[OS X TeX] SVG to LaTeX?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jun 23 21:01:04 CEST 2006

On Jun 23, 2006, at 2:45 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> What you mention is not what I am looking for because I already  
> Save in Intaglio/SVG and also Save A Copy in cropped pdf which is  
> what gets included with \includegraphics{pdf}.
> But if I were to send you the book for you to edit, I would have to  
> send you:
>    - the LaTeX source
>    - plus all the pdf that are included so you can typeset it
>    - plus all the SVG so you can edit the graphics.
> That is why I said it would be rather cumbersome.
> So, my question, triggered by the  threads  "Should I install X11"  
> and "making pictures", is whether there is a way automatically to  
> convert SVG graphics into code that could then be inserted into the  
> LaTeX source which would then result in a single source file that  
> you would then be able both to print and edit.

No, what I mentioned was a link to a page which included a  
programming library of which I said:

>> should be able to set things up so that an svg is transparently   
>> converted to a .pdf at need using svglib

So, my idea is that you would _only_ save out a .svg, and then you  
would set up TeX (or TeXshop) so that when a graphic is placed, if  
it's not available as a .pdf it would be converted automatically from  
a .svg if available (for bonus points, set it up to compare the file  
modification date and to do the conversion if a .pdf older than a  
matching .svg is available).


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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