This is perhaps a beginner/simple question, but how does includegraphics determine the "box" encapsulating a vector graphic embedded on, say, a letter-size paper?
When I read my EPS files (generated with Matlab) using GhostView, they appear in some corner of a full-size, otherwise blank page. Do the various page properties (like orientation, type, etc.) matter? And why does there need to be some blank page underneath the saved graphic for that matter? I'm trying to understand how best to prepare figures for publication.
Thanks in advance.