[texhax] programs to create figures

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Dec 7 18:59:05 CET 2004

On Dec 6, 2004, at 2:37 PM, Tamas Hegedus wrote:

> I would like to create figures with images and text, convert it to eps,
> and use in latex (os linux).
> If I create the figure e.g. in oodraw, export it to eps, create dvi, 
> pdf:
> -> print out of pdf is pretty fine;
> -> on-screen pdf is ugly.
> I tried different programs to do this well. Only XFig was able to 
> create
>   high quality eps for both printer and screen, but for creating some
> type of figures XFig is not a good solution.
> What I miss? What other 'high quality eps' program can you advice?

Things I'd suggest looking up:

  - skencil
  - inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org)
  - dia
  - cenon (http://www.cenon.info)

The latter is the most interesting to my mind, esp. if you're using Mac 


William Adams, publishing specialist
voice - 717-731-6707 | Fax - 717-731-6708

More information about the texhax mailing list