[texhax] trouble including EPS figure

W. J. Metzger wes at hef.kun.nl
Tue Aug 26 10:56:53 CEST 2003

On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
> I know this topic has been done to death, but the information in the archives
> didn't solve my problem.
> I am running MikTex on Win98, using TextPad as editor for .tex file.
> using {graphics} package
> I drew Figure1 in OpenOffice.org 1.1RC1, and then exported it as EPS format
> I try to include the figure with the following lines in the .tex file:
> \begin{figure}[p]
>       \begin{center}
>               \includegraphics{Figure1.eps}
>       \end{center}
>               \caption{The temporal course of different types of headache}
>       \label{timegraphs1}
> \end{figure}
> I get the following message from LaTeX:
> "Cannot determine size of graphic in Figure1.eps (no BoundingBox)"
> Now, I don't know anything about Bounding Boxes.  But I did open my Figure1.eps
> in TextPad and found the following lines:
> Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
> %%Pages: 0
> %%Creator: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> %%Title: none
> %%CreationDate: none
> %%BoundingBox: 0 0 433 594
> %%LanguageLevel: 1
> %%EndComments
> So why doesn't LaTeX find the BoundingBox?  And how can I make it work?
> Thanks.
I'm no expert, but I notice that the first line in various eps files I have
is something like
%!PS-Adobe-2.0 EPSF-2.0
So you might try inserting %!PS- on the first line.
Good luck, Wes
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