[pdftex] PDFTeX, Metapost and Slideshows...

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 28 10:31:35 CEST 2001

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 szeil at notesmail.cs.odu.edu wrote:

> On 04/27/2001 07:10:06 AM,  Klaus Guntermann
> <guntermann at iti.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:
> >I do not see a solution if you, as I guess from your mail user agent,
> >work with Windows.
> >We have prepared support for a Unix/Linux figure editing program named
> >Xfig, to export layers of a figure as separate parts to MetaPost.
> >With a macro you can afterwards import these layers, which actually
> >are different files created by MetaPost.
> >You can see an example at
> >  http://www-sp.iti.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/software/xfig/
> >
> How much of the magic is really done in xfig and how much in transfig?
> transfig can be compiled for Windows and there is a very nice xfig clone
> done in Java, jfig at
> http://tech-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/applets/javafig/,  which runs
> just fine under Windows.

You can run Xfig itself under Windows too if you have an X server:

as  xfig-3.2.2-cygwin-b20.1-bin.tar.gz, was one source.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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