[OS X TeX] Adding text, etc. to figures... why don't we just do it like this...
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Feb 21 14:09:20 EST 2009
On Feb 21, 2009, at 12:49 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On Feb 21, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> On Feb 21, 2009, at 8:57 AM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
>>> I used to be a big fan of psfrag before pdtex. pdftricks, etc.,
>>> isn't quite as convenient (I might have the names wrong). I had to
>>> get something done quickly the other day and put $k_1$ on a
>>> figure, and simply did the following.
>>> Am I missing something, or why are some of the other tools
>>> necessary? Is this just not robust enough? Granted, it took a few
>>> compiles to get the positioning right.
>> What if you have a plot to which you want to add 30 or 40 labels
>> (which I often have)? Doing it with the method described above
>> would send me to an asylum. :-)
>> It just so much easier to place them with a mouse in Illustrator.
> I prefer to label as much as I can in the originating program
> (typically DataTank and DataGraph), since I typically have to
> regenerate figures a couple of times while writing a paper. For
> labeling photos or other graphics, I use Create (poor man's
> Illustrator :) for the reasons Gary mentioned.
I've used Create ever since Gerben recommended it several years ago.
Really nice program and I've had no problems with simply including
text/maths generated by LaTeXiT directly into the figure. A really
nice program with lifetime updates and responsive authors.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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