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Unformatted text preview: Tip of the Day—EPS Files David Arnold March 31, 1999 Tip 10 — What’s a Bounding Box? Yesterday we placed an encapsulated postscript image in our document and centered it with the commands \begin{center} ... \end{center} . It is clear that this environment centers whatever is included between \begin{center} and \end{center} , but you may not realize that the center environment also adds a little white space both before and after the centered environment. However, when you compile and preview this file, you might note that there seems to be more white space after the encapsulated postscript image than the amount of white space appearing before the image. One would hope that the center environment would put equal amounts of white space both before and after the centered environment. Is this anomaly due to L A T E X’s page layout mechanism (which could be the case) or is our graphic at fault? GSView Analysis of the Image When you unzipped tip10.zip , you accrued four files: tip10.tex , town.eps , town2.eps , and town3.eps . Open GSView. In GSView, select File → Open and open the file town.eps . This will open the image of the town in GSView. In GSView, select Options → Show bounding box. A check mark will indicate that this menu option is selected and you will note a dashed line surrounding your graphic in GSView. This dashed box is the so-called “bounding box” of yourgraphic in GSView....
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