I'm writing a TeX document in which graphics are converted from .eps to .pdf using epstopdf.

For the most part, everything works fine, but for two of the figures, the pdf that is generated from the eps file (i.e. figure-eps-converted-to.pdf) is completely blank.

The result is a normal document but with a blank image in place of these two graphics.

EDIT: The figures were both created in MatLab, before subsequent editing in Adobe Illustrator.

Does anyone know of an element of the package epstopdf that would stop it from properly converting my .eps file? The TeX code to include these graphics is exactly the same as for the those that work fine.

Fig 1

Fig 2

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! Can you provide us with access to the two figures that are giving a problem? – Andrew Swann Dec 6 '12 at 18:16
  • @AndrewSwann I'd be happy to provide the figures, is there someway I can upload the .eps files? – GMacGilchrist Dec 6 '12 at 18:21
  • Sure, see meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/2136/15925 and note the proceedure for those who do not have sufficient reputation yet. – Andrew Swann Dec 6 '12 at 18:25
  • @GMacGilchrist --- Unfortunately the image upload on this site uses the png format, which means that the information we need in order to help you is lost. If you can make the eps file available for download somewhere, you can add a link to your question. Incidentally, my money is on Illustrator as the culprit. It is the work of Satan. – Ian Thompson Dec 6 '12 at 19:37
  • @IanThompson Yes, I noted the .png issue while uploading. I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently technically minded to make the plots available for download, so will try to solve the problem independently. Incidentally, TeXnicCenter completes the conversion absolutely fine - any ideas what the difference could be between this and the distribution I generally use (TeXShop) which fluffs it?? – GMacGilchrist Dec 7 '12 at 11:13

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