TeXdraw distribution $Id: README 2.8 2019/04/18 TeXdraw-v2r3 $ The TeXdraw package consists of a set of macro definitions for the TeX typesetting program. These macros allow the user to produce PostScript drawings from within TeX and LaTeX. The main benefits of TeXdraw accrue from the ability to produce drawings from <within> TeX, using TeX fonts for labelling the drawing. Basic drawing features include: (1) moves, lines and arrow vectors - selectable gray level, line width, pattern, arrowhead size and type (2) circles, ellipses, arcs, and Bezier curves (3) general fill command to fill a region defined by lines and Bezier curves (selectable gray level) (4) TeX text, including mathematics, can be positioned and superimposed on the drawing TeXdraw has been designed to be extensible. Drawing "segments" are relocatable, self-contained units. Using a combination of the begingroup/ endgroup mechanism in TeX and the gsave/grestore mechanism in PostScript, drawing segments allow for local changes to the scaling and line parameters. Using TeX's macro definition capability, new drawing commands can be constructed from drawing segments. The extensibility features include, (1) relocatable drawing segments to keep changes local (2) local segment scaling (3) saving and restoring positions using symbolic positions The distribution as a compressed tar file is available from: http://www-mmsp.ECE.McGill.CA/MMSP/Documents/Software ===== Peter Kabal peter.kabal@McGill.CA Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering McGill University Montreal, Quebec ===== The distribution consists of the TeXdraw macros themselves, files with auxiliary macros, and the TeXdraw manual (PosScript/PDF). Distribution Contents: ---------------------- Miscellaneous: README - this file ChangeLog - log of changes to TeXdraw TeXdraw macros (main directory): texdraw.tex - TeXdraw macros for TeX texdraw.sty - LaTeX2e interface to TeXdraw txdtools.tex - TeXdraw toolbox for extending TeXdraw txdps.tex - TeXdraw macros for accessing PostScript macros blockdiagram.tex - Block diagram macros for TeXdraw TeXdraw examples (directory examples/): txdexamp.tex - plain TeX code for the examples in the manual txdexamp.latex - LaTeX2e code for the examples in the manual TeXdraw documentation (directory manual/): texdraw.ps - PostScript version of the manual texdraw.pdf - PDF version of the manual texdraw.texi - Texinfo source file for the TeXdraw manual =============================================== Initial Tests: (1) View the PostScript or pdf version of the manual ("texdraw.ps" or "texdraw.pdf") to see the capabilities of TeXdraw. (2) Try TeX'ing the examples file. Assuming plain TeX is invoked with the command "tex" and LaTeX2e is invoked with the command "latex" % tex txdexamp ... or ... % latex texdexamp.latex (3) Printing the examples using the appropriate printer driver program (only dvips can be used with the plain TeX version of the examples), % dvips txdexamp
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texdraw – Graphical macros, using embedded PostScript
TeXdraw is a set of macro definitions for TeX, which allow the user to produce PostScript drawings from within TeX and LaTeX. TeXdraw has been designed to be extensible. Drawing ‘segments’ are relocatable, self-contained units. Using a combination of TeX’s grouping mechanism and the gsave/grestore mechanism in PostScript, drawing segments allow for local changes to the scaling and line parameters. Using TeX’s macro definition capability, new drawing commands can be constructed from drawing segments.
|Licenses||CC BY 4.0|
|Copyright||1991–2019 Peter Kabal|
|Contained in||TeX Live as texdraw|
MiKTeX as texdraw
|Topics||Graphics in TeX|