[tex-k] Raster (Bitmap) Images Handling in DVIPS(k)

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jul 26 20:16:29 CEST 2005

On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:23:33AM +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> josef dev wrote:
> >Is pdfLaTeX is superset of LaTeX or I should say can any LaTeX file be 
> >compiled in pdfLaTeX without any change except driver information 
> >(dvips to pdftex) if it is specified in TeX file.
> yes.

It depends on how "superset" is defined; pdfTeX provides more
primitives than TeX.

> >Is this assured that the result of compilation of the same file in 
> >LaTeX and pdfLaTeX will be identical in all cases?
> unless you make use \special, yes.

The result can be different:

  Compiler: pdf\LaTeX
  Compiler: \LaTeX

> >Also same with EPS. Is there any package which can embeded them 
> >directly in the document without any manual conversion before compilation?
> no. you have convert to EPS to PDF.

Or package "epstopdf" can help.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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