Inkscape: A Vector Drawing Tool

Export LaTeX with PGF/TikZ macros

Reported by gim_80 on 2007-10-31
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

It would be nice to be able to export in LaTeX using the PGF macros,
further than PSTricks.
IMHO a ``tikzpicture'' is simpler to modify and to compile using
pdflatex.

theAdib (theadib) wrote :

could you please provide a reference to PGF and/or some samples

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
gim_80 (gim-80) wrote :

The PGF/TikZ macros and documents can be download from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/.
Some CPP function to write a figure using TikZ and PGF macros are available from the sourceforge page of the pgf project, in particular to convert "fig" to PGF (see http://pgf.cvs.sourceforge.net/pgf/fig2pgf/)
An other open source converter, coded in Java, is Eps2pgf (http://sourceforge.net/projects/eps2pgf/)
Dia (http://live.gnome.org/Dia/) includes a module to export in LaTeX with PGF macros.

Tom Davidson (tjd-mit) wrote :

Thanks for the additional information!

Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Kjell Magne Fauske (kjellmf) wrote :

I have done some work on a PGF/TikZ exporter for Inkscape. It is not fully done yet, but it is in a usable state:
http://code.google.com/p/inkscape2tikz/

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Kjell Magne Fauske <email address hidden> wrote:
> I have done some work on a PGF/TikZ exporter for Inkscape. It is not fully done yet, but it is in a usable state:
> http://code.google.com/p/inkscape2tikz/

Cool - when you think it is sufficiently mature, ideally before 0.47
is out, please submit it as patch and we'll add it

Kjell Magne Fauske (kjellmf) wrote :

Thanks bbyak. I will submit it when ready. Still too many limitations in the script's SVG interpretation...

Hugh Medal (hugh-medal) wrote :

Kjell,
   I am having a problem with your inkscape2tikz script. When I export to tikz the shapes are drawn upside down but then corrected by setting the yscale parameter to -1. Am I doing something wrong?

Hugh

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