Saving graphics as EPS (MMA 3.0/HPUX)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9138] Saving graphics as EPS (MMA 3.0/HPUX)*From*: goedde at cascade.phy.depaul.edu (Chris Goedde)*Date*: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:01:54 -0400*Organization*: DePaul University, Chicago IL*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, I'm using Mathematica 3.0 on and HPUX 10.20 box. I want to save some graphics, generated with ContourPlot as EPS to include in a LaTeX file. My first attempt was to use "Save Selection As -> EPS". This creates an EPS file that produces...nothing. I know a fair bit about postscript, so I poked around, tried various tricks (add a showpage, etc), but I can't see any image. The file looks ok, lots of lineto's and strokes, but even with ghostscript, I don't see anything. As far as I can tell, it doesn't give any errors, but it doesn't seem to render anything, either. My second attempt was to try "Save As Special -> TeX". This produces a different EPS file, one that renders correctly with ghostscript. Great. But, the file contains a totally bogus bounding box comment: %%BoundingBox: 101. 569. 4. 472. 468. All I can say about this is HUH?!? That line is invalid in two different ways. Anyway, I can fix this by hand, so it's not a bad problem. But my question remains: how do I get Mma 3.0 for HPUX to produce valid EPS files for graphics? Thanks. -- Chris Goedde goedde at cascade.phy.depaul.edu