Hello to all,
This is my first message to the list, so it may be duplicated or not=20
adequate. Sorry in advance!
I am really enjoying Inkscape, specially in conjunction with TeX for=20
scientific documentation. However, I miss the possibility of importing=20
TeX material (e.g. complex labels and maths).
After some tests, I think that a transparent way to implement the above=20
feature could be through the following script:
0. Open a text box to input TeX commands (e.g. text)
1. Run copy header.tex + text + footer.tex > clip.tex
2. Run pdfelatex clip.tex
3. Run pstoedit -dt -f svg clip.pdf clip.svg
4. File-Import: clip.svg
5. Run delete clip.*
where header.tex could be something like:
I have tested this path manually under MSWindows using pstoedit 3.42=20
without problems. I know the SVG backend of pstoedit is not freeware,=20
but as long as text is converted to curves by -dt, the output does not=20
seem distorted (e.g. fontname distortion).
Does Inkscape supply any scripting to perform all the above tasks in=20
order to integrate them as a simple menu option?
Thanks for your answers.
Dr. Francesc Serra-Graells
Integrated Circuits and Systems Group
Institut de Microelectr=F2nica de Barcelona
Centre Nacional de Microelectr=F2nica (CSIC)
Post: Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Tel: +34 93 594 77 00
Fax: +34 93 580 14 96