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NAME

       fig2sxd - utility to convert .fig to .sxd

SYNOPSIS

       fig2sxd [-w] [-l(ine)w(idth)1 l] figfile sxdfile

DESCRIPTION

       The  program  tries  to  convert  the  given  file  in  xfig  format  into  a sxd file for
       OpenOffice.org Draw. If figfile ends with .fig or .xfig and sxdfile is omitted, the output
       file  will be named like figfile ending with .sxd instead of .(x)fig.  Using - for figfile
       makes the program read from stdin so that it is possible to use

              pstoedit -f fig file.ps - | fig2sxd - file.sxd

       to convert ps files. (For files with many objects you might want to use something like

              pstoedit -f 'fig:-startdepth 9999' file.ps - | fig2sxd - file.sxd

       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 - for
       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 -lw1 0 - file.sxd

       With the -w option, out-of-specification values are only warnings but will be sanitized.

DEFICIENCIES

       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.

SEE ALSO

       pstoedit(1), xfig(1) and http://fig2sxd.sourceforge.net/ (for updates).

AUTHOR

       Program and manual page were written by Alexander B├╝rger <acfb@users.sourceforge.net>.

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