[texhax] LaTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Apr 9 16:27:44 CEST 2012

On Apr 9, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> Grab the GIMP. Works just fine.

For what?

It's the ``GNU Image Manipulation Program'' (where ``Image'' means pixel map).

A .eps can have text and vector elements in it, neither of which GIMP handles elegantly, nor can it put them into a .eps in a resolution-independent fashion.

Here's an example of the sort of thing which I use a .eps drawing program for:

- Open crossword puzzle and matching template
- paste in styles and colour definitions and text block from template
- select all numbers on the crossword puzzle proper which are between 8.5 and 8.6 pts. in fontsize using the Graphics Find & Replace dialog
- click on the proper paragraph style to assign it, then nudge numbers into place
- select all of the puzzle text and paste into a four-column text block, assign appropriate paragraph style and edit as needed to fit nicely
- name all colours and redefine as black and a 50% tint thereof


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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