# [OS X TeX] inputting figures that are pfd files

Bruce Kellogg rbmjk at alltel.net
Sun Apr 9 22:30:00 CEST 2006

In response to suggestions from Figueroa-O'Farrill and Stengel:

What does it mean, "You can do this by running the
command 'ebb fos.pdf' from the command line."

The draft option is not turned on.

I can open the pdf files by themselves. I tried another figure,
also without success. Also, since the mac readily generates
pdf files to print documents, I tried writing a one line text file,
saved it as a pdf file, and tried inputting it using the
\includegraphics
command. I suppose that should have worked, but it did not.

Bruce Kellogg

On Apr 9, 2006, at 2:16 PM, Bruce Kellogg wrote:

> I am a TeX user, gradually switching to LaTeX.
> In TeX, I often used PiCTeX to generate figures,
> so I have tried to do this in LaTeX. For this I have
> used TeX and PiCTeX to generate a small figure,
> obtaining a pdf file, called fos.pdf. I put the statement
>
> \usepackage{graphics}
>
> near the top of a LaTeX document, and I put the statement
>
> \includegraphics{fos}
>
> somewhere in the file. When processing the file with LaTeX,
> I get the usual pdf output up to the point where the
> \includegraphics statement is, then nothing else. The logfile
> gives the message
>
>
> <fos.pdf, id=1, 614.295pt x 794.97pt> <use fos.pdf>
> Overfull \hbox (159.5385pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 134--135
> [][]
>
>
> and seems to continue processing the file. (Lines 134--135 are at the
> \includegraphics statement.) I confess to not understanding
> the comments about the bounding box in the section on \includegraphics
> in the book of Kopta and Daly. But, just to try something I
> modified the statement to
>
> \includegraphics[0cm,0cm][2cm,2cm]{fos}
>
> Now I got a full set of output, but with a blank space where I would
> have expected the figure, and no relevant comments in the log file as
> far as I could see. Any suggestions?
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