dvipdfm is great i agree, but it has one major problem. It does not support
Dia is also fine and has a nice feature in that it makes real small eps
files, but the drawing tools are too limited. It is fine for simple things
but if you have to draw hatches yourself it's to much work for my.
Furthermore i miss good arrows and the positioning of text boxes relative to
lines is sometimes messed up.
Therefore i prefer visio with illustrator
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan G Isaac" <aisaac@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [MiKTeX] croped pdf problem
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:31:10 +0200 Benno van Oosten
> > I've wreslted with the problem visio and eps/pdf also the problem is
> > visio messes up the bounding box. The method which i use to great
> > satisfaction saving the visio file as an eps. After that i open the eps
> > adobe illustrator, here you can see the messed up bounding box. Then i
> > a new drawing in illustrator and copy the drawing to the new
> > drawing. After this i save the new illustrator drawing as eps file.
> > Illustrator does save the correct bounding box. The eps file you now
> > you can directly include in your latex if you use dvips and if you need
> > files then you process this eps with distiller and you get a correct pdf
> > file with nice looking quality and no strange white space.
> > The fact that your quality was poor when you created the first file is
> > you have lost your vector information. I personally prefer making the
> > complete document in eps en ps. I keep high quality this way. Only if i
> > a pdf i create it using the pdfwrite function from gostview. This works
> > perfectly and since only one pdf step is needed you keep high quality.
> Don't forget about dvipdfm, which I use to produce
> PDFs from LaTeX+EPS all the time with great satisfaction.
> Also, for better EPS, you might try Dia instead of Visio.
> Alan Isaac
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