# Re: How to get a preview for "custom" graphics format?

```Daniel Lohmann schrieb:
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`Hi,`
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```So here is what I want to achieve:

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I have some TikZ figures (which are actually stand-alone LaTeX-documents with the extension .tikz) that I want to embed (not the source, but the PDF/EPS via \includegraphics) into my LyX document in a way that (1) the LyX-Preview does work (2) PDF generation does work, and (3) the .tikz-file is opened in vim when I select "Edit externally..."
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Daniel
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```Hello Daniel!

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I'm sorry I can't help you, I just want to tell you that I'm also interested in having a preview for TikZ-Graphics. So if there's any progress in achieving that, please share it!
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Regards,
Florian

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