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Including .eps files in pdfLaTeX

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by frying_pan_cat, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. frying_pan_cat


    Joined: 6 Nov 2006

    Posts: 728

    Location: Devon

    Does anyone know how to include .eps files in a pdfLaTeX document so that I can compile the file straight to PDF rather than having to run LaTeX at the command line and compile it to a DVI file?

    I did find something telling me to include the lines
    which got me around the problem of it not recognising .eps as a graphics extension, but now it says
    ! Undefined control sequence.
    <argument> U:\ECMM 
                       713\Hurricanes \Forward Hurricane1.eps
    l.3 ...:\ECMM713\Hurricanes\Forward Hurricane1.eps
    I have tried converting the .eps files to pdf too but I couldn't get that to work either.

    So can anyone tell me if it's possible to use pdfLaTeX with .eps input files, and if not what is the easiest way to get a PDF dosument out?


    EDIT: I've just noticed that the second error does not have the correct location of the file in as it has changed. Changing it to the correct location gives the error
    ! Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line 3.
    <inserted text> 
    l.234 ...aphics[width=125mm]{ForwardHurricane.eps}
    Last edited: 13 Apr 2010
  2. azteched


    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 423

    I don't think you can use eps files with pdflatex.
    I would convert eps stuff to pdf (there's a whole set of converter tools, eps2pdf, ps2pdf, etc; pdfcrop might also be useful..).
  3. Inquisitor


    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    Can't you just compile to a DVI file as normal and then generate a PDF with dvipdf?

    latex somefile.tex
    dvipdf somefile.dvi
    This should circumvent the problems with EPS graphics.
    Last edited: 14 Apr 2010
  4. frying_pan_cat


    Joined: 6 Nov 2006

    Posts: 728

    Location: Devon

    I tried that but it doesn't like the command dvipdf. I did manage to get it working with
    dvipdfm file.dvi
    but for some reason I get an error
    ** WARNING ** -1 memory objects still allocated
    It seems to have typeset OK though so I guess it's nothing to worry about