[OS X TeX] psfrag troubles/PostScript in 10.4.4

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Fri Jan 13 17:08:25 EST 2006

Hi Franck,

On 14/01/2006, at 12:15 AM, Frank STENGEL wrote:

> Le 12 janv. 06 à 23:15, Ross Moore a écrit :
>> WARMreader doesn't need the full functionality of Illustrator.
>> It just needs a way to mark positions in an image, and allow
>> one or more strings to be associated with each marked position.
>> This information then needs to be saved into a .bb  file, using
>> a well-defined format, analagous to what Illustrator's MO plugin
>> produces.
>> An interested clever Mac programmer should be able to write an
>> application that does this. One feature would be to add visual
>> markers in a layer above the image, so that it is clear where
>> points have been marked already.
>> This layer does *not* get added to the graphic itself.
> Well, I have such a thingie. I started it as a Cocoa project a long 
> time ago and it was supposed to be a basic geometry drawing program à 
> la geogebra (that was before I discovered it)
This is great news.

> It is totally undocumented and non localized (only in French). What it 
> does is put the pdf or eps  file as a background and allows the 
> drawing of simple geometric entities, writing of labels and setting of 
> marks. One can then select (clip) a part of the drawing and export it 
> as pdf+bb...
> I'll put a copy of it on my home page if one is interested...

Yes, please do.
It sounds like we just need to add an option to adjust the output format
appropriately for WaRMreader use.
Localizations for other languages would be useful too. :-)

Furthermore, if you already have the ability to mark lines, circles, 
and curves, then you are well on the way to implementing Phase 2
of the WaRMreader syntax. This is to include in the  .bb  file 
that specifies the location and shape of such extended objects.

Hans Hagen was very interested in having this, for it can be used to 
decide how to shape paragraphs that need to "flow around" features
that appear within the image.

Or it may be necessary to place a label over a graphic that has regions
of different colours. By knowing where the boundary of these regions
occur, then TeX could be programmed to work out where to switch
between different colours for the label-text, so that it remains easy 
to read.

> -- 
> Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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