On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
What about the size of the text in your fig -> eps file in respect to the size of the text of the body (that is the document text, I guess?). Do you adjust it just by comparing it?
Wolfgang, No. I size the text in the figure to the figure (keeping in mind that it will probably be smaller in the document), and pay no attention to the font size relative to the text. The image is its own entity and the text should be scaled to the graphics ... and clarity.
Thats what I did so far. But what about the pstex and the pstex_t which you get after running xfig -specialtext? I thought this is the way to divide the image part of the fig and the text part so that the latter can be adjusted (by the program) to the font size of my text (and also to include e.g. greek letters as latex etc).
I've not done this. I create the figures separately, then insert them in floats. If they're not readable in the pdf, I adjust the text size and try again. For my purposes, 10pt or 12pt text in the figure is perfectly readable. When I start a new figure, I change the default font (lower right corner of the bottom) to 'postscript fonts' and select Palatino-Roman. Depending on how much text will be in the figure, I leave the default size at 12pt (light text) or reduce it to 10pt (a lot of text). Then I create the figure and export it as .eps and put it in the document. HTH, Rich -- Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D. | Integrity Credibility Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. | Innovation <http://www.appl-ecosys.com> Voice: 503-667-4517 Fax: 503-667-8863