# gnuplot breaks LaTeX PDF title (SOLVED)

## Problem description

If you have an .eps plot generated with gnuplot (i.e. using `set terminal postscript eps enhanced color`), and you have tried to insert it to a LaTeX document (with `\includegraphics...`), when compiling it using `latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf`, you may notice how the title and other properties of the PDF document are copied from the last gnuplot .eps file you have included.

## How to fix this?

Instead of: dvips -o mypaper.ps mypaper.dvi

Use: fixdvipsgnuplot.sh mypaper

where `fixdvipsgnuplot.sh` should contain:

```    #!/bin/bash

dvips -o \$1.tmp.ps \$1.dvi || exit 1
sed '/^SDict begin \[\$/,/^end\$/d' \$1.tmp.ps > \$1.ps
rm \$1.tmp.ps

exit 0
```

## How does this solution work?

As you may be able to guess, the important stuff is at the `sed` line. Basically, gnuplot adds the figure title and other properties to the .eps file in a section called SDict which overwrites the default title you add to your paper. The given `sed` command removes the SDict lines, avoiding the overwrite.

```    sed '/^SDict begin \[\$/,/^end\$/d' \$1.tmp.ps > \$1.ps
```