[texhax] Re: REVTeX 4 and eps graphics files

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Thu Jul 28 15:29:01 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 27 July 2005 11:32 am, Manfred Winnewisser wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern:
> I am working with REVTeX 4 and just finished all my figures with IGOR Pro
> 5.1 and used Photoshop to convert them into eps files. After adjusting the
> BoundingBox(es) the appropriate space(s) is (are) made available by LaTex2e
> in the document, however the figure(s) cannot be displayed either with dvi
> or Gostview. The error message refers to a string of illegal commands 
> embedded in the eps file. What can I do to obtain eps files which work and
> can be displayed with the dvi or gostview option? My editor is WinWdt.

I had a similar problem. Somebody suggested converting the eps to pdf with 
ps2pdf, and then converting back to eps using pdftops, which comes with xpdf 
(a windows binary is available). This removed the illegal commands for my 

I dont suggest using pdf2ps, which comes with ghostscript, because it produces 
low level ps files, the fonts are especially bad.



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