[texhax] Using *.eps files with Latex

Martin Heller mr_heller at yahoo.dk
Sun Sep 13 13:23:27 CEST 2009

bill lam wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Sep 2009, Martin Heller wrote:
>> will let you include eps, jpg, png and pdf in the same document if
>> you load the graphicx package with the dvipdfmx driver.
>> \usepackage[dvipdfmx]{graphicx}
> I tried with it to use eps for pdf output.  It didn't complain but the
> eps was invisble/not shown.

It works on my system and it should work on yours as well.

Here is a test document:

I used rose.eps shipping with Ghostscript to test and converted it to 
png, jpg and pdf:

martin at nox:~/tmp/test$ epstopdf rose.eps
martin at nox:~/tmp/test$ sam2p rose.eps rose.png
martin at nox:~/tmp/test$ sam2p rose.eps rose.jpg

martin at nox:~/tmp/test$ latex --shell-escape test.tex 

This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6) 

  \write18 enabled. 

  %&-line parsing enabled. 

entering extended mode 


LaTeX2e <2005/12/01> 

Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, 
dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, farsi, croatian, ukrainian, russian, bulgarian, 
czech, slov
ak, danish, dutch, finnish, basque, french, german, ngerman, ibycus, 
greek, mon
ogreek, ancientgreek, hungarian, italian, latin, mongolian, norsk, 
icelandic, i
nterlingua, turkish, coptic, romanian, welsh, serbian, slovenian, 
estonian, esp
eranto, uppersorbian, indonesian, polish, portuguese, spanish, catalan, 
n, swedish, ukenglish, pinyin, loaded. 

Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(/etc/texmf/tex/latex/config/graphics.cfg) (./dvipdfmx.def))) (./test.aux)
<rose.eps> <rose.png> <rose.jpg> <rose.pdf> [1] (./test.aux) )
Output written on test.dvi (1 page, 456 bytes).
Transcript written on test.log.

and then

martin at nox:~/tmp/test$ dvipdfmx test.dvi

generates a pdf-file where all four images are visible.

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