figtoipe - Convert FIG figures into Ipe format
[-g] [-p preamble
] FIGfile XMLfile
converts files in FIG format (as created, e.g., by xfig
to Ipe's XML format.
is not complete. The main lacking feature is the conversion of
splines. Arc-boxes are replaced by rectangles. Feel free to improve this
The drawing models of FIG and Ipe are somewhat different. Ipe does not support
depth ordering independent of grouping, pattern fill, and Postscript fonts.
tries to include images specified in the XFIG file. For JPEG
pictures, it tries include the compressed image data into the XML file. For
files not recognized as JPEG, anytopnm
is called; its output is
compressed and included in the XML file. Some output of anytopnm
be rejected (e.g. images larger than 5000x5000 pixels or B&W bitmaps), or
group the figure in the output XML
- tell ipe to crop PDF output to the boundingbox
- write in ipe 6 format instead of ipe 7 format
- -p latex
- add latex as a preamble to the generated XML file,
Alexander Bürger <email@example.com> (image handling)
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More information about Ipe can be found in The Ipe Manual
, which can be
found in your Ipe installation.
comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. It is free software; you can
redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.
See the file gpl.txt
accompanying the source for details.