[Ipe-discuss] General information about creating graphics for a thesis (font, layout, ..)?

Martin Beck Elwood151 at web.de
Thu Apr 28 16:05:27 CEST 2011

Dear Theresa,

thank you for your answer, which shows me what I wrongly had taken for
granted (and you can not know of course):

Yes, I'm using pdfLaTex for my thesis.
And I also started adding the created pdfs with \includegraphics and then
scaling them as I needed them.

However, from a typographic point of view I don't think it is good if every
diagramm has another font size etc.
So I decided to scale them (the width as 0.45 or 0.3 or 1 \textwidth (in
cm)) already in IPE (and NOT scale the graphs in LaTeX again).

Maybe someone uses a similar "system" (as I would like to establish it) for
having the same properties for a lot of IPE graphs and for being able to
change or adapt it easily later.

Kind regards


> Von: "Theresa J. Barker" <barkertj at uw.edu>
> Datum: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:36:55 -0700
> An: elwood151 <elwood151 at web.de>
> Cc: <ipe-discuss at cs.uu.nl>
> Betreff: Re: [Ipe-discuss] General information about creating graphics for a
> thesis (font, layout, ..)?
> I just finished my Ph.D. thesis and I have also used IPE for manuscripts
> submitted to journals.
> Are you using LaTeX for your formatting?  What I did was include it as a
> graphic (after saving it as a .pdf file in IPE).
> Then I use the graphics package, and the /includegraphics command to display
> it.  The [scale] parameter lets me set the size of the diagram so that it
> fits my output document as I would like.  Here is a code fragment
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> ...
> \begin{figure}
>     \begin{center}
>         \includegraphics[scale=0.85]{FigureName}
>     \caption{Forward and reverse logistics diagram}
>     \label{figure:FigureName}
>     \end{center}
> \end{figure}
> Regarding font size, I experiment with a font size in my IPE file that I
> think will work.  Usually it has been /Large for the diagrams I have used.
> Hope this helps!
> Theresa J. Barker, Ph.D.
> barkertj at u.washington.edu <barkertj at u.washington.edu>
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:43 AM, elwood151 <elwood151 at web.de> wrote:

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