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Invoking the following command

dvips input.dvi -E -o output.eps

will produce an EPS file with only %%BoundingBox header as follows:

%!PS-Adobe-2.0 EPSF-2.0
%%BoundingBox: 85 626 184 729

Unfortunately this bounding box is not so accurate that it cannot be imported by \includegraphics[hiresbb]{output.eps}.

Shortly speaking, is it possible to force dvips to produce not only %%BoundingBox but also %%HiResBoundingBox?

Actually we can insert %%HiResBoundingBox using epstool --copy --bbox input.eps output.eps, but I want to minimize the workflow.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

It is not possible to generate an accurate bounding box with the -E option, the reason why a hires bb is also not possible.

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