[Mac OS X TeX] Re: making diagrams (Create + TeXShop)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Aug 8 14:58:08 CEST 2001

lawrence said:

> > Cropping (also called "Masking") can be accomplished by drawing a crop
> > rectangle, selecting that and the items to be cropped and choosing:
> > Object->Group->Mask Group.
> That's useful, as then all the labels can be put on a single page.
> As an acid test of this, I exported a whole page of TeX and imported it
> several times, masking out various formulas.  One would never work this way,
> but I was trying to break it.  The PDFs are large (presumably there are
> several copies of the original document), although the Create document shares
> the references.
> The resulting rather silly (but working!) diagram is at
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/tmp, along with the TeXShop input and output
> files.  It looks correct on the screen and it prints correctly too.

This returns us to the issue of Services, and whether or no TeXView's
``TeX EQ -> EPS'' Service could be improved upon. (For those late to the
game, this allows one to type a TeX equation, select it, choose the
Service and get back a .eps in situ)

Unfortunately, this doesn't work in Create 1.0, which is what I have on
my Cube at home, nor in FrameMaker, but it does work in Altsys Virtuoso
2.0 (though one must manually delete the text---arguably that's not a
bad thing, stash that off the page on the pasteboard with a note
relating it to where it goes should edits be necessary).

That'd be way cool with FreeHand 8+ lens fills (have all one's figures
in a neat column, and a lens fill pointing back at them).


William Adams, publishing specialist
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