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EPS bounding box problems

When I was writing my paper a faced some ugly problems with the eps files. Even though I change the bounding box of the files manually, as I explain before, some MATLAB figures didn’t show properly. Then searching for a solution I found a good tool to do the bounding box fixing automatically, epstool can do it with this simple line

```
epstool --copy --bbox input.eps output.eps

```

However, after this my problem remain. Then I could fix it by changing my latex statement when including the image, like this:

```
\includegraphics[clip]{figure}

```

The clip option makes $\LaTeX$ to crop the image to the bounding box. :mrgreen:

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1. June 8, 2011 at 3:53 am

Thanks a lot! I spent a good few hours trying to fix bad bounding box caused by xmgrace plotting program. The clip option to \includegraphics solved my problem.

2. November 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

Thank you for your post. I’ve got into trouble after converting SPSS figures into eps with redundant text which I could not get rid of. Your post solved my problem.

• November 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

3. December 20, 2011 at 1:18 am

Mate,

Thanks!

Though my figure shows correct bounding box its just not reflected in Latex document.

Tried the below syntaxes,

%\includegraphics[width=0.5\linewidth]{figures/graph_sk}
%\includegraphics[width=0.3\textwidth]{figures/graph_sk}
%\includegraphics[width=0.5\columnwidth]{figures/graph_sk}
%\resizebox{0.5\columnwidth}{!}{\includegraphics{figures/graph_sk}}
%\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{figures/graph_ska}
\includegraphics[clip, scale=0.4]{figures/graph_sk}

I spent a day trying to understand the problem and attempting to solve this but without a success till I bumped your blog.

4. January 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Hello Fabbri,

Could you please tell me where can I get your epstool program? It sounds great, and I am in a REAL crunch time!

Thanks much, Yair

5. January 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Hello again, Fabbri,

I found, installed and ran it on an EPS file produced by a music program called Encore. Problem is that epstool tells me that my input file isn’t EPSF.

I wish I knew how EPSF differs from EPS. Is there a way to satisfy epstool so it doesn’t complain about that?

Thanks a lot, Yair

• January 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Did you check the Ghostscript page? The epstool is there for download.

• January 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I found, installed and ran it on an EPS file produced by a music program called Encore. The problem now is that epstool tells me that my input file isn’t EPSF.

I wish I knew how EPSF differs from EPS. Is there a way to satisfy epstool so it doesn’t complain about that?

I could attach this small file here if there was such a possibility.

Thanks a lot, Yair

• January 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Try the one I give you in the link. That is the official one, maybe the one you obtain in that music program has some differences, or is tuned for a different purpose.

6. March 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Thank you so much !!!

7. February 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm

This works! Great!