FIGFRAG - convert FIG to EPS replacing all text by its LaTeX equivalent. Latest features: - color support - fontstyle support 1. Why figfrag? The idea of figfrag started when I wanted to use LaTeX commands in xfig figures. So far, nothing new: use the special text options in xfig and use the pstex backend. However, I also wanted to create standalone EPS figures which consequently should be converted to PDF in order to use the figures with pdflatex. So I wrote a first script based on the pstex backend, but soon switched to use the psfrag package instead and, voila, the first version of figfrag was born. 2. Requirements To use figfrag you need the following: - the fig2dev program (http://www.xfig.org) - a working (La)TeX environment - the psfrag, epsfig, graphics, color, calc and ifthen packages - perl (I use version 5.6.1, and I haven't tried other versions) - the epscrop script (uses bash and awk) 3. Usage See the help text (figfrag -h). For best results enable the use of Type1 for Computer Modern fonts. This results in scalable (non bitmapped version) text and math. 4. Bugs Plenty of course ;-) I just haven't found them yet. Be warned: I have only been able to test figfrag on my own machine (Linux - Debian 3.0). 5. Acknowledgements Thanks to Hylke van Dijk and Jacco Taal for their valuable comments, support and patches. Have fun with it! Maarten Ditzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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figfrag – Convert xfig figures with embedded LaTeX commands to EPS
Figfrag generates EPS from xfig figures replacing all text with its LaTeX equivalent. Consequently, the EPS may be converted to PDF for use with pdfLaTeX. Figfrag includes support for colour and font style.
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