This file describes the contents of the distribution for TeXdraw $Id: README,v 2.0 1995/12/18 texdraw-V2R0 $ 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 compressed file texdraw-V2R0.tar.Z is available for anonymous ftp on ftp.TSP.EE.McGill.CA in directory /pub/tsp/texdraw. ===== Peter Kabal kabal@TSP.EE.McGill.CA Department of Electrical Engineering McGill University Montreal, Quebec ===== The distribution consists of the TeXdraw macros themselves, files with auxiliary macros, and the TeXdraw manual (texinfo format, also as a PostScript file). 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 txdexamp.tex - plain TeX code for the examples in the manual txdexamp.latex - LaTeX2e code for the examples in the manual compacted TeXdraw macros (directory compact/): texdraw.tex txdtools.tex txdps.tex TeXdraw documentation (directory manual/): texdraw.ps - PostScript version of the manual texdraw.texi - Texinfo source file for the TeXdraw manual texdraw.aux - cross-references (generated by an earlier run, used as input when TeX'ing the manual) texdraw.cps - concept index (generated by an earlier run, used as input when TeX'ing the manual) texdraw.fns - sorted functon index (generated by an earlier run, used as input when TeX'ing the manual). GNU Texinfo utilities (directory manual/): texindex.c - Source for the texindex program getopt.h - Include file for texindex.c texinfo.tex - Texinfo macros used to make manuals and on-line documentation texi2dvi - Script to run TeX and texindex =============================================== The following notes on setup are for Unix systems. Initial Tests: (1) Print the PostScript version of the manual ("texdraw.ps") 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 ===== Permanent Setup: Compact source files: In the subdirectory "compact", there are versions of the macro files with most comments and white space removed. (1) Private copy of TeXdraw. Move the TeXdraw sources files ("texdraw.sty", texdraw.tex", "txdtools.tex" and "txdps.tex") to an appropriate directory. If you are keeping private versions of the files, consider using the directory ~mylogin/tex . With many versions of TeX, including this directory in the TeX input path variable (the environment variable TEXINPUTS) allows you to refer to the files in TeX without specifying the full pathname. With the C-cshell, a line in the ".login" file sets the environment variable TEXINPUTS % setenv TEXINPUTS ".:$HOME/tex:". The last part of the path string should terminate with a colon to have the default directory of TeX files available. (2) Public copy of TeXdraw. Move the TeXdraw source files ("texdraw.sty", "texdraw.tex", "txdtools.tex" and "txdps.tex") to a directory that TeX searches by default. This might be a directory such as "/usr/local/lib/tex/inputs". Newer versions of TeX allow subdirectory searching - in that case, use the directory "/usr/local/lib/tex/inputs/TeXdraw". ===== The following instructions pertain to installing the ability to use the Texinfo system for any texinfo type manual. (1) The GNU program "texindex" should built using % cc texindex.c -o texindex Move the program to an appropriate place such as "/usr/local/bin". (2) The GNU script "texi2dvi" runs TeX and texindex for a texinfo file. Move this script to an appropriate place such as "/usr/local/bin". (3) The GNU "texinfo.tex" file should go into the public directories searched by TeX, for instance "/usr/local/lib/tex/inputs", or "/usr/local/lib/tex/inputs/texinfo". ===== Creating a TeXdraw manual from the sources: (1) Make sure "texdraw.tex", "txdtools.tex" and "texinfo.tex" will be found by TeX. (2) To create the manual, you have to TeX the manual twice - the second time to access the sorted indices and the cross-references. The program "texindex" sorts the indices. (The distribution includes pre- sorted indices that can be used). The three steps can be replaced by an invokation of the script "texi2dvi". % tex texdraw.texinfo % texindex texdraw % tex texdraw.texinfo (3) If you have the printer driver program dvips, a PostScript version of the manual is created as follows. % dvips texdraw -o texdraw.ps ===== On-line info manual: Consider building an info version of the manual. For this you need the GNU program "makeinfo" (available by anonymous ftp from prep.ai.mit.edu as part of texinfo-XXX.tar.gz). After running "makeinfo texdraw", the top level info directory file "dir" in /usr/local/emacs/info needs to be updated to include a menu entry for TeXdraw. This entry is of the form * TeXdraw: (texdraw). TeXdraw is a collection of macros that allow drawings to be created from within TeX. Also the files produced by makeinfo (texdraw, texdraw-1, texdraw-2, and texdraw-3) need to be moved there. The info file can be read from within the emacs editor, or with the info reader program "info" (also part of the texinfo distribution).
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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 the 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.
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|Copyright||1993-1995 Peter Kabal|
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