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

edited January 2017 in AxiDraw
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?


  • edited January 2017
    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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