[LON-CAPA-users] Printing Figures
Guy Albertelli II
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 14:33:27 -0500 (EST)
> I didn't think the TeXwidth attribute only accepts a number. That
> number defines the number of mm wide the image will be. Try TeXwidth="70"
TeXWidth is supposed to support percentages (which is turned into
width of the column), but as Todd points out it's buggy.
> Todd Ruskell wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We're trying to improve the hard-copy printing of images, particularly
> > for exams. For one particular problem, if I do not set any size
> > options, the latex code produces an image with a width of 142.2 mm and
> > a height of 144 mm with the default single-column format. If I use
> > the TeXwidth option, like:
> > <img src="Figures/circleSym.gif" TeXwidth="50%"/>,
> > then the image is visibly flattened in the vertical direction, and
> > looking at the latex code I see an image with a width of 90.17 mm and
> > a height of 50.63 mm, which clearly destroys the aspect ratio.
> > Further, If I use the single-column format, the image is visibly
> > squashed in the horizontal direction, albeit much smaller. This is
> > very disturbing when asking a question about figure which should show
> > a circular cross-section but that looks unquestionably elliptical.
> > If I try adding TeXheight="50%", the latex code generated is
> > \includegraphics[width=90.17 mm,height=50% mm], which clearly won't work.
> > I'm sure others have encountered this issue. What is the
> > preferred/accepted method for scaling images in LaTeX mode while
> > properly preserving aspect ratios?
> > Thanks,
> > Todd
> > --Dr. Todd G. Ruskell Phone: 303-384-2080
> > Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics FAX: 303-273-3919
> > Colorado School of Mines
> > Golden, CO 80401
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