# Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the nice fonts. I have the following questions:

1. Is it possible to compile both types of files in one latex application? I have pdflatex and dvi-ps-pdf., where the former needs all PDF files and the latter accepts only EPS files.

2. How to obtain a standalone PDF file from an EPs file with embedded fonts with PSFRAG.

About the second question, will it give exactly the same result (quality) as I usually get with the triple dvi-ps-pdf?

I had a look at this question:

Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process

which suggests this code

->Convert to standalone pdf

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


I tried this code but I got an error: It says "no bounding box" and "can not determine the size of graphic".

The same question gives something related to that in his answers part B. But I did not understand it. Could someone help me about the issue?

• Do you know about epstopdf script and companion package? – Paul Gessler Jan 11 '15 at 20:33
• @PaulGessler In the linux machine I think I can use it as I used the otherway around pdftoeps. But I dont know the details. I mean \psfrag{u12}[t][]{$\phi_{12}$} \psfrag{u21}[t][]{\hspace{2mm}$\phi_{21}$} \psfrag{ph}{\hspace{-8mm}Phi} If epstopdf could understand these arguments. – Seyhmus Güngören Jan 11 '15 at 20:38
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• @MartinSchröder thanks for the explanation. I do both ways, anyways. – Seyhmus Güngören Jan 11 '15 at 22:51