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I'm making an a0 sciposter in LaTeX. I'm having problems when adding figures in tex+pdf files with the \input command. The problem is that the figure's text is too big for my figure. For example, the same figure in beamer (or a common LaTeX document) appears as the following image:

Skeleton figure in beamer

But the same image in my sciposter is as follows:

Skeleton figure in sciposter

The figure insertion code for both (sciposter and beamer/LaTeX) is as follows:

    \caption{Esqueleto virtual de 15 articulaciones de \emph{OpenNI}/\emph{NITE}}                                                

Is there any way to solve the problem and to generate the figure in the sciposter with the same proportions of the original image (in beamer for my example)?

The figure tex file is the next code (also for both, sciposter and beamer) exported from Inkscape:

%% Creator: Inkscape inkscape 0.48.2, www.inkscape.org
%% PDF/EPS/PS + LaTeX output extension by Johan Engelen, 2010
%% Accompanies image file 'esqueleto.pdf' (pdf, eps, ps)
%% To include the image in your LaTeX document, write
%%   \input{<filename>.pdf_tex}
%%  instead of
%%   \includegraphics{<filename>.pdf}
%% To scale the image, write
%%   \def\svgwidth{<desired width>}
%%   \input{<filename>.pdf_tex}
%%  instead of
%%   \includegraphics[width=<desired width>]{<filename>.pdf}
%% Images with a different path to the parent latex file can
%% be accessed with the `import' package (which may need to be
%% installed) using
%%   \usepackage{import}
%% in the preamble, and then including the image with
%%   \import{<path to file>}{<filename>.pdf_tex}
%% Alternatively, one can specify
%%   \graphicspath{{<path to file>/}}
%% For more information, please see info/svg-inkscape on CTAN:
%%   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/svg-inkscape
    \errmessage{(Inkscape) Color is used for the text in Inkscape, but the package 'color.sty' is not loaded}%
    \errmessage{(Inkscape) Transparency is used (non-zero) for the text in Inkscape, but the package 'transparent.sty' is not loaded}%
      \setlength{\unitlength}{\unitlength * \real{\svgscale}}%
    \put(0.79518277,0.76070166){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Codo der.}}}%
    \put(0.81356486,0.50269197){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Mano der.}}}%
    \put(0.77404193,0.33459856){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Rodilla der.}}}%
    \put(0.72218005,0.07502538){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Pie der.}}}%
    \put(0.82068961,1.0126202){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Hombro der.}}}%
    \put(0.86809471,0.6181998){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Cadera der.}}}%
    \put(0.17688348,0.76070166){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Codo izq.}}}%
    \put(0.17148466,0.50269197){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Mano izq.}}}%
    \put(0.21519443,0.33459856){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Rodilla izq.}}}%
    \put(0.27034587,0.07502538){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Pie izq.}}}%
    \put(0.15482862,1.0126202){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Hombro izq.}}}%
    \put(0.13391934,0.61845517){\color[rgb]{0,0,0}\makebox(0,0)[cb]{\scriptsize{Cadera izq.}}}%
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1 Answer 1

I propose two things:

  1. Export your Inkscape file to PDF and use \includegraphics{images/exportedPDFfile}.
    That way the proportion graphic size to text size stays the same.
  2. Redefine the \scriptsize macro that is used by Inkspace:

        \caption{Esqueleto virtual de 15 articulaciones de \emph{OpenNI}/\emph{NITE}}

    Note that I put the redefinition inside the \scalebox macro so that it stays local.
    Instead of \fontsize… you could use any other already defined size macro:


Also: \centering and \scriptsize don't take any parameters.

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Thanks @Qrrbrbirlbel I really really appreciate your help, the code \def\scriptsize{\fontsize{8}{10}\selectfont} did the trick. –  Herman Sep 27 '12 at 2:38
@Herman 8 is the font size, 10 is the new \baselineskip. (You can mark your inline code.) –  Qrrbrbirlbel Sep 27 '12 at 2:40
@Herman I wouldn't accept so fast. Give it some time. Maybe someone else will come up with a better answer. –  Qrrbrbirlbel Sep 27 '12 at 2:42
Ok, thanks @Qrrbrbirlbel –  Herman Sep 27 '12 at 2:42

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