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WinFIG and LaTeX / Re: Problem with special text and export
« Last post by mgwerder on March 12, 2017, 10:07:23 AM »
I think I got somewhere. The following envelope seems to work:
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Make sure that you do not scale when exporting (as this seems to mess up a lot). If there is one day a better  export function to PNG I will welcome it with open arms. In the meantime this does the Job for me.

Thanks for the help.
WinFIG and LaTeX / Re: Problem with special text and export
« Last post by mgwerder on March 09, 2017, 04:26:35 PM »
Hmmm ... that causes a Major headache. The files generated by pdftex scale ugly as the font size is not adapted.

I could use the PDF generated as you sugested but the envelope is currently (on my Installation) just the documentclass. I tried to use the envelope from the preferences tag with COLORTOKEN and TEXTTOKEN but that did not work. any Chance you know a valid envelope for this function?

WinFIG and LaTeX / Re: Problem with special text and export
« Last post by Andreas on March 09, 2017, 02:58:56 PM »
The on-screen rendering is only a convenience feature. It does not mean that LaTeX can be rendered like that in all output formats. When you export directly to PNG or PDF, no LaTeX processing is applied, and therefore you won't see LaTeX formatting. I'm contemplating about adding such a feature, but it's not trivial.

Usually you would export to pstrickts, pstex or pdftex and include the resulting files in a LaTeX main document. That's what you usually do when you write a paper and include WinFIG/Xfig draings.  See the FAQ and the forum for info. But remember that the actual look of the LaTeX texts depends on document class, styles etc in the main document. When WinFIG generates the graphics snippets for viewing on screen, it uses an envelope as a replacement for a main document in which it wraps the LaTeX texts. You can edit that envelope in the preferences (TeX view) to match your main document.

However, there is a convenience option in pstex/pdftex exports called "export both parts and create a document..." that can be used to create a one page PDF or PS in one step. WinFIG will create the envelope on the file and send it through LaTeX tool chain.
WinFIG and LaTeX / Problem with special text and export
« Last post by mgwerder on March 09, 2017, 01:22:31 PM »
Hi everybody

I have a Problem driving me currently up the wall. When drawing Images text flagged as "Special" renders perfect on screen as shown in the first attachment. Whenever I export an image (I checked Export to PNG and PDF) Special text is no longer rendered (as shown in the second image attachment).

Additional information:
  • It does not change when closing and reopening WinFig.
  • Winfig is a registered winfig Version 6.2. The "About WinFig" says "Ghostscript binary found in: not found".
  • Ghostscript and Latex are in the System path
  • OS is  a Windows 7 64 Bit
  • Ghostscript is Version 9.2 (32 and 64 Bit binaries available). Path to 32 Bit Version is manually specified (using the browse button and picking the gswi32 executable) in preferences (behaviour does not Change regardless of the used Version or Setting to "automatically determine...").
  • Flush Latex Images does not solve the problem
  • When text is edited the Rendering within WinFig is updated

Any suggestions where to look for the problem?

WinFIG on Mac OS / Re: Libraries folder location
« Last post by Andreas on July 04, 2016, 10:13:23 PM »
Put it under in another subfolder i.e. "mine". So, the full path to the drawing foo.fig would be

You can navigate inside the with Double Commander or with finder using "Show package contents". I'm thinking about moving the libraries to the user home, because the installation folder has access restrictions on Windows. But this will be only in a future release.
WinFIG on Mac OS / Libraries folder location
« Last post by dogre on June 21, 2016, 01:00:16 PM »
For Windows, the libraries folder (containing objects) is clearly located into the bundle of WinFIG. But where we must put the libraries folder for the Mac OS-X version?
News / Re: Version 6.2 has been released
« Last post by Andreas on June 01, 2016, 09:14:44 AM »
For changes see the historyat the WinFIG main page
WinFIG and LaTeX / Re: Problems with \ in latex
« Last post by Adazea on February 12, 2016, 12:51:03 PM »
problem solved by installing the 6.0 final (I had the beta version). Thanks!
WinFIG and LaTeX / Re: Problems with \ in latex
« Last post by Andreas on February 10, 2016, 11:16:04 PM »
It's working ok with Release 6.0 final. Does the error occur when viewing formulas in WinFIG or when exporting to LaTeX and creating dvi or PDF? Which version of WinFIG are you using? There was a bug regarding slashes fixed in 6.0b2: "escaping \ to \\ like in Xfig"
WinFIG and LaTeX / Problems with \ in latex
« Last post by Adazea on February 10, 2016, 01:47:22 PM »
I cannot use any command like $\alpha$ or $\infty$ in the LateX formulas with WinFig. It just gives me alpha or infty  (in italics) like if the symbol \ had been disregarded.

I do get the correct result for $x^2$, for example.

Any clue of what can be happening? Thank you!
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