possible workflow? .tex => .dvi => .svg => Inkscape => AxiDraw

edited January 8 in 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?
Thanks,
Matthias

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  • edited January 8
    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.
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