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

Bruce Kellogg rbmjk at alltel.net
Mon Apr 10 12:52:56 CEST 2006

Sorry to continue on this silly question. Following Ross Moore's
suggestion I use the
command

\includegraphics [viewport= 0 0 144 216,crop ]{fb2}

and I get the error message:

--------------------
! Missing number, treated as zero.
v
l.137 ...aphics [viewport= 0 0 144 216,crop ]{fb2}
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Bruce

On Apr 9, 2006, at 10:57 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hello Bruce,
>
> On 10/04/2006, at 9:56 AM, Bruce Kellogg wrote:
>
>> Continuing with my problem of importing pdf files,
>> I note that the book of Kopka and Daly say that one should
>> use viewport instead of bb in importing pdf files. So I have
>> used the command
>>
>> \includegraphics[viewport=0.in 0.in 2.in 3.in]{fb2}
>
> No.  The viewport is a set of numbers, denoting points;
> e.g.
>    \includegraphics[viewport=0 0 144 216,clip]{fb2}
>
> Also, you need the 'clip' if all you want is the
> part within the viewpoint rectangle.
> Otherwise, anything else in the actual picture will
> be shown as well, perhaps obscuring what has come before,
> or acting as a background for the material coming after.
>
>>
>> I get the error message:
>>
>>
>> Runaway argument?
>> viewport=0.in 0.in 2.in 3.in]{fb2}
>> ! Paragraph ended before \Gin at iii was complete.
>>                    \par
>> l.138
>>
>>
>> Can anyone say what this means and where my error is?
>
>  See above.
>
>>> 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.
>
> Was the space for it allocated ?  (i.e., left blank)
>
>>>> 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
>>>> [][]
>
> Are you sure the picture isn't out to the right,
> extending into the margin and being cut-off at the
> edge of the paper?
>  At 159.5pts too wide, that's > 5cm extra width.
>
>
>>>> and seems to continue processing the file. (Lines 134--135 are
>>>> at the
>>>> \includegraphics statement.) I confess to not understanding
>>>> \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?
>
> Can you post the image somewhere for us to download and test ?
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> 	Ross Moore
>
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