possible workflow? .tex => .dvi => .svg => Inkscape => AxiDraw
  • Hello,
    is it possible to print a text that is layouted with LaTeX (.tex) with AxiDraw?
    You can convert .tex to .dvi and then to .svg and import it to Inkscape.
    Can anyone check this workflow?
  • It's plausible, but not necessarily easy. Converting from dvi to svg is a specialized operation. I tried to install a program called dvisvgm, but only allowed about half an hour to try to round up and install the dependencies, and did not get it running. Perhaps you are more patient.

    I use pdflatex, and going this route (importing PDF into Inkscape) was relatively straightforward. A couple of tips: (1) use the "Poppler" style import. (2) After import, ungroup all objects (possibly more than once) and use Edit > Clone > Unlink Clone to render all of the symbols independently. Having done this, I was able to print. I was also able to use dvips to convert DVI to postscript, and was able to import that to Inkscape the same way as the PDF.