Am Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2008 18:51 schrieb Georg Baum:
> Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2008 13:26 schrieb Rich Shepard:
> >>    I can try.
> >>
> >> > I have quite a number of xfig produced files which are all exported as
> >> > .eps files and inserted in the LyX document as floats.
> The external template way is supposed to be easier, since it does the
> exporting automatically, so you can't get outdated figures because you
> forgot to export.
 with  external template way  you mean the way I and Rich use, i.e. export fig 
to eps and insert in Lyx?
> >> > Do I have to use for all my fig files the xfig -specialtext or is
> >> > there a global command to do that for all files in one run?
> The special flag is a property of each text box that you have to set
> individually. AFAIK the -specialtext switch only sets that as default for
> new text. If you have a lot of files that you need to convert it would
> probably easy to write a small script that does this.
> > 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? 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). If I check my  pstex file,
> > it still shows the image and the text, as it was in the normal .fig file.
> > The pstex_t file reads like:
> You should not need to worry about pstex_t and friends if you use the
> external template. LyX is supposed to create all needed files
> automatically, whether you use pdflatex or the traditional DVI. The only
> decision you have to make is whether you want to use the special flag or
> not: If you use it, the text will be typeset by LaTeX, and you can use
> math, own commands that are defined in ERT or the preamble etc. The size
> and font would also be adjusted through LaTeX commands. If you do not use
> the special flag the text will appear as is in the final document, and you
> set the font, size etc. in xfig.
Does it mean, I have to create the fig file after having started 
xfig -specialtext and xfig then puts my text in the pstex_t file with 
location marks etc?
With other words, I have to redo all my fig files and add (or copy, if I find 
out how the localization of the text is done in pstex_t)?
> >  I just did not get it yet, some step might be missing (perhaps something
> >  in
> > the preamble
> You do not need to set anything in the preamble unless you use the xfig
> special text flag and inserted nonstandard commands in a textbox
textbox is pstex_t?
> of the 
> xfig file yourself.
> >> > And how exactly do I get it into the document? Is it the pstex or the
> >> > pstex_t file or both? Or is this done internally by LyX? With Enter
> >> > (Einfuegen) File (Datei) external Material I get the fig file but the
> >> > text of the pdf output is not scaled correctly (nor the fonts).
> >> > Somehow I haven't caught the way of entering it.
> If the special flag was set you encountered a bug, either in xfig, fig2dev
> or in LyX. Otherwise just set the flag, and the text should be typeset by
> LaTeX.
How does xfig find out the size and font I used in the document, or does it 
make latex take it over?

Will experiment tomorrow a bit, but perhaps clarifying my (stupid) questions 
helps to reduce the experimenting time. Thanks a lot, Georg


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