[NTG-context] placefigure

Peter Rolf indiego at gmx.net
Fri Jul 27 15:54:07 CEST 2007


Liesbeth van der Plas schrieb:
> Hello Patrick, Peter,..
>  
> 
> The 3-step method doesn't work? I tried it over and over again.
>
yes, sorry about that. only changing the media size works.

> Changing the media size by hand does work if I guess the size of the
> picture (I don't have an option bb or bounding box). I think I can work
> with this method for the time being.
>
you don't need to guess.

you can load the eps graphic in ghostview, then hit the "i"-key.
a window is opening, showing you the size of the bounding box.
the first two values (0 0) show the coordinates of the lower left
corner, the next two (244 243) the coordinates of the upper right corner
of the bb. so this gfx is 244pt width and 242pt height (or at least it's
bb).

but i agree, that this method is a pain in the ???, if you have many
graphics.

peter

>  
> 
> Do you know if this bounding box problem is caused by the fact that I
> used Flash for making the picture? I mean, if I buy another vector
> drawing program (Adobe Illustrator for instance), the problem doesn't
> exist?
> 
>  
> 
> Using MetaPost means that I must first learn the MP-programming
> language. I don't know if I have enough time for that. Or is there
> another way?
> 
>  
> Liesbeth
> 
>  
> 2007/7/26, Peter Rolf <indiego at gmx.net <mailto:indiego at gmx.net>>:
> 
>     Peter Rolf schrieb:
>     > Hi Liesbeth,
>     >
>     > There is a problem with the bounding box (bb) of the eps file.
>     Although
>     > gs shows it correctly (Info), it uses the media size (default A4) as
>     > border for the pdf.
>     >
>     > You can change the media size by hand (set it to bb), but it's less
>     > error prone to use "extract..." or "ps to eps" from the file menu.
>     >
>     sorry, this doesn't work. it seems, that i have made my tests with an
>     already modified (media size) eps graphic. so the only working way i
>     found, is to edit the media size.
> 
>     menu "media"-->"user defined..."
>     set the values to the ones from the bounding box (hit "I" after you have
>     loaded the gfx).
> 
>     for your example:
>     BoundingBox 0 0 244 243
>     set the first value to 244pt, the second one to 243pt.
>     now the conversion should work (retested!) :)
> 
> 
>     <DEL>
>     > 1. open the eps file with gs
>     > 2. use "ps to eps" ( [x] automatically calculate ...] is set here) and
>     > save in a different file
>     > 3. convert this new file to pdf. The resulting pdf should have the
>     > correct size.
>     >
>     <DEL/>
> 
>     > Sorry, found no way to automatize it (I can't beleave this is not
>     possible).
>     >
>     > HTH, Peter
>     >
>     > BTW: why don't you use MetaPost?
>     >
>     >
>     > Liesbeth van der Plas schrieb:
>     >> I use Windows XP.
>     >>
>     >> 2007/7/26, Patrick Gundlach <patrick at gundla.ch
>     <mailto:patrick at gundla.ch> <mailto: patrick at gundla.ch
>     <mailto:patrick at gundla.ch>>>:
>     >>
>     >>     Hello Liesbeth,
>     >>
>     >>     > Yesterday I sent a few files, but I got a return that the
>     message
>     >>     body was
>     >>     > too big.
>     >>     > Here are the three most important files from yesterday's map.
>     >>
>     >>     epstopdf breaks with this file. If, by chance, you use Mac OS
>     X, you
>     >>     can use 'pstopdf' (the distiller from adobe). Then the pdf
>     files have
>     >>     a tight bounding box.
>     >>
>     >>     Patrick
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