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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Problem converting DB to PDF...

On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 10:38:05AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Nik Clayton <nik@nothing-going-on.demon.co.uk> writes:
> > As far as I know, the pdftex defaults aren't overrides, they're just a
> > default list of extensions to search.  So if you tell pdftex "Include
> > the image file with the name "figure1", it'll search for "figure1"
> > first, then "figure1.png", then "figure1.pdf", and so on.
> > 
> > All I do is change the search order, so that it'll include "figure1.pdf"
> > in preference to "figure1.png".
> > 
> > > > No.  As the first step *after* (Open)Jade has generated the .tex file we
> > > > prepend a line of TeX that makes sure the defaults are set to what we
> > > > expect them to be.
> > > 
> > > Oh, can I say "ew" to that?
> > 
> > Yep.  But I've learnt that expecting application defaults to change
> > stable between releases is a bad idea.
> Eh?

I agree with you on the "ew", but application defaults can change,
so better to hardcode them somewhere we control, where they're not at
the whim of the author :-)

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