# EPS file with tight BB & Psfrag labels [closed]

I have an eps file: "model.eps" here:

http://petitlien.fr/my_test_file

The content preview is here:

http://apercu.petitlien.fr/my_test_file

I wish to make label replacements in the eps file using the psfrag commands as follows:

\psfrag{A}{$m$}
\psfrag{B}{$k$}
\psfrag{Y}{inner boundary}


This is relatively easy to do with the psfrag package loaded such as in:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[dvips]{graphicx,color}
\usepackage{psfrag}
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{figure}
\psfrag{A}{$m$}
\psfrag{B}{$k$}
\psfrag{Y}{inner boundary}
\includegraphics{E:/test/model.eps}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


But the above code will create an A4 paper with the figure in the middle. I don't want this.

What I would like to have is:

1. An new EPS file with the labels replaced by the psfrag commands. This new EPS file must have the same bounding box as the file "model.eps". This means if in GSView, I activate options > EPS Clip, then I must just see a tight bounding box around the new EPS file as in "model.eps". So this will result in a standalone EPS file with the labels properly replaced.

2. A method to convert this EPS file say to a PDF file but with the resulting file having the same "bounding box" size as the EPS file.

Psfrag is a wonderful tool and it would be great to be able to produce a standalone EPS with a tight bounding box and with all appropriate labels included via Psfrag.

Thank you for any suggestions and answers

Update

I have been looking at psfragger

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/psfragger

but it doesn't work. It is not maintained anymore.

A solution

The standalone package seems to work fine. I can obtain a tight pdf file through latex > dvips > ps2pdf.

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage[dvips]{graphicx,color}
\usepackage{psfrag}
\begin{document}
\psfrag{A}{$m$}
\psfrag{B}{$k,c$}
\psfrag{Y}{inner stator bore}
\includegraphics{E:/test/jeffcott.eps}
\end{document}


However the ps generated in the process (with dvips) does not appear well. Any reason for that?

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 For getting PDF output from psfrag, I recommend looking at this question: tex.stackexchange.com/q/11839/86, for getting as small a bounding box as possible, I recommend looking at this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11866/… (the accepted answer there works for any reasonable output format, not just PNG). – Andrew Stacey Mar 28 '11 at 8:31 Thanks for the pointers. I will study them. – yCalleecharan Mar 28 '11 at 8:50 @Andrew Stacey: The standalone package seems to do the trick. I have post an answer neatly. – yCalleecharan Mar 28 '11 at 10:36 @Andrew Stacey : I have edited my post as you requested. No I haven't tried the pdflatex method as you suggested. This is because I use TexLive 2010 and I can run both dvips and pdflatex on the document. PdfLaTeX will create the pdf equivalent of the figures. They won't be right but I can use the standalone package in the solution I posted above to get the right pdf figures with the psfrag labels. Then I can replace the correct pdf figures generated by the PdfLaTeX by the correct ones (through the standalone package). – yCalleecharan Mar 29 '11 at 4:51 Check this question – Lev Bishop Mar 30 '11 at 2:49
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