[tex-live] Inclusion of large eps files with dvipdfm

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Fri Jun 22 11:32:50 CEST 2007

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Frank Küster wrote:

> I would like to hear your opinions about the Ghostscript options that
> should be used in dvipdfm(x)'s config file for inclusion of eps files.

dvipdfmx works substantially different and much better than dvipdfm. One
should try to check if all these problems persist in dvipdfmx, and if
not suggest to use this instead of ancient dvipdfm. If gs works in
standard eps/crop mode it should be just right.

> The problem with the setting we had previously in teTeX and TeXLive,
> "-sPAPERSIZE=a0", lead to the problem described at
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.text.tex/msg/3aeeb27907a7dbef
> namely that an image which was very large (multiples of a0) wasn't
> included properly.  Back then, we decided to use a suggestion which
> Heiko Oberdiek made, namely "-dEPSCrop".  However, this introduced a new
> problem, described in
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=428014:
> ,----
> | dvipdfm doesn't correctly handle an eps figure whose lower-left corner
> | is not at (0,0).  In some cases, the resulting figure appears in the
> | document, but is shifted.  In other cases, it doesn't appear at all.
> | Such figures are produced by lots of software, e.g. gnuplot.
> `----

this is a definitive bug in dvipdfm, solved in dvipdfmx.

Regards, Hartmut

Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Henkel
In den Auwiesen 6, D-68723 Oftersheim, Germany
E-Mail: hartmut_henkel at gmx.de

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