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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Problem converting DB to PDF...
On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 09:03:24PM +0000, Sebastian Rahtz wrote: > Nik Clayton writes: > > I discovered that if I convert PNG images to EPS files and then run them > > through TeX they appear about twice the size they should do. For > > example, an 80x24 xterm takes up almost half the page. > > I'd look closely at your PNG to EPS tool. Its plainly broken. I would not > build a huge edifice on an inadequate tool..... I don't think so. I saw this if I used pdftex and used the .png files *natively*. They still appeared about twice as large as I'd like them to be in the generated .pdf file. This wouldn't have been a problem *if* I could have reliably converted from PNG to PDF. If I could have done that then I could have just upped the DPI when converting from PNG to EPS and PNG to PDF. Sadly, every time I tried this (whether I was using Ghostscript directly, or ImageMagick, or any of the NetPBM stuff) I got a broken PDF file. Suppose I had xterm.png. I could convert that to xterm.pdf, and load xterm.pdf up in Acrobat, and it looked fine. If I then had a document that pulled in xterm.pdf, the document looked fine, but the image was corrupt. It looked like the colours had shifted, and, moving down the image, every line was offset one pixel to the right of the previous line. N -- Internet connection, $19.95 a month. Computer, $799.95. Modem, $149.95. Telephone line, $24.95 a month. Software, free. USENET transmission, hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Thinking before posting, priceless. Somethings in life you can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard. -- Graham Reed, in the Scary Devil Monastery
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