transfig - creates a makefile for portable LaTeX figures
transfig [ -L language ] [ -M makefile ] [ -T texfile ] [ -I macrofile ] [ -V ] [ con-
trol_specs figfile ... ] ...]
Transfig creates a makefile to translate figures described in Fig code or PIC into a spec-
ified LaTeX graphics language. PIC files are identified by the suffix ".pic"; Fig files
can be specified either with or without the suffix ".fig" . Transfig also creates a TeX
macro file appropriate to the target language.
The language specifier must be either epic, eepic, eepicemu, latex, pictex, ps, eps,
psfig, pstex, textyl, tpic, or null. The specifier psfig is like the ps specifier, except
that it make use of the psfig macro package. The specifier pstex is like psfig, except
that it uses LaTeX to process formatted (special) text. The specifier null results in the
figures being replaced by empty boxes of the appropriate size. If no language is speci-
fied, epic is the default.
The names of the makefile and TeX macro file can be set with the -M and -T options. To
send output to standard output for either option, use "-" for the filename. The default
names are "Makefile" and "transfig.tex", respectively. If the -I option is specified,
then a command to read in macrofile is inserted into the TeX macro file. If the -V
option is specified, the program version number is printed only.
Control specifiers are
-m mag set the magnification at which the figure is rendered (default 1.0).
set the default font family used for text objects (default "rm").
set the default font size (in points) for text objects (default 11*mag).
pass the specified option string through to fig2dev.
If there is no scaling, the default font is an eleven point roman font. Language and con-
trol specifiers may occur more than once; they affect the translation of files which
appear to their right in the argument list. If no files are specified, then "*.fig" is
fig(1), fig2dev(1), pic(1), pic2fig(1),
Copyright (c) 1985 Supoj Sutantavibul
Copyright (c) 1991 Micah Beck
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