips -E diagram.dvi > diagram.ps
>    ps2pdf diagram.ps
> 2. include the new pdf file into the main latex document with:
>    \includegraphics{diagram.pdf}
> it almost works.
> the problem is that the pdf file takes up an entire page.  the "-E"
> switch to dvips make the postscript document just as big as it needs to
> be.  in other words, diagram.ps is just large enough to fit the entire
> diagram.
> however, diagram.pdf takes up an entire page.  this means that the
> \includegraphics{diagram.pdf} directive takes up a whole page, which is
> unacceptable.
> i'd like to generate a pdf image that is the same size as the ps image.
> any advice?  i realize this is a pretty exotic request...
> pete

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