Re: [Rd] bounding box in PostScript

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 17 Apr 2006 - 21:01:34 GMT

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, David Allen wrote:

> When a graph is saved as PostScript, the bounding box is often too big.
> A consequence is that when the graph is included in a LaTeX document,
> the spacing does not look good.
> Is this a recognized problem? Is someone working on it? Could I help?

It's not really true. The bounding box is of the figure region, and it is a design feature. If the figure `region' that is too big for your purposes you need to adjust the margins.

Alternatively, there are lots of ways to set a tight bounding box: I tend to use the bbox device in gs. But that often ends up with figures which do not align, depending on whether text has descenders.

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