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New on CTAN: FlowframTk (former JpgfDraw)

Date: July 19, 2019 7:45:59 PM CEST
Nicola Talbot submitted the FlowframTk package. Version: 0.8.4 License: gpl Summary description: Vector graphics application with support for flowfram Announcement text:
The flowframtk Java graphics application is a replacement to JpgfDraw. (It's actually a name change with the code refactored and new features.) The application may be used to design frames for the flowfram package or create vector graphics images that can be exported to a file containing pgf.sty commands.
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/flowframtk The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/flowframtk/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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FlowframTk – Vector graphics application with support for flowfram.sty

FlowframTk is a graphics application written in Java designed for use with flowfram and pgf, but can also be used to create standalone image files.

You can use FlowframTk to:

  • Construct frames for use with the flowfram package.
  • Construct shapes using lines, moves and cubic Bezier segments.
  • Edit shapes by changing the defining control points.
  • Add symmetry to shapes.
  • Convert shapes into patterns (rotational, scaled, spiral).
  • Incorporate text and bitmap images (for annotation and background effects).
  • Display text along a shape.
  • Extract the parameters for ’s \parshape command and for \shapepar (defined in the shapepar package).

Pictures can be saved in FlowframTk’s native binary format (JDR) or native ascii format (AJR) or can be exported as:

  • a pgfpicture environment for use in documents with the pgf package;
  • a class or package that loads the flowfram package;
  • a PostScript file;
  • a PDF file;
  • a PNG image file; or
  • an SVG image file.

Alternative text can be specified to use when exporting to a file (e.g. if the text contains symbols or if it should be set in maths mode).

Mappings can be used to specify what font declarations should be used when exporting to a file.

To install, download and run the installer application flowframtk- version -installer.jar (where version is the version number).

This application replaces the now obsolete JpgfDraw.

MaintainerNicola Talbot



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