Manual Reference Pages - FIG2SXD (1)
fig2sxd - utility to convert .fig to .sxd
[-w] [-l(ine)w(idth)1 l] [-stylebase s] figfile sxdfile
The program tries to convert the given file in xfig format into a sxd
file for OpenOffice.org Draw. If figfile ends with
.xfig and sxdfile is omitted, the output file will be named like figfile
.sxd instead of
figfile makes the program read from stdin so that it is possible to use
to convert ps files. (For files with many objects you might want to
use something like
pstoedit -f fig
file.ps - | fig2sxd -
to get more layers; the output of pstoedit then is no longer a valid
xfig file, but it makes the z ordering of the objects in
OpenOffice.org Draw stay correct.) Using
sxdfile makes the program write to stdout. With the
-linewidth1 (or -lw1) option, the width of lines with thickness 1 in xfig can be set, unit
is 1 cm. Using 0 here gives fine lines. Example:
pstoedit -f fig:-startdepth 9999 file.ps - | fig2sxd -
-w option, out-of-specification values are only warnings but will be sanitized.
-stylebase option, the prefix of the generated style names can be changed.
This might be useful to prevent mixing styles from several converted
figures that are joined in one OpenOffice.org document. The argument to
-stylebase must consist of 4..255 alphanumeric characters.
pstoedit -f fig:-startdepth 9999 file.ps - | fig2sxd -lw1 0 -
Not all of the .fig objects are converted correctly: splines look
quite similar, but are not exactly the same; text placement might be a
little bit wrong, especially for very small font sizes; hatches look
different in many cases; hollow arrows are not supported and replaced
by their filled counterparts. There are various other things that
could be improved.
It looks like OpenOffice.org cannot read xml attribute values longer
than 64kB as they might appear for very long polygons/-lines. For
unfilled polylines, fig2sxd therefore creates several smaller
polylines of 500 points each and groups them together. Splitting an
arbitrary filled polygon is not trivial and not implemented.
http://fig2sxd.sourceforge.net/ (for updates).
Program and manual page were written by Alexander B[:u]rger
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