Fig4LaTeX is designed to simplify management of the figures in a large LaTeX document. Fig4LaTeX is appropriate for projects that include figures with graphics created by XFig -- in particular, graphics which use the combined PS/LaTeX (or PDF/LaTeX) export method. When such a figure includes text elements that are marked with the "special" flag, those texts are actually rendered by LaTeX and only the strictly graphical elements of the figure are rendered by including an image. See the example document, included in this directory which has been cunningly named "example.tex". In a large project one would typically place the .fig files in a seperate sub-directory. In "example.tex" the figures are in a sub-directory named "figs/" -- changing into that directory and running the fig4latex script produces a Makefile, one then runs "make" in order to create the .tex and .eps (or .pdf) files which contain the graphic. Fig4latex has been (minimally) tested in an Ubuntu linux environment. The prerequisites are Perl, fig2dev and Make, so it could probably be made to work in other environments. Usage: fig4latex [-d dir] [-m NUM] [-p] [-l] [-h] -d DIR Directory containing the figures (a path relative to the directory where your LaTeX source files are). -m NUM Magnification factor. -p Pdflatex -- create makefile for use with pdflatex -- the images get converted to pdf format. -l Latex -- create makefile for use with (regular) latex -- the images are exported as eps format. (this is the default) -h Help -- print this message and quit. --Joe Fields firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This file is part of fig4latex. fig4latex 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 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. fig4latex is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with fig4latex. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
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fig4latex – Management of figures for large LaTeX documents
Fig4LaTeX simplifies management of the figures in a large LaTeX document. Fig4LaTeX is appropriate for projects that include figures with graphics created by XFig — in particular, graphics which use the combined PS/LaTeX (or PDF/LaTeX) export method.
An example document (with its output) is provided.
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|Copyright||2009 Joseph E. Fields|
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|MiKTeX as fig4latex|
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