[Ipe-discuss] Way to change dafault Tex engine for IPE

Otfried Cheong otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Thu Aug 29 11:10:09 CEST 2019

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019, at 06:46, sudi via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> I recently need using xetex as Tex-engine frequently. As the default is 
> pdfaltex, is there a way to change the default one to xelatex as a 
> system setting? Is it some sentences should be added into style sheet?

If you want to set it up so that new documents get xelatex as the default, set

prefs.tex_engine = "xetex"

in your prefereces (http://ipe.otfried.org/manual/manual_39.html).

There is no way for a style sheet to switch to xelatex (admittedly one could argue that it should be possible, since a style sheet could contain a latex preamble that uses xelatex packages - but it's not so clear how this should work when several style sheets and the document specify different things).


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