[tex-k] epstopdf confused at eps files with two bounding box lines

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Apr 19 01:31:15 CEST 2018

On 2018-04-18 at 11:41:48 -0500, Tao Zhao wrote:

 > [... stuff omitted ...]
 > Why do I need to use epstopdf? Because I'm working on publishing to
 > a journal which accepts eps figures but not pdf figures. Currently
 > I walkaround the issue by converting .asy to .pdf then to .eps. But
 > I do hope the straightforward workflow .asy to .eps will work with
 > epstopdf.
 > So, can we make epstopdf smarter at detecting the right bounding box
 > of eps figures?

As Heiko already pointed out, epstopdf works as expected if the input
file complies with the standards.

You could try

  asy -f pdf file.asy
  pdftops -eps file.pdf file.eps

pdftops is part of Derek Noonburg's Xpdf distribution.

What I don't understand is why some publishers still insist on EPS.
This is quite strange.  They are still living in the early nineties.


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