[OS X TeX] making pictures, was "Should I install X11"

Tim Hodgson thnews at pobox.com
Fri Jun 23 13:23:11 CEST 2006

On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 12:13 pm -0400, Robert Bruner wrote:

>Peter Dyballa said:
>> My Mac came with OmniGraffle. It produces compact PNG files. I  
>> prefer it more than Xfig.
>Cool!  I had no idea this was lurking in my machine.  So much to learn,
>so little time.  This seems to be a lot like Xfig, in that you draw
>each bit you want, rather than writing code to produce it as in XYpic.

Welcome to the 1980s :)

>It looks like you can produce your own template of arrows, etc, for
>commutative diagrams and such.  The sorts of things a mathematician
>might want don't seem built in.  I'll have to learn how to incoporate
>its output into TeX;  xfig produces encapsulated postscript (and LaTeX)
>which you can include quite simply and portably.

If you use something like LaTeXiT, you can simply drag mathematical
content from there into an OG diagram.

As for incorporating graphics into LaTeX, OG exports to pdf, tiff, png,
eps and a couple of others.

A very cool program indeed!


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