[Ipe-discuss] Text size very large when converting from PDF to ipe?

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Tue Jul 19 14:02:21 CEST 2011

On 07/19/2011 12:29 PM, elwood151 wrote:
> 3) I have to add \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} in the preamble and then can
> compile latex.
> The 2 screenshots I've added show the state before and after the compile,
> and the font size is extremely big compared to the graphics.

It seems that printing to PDF does not set a reasonable font size like 
"11 point", but instead it sets "1 point" and then scales the text by a 
factor 11.  Since the Latex fonts you are using do not have a 1-point 
size, they use the smallest size they have and then magnify by 11 times.

Converting PDF text to Ipe text isn't easy, as Latex has many 
restrictions on font size.

> Is there a way to scale down all font "elements" in the ipe file to "normal"
> size (easily)?
> Is there a better way to convert the pdf to ipe to have a reasonable font
> size directly?

It might work better if you had a better way to create a PDF file from 
your graphics.  The statistics software cannot save in a readable 
format?  (SVG or FIG would be useful intermediate formats.)

The simple way, of course, is to say "Select all" (Ctrl+A), and then 
click "normal" in the text size selector.  This will change all text to 
normal size.


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