[OS X TeX] metapost

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 17:34:22 CET 2013

On Mar 22, 2013, at 12:09 PM, NMPOST7 wrote:

> Dear All,
> is there a tutorial or text, that will help me learn METAPOST?
> The documentation I have found have helped a bit, but I am not a  
> (La)TeX expert.
> All the documentation work I do is, however, done only on LaTeX. I  
> do not use
> any office product for any form of documentation.
> At times I need to use graphics, that I need to "draw". I did a few  
> using
> METAPOST. However, I do not know the "basics". The documents I have  
> found are
> highly technical and for a newcomer to METAPOST those documents are  
> not very
> helpful.
> Best regards
> suren

I use a graphics package (Intaglio) and keep two folders, one where I  
save the graphics themselves by using Save and the other for the pdf  
by using Intaglio's Save A Copy As with the options "Format pdf" and  
"Crop to Content Size".

When I want to edit, I use Save and then Save A Copy As and Intaglio  
remembers the location of the pdf.

The only problem is matching the fonts. As I don't really care I don't  
know how big an issue it is.


P.S. If I did care---about fonts and more---, I think that I would  
learn Tikz. (I am using Tikz-cd for "commutative diagrams" and having  
the code right in the LaTeX source is very nice)

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