Posts Tagged ‘ PDF ’

latex error: .xbb (no BoundingBox) for pdf files

So I have been encountering this error a lot for the pdf files which were working fine on one machine but after being shifted to other, could not compile me tex file. After spending quite a bit of time in fixing from with in latex, a friend recommended should just fix the pdfs themselves

so do following

%first convert pdf to eps

pdftops -eps yourPDFName.pdf yourPDFName.eps

%convert to eps with bounding box 

epstool –copy –bbox yourPDFName.eps –output yourPDFNameNew.eps

%convert back to pdf

epstopdf yourPDFNameNew.eps


Mendeley and Zotero

Have started using Both 🙂

Both have their pros and cons.

I like Zotero because it is right in my Browser, click it and you can add tags search through it. Want to add webpages no problem. Link different documents with each other, add crazy tags, notes and other things. Amazing isn’t it.

Don’t like just because it is Browser. Well I am not huge fan of Firefox especially after the Chrome. Somehow Firefox and my comptuer’s memory management does not go hand by hand. And the Zotero Does not work with Chrome 😦

And Mendeley allows to see and put notes INSIDE the PDF. Well Frankly with the Apple’s Tablet on the Way I hope they can add feature to write on the PDF with PEN rather than that YELLOW Post-it appearing; but till then this option looks nice to me.

There is one big problem with the Mendeley, it does not allow you to note down the website. For example I was searching for some Image Datasets and I went to INRIA’s page. Now I wanted to store it and tag it as dataset so that I can access it afterwards. Yes I can bookmark it but what is the point of bookmarking if you have to save and access someother interface for this. Mendeley does not allow it. I don’t know why but they don’t. However Zotero does.

However there is Mendeley has the option to sync the Zotero, but it only syncs the PDF and nothing else. Therefore my line of action is use Zotero while working online and Mendeley for the offline work.