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Robin Fairbairns <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 Mar 2009 07:18:33 +0000
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Kenneth Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Here at the University of Queensland, at a rough estimate, I spend as much time
> helping staff with the eps-pdf problem in graphics as with all their other
> problems in LaTeX combined.
> I've occasionally thought about doing something with \includegraphics after copying it to
> \UQincludegraphics, but that would make most files using it not usable
> outside UQ.

a modified graphics package (however modified) doesn't solve the
portability problem -- old versions of packages remain on people's
machines for a very long time indeed.  (i've got tetex 1, 2 and 3 on
this machine, but then i'm that sort of person...)

if _you_ have the up-to-date package (which works with the latest pdftex
with the whizzy "selective" \write18) your document isn't going to work
any better on my old machine than would a document using