An exercise on the epsfig package Before you run latex on the new file, make sure that the. The epsfig package was updated to LATEX 2ε as a stop-gap measure while the LATEX3 team ad- dressed the general problem of inserting graphics in. LATEX. A figure in a separate PostScript file can be included in a LaTeX document using the epsfig package. Most mathematical/scientific graphics software allows you.
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Print this file and turn in hard copy by the end of class. Preferably the images should be enclosed as PostScript files — best as EPS data using the epsfig package. I suggest that you keep the dimensions of the figures modest to avoid creating a huge PostScript file.
HowTo \epsfig d’Edouard Thiel
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Is it really necessary to use the ancient epsfig package?
Make sure that the file golfer. Sign up or log latrx Sign up using Google. Please hand in the typeset version of your document at the beginning of our next class meeting. In one of them, you say that “the epsfig latex package has been obsolete for 20 years” which feels pretty ancient.
In your experience, is it really necessary to use EPS images? Then save the modified file as epsfig-test.
I now have two questions for you: Thanks for clearing that up. We used the LaTeX graphics package epsfwhich was designed to work with the dvips driver. I’ve recently read answers by you in which you vehemently tell people “do not load epsfig ” I didn’t actually know about the package until I saw you say this.
As for whether you need to use EPS, that depends on the publisher, often they have specific requirements for their production systems that are not obvious when you just look at the author submission form.
Shouldn’t this recommendation be in the manual as well? To conserve disk space, you should remove the final PostScript file, and you may want to remove the other files produced by LaTeX as well, saving only the source file. Here is an example.
Elements in Space 1 5 When you have things working to your satisfaction, write up a LaTeX document that displays the effects that you can get with epsfig. Then run latex graphicx-test and use dvips to convert the resulting dvi file to graphicx-test. Can you tell whether the width was adjusted before or after the rotation? The only reason I asked was because when I wrote texdoc epsfig I expected to see some sort of explanation about why it shouldn’t be loaded.
Including Figures in a LaTeX document
I now have two questions for you:. See the example further down. Homework for after class Of course, you may start on the homework during class if you have time. Since you may want to do similar work on another system, which may use a different driver for converting dvi files, we will latec look at the package called graphicx and at the package called epsfig.
An exercise on the epsfig package Copy the following text into a text editor, and choose one of the the PostScript files that you worked with last time to replace the filename in the various graphics commands. The documentation for epsfig is obtained by texdoc epsfig. You should have at least three included figures. It was written at same time as graphicx but it epsfog emulating the much older latex2.
Before you run latex on the new file, make sure that the PostScript files that you want to use have been moved to the same directory. If you have done all the in-class activities suggested above, and there is still time left, here are some other activities you can do.