[Ipe-discuss] [***SPAM***] Can one use landscape for drawing?

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Thu May 4 04:09:48 CEST 2017

Here's my "landscape.isy" style sheet:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE ipestyle SYSTEM "ipe.dtd">
<ipestyle name="landscape">
<layout paper="842 595" origin="0 0" frame="842 595"/>

You'd need to add it to your Ipe document as Nathaniel explained, and
the paper will switch to landscape mode.

And yes, you should learn how to use style sheets.  Many Ipe features
can't be used without them :-)


On Wed, May 3, 2017, at 23:22, Nathaniel Cunningham wrote:
> Nasser,
> You can define a new style sheet (.isy file) with just 3 lines in it.  it
> should look just like the "letterpaper" style given near the top of this
> manual page:
> http://ipe.otfried.org/manual/manual_27.html
> ...except that the dimensions will be appropriate for A4 paper, with the
> width (1st number) larger than the height.  Give it a name (both the
> filename and the ipestyle name) like "a4portrait" instead of
> "letterpaper".
> Then load that file as a style sheet for your document using Edit -->
> Style
> Sheets --> Add.  Then Edit --> Update Style Sheets to make it take
> effect.
> Hope that works for you!
> -- Nathaniel
> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 2:11 PM, Nasser M. Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to make a drawing where I want
> > to put many items in it. It will be easier if I can
> > make the IPE drawing rotate side-way so it is
> > landscape instead of the default mode (portrait).
> >
> > i.e. the page will still be default A4 size when saved,
> > but when I draw on the screen, if the drawing area is
> > landscape it is easier for me to fit things on it
> > when it is wider than taller.
> >
> > I looked at options to see if I can rotate canvas, but
> > do not see such options. I do not know how to
> > style sheets or any advanced features of IPE.
> >
> > thank you,
> > --Nasser

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