[OS X TeX] inputting figures that are pfd files
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Apr 10 15:45:45 CEST 2006
On Apr 10, 2006, at 8:39 AM, Bruce Kellogg wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who made suggestions on my problem. Here is what
> I found:
> 1. Using graphicx started to produce some indication of success.
> 2. Using the crop statement in viewport gave an error message.
> 3. Using pdfcrop in a terminal window gave an error message;
> the program was unable to copy the cropped file from a tmp location
> to my desired directory. I looked in the /tmp directory and did not
> find it there. No man pages for pdfcrop, so I gave that up. But ...
Hmmm... Where does the original file reside? Do you have write
permissions in that directory? If not try to make a copy of the file
on your Desktop; in Terminal cd ~/Desktop (Desktop is just a
directory in your home folder) and run pdfcrop on that file.
I assume the page was not cropped when you viewed it in TeXShop.
> 4. I fiddled with the parameters in viewport, and finally the
> picture showed up!!
The viewport is simply masking of everything outside that region on
the original image. In the long run that will drive you crazy; it's
much better if you can actually get a properly cropped image.
> Overlaying some text, to be sure, but now I will be able to
> bring it to where
> I want it.
> So I consider my problem resolved, if awkwardly. It is not the
> first time that this
> forum has helped me, so thanks again.
> Bruce Kellogg
At least it's coming along. Don't give up quite trying quite yet.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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