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FIG2PS2TEX General Commands Manual FIG2PS2TEX


fig2ps2tex – generate a TeX file for including a PostScript file


fig2ps2tex file


Fig2ps2tex generates a TeX file for including a PostScript file in a
TeX document. This involves calculating the bounding box from the
Postscript document. The TeX inclusion file is written to stdout.

There is also for those systems without csh and/or dc
(Linux for example).

Note that the psfig macro package provides a more sophisticated
approach to including Postscript files in LaTeX docuements. Fig2ps2tex
works with plain TeX however.

Assume the Postscript file is called . The command

% fig2ps2tex >foo.tex

will create the inclusion file with bounding information. Then include
this file in your TeX document with the command



psfig(1), latex, fig2dev, transfig.


Micah Beck
Cornell University

Man page by George Ferguson,


Copyright 1994 Micah Beck

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14 Mar 1991 FIG2PS2TEX