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Unformatted text preview: Using Imported Graphics in L A T E X and pdfL A T E X Keith Reckdahl epslatex at yahoo dot com Version 3.0.1 January 12, 2006 This document describes first how to import graphics into L A T E X documents and then covers a wide variety issues about their use. Readers can locate specific infor- mation by checking the Table of Contents starting on page 5 or the Index starting on page 122. Importing graphics begins with specifying the graphicx package \usepackage{graphicx} and then using the \includegraphics command to insert the file \includegraphics{file} The \includegraphics command is covered in more detail in Section 7 on Page 22. This document is divided into the following five parts Part I: Background Information This part provides historical information and describes basic L A T E X terminol- ogy. It also • The Encapsulated PostScript ( eps ) format, differences between eps and ps files, and methods for converting non- eps graphics to eps . • The graphic formats that can be directly imported with pdfT E X ( jpeg , png , pdf , MetaPost) are described. • Freeware/Shareware graphics software is described. Part II: The L A T E X Graphics Bundle This part describes the commands in the graphics bundle which import, scale, and rotate graphics. This part covers much of the information in the graphics bundle documentation [ 7 ]. Part III: Using Graphics Inclusion Commands This part describes how the graphics bundle commands are used to import, rotate, and scale graphics. Three situations where graphics inclusion is modified are also covered: © Copyright 1995-2006 by Keith Reckdahl. Reproduction and distribution is allowed under terms of the L A T E X Project Public License (LPPL). See http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/ for the details of the LPPL license. 1 • Compressed eps files and non- eps graphic formats ( tiff , gif , jpeg , pict , etc.) can also be inserted on-the-fly when dvips is used with an operating system which supports pipes (such as Unix). When using other operating systems, the non- eps graphics must be converted to eps be- forehand. Since neither L A T E X nor dvips has any built-in decompression or graphics- conversion capabilities, that software must be provided by the user. • Since many graphics applications support only ascii text, the ps frag system allows text in eps files to be replaced with L A T E X symbols or mathematical expressions. • When an eps graphic is inserted multiple times (such as a logo behind the text or in the page header) the final PostScript includes multiple copies of the graphics. When the graphics are not bitmapped, a smaller final PostScript file can be obtained by defining a PostScript command for the graphics....
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