[XeTeX] Re: XeTeX Digest, Vol 25, Issue 1

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Apr 4 05:37:38 CEST 2006

On Apr 3, 2006, at 19:41, Michael Leonard wrote:

>> In the meantime, I can't think of a way to accomplish this directly
>> in XeTeX. I think you're left with the workaround of clipping the
>> graphic ahead of time with an external tool.
> Yeah, it's actually turning out to be a lot harder than I thought  
> to clip a perfect square of the exact same dimensions out of  
> several different vector PDFs. Preview lets you crop a selection,  
> but doesn't allow you to constrain the selection to a square. And  
> ImageMagick doesn't seem very good with vector graphics.
> I appreciate the suggestions, though, and all the time you've put  
> into XeTeX. This is straying off topic, but does anyone else know  
> of a relatively easy way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?

This is pretty easy with Stone Create (non-free); it may also be  
possible with OmniGraffle or even Cenon.  All of those tools handle  
vector graphics.


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