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### Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

I upgraded my LaTeX and TeXShop, now using 2017 version. (Mac of course, not using my Ugly PC for artistic work)

embedded figures in older documents now suddenly became super small. I had to zoome them out?

Paul
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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Pretty much every time I upgrade LaTeX or change to a slightly different brand I have to redo figure size and placement, or even change to/from eps,jpg,...

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Thanx!

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Paul wrote:
Pretty much every time I upgrade LaTeX or change to a slightly different brand I have to redo figure size and placement, or even change to/from eps,jpg,...

I'm using latex at an online site and just had to change the name of every plot file from .ps to .eps (so plot1.ps had to be renamed plot1.eps)
No changes to the actual content of the files, just the names had to be changed

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

ppauper wrote:
Paul wrote:
Pretty much every time I upgrade LaTeX or change to a slightly different brand I have to redo figure size and placement, or even change to/from eps,jpg,...

I'm using latex at an online site and just had to change the name of every plot file from .ps to .eps (so plot1.ps had to be renamed plot1.eps)
No changes to the actual content of the files, just the names had to be changed

this to keep the old visual size or to even see the figures?

ppauper
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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Collector wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Paul wrote:
Pretty much every time I upgrade LaTeX or change to a slightly different brand I have to redo figure size and placement, or even change to/from eps,jpg,...

I'm using latex at an online site and just had to change the name of every plot file from .ps to .eps (so plot1.ps had to be renamed plot1.eps)
No changes to the actual content of the files, just the names had to be changed

this to keep the old visual size or to even see the figures?

just to see them. Then I get to spend hours playing with vskip, hskip, and epsfxsize to get things right.
I used to have to say \epsfbox{figure.ps}, now it's just \epsfbox{figure}, but the file has to be figure.eps

\ begin{figure} [thb]
\ vskip -1.7cm \ hskip 3.cm\ epsfxsize=5cm \ epsfbox{figure}}
\ vskip  .1cm
\ caption{My figure.}
\ label{fig1}
\ end{figure}

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

That's pretty much what I have to do.

1. Get it to see the image
2. Place in the right position with respect to text [NB this is often ignored]
3. Get the image the right size
4. Mess around to move left or right a bit
5. Add subtract vertical distance above the image
6. Add subtract vertical space below
7. Hope that the image doesn't just 'disappear' into another dimension

Every time it is different!

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Paul wrote:
That's pretty much what I have to do.

1. Get it to see the image
2. Place in the right position with respect to text [NB this is often ignored]
3. Get the image the right size
4. Mess around to move left or right a bit
5. Add subtract vertical distance above the image
6. Add subtract vertical space below
7. Hope that the image doesn't just 'disappear' into another dimension

Every time it is different!

much the same experience. here is what I normally use

\ begin{figure}
\ vspace{-1em}
\ begin{center}
\ centerline{\includegraphics[scale=.16]{kubermotes.jpg}}
\ caption{Nice Drawing.}
\ end{center}
\ vspace{-1.5em}
\ end{figure}

so use the vspace functions to add white space above and below, and scale function to change scale, and new version I had to scale up all my old figures.

my graphics expert recommended converting all figures to jpg, she said jpg better when working with printing press (I think jpg had bad reputation for max print quality, that was the old jpg format or something I understood, recommended not using eps,ps, pdf or such). I use photoshop to convert all to jpg and to get the optimal light setting (to turn off readers I dont want, so I only got about 24).

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

I can imagine this would be a major pain if you're bringing out a  new edition of a book and have to go through and change hundreds of figures

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

BTW, speaking of .ps files, you cannot add them as attachment on the forum as mentioned on the "Quad precision" thread.

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Cuchulainn wrote:
BTW, speaking of .ps files, you cannot add them as attachment on the forum as mentioned on the "Quad precision" thread.

I like .ps files because they're easy to edit
I tend to create graphics using an old version of gnuplot, and if you crack open the resulting .ps file it's fairly easy to figure out what all the things mean and to move labels around and so on.
I don't know how to do that with jpg or pdf files.

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

Correct me if I am wrong, but I always thought ps (or eps) is a vector graphic, while jpg is just a compressed bitmap. Then if jpg is not produced in very high resolution, it will not be possible to have clear picture in the final text if resized, whlie eps or pdf should perfectly resize without any loss in quality.

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

my footnotes in tables goes away when switching to twocolumn

any ideas, I did some googling with no good solution that worked

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

This package can do footnotes under tables: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/threeparttable?lang=en
You can also put \footnotemark within the table and \footnotetext{...} after the table environment.

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### Re: Figures latest LaTeX, TexShop so small

katastrofa wrote:
This package can do footnotes under tables: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/threeparttable?lang=en
You can also put \footnotemark within the table and \footnotetext{...} after the table environment.

did not work in my twocolumn environment. I made a fake table by duping \begin{table*}[h]  to \begin{table}[h]

it worked. So a Ghost table that not show in text, but is necessary to get table footnotes to show in \twocolumn. but yes the footnotes then dont show up just below my table where I like to have them, but jumped up, okay too.