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

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Thu Apr 28 16:19:06 CEST 2011

On 04/28/2011 11:05 PM, Martin Beck wrote:
> 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).

I completely agree with this.  If you make figures for an article or a 
book, it looks much better to select a small number of font sizes, line 
widths, and colors, and stick to them.  And definitely scale the figures 
in Ipe, and do NOT use \includegraphics with a scale parameter.

(All the figures in our computational geometry book were prescaled in 
Ipe and included at their natural resolution, for exactly this reason.)

Ideally, you should make a style sheet that is a subset of basic.sty, 
selecting the sizes and colors you are using, and systematically use 
this style sheet instead of basic.sty to obtain a uniform look.

As for sharing notation with the article, have a look at ipe-update-master.


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