Subject: Re: creating latex macro from custom shapes
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 02:46:43 +0100 (BST)
On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Nathan Rollins wrote:
> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:59:55 -0600 (MDT)
> From: Nathan Rollins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: creating latex macro from custom shapes
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I only know the basics of LaTeX myself so I am unable to offer any advice.
> I'm trying to create latex macros from my dia diagrams. In my diagrams I
> use a lot of shapes I created myself. Among these shapes I created are OR
> and XOR gates. When I try to run latex on the macro I export from dia,
> latex coughs on the OR and XOR gates. This is the error it gives:
However I am interested by the fact that your created you own OR and XOR
gates rather than the ones included with Dia.
It would be helpful if you could elaborate on the differences between your
version and the ones we ship. Ideally if your changes would be of general
interest and you could provide patches it might be worthwile to
incorporate your changes.
> <svg:path style="stroke-width: 1.0; stroke: #000000" d="M 3.5 2.0 C
> 6.5,5.0 3.5,7.0 3.5,7.0"/>
All I can suggest is to look at the other shapes that use svg:path and
hack and slash (aka cut and paste) from them. I know the old advice of
'start with something that works and go from there' is not much help but
it works and it the best I can manage at the moment.
> Has anyone come across this problem before? Does anyone know how I might
> overcome this issue? I'd REALLY like to be able to import my tex macros.