# [tex-live] can you suggest where I can get help

John Wilkins wilkins at mps.ohio-state.edu
Thu Mar 27 22:21:11 CET 2008

Karl,

I am preparing a grant proposals that has to go thur grants.gov
and I am trying to do it with pdftex since some of figures come by a
route that missed postscript going into Type1 pdf direct.

But I can't figure out how to include them.  \special doesn't work for
me, and I don't know why.  The latest install July 2007 was TEX Live
2007.

Can someone tell me how to do something as simple as

\vbox{\hbox(with fig.pdf) \hbox{figure caption}.
of
\hbox{\vbox(with fig.pdf) \vbox{figure caption}.

that will run under pdftex.

I will be eternally grateful.

I feel like an idiot.  I have always been able to do stuff on my own
before.  I must be too old and gone soft in the head.

Thanks.

Cheers, John

P.S. I don't have to resize the pdf figures. I know how to make each
the right size initially in pdf and, of course, I convert the eps one
with epstopdf.  That works fine until I try to include pdf figure.