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NAME

       xfig - Facility for Interactive Generation of figures under X11
       Version 3.2.4

SYNOPSIS

       xfig [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION

       Xfig  is a menu-driven tool that allows the user to draw and manipulate
       objects interactively under the X  Window  System.   It  runs  under  X
       version  11  release  4  or  higher and requires a two- or three-button
       mouse.  file specifies the name of a file to be edited.  The objects in
       the file will be read at the start of xfig.

       The  bulk  of the documentation fori xfig is in an HTML-based reference
       guide.   See  the  Help  menu  in  xfig  or  point  your   browser   at
       Doc/html/index.html  (provided  with  the xfig distribution, usually in
       the Doc/www directory).  There are both English and Japanese versions.

       When using a two-button mouse use the <Meta> key and the  right  button
       at the same time to effect the action of the middle button.

       Xfig is available from http://www.xfig.org .

       The TransFig package is used when printing or exporting the output from
       xfig.  The fig2dev program from the TransFig package  is  automatically
       called  by  xfig  as  a  back-end processor to produce various types of
       output:

       LaTeX, Metafont, PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript, tk (tcl/tk tool
       command  language/tool  kit  package),  GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, PPM, TIFF,
       XBM, XPM, AutoCAD Slide, IBM-GL (HP/GL), Pic PiCTeX, box,  epic,  eepic
       and eepicemu.

       See man fig2dev for all options.

       The TransFig package is available from http://www.xfig.org .

OPTIONS

       -help
              Print all command-line options for xfig and quit.

       -a[llownegcoords]
              Allow  panning  into the negative region of the canvas.  This is
              the default

       -bal[loon_delay] msec
              Cause  popup  information  balloons  to  be  delayed   by   msec
              milliseconds.  The default is 500 milliseconds.

       -bol[d] font
              Cause   the   font   used  for  displaying  the  file  name  and
              confirmation messages to be font (default = 8x13bold).

       -butt[on] font
              Cause the font used for most  buttons  to  be  font  (default  =
              6x13).

       -but_[per_row] number
              Specify  the  number  of  buttons wide the mode panel should be.
              This is useful in conjunction with  the  -pheight  parameter  to
              reduce the canvas height for small screens.

       -cbg color
              Use  color  as the background color for the canvas.  If you want
              to set the background of everything in xfig (e.g.  menus,  etc.)
              use the general -bg option.

       -center
              Set  the  print option to print the figure centered on the page.
              This is the default.

       -centim[ers]
              Make centimeters the unit of choice.  See also -metric.

       -cfg color
              Use color as the default color for objects.  If you want to  set
              the  foreground of everything in xfig (e.g. menus, etc.) use the
              general -fg option.

       -correct_font_size
              Normally, fig2dev uses 1/80 inch for font size  increments  (for
              historical reasons), instead of the more proper ``points'' (1/72
              inch) that xfig uses.  This option makes xfig call fig2dev  with
              the -F option to make it use points (1/72 inch).

       -deb[ug]
              Turn  on debugging mode.  Prints various debugging messages like
              font names etc.

       -dep[th]
              Choose depth of visual desired.  Your server  must  support  the
              desired  visual  and  depth  chosen.   Use  xdpyinfo to see what
              visuals and depths are supported.  See also the -visual option.

       -donta[llownegcoords]
              Don't allow panning into the negative region of the canvas.  The
              default is to allow panning in the negative region.

       -dontshowb[alloons]
              Prevents  xfig  from  popping  up the information balloons.  See
              also -showballoons.

       -dontshowl[engths]
              Don't show lengths of lines as they are being  drawn.   This  is
              the default.

       -dontshowz[erolines]
              Don't  show  axis  zero  lines on the canvas.  The default is to
              show them.

       -dontsw[itchcmap]
              Prevents xfig from switching to  a  private  colormap  if  there
              aren't  enough  colors  available  in the default colormap.  See
              also -max_image_colors.

       -enc[oding] encoding
              Encode character set using encoding when exporting  LaTeX  text.
              The  default  is  1.   This is used for the ISO-8859 encoding of
              character  sets.   Allowed  values  are  0  (no   encoding),   1
              (ISO-8859-1) or 2 (ISO-8859-2).

       -exportL[anguage] language
              Specifies  the  default language to be used for when exporting a
              fig file.  Choices are:

              Name              Language
              -------------------------------------------------
              Vector formats:
              box               LaTeX box (figure boundary)
              latex             LaTeX picture
              epic              LaTeX picture + epic macros
              eepic             LaTeX picture + eepic macros
              eepicemu          LaTeX picture + eepicemu macros
              pictex            PiCTeX macros
              hpl               HPGL (IBMGL)
              eps               Encapuslated PostScript
              eps_ascii         Encapuslated PostScript with ASCII preview
              eps_mono_tiff     Encapuslated PostScript with monochrome binary (TIFF) preview
              eps_color_tiff    Encapuslated PostScript with color binary (TIFF) preview
              ps                PostScript
              pdf               PDF (Portable Document Format)
              pstex             Combined PS/LaTeX (both PS and LaTeX parts)
              pdftex            Combined PDF/LaTeX (both PDF and LaTeX parts)
              textyl            Textyl special commands
              tpic              TPIC
              pic               PIC
              mf                MF (MetaFont)
              mp                MP (MetaPost)
              mmp               MMP (Multi-MetaPost)
              cgm               CGM (Computer Graphics Meta file)
              bcgm              Binary CGM (Computer Graphics Meta file)
              emf               Enhanced Meta file)
              tk                Tk (of the tcl/tk fame)
              svg               SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics (XML variant))

              Bitmap formats:
              gif               GIF
              jpeg              JPEG (JFIF)
              pcx               PCX
              png               PNG
              ppm               PPM (portable pixmap package)
              sld               (AutoCad slide)
              tiff              TIFF
              xbm               X11 Bitmap
              xpm               X11 Pixmap (XPM3 package)

              -------------------------------------------------

       -export_m[argin] width
              Set the  size  of  the  border  margin  around  the  figure  for
              exporting  to  bitmap,  PostScript,  Encapsulated PostScript, or
              HTML MAP formats.  This is in units  of  pixels  (1/80th  inch).
              The default is 0.

       -fli[pvisualhints]
              Flip  left/right mouse indicator messages for mice whose buttons
              have been switched.  The default is to NOT flip the messages.

       -flu[shleft]
              Set the print option  to  print  the  figure  flush  left.   The
              default is to center the figure on the page.

       -free[hand_resolution] resolution
              Set  the  resolution  of the freehand drawing mode to resolution
              pixels.  This is the number of pixels the mouse must move before
              xfig adds another point to the object being drawn.

       -geom[etry] [WxH][+X+Y]
              You  may  use  the  -geometry  option or resource to size and/or
              position the xfig window, or you may use -pwidth and/or -pheight
              to specify the canvas size in inches or centimeters.  If you use
              the -geom option to  make  the  xfig  window  smaller  than  the
              default,  you  may  have  to use the -but_per_row option to tell
              xfig to put 3 or 4 buttons per row on the left mode panel.

       -gh[ostscript] postscript-interpreter
              Select the PostScript (tm)  interpreter  of  your  choice.   The
              default  is  ghostscript  (gs).   This  is needed when importing
              Encapsulated PostScript files.

       -grid_c[olor] color
              Draw the grid on the canvas in this color (default: red).

       -grid_u[nit] unit
              Only  used  when  in  inches  mode  to  choose  between  showing
              fractions  or decimal inches in the rulers and grid.  Any of the
              following may be used to force decimal inches:  "ten",  "tenth",
              "10,  "1/10".   If  any other value is used for this option, the
              rulers will show 1/16 inch divisions.

       -hidd[entext]
              Start xfig with the hidden text  mode  for  text  objects.   The
              Hidden  attribute  is  used  for  figures that will be used with
              LaTeX and is applicable only to the display of the  document  in
              xfig.   It means that the text itself is not shown onscreen, but
              only the string ``<text>''.  This is to keep long  sequences  of
              LaTeX  formatting commands from making the screen messy and hard
              to read.  The default for the Hidden flag is off.

       -dontshowd[epthmanager]
              Hide the depth manager panel.  The default is to show the panel.

       -icon_[view]
              Show the library objects as icons.  This is  the  default.   The
              other mode is -list_view.

       -iconG[eometry] +X+Y
              Specifies the position for the icon.

       -im[age_editor] editor
              Specify  bitmap  editor  to  use  when  ``Edit Image'' button is
              pressed in Picture Object panel.

       -inc[hes] (or-imperial)
              Make inches the unit of choice.  This is the default.

       -ins[tallowncmap]
              Install own colormap. Normally, xfig uses the current colormap.

       -internalBW width
              Use lines of width width between all buttons and panels (default
              = 1).

       -international
              Switch  on  international  support (mainly Japanese and Korean),
              users of ISO Latin 1 (ISO-8859-1) probably should not use  this,
              therefore  the  international support is switched off by default
              for locales using ISO-8859-1* codesets. For  all  other  locales
              this option is already used by default.

       -jpeg[_quality] quality
              Set  the  quality  factor for exporting to the jpeg format.  The
              default is 75.

       -k[eyFile] compose-key-file
              Use compose-key-file instead of CompKeyDB for compose (meta) key
              database.   If  there  are  no ``/''s in the name, the file must
              reside in  the  xfig  library  directory,  $XFIGLIBDIR,  usually
              /usr/local/lib/X11/xfig.  If there are any ``/''s in the name it
              is taken as is (not relative to $XFIGLIBDIR).   If  there  is  a
              leading  ``~/''  in the string then the ``~'' is expanded to the
              user's home directory.

       -lan[dscape]
              Make xfig come up in landscape mode (10.5" x 8").  This  is  the
              default;  however  as  the orientation is stored with Fig files,
              when you  load  a  Fig  file  the  orientation  will  change  as
              required.  This is only true for files of version 3.0 or higher.
              See also -portrait.

       -lat[exfonts]
              Start  xfig with LaTeX font selection.  Normally, the PostScript
              fonts are available as the default.  This flag selects the LaTeX
              fonts to start.

       -le[ft]
              Change  the position of the side panel window to the left of the
              canvas window.  This is the default.

       -library_d[ir] directory
              Specify directory where Fig object libraries are located.  There
              may be sub-directories there and sub-sub-directories, etc.

       -library_i[con_size] size
              Specify  the  size  of the icons shown for library objects.  The
              default is 60 pixels, with the minimum being 40 and the  maximum
              being 120.

       -lis[t_view]
              Show the library objects as a list of names. The default mode is
              -icon_view.

       -mag[nification] mag
              Set export and print magnification in %.

       -max[_image_colors] numcols
              Limit the number of colors used for imported images  to  numcols
              (default 64).

       -me[tric]
              Make  centimeters  the  unit of choice.  The option -centimeters
              may also be used.

              After xfig is started you may change the units  from  metric  to
              imperial  or  vice versa from a popup menu available by pressing
              mouse button 3 in the units box where the two rulers meet.

       -mo[nochrome]
              Use black and white only.

       -mu[ltiple]
              Sets multiple page mode for print or export. See also -single.

       -noo[verlap]
              When exporting in multiple page mode,  causes  no  overlap  from
              page to page.  This is the default.  See also -overlap.

       -nor[mal] font
              Cause  the  font  used  for the message window to be font.  This
              font is also used on the canvas when the selected  font  is  not
              available in an X11 font (default = 6x13).

       -nosc[alablefonts]
              Disables  use  of  the X11R5 or OpenWindows scalable fonts.  You
              might want to use this for debugging.

       -nosp[lash]
              Don't show the startup splash screen.  The default is to show it
              ( -splash ).

       -not[rack]
              Turn off cursor (mouse) tracking arrows.

       -ov[erlap]
              When  exporting  in multiple page mode, causes overlap from page
              to page of about 10%.  See also -nooverlap.

       -pag[eborder] color
              Draw the page border on the canvas in this color (default  light
              blue).   The  page  border  is  turned on by the -showpageborder
              option (resource Fig.showpageborder), and shows the edges of the
              current export paper size.

       -pap[er_size] size
              Set the initial paper size for Export and Print.  Choices are

              Option     Paper      Size
              ---------------------------------
              letter     Letter     8.5in x 11in
              legal      Legal      8.5in x 14in
              tabloid    Tabloid    17in x 11in
              a          ANSI A     8.5in x 11in
              b          ANSI B     11in x 17in
              c          ANSI C     17in x 22in
              d          ANSI D     22in x 34in
              e          ANSI E     34in x 44in
              a9         ISO A9     37mm x 52mm
              a8         ISO A8     52mm x 74mm
              a7         ISO A7     74mm x 105mm
              a6         ISO A6     105mm x 148mm
              a5         ISO A5     148mm x 210mm
              a4         ISO A4     210mm x 297mm
              a3         ISO A3     297mm x 420mm
              a2         ISO A2     420mm x 594mm
              a1         ISO A1     594mm x 840mm
              a0         ISO A0     840mm x 1189mm
              b10        JIS B10    32mm x 45mm
              b9         JIS B9     45mm x 64mm
              b8         JIS B8     64mm x 91mm
              b7         JIS B7     91mm x 128mm
              b6         JIS B6     128mm x 182mm
              b5         JIS B5     182mm x 257mm
              b4         JIS B4     257mm x 364mm
              b3         JIS B3     364mm x 515mm
              b2         JIS B2     515mm x 728mm
              b1         JIS B1     728mm x 1030mm
              b0         JIS B0     1030mm x 1456mm
              ---------------------------------

              Note  that  this  doesn't affect the size of the drawing canvas.
              Use the -pheight and -pwidth options for that.

       -ph[eight] height
              Make the xfig canvas height high (where height is either  cm  or
              in, depending on the -metric setting).

       -po[rtrait]
              Make  xfig come up in portrait mode (8.5" x 9").  See note about
              landscape mode.

       -pw[idth] width
              Make the xfig canvas width wide (where width is either cm or in,
              depending on the -metric setting).

       -righ[t]
              Change the position of the side panel window to the right of the
              canvas window (default: left).

       -rigi[d]
              Start xfig with the rigid text mode for text objects.  The Rigid
              attribute  forces  text to remain the same size even if inside a
              compound object that is scaled up or down.  The default is off.

       -ru[lerthick]
              Set the height(width) of the top(side) rulers  in  pixels.   The
              default (and minimum) is 24.

       -scala[blefonts]
              Allows  use  of the X11R5 or OpenWindows scalable fonts (this is
              the default).  If the scalable fonts aren't available xfig  will
              automatically switch to non-scaling fonts.

       -scale_factor scale
              Scale  every  figure  read  in by this value.  This is useful in
              conjunction with the -update  option  to  do  batch  scaling  of
              figures.

       -showa[llbuttons]
              Show  all  the  xfig  indicator  buttons  instead  of only those
              relevant to the current drawing  mode.   Normally,  the  buttons
              line  width,  area-fill,  grid  mode,  text  size, etc. are only
              visible when they are relevant to the current drawing mode.  The
              -showallbuttons  option  makes  all  of  the  indicator  buttons
              visible at all times.  This takes up more  screen  real  estate,
              but allows the user to see all settable parameters.

       -showb[alloons]
              Forces  xfig  to  pop up the information balloons when the mouse
              passws  over  a  button.  This  is   the   default.   See   also
              -dontshowballoons .

       -showd[epthmanager]
              Show  the depth manager panel.  This panel lets one show or hide
              objects at various depths.  This is the default.

       -showl[engths]
              Makes xfig show the lengths of lines being drawn,  in  red  text
              near the line itself.  Also, when points are moved or added.  In
              addition, imagine a triangle formed with the line segment as the
              hypotenuse, and a vertical and horizontal line forming the other
              two sides.  These lines and their lengths are also drawn in  red
              as  the  point  is  moved  or  added.  This mode is ignored when
              drawing in freehand mode.
              This flag may be toggled by pressing <Meta>i (default).

       -shown[ums]
              With this option, xfig will draw all objects with a  red  number
              next  to  each  vertex.   This  is  generally  only  useful  for
              debugging.

       -showp[ageborder]
              Makes xfig show the border of the  current  paper  size  in  the
              color specified by the -pageborder option (default: light blue).

       -showz[erolines]
              Show axis zero lines on the canvas.  This is the default

       -si[ngle]
              Sets single page mode for print or export.  This is the default.
              See also -multiple.

       -sm[ooth_factor] factor
              Enable smoothing when exporting to the bitmap formats (e.g. GIF,
              PNG,  etc.).  The  allowed  values  are 0 (no smoothing), 2 or 4
              (most smoothing).  This parameter is passed  to  ghostscript  in
              the  -dTextAlphaBits  -dGraphicsAlphaBits  options to smooth the
              figure.

       -spec[ialtext]
              Start xfig with the special text mode for text objects.  Special
              text  means  that  special  characters  in  the  string  are not
              specially processed but are passed directly to LaTeX.   This  is
              most  useful  for  writing LaTeX equations.  If this flag is not
              set,  then  the  backslash  character  '\'  is  changed  to  the
              \backslash  command,  a brace '{' is turned into a brace command
              \{, etc.

       -spel[lcheckcommand] command
              Use command for the external spell checking program  when  using
              the spell check/search/replace popup.  The string command should
              include the string ``%s''  which  is  replaced  by  a  temporary
              filename.  Default is ``spell %s''.

       -spinner_d[elay] msec
              The   delay   (in   milliseconds)   before   the   spinner  will
              automatically count up or  down  when  the  button  is  pressed.
              Spinners  are  the  (numeric) text widgets with an up- and down-
              arrow,   which   when   clicked,   cause   the   value   to   be
              incremented/decremented.  The default is 500 milliseconds.

       -spinner_r[rate] msec
              The  rate (in milliseconds) at which the spinner will count when
              the up- or down-arrow is pressed.

       -startfi[llstyle] stylenumber
              Set the starting fill style for area fill (-1 to 21).

       -startfo[ntsize] pointsize
              Set the default font size for text objects (default = 12pt).

       -startg[ridmode] modenumber
              Set the starting grid mode (0 to 3).  Mode 0  is  no  grid.   In
              imperial  (inches)  mode, grid mode 1 is 1/4 inch, mode 2 is 1/2
              inch and mode 3 is 1 inch.  In metric mode, grid mode 1 is  5mm,
              mode 2 is 1cm and mode 3 is 2cm.

       -startla[texFont] font
              Set the starting font name for LaTeX fonts.

       -startli[newidth] width
              Set the starting line width.

       -startpo[snmode] modenumber
              Set  the  starting  point  positioning mode (0 to 4) In imperial
              (inches) mode, positioning mode 0 is ``any'',  mode  1  is  1/16
              inch,  mode  2  is  1/4 inch, mode 3 is 1/2 inch and mode 4 is 1
              inch.  In metric mode, mode 0 is ``any'', mode 1 is 1mm, mode  2
              is 5mm, mode 3 is 10mm and mode 4 is 20mm.

       -startp[sFont] font
              Set the starting font name for PostScript fonts.

       -startt[extstep] stepsize
              Set the starting text step.

       -ta[blet]
              Specifies  that  xfig should use the input tablet instead of the
              mouse for drawing.  You must have the XInputExtension in your  X
              server  and  an  input  tablet for this to work.  Also, you must
              modify the Imakefile to include the USETAB and TABLIB variables.

       -track
              Turn on cursor (mouse) tracking arrows (default).

       -tran[sparent_color] color_number
              Make the transparent color for GIF  export  color_number.   This
              number  is  the  color number according to the xfig color panel,
              starting at 0 (black) and ending at 31 (gold), or may be a user-
              defined color number, which is 32 or higher.

       -update file [ file ... ]
              Run  xfig  in an "update" mode, where it will read each Fig file
              specified on the command line and write it out to  the  original
              file,  in  the current file format for the version of xfig being
              run.  The original Fig file will be preserved  with  the  suffix
              .bak attached to the name.
              In this mode, xfig doesn't connect the X server, so no window is
              opened, and it exits when finished.

       -users[cale] scale
              Set the multiplier for displayed line lengths etc.  This  factor
              is  multiplied  by  the actual length, radius or diameter of the
              object currently being drawn on the canvas.  It  is  useful  for
              making  scale  drawings, where e.g. 1 inch = 1 foot (userscale =
              12.0) or 1cm = 1m (userscale = 100.0).

       -useru[nit] units
              The units string is printed with  the  length  information  when
              drawing  objects.   For  example  if the userscale = 1.0 and the
              userunit = ft then a line which is 3 inches long on  the  canvas
              would be displayed as ``length = 3 ft'' when it is being drawn.

              After  xfig  is  started  you  may  change the userscale and the
              userunit from a popup menu available by pressing mouse button  3
              in the units box where the two rulers meet.

       -visual visualname
              Use  visualname as the visual for xfig.  The names are TrueColor
              (case is not important), StaticColor,  DirectColor,  StaticGray,
              GrayScale  and PseudoColor.  xfig uses the default visual unless
              this is specified.  Your server must support the desired visual.
              Use  xdpyinfo to see what visuals and depths are supported.  See
              also the -depth option.

       -zoom zoomscale
              Set the starting zoom scale.

X RESOURCES and DEFAULTS

       The  overall  widget  name(Class)  is   xfig(Fig).    These   resources
       correspond to the command line arguments:

    Name                Type    Default         Command-line equivalent
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    allownegcoords      boolean true            -allownegcoords (true),
                                                -dontallownegcoords (false)
    axislines           string  pink            -axislines
    balloon_delay       integer 500 (ms)        -balloon_delay
    boldFont            string  8x13bold        -bold
    but_per_row         integer 2               -but_per_row
    buttonFont          string  6x13            -button
    canvasbackground    string  white           -cbg
    canvasforeground    string  black           -cfg
    correctfontsize     boolean false           -correctfontsize
    debug               boolean false           -debug
    depth               integer *               -depth
    dontswitchcmap      boolean false           -dontswitchcmap
    euc_encoding        boolean false           (n/a)
    encoding            integer 1               -encoding
    exportLanguage      string  eps             -exportLanguage
    export_margin       integer 0               -export_margin
    flipvisualhints     boolean false           -flipvisualhints
    flushleft           boolean false           -flushleft (true),
                                                -center (false)
    freehand_resolution integer 25              -freehand_resolution
    grid_color          string  black           -grid_color
    grid_unit           string  1/16 (inch)     -grid_unit
                                0.1 (metric)
    hiddentext          boolean false           -hiddentext
    icon_view           boolean true            -icon_view (true),
                                                -list_view (false)
    image_editor        string  xv              -image_editor
    inches              boolean true            -inches (true),
                                                -imperial (true),
                                                -centimeters (false),
                                                -metric (false)
    installowncmap      boolean false           -installowncmap
    internalborderwidth integer 1               -internalBW
    international       International           booleanfalse-international
    jpeg_quality        integer 75              -jpeg_quality
    justify             boolean false           -left (false),
                                                -right (true)
    keyFile             string  CompKeyDB       -keyFile
    landscape           boolean true            -Landscape (true),
                                                -landscape (true),
                                                -Portrait (false),
                                                -portrait (false)
    latexfonts          boolean false           -latexfonts
    library_dir         string  ~/xfiglib       -library_dir
    magnification       float   100             -magnification
    max_image_colors    integer 64              -max_image_colors
    monochrome          boolean false           -monochrome
    multiple            boolean false           -multiple
    normalFont          string  6x13            -normal
    overlap             boolean true            -overlap (true),
                                                -nooverlap (false)
    pageborder          string  lightblue       -pageborder
    paper_size          string  Letter (inch)   -paper_size
                                A4 (metric)
    pheight             float   8.5 (landscape) -pheight
                                9.5 (portrait)
    pwidth              float   11 (landscape)  -pwidth
                                8.5 (portrait)
    rigidtext           boolean false           -rigid (true)
    rulerthick          integer 24              -rulerthick
    scalablefonts       boolean true            -scalablefonts (true),
                                                -noscalablefonts (false)
    scale_factor        float   1.0             -scale_factor
    showallbuttons      boolean false           -showallbuttons
    showaxislines       boolean true            -showaxislines (true),
                                                -dontshowaxislines (false)
    showballoons        boolean true            -showballoons (true),
                                                -dontshowballoons (false)
    showdepthmanager    boolean true            -showdepthmanager (true),
                                                -dontshowdepthmanager (false)
    showlengths         boolean false           -showlengths (true),
                                                -dontshowlengths (false)
    shownums            boolean false           -shownums (true),
                                                -dontshownums (false)
    showpageborder      boolean true            -showpageborder (true),
                                                -dontshowpageborder (false)
    single              boolean true            -single
    smooth_factor       integer 0               -smooth_factor
    specialtext         boolean false           -specialtext
    splash              boolean true            -splash (true),
                                                -nosplash (false)
    spellcheckcommand   string  spell %s        -spellcheckcommand
    spinner_delay       integer 500 (ms)        -spinner_delay
    spinner_rate        integer 100 (ms)        -spinner_rate
    startfillstyle      integer 0               -startfillstyle
    startfontsize       float   12              -startfontsize
    startgridmode       integer 0               -startgridmode
    startlatexFont      string  Default         -startlatexFont
    startlinewidth      integer 1               -startlinewidth
    startposnmode       integer 1               -startposnmode
    startpsFont         string  Times-Roman     -startpsFont
    starttextstep       float   1.2             -starttextstep
    tablet              boolean false           -track,
    trackCursor         boolean true            -track (true),
                                                -notrack (false)
    transparent_color   integer -2 (none)       -transparent_color
    userscale           float   1.0             -userscale
    userunit            string  in (inches)     -userunit
                                cm (metric)
    visual              string  *               -visual
    zoom                float   1.0             -zoom

    * Default visual and depth depend on the X server. Use xdpyinfo to see what visuals
    and depths are supported.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

BUGS and RESTRICTIONS

       Please send bug reports, fixes, new features etc. to:
       bvsmith@lbl.gov (Brian V. Smith)

       When reporting a bug, please first check if the problem is mentioned in
       the FAQ section of the HTML files (xfig Help menu).

       If it is not mentioned there, be sure to report  the  operating  system
       you  are  using  (e.g.  SunOS  4.1.3),  type  of  X  server and version
       (OpenWindows 3, X11R6.4, XFree86 3.2.2,  etc)  and  color  depth  (e.g.
       8bpp,  16bpp), and most importantly the version of xfig or fig2dev that
       is having the problem.

       It is also VERY useful to me if you can provide a stack  trace  from  a
       debugger such as gdb, dbx, ups, etc, if the bug causes xfig to crash.

       Because  of  the  difference  of  some  fonts in some X servers and the
       PostScript fonts on printers, text alignment can be problematic.

       Not all operations employ smart redrawing of objects which are  altered
       as  a by product of the operation.  You may need to use Redraw in these
       cases.

       Some servers do not allow bitmaps/pixmaps taller than the screen height
       or  wider  than  the screen width.  That is why there is a limit on the
       width of the top ruler and height of  the  side  ruler.   If  you  need
       wider/taller  rulers  AND  your  server  allows bigger pixmaps, you may
       define MAX_TOPRULER_WD and/or MAX_SIDERULER_HT in your Imakefile in the
       DEFINES  line.   For example, to have a maximum top ruler width of 1160
       pixels,  add  -DMAX_TOPRULER_WD=1160  to  your  DEFINES  line  in   the
       Imakefile.

       If  the  image  is panned or the xfig window iconified and de-iconified
       during the middle of an operation (e.g.  while  drawing  a  line),  the
       picture  will  be  distorted.  This can be corrected using Redraw after
       the operation is complete.

       When zoomed very large, the length of dashes in dashed lines  will  top
       out  at  255  pixels  long.  This is due to a restriction in X that the
       dash list is defined by char (255 pixels  maximum  for  a  dash).   The
       figure will print correctly, however.

       When  you  do  a copy/rotate with multiple copies, only the creation of
       the last object can be undone with the Undo button.

       Modifications to text using the popup search/update/replace/spell check
       panel cannot be undone.

       See the README file for troubleshooting.

SEE ALSO

       fig2dev(1) (TransFig package)

       gs(1) (Ghostscript PostScript previewer)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

       (From  the  original  author, Supoj Sutanthavibul): Many thanks goes to
       Professor Donald E. Fussell who inspired the creation of this tool.

       (From current maintainer Brian Smith): Thanks to all the users who have
       contributed  to  xfig,  especially  Paul  King who, besides adding many
       features, revamped the look and feel which became version 2.1.

COPYRIGHT

       Original Copyright (c) 1985 by Supoj Sutanthavibul
       Parts Copyright (c) 1994-1999 by Brian V. Smith
       Parts Copyright (c) 1991 by Paul King
       Other Copyrights may be found in various files

       Any party obtaining a copy of these files is granted, free of charge, a
       full  and  unrestricted irrevocable, world-wide, paid up, royalty-free,
       nonexclusive  right  and  license  to  deal  in   this   software   and
       documentation  files (the "Software"), including without limitation the
       rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish and/or distribute copies of
       the  Software,  and  to permit persons who receive copies from any such
       party to do so, with the only requirement  being  that  this  copyright
       notice remain intact.

       Note  that  although  I  work  at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
       (LBNL) I don't speak for LBNL nor do I represent LBNL with  respect  to
       my  work  on  TransFig  and xfig, nor does LBL make any representations
       about the suitability of this software for any purpose.

       Here is the legal part:

       THE LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH
       REGARD   TO   THIS   SOFTWARE,  INCLUDING  ALL  IMPLIED  WARRANTIES  OF
       MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE  AUTHORS  BE  LIABLE
       FOR  ANY  SPECIAL,  INDIRECT  OR  CONSEQUENTIAL  DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
       WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER  IN  AN
       ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
       OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

       Parts Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.
       Copyright notice for pbmplus code:

       Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
       software and its documentation for any purpose and without
       fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
       notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
       notice and this permission notice appear in supporting
       documentation.  This software is provided ``as is'' without
       express or implied warranty.

FILES

       CompKeyDB
               Data base of compose (meta) key sequences for 8-bit characters.
               Must  be  installed  in $(XFIGLIBDIR) with ``make install'', or
               may be specified with command line option -keyFile or X toolkit
               resource keyFile.  See the Imakefile.

       /usr/share/doc/xfig
               This directory contains the documentation.

       /usr/share/xfig
               This directory contains the above mentioned CompKeyDB file, and
               a  directory  of  libraries  containing  Fig  objects  such  as
               electrical symbols, logic symbols, etc.

       Fig.ad and Fig-color.ad
               Application defaults files which are automatically installed in
               the  system  app-defaults  directory  with  the  make   install
               command.

       Doc/FORMAT3.2
               Description of Fig file format.

       README  Installation instructions and troubleshooting.

       CHANGES Description of bug fixes/new features.

AUTHORS

       Many people have contributed to xfig.  Here is a list of the people who
       have contributed the most (in chronological order):

       Version 1:

           Original author:
           Supoj Sutanthavibul, University of Texas at Austin

           The LaTeX line drawing modes were contributed by:
           Frank Schmuck, Cornell University

           Original X11 port by:
           Ken Yap, Rochester

           Variable window sizes, cleanup of X11 port, right hand side panel:
           Dana Chee, Bellcore

           Cleanup of color port to X11 by:
           John T. Kohl, MIT

       Version 2.0:

           Area fill, multiple  line  thicknesses,  multiple  fonts  and  font
           sizes,  bottom panel, line style/thickness, (and anything else that
           wasn't written by the others) by:
           Brian Smith
           (standard disclaimer applies)
           (bvsmith@lbl.gov)

           Popup change-object menu by:
           Jon Tombs
           Frank Schmuck

           Zooming and panning functions, shift key select mechanism by:
           Dieter Pellkofer
           Henning Spruth

           Depth feature by:
           Mike Lutz

           Cut/Paste by:
           Tom Tkacik

       Version 2.1:

           Indicator panel, file menu popup, print menu  popup,  panning  with
           rulers,  mouse  function  window, regular polygon, rubberbanding of
           circles/ellipses, filled splines on canvas,  dashed/dotted  splines
           on  canvas,  update  button,  arbitrary  angle rotation of objects,
           alignment  in  compound,  object  scaling,  constrained  copy/move,
           corner  markers  for  compound,  context  sensitive corner markers,
           smarter redraw, undo for compound and point move for boxes,  cancel
           object  creation,  point positioning to three resolutions, TransFig
           scalable text, hidden text, special text, save of figure  on  crash
           by:

           Paul King (king@cs.uq.oz.au)
           with help from:
           Brian Smith and Micah Beck (beck@cs.utk.edu)

           Encapsulated PostScript importing by:
           Brian Boyter

           Pan/zoom with ctrl key/mouse by:
           Henning Spruth

           International characters by:
           Herve Soulard

           Directory Browser based on XDir by:
           Win Treese, Digital Equipment Corporation

           Rotated ellipses by:
           James  Tough,  Dept.  of  Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University,
           Scotland

           Rotated text from the xvertext package by:
           Alan Richardson, Space Science Centre, School of  MAPS,  University
           of Sussex

           Popup scale menu and dynamic switching between inches and cm by:
           Paul King (king@cs.uq.oz.au)

           Extensive man page formatting revisions by:
           David W. Sanderson

           Display Postscript code for IBM RS/6000 by:
           Dave Hale (dhale@green.mines.colorado.edu)

       Version 3.0:

           New  arrowhead  types, separate pen/fill colors, new file protocol,
           more colors with extended color popup panel,  new  arc  style,  new
           fill  patterns  (bricks, etc), new line join and cap styles, export
           offset and file load offset, XPM import, XBM import and export (and
           anything else that wasn't written by the others) by:
           Brian Smith
           (Note:  the  color  popup  panel was based on xcoloredit by Richard
           Hesketh)

           GIF header reading code by:
           David Koblas from the giftoppm part of the pbmplus package

           XPM export code (using XPM3 libraries) by:
           Karel van Houten (K.H.C.vanHouten@research.ptt.nl)

           Higher figure resolution (1200dpi) by:
           Ross Martin (martin@trcsun3.eas.asu.edu)

           Color quantization using neural network by:
           Anthony Dekker (dekker@ACM.org)
           [NEUQUANT Neural-Net  quantization  algorithm  by  Anthony  Dekker,
           1994.    See   ``Kohonen   neural   networks   for  optimal  colour
           quantization'' in ``Network: Computation in Neural Systems'' Vol. 5
           (1994) pp 351-367.  for a discussion of the algorithm.]

           Floyd-Steinberg  algorithm for dithering color images on monochrome
           displays lifted from the Pbmplus package by Jef Poskanser.

           rotate/flip objects around/about selected anchor point and multiple
           copies of objects by:
           Uwe Bonnes (bon@lte.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de)

           Input tablet extension by:
           Greg LaCoste (greg@seismo.do.usbr.gov)

       Version 3.1:

           The only difference between protocol version 3.0 and version 3.1 is
           that the position of the ``magnet'' has  been  shifted  by  14  fig
           units.   In  the  2.1  and  older  versions of xfig the grid was in
           multiples of 5 fig units, but they were on intervals 4, 9, 14,  19,
           etc.   When  version  3.0  was  created,  coordinates  were  simply
           multiplied by the ratio of the resolutions (1200/80 = 15) so values
           like 4 became 60 instead of 74 ((4+1)*15 - 1).

           The  JPEG  import/export  code  uses  the  Independent  JPEG  Group
           software (see jpeg/README for details)

           Image browser, editor and screen capture features by:
           Jim Daley (jdaley@cix.compulink.co.uk)

       Version 3.2:

           The changes to the version 3.2 file protocol are  the  addition  of
           the  paper  size,  print/export magnification, single/multiple page
           indicator and a transparent color name used for GIF export  to  the
           header of the file.
           The   other   difference   in  the  version  3.2  protocol  is  the
           mathematical model used for splines. The new version uses X-splines
           which allows the user to mix interpolation and approximation points
           in a same curve. More precisely, it means that an X-spline curve is
           neither  an interpolated spline nor an approximated one, it is BOTH
           (the behaviour of each point is controlled by one single  parameter
           called  ``shape  factor'').  For  additional  information  about X-
           splines, see:

             "X-Splines: A Spline Model Designed for the End User"
             by C. Blanc and C. Schlick, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH'95
             http://dept-info.labri.u-bordeaux.fr/~schlick/DOC/sig1.html

           Caveat: Because previous spline  models  (quadratic  B-splines  and
           Bezier with hidden points) are no longer supported, curves that are
           present in version 3.1 and older files are automatically  converted
           to  X-splines.   This translation is only an approximation process.
           It means that the converted curves are not exactly the same as  the
           original  ones.  Though  they  are  usually  very close, some hand-
           fitting may be needed in some pathological cases.

           Inclusion of X-splines by:
           Carole Blanc (blanc@labri.u-bordeaux.fr)
           Christophe Schlick (schlick@labri.u-bordeaux.fr)
           Note: the  initial  implementation  was  done  by  C.  Feuille,  S.
           Grosbois,  L.   Maziere  and  L.  Minihot  as  a  student  practice
           (Universite Bordeaux, France).

           Open/close compound feature written by
           Bill Taylor (bill@mainstream.com)

           Library feature written by
           Stephane Mancini (mancini@elecsrv.enst.fr) (object preview by Brian
           V. Smith)

           The library objects in the Electrical and Logic libraries were done
           by
           Peter Hiscocks (phiscock@ee.ryerson.ca)

           The library  objects  in  the  Computer,  Networks,  and  Hospital-
           Equipment  libraries  were extracted from the clipart example files
           by
           Bill Chimiak (chim@bgsm.edu)

       Version 3.2.3 and newer:

           Please see the CHANGES file for credits for newer releases.

NOTES

       Many bug fixes/cleanups etc. by a host of faithful users

       See the CHANGES file for all the credits

       The TransFig package was written by Micah Beck  and  is  maintained  by
       Brian Smith

                             Xfig 3.2.4 (Dec 2002)                     XFIG(1)