>>Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 22:41:11 -0500 >>From: "Paul Johnson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>Subject: Re: Trouble with eps inclusions in lyx-1.4.1 >> >>Well, this seems like a serious problem, not one where we should say >>"there's nothing to do". >> >>I'd suggest that LyX SHOULD NOT offer to export documents to pdf when >>they have eps files in them, or at least users need a VERY BIG warning >> because a lot of users will get in trouble unless they proof read >>their output very carefully. A bug of this sort, which crops up after >>a project is finished and printed out and presented to >>students/teachers, and appears only later in pdf output intended for >>the Web, is very serious.
Sure, this problem gave me headaches until I discovered the Autorotate switch and patched it in a ps2pdf wrapper (epstopdf includes it by default since TL2005). However, why should LyX behave differently with eps graphics than with other kinds of graphics ? The current paradigm is to build output regardless of the type of graphic source, using internal conversion. With pdfatex, your problem came from a badly configured eps file (disagreement between the .eps extension and the magic number in the file (no EPSF in the first line, which lead lyx to believe that it was a PS file). As I stated, ps2pdf conversion of individual figures could be avoided by giving precedence on extension over magic number when there is disagreement. As for the ps2pdf conversion alone (DVI->PDF), I wonder if the autorotate switch should be included a default in the converter section. It's easier to remove a switch than to add one which you never heard of. Two converters (one w/autorotate, one without it) is perhaps an overkill. Of course, autorotation could be set on a figure by figure basis in the graphics menu, and on a general basis with a checkbox. >> >>If tex2pdf works, couldn't LyX incorporate that (its GPL, right?) and >>cut all usage of the other converters? I've seen it fail, but mostly on latex files not created with lyX, and with older versions of epstopdf. But I use it a lot (manages metadata, hyperref, indexes, glossaries, ... for you, without extra coding in the source). -- Jean-Pierre