Allen L. Barker wrote:
> I have often used fig2ps (from sourceforge) to transform .fig files > to .eps and then include the resulting eps file in LyX. (I don't > remember what started me doing this; there was a problem of > complexity in my figure a few years ago and this provided the > solution.) > > It is possible to force specialtext from hte fig2ps command line. I checked out fig2ps and it is a neat program. I have been playing around with the converters in LyX, but I still am not completely clear on all the details of how they are operating. It seems like you could define a converter to use the fig2ps program automatically, without having to do it by hand. Even more interesting, it seems like you could use a fig2ps type of program as a converter to get a preview with the actual math symbols, rather than something with the usual $x_2$ types of strings... This type of thing, if it works, should work both with a graphics include as well as with an external file include... Any suggestions, critiques, or comments? It would be very nice to have a preview which included the actual math, if that could be done easily. But maybe such a thing can already be done in a way I am not familiar with?
Yes xifg previewing can already been done thanks to fig2dev which is part of the xfig program. Just use the external material inset (Inset->File->External Material) and choose XFig in the combo. In the display tab, select 'preview'.