Thank you Wolfgang.

This suits my needs just fine.

Kind regards,
Jan Willem Flamma

> On 14 okt. 2016, at 10:34, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfg...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> Jan Willem Flamma <mailto:jwfregis...@icloud.com> 14. Oktober 2016 um 10:12
>> Dear list members,
>> 
>> I create all my MetaFun drawings in a separate environment file where each 
>> individual drawing sits inside a start/stopbuffer. This allows me to easily 
>> use those drawings in all my documents using \processMPbuffer[name]. Works 
>> just fine.
>> 
>> However, I also wish to have all the drawing available in a pdf file (each 
>> drawing on a separate page). This allows me to split the pdf and use the 
>> drawing elsewhere (e.g. in a Powerpoint) or include page(s) from the pdf in 
>> another document.
>> 
>> The below MWE represent my MetaFun drawings file.
>> The idea is that by uncommenting the \enablemode[makepdf] I can create the 
>> pdf file with drawings. It seems however that startMPpage does not accept 
>> buffers (I also tried processbuffer and processMPbuffer).
>> 
>> Is it possible to somehow make this work?
> You can use
> 
>     \startTEXpage
>         \processMPbuffer[…]
>     \stopTEXpage
> 
> but loading a buffer in MPpage doesn’t work because the content of the 
> environment
> is just passed to MetaPost and buffers can’t be loaded inside MetaPost code 
> unless
> Hans adds a function for this, e.g.
> 
>     \startMPcode
>         buffer("mybuffer")
>     \stopMPcode
> 
> Wolfgang
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