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

Tao Zhao alick9188 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 03:48:37 CEST 2018

On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM, Reinhard Kotucha
<reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> 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.

OK, I'll file a bug report to Asymptote then.

> You could try
>   asy -f pdf file.asy
>   pdftops -eps file.pdf file.eps
> pdftops is part of Derek Noonburg's Xpdf distribution.

Yeah this is actually what I am doing for walkaround.

> 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.
I'll also try write to the publisher... They should accept pdf figures.


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