tools that work together with ivtools drawing editors
This is a list of tools we've tried that work together with
from the import dialog box
At present (ivtools-0.7.10), many of the above generate PostScript
that requires further processing by manually adding
" | pstoedit -f
idraw" to the import command line. Although the import should work without this, it doesn't.
Bring up the import dialog box with "Import Graphic" under the File menu (or Ctrl-I), then click on the "from command" checkbox and enter a command to generate
an importable graphic file. For example "pdftops test.pdf -" would convert a PDF
file to PostScript, which can then be read by the drawing editor (if
pstoedit can be found, which is relied on for
converting from regular PostScript to idraw PostScript.)
from the export dialog box
Bring up the export dialog box with "Export Graphic" under the File menu (or Ctrl-X). Something must be selected in the drawing editor for it to work. Click on the "to command" checkbox and enter a command to accept a temporary
output file, either as a pathname argument to replace a "%s" in the
command string, or appended as the last argument on the invoked command line.
"ghostview %s" and
"ghostview" both work when the idraw format radiobutton is pressed, and
"drawtool %s" and
"drawtool" both work when
ivtools drawtool format is selected. The "%s" is more useful when embedding
the pathname in the middle of a command line, i.e.
cat %s >/dev/lp1.
via the import service -- if built with ACE
separate binary used by optional tools and commands
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