[Ipe-discuss] Viewing postscript results from ipe drawing

David Topham dtopham at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 19:55:18 CEST 2015

Thanks Nathaniel, I will try that process as well.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Nathaniel Cunningham <
nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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