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README for the Standard Graphics bundle

This bundle consists of packages written and supported by members of the 3 Project Team.

It is a collection of packages for:

  • producing colour
  • including graphics (eg PostScript) files
  • rotation and scaling of text
in documents.


Support files

File Notes
README.md This file
changes.txt Log of changes to the packages
graphics.ins Install file for docstrip

Basic packages

File           Notes
color.dtx Source for color package
graphics.dtx Source for graphics package
trig.dtx Source for trig package (required by graphics)

Extension Packages

File Notes
graphicx.dtx Source for graphicx package (extension of graphics)
epsfig.dtx     Source for epsfig package (extension of graphicx).
rotating.dtx   Source for rotating package (extension of graphicx).
keyval.dtx Source for keyval pacakge (required by both the above)
lscape.sty Produce landscape pages in a (mainly) portrait document

Driver Files

File Notes
drivers.dtx Source for driver files for supported drivers

User Documentation

File Notes
grfguide.tex User Guide to all the packages in this bundle
WARNING: This file calls color and graphics packages without a driver option. You must therefore set up two files color.cfg and graphics.cfg containing (for example) \ExecuteOptions{dvips} before running this file.
rotex.tex Examples of use of rotating package


 latex graphics.ins

This will produce the .sty package files.

Similarly you can run

 latex graphics-drivers.ins

to produce the .def driver files.

Not all supported drivers are included in this file as they are maintained elsewhere.


Move files ending in .sty or .def to a standard input directory.

Make a default option for your site by creating two files color.cfg and graphics.cfg containing (if dvips is your default driver) ExecuteOptions{dvips}

You may then the user guide by running:

 latex grfguide.tex


Copyright is maintained on each of these packages by the author(s) of the package.

Distribution Conditions

All the files in this bundle may be distributed under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in https://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

The list of all files belonging to this bundle is listed above.

The use of these files is otherwise unrestricted.

Reporting Bugs

If you wish to report a problem or bug in any of these packages please use the Issue Tracker for on GitHub and follow the guidelines that pop up if you press the New issue button.

In particular, to check that you are really seeing a bug, please write a short, self-contained document that shows the problem. This should include the latexbug package, which will warn if your test file is not suitable for one or the other reason. See the CONTRIBUTING guide for further details, or if you need to obtain the latexbug package.

If the bug turns out to be with third-party software then please contact the developer, and not us!


This README file is copyright 1993-2017 The 3 Project.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (2.4M).

graphics – Standard graphics

The package was designed to accommodate all needs for inclusion of graphics in documents, replacing many earlier packages used in 2.09. The package aims to give a consistent interface to including the file types that are understood in your output, by use of ‘printer drivers’ (now known, simply, as ‘drivers’). The distribution of the package contains several drivers, but others (for example, pdf) are distributed separately. The package also offers several means of manipulating graphics in the course of inserting them into a document (for example, rotation and scaling).

For extended documentation see epslatex.

The package is part of the graphics bundle, which is one of the collections in the ‘required’ set of packages.

Version1.2c 2017-06-25
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright1995–2017 David Carlisle, 3 Project
MaintainerDavid Carlisle
The Team
Contained inTeX Live as graphics
MiKTeX as graphics
TopicsGraphics include
See alsographicx
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