[lug] Need help with LaTeX, gnuplot, PDF document creation

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Fri Jun 2 07:15:58 MDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 22:53 -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> About a year ago, I was able to produce several documents with gnuplot
> generated data plot figure using LaTeX as the document formatting
> tool. Now I am having trouble repeating that and can't remember
> exactly how I did it. I have the original .tex files from last year,
> but they don't seem to work correctly any more. Or at least the tool
> chain constructed recently doesn't work correctly.
> I can generate dvi files and convert them to ps using either dvips or
> dvi2ps. I can display the ps with gv, but I can't print it on
> my HPLJ5MP. 
> If I use pdflatex I get a pdf file that prints, but the actual
> contents of the figures is blank. 
> I can't find the program that I used last year to convert ps
> to pdf. 
> What has happened? 
> I'm using Debian Sarge with all software from Debian repository.
> Does anyone have suggestions? Any good, recent HOWTOs?
> Does anyone have a currently working Latex/gnuplot document
> that they will let me crib from to get ideas about what I'm doing
> wrong, or what might have changed.

pdflatex wants to have images in pdf, jpg and a couple other formats
(which don't include ps/eps).

You can convert your images to one of these formats and then pdflatex
should work fine.

ps2pdf is in the gs-common package on Debian Sarge.


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