[Ipe-discuss] Viewing postscript results from ipe drawing

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 19:50:22 CEST 2015

Hi Dave,
You could probably eliminate one conversion by saving your Ipe drawing as
PDF, then using pdftops or similar to convert that to .eps.

Typically saving your Ipe-produced PDF or EPS with any other program will
eliminate the embedded Ipe commands.

-- Nathaniel

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:56 AM, David Topham <dtopham at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmmmm...no replies...perhaps not an interesting topic?
> I did some more research and experiments and have one possible
> solution in case anyone else is interested some day...
> Generate eps file using ipe
> use pstoedit to convert eps to mp
> use mpost to generate ps
> This solves my original problem of how to view
> results of ipe drawing as simple postscript with
> no added binary information and no shortcut
> definitions!
> -Dave
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:33 AM, David Topham <dtopham at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, I am a newbie to IPE and like what I see so far!  I thought my
>> first few questions could be found by searching these archives, but don't
>> see how to do that? Is there a way besides browsing random "threads"?
>> I did try google searches and have read the manual...
>> Question:
>> I saved my first drawing as EPS and then opened that in a editor. I see
>> lots of "def"s in there which make it pretty hard to see the raw postscript
>> produced. Is there any way to convert the eps that ipe produces into
>> something more like you might write manually using postscript directly?
>> i.e. No unreadable binary and no defs for typical ops.
>> e.g. Here is a postscript file to draw a line:
>> newpath
>> 144 72 moveto
>> 144 432 lineto
>> stroke
>> showpage
>> but this is not what I see if I let IPE produce a line drawing...
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