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       dot2tex - Graphviz to LaTeX converter


       dot2tex [--prog graphviz-command] [options] dot-file > tex-file
       dot2tex [options] xdot-file > tex-file
       graphviz-command -txdot dot-file | dot2tex [options] > tex-file


       This manual page documents briefly the dot2tex command.

       dot2tex  is a tool for converting graphs generated by Graphviz to formats suitable for use
       with LaTeX. Currently dot2tex generates code for PSTricks and PGF/TikZ.

       The purpose of dot2tex is to give graphs a more LaTeX look and feel. This is  accomplished

           *   Typesetting labels with LaTeX, allowing mathematical notation.

           *   Using native PSTricks and PGF/TikZ commands for drawing arrows, edges and nodes.

           *   Using backend specific styles to customize the output.


       Input  data is read from standard input if no inputfile is specified. Output is written to
       standard output unless a destination file is set with the -o option.

       dot2tex relies on the xdot format generated by Graphviz. dot2tex  will  automatically  run
       dot(1) on the input data if it is in the plain dot format. If you want to use other layout
       tools like neato(1) and circo(1), use the --prog option.


       A summary of options is included below.

       -h, --help
              Display help message.

       -f fmt, --format fmt
              Set output format. The following values of fmt are supported:
                 pgf    PGF/TikZ. Default.
                 pstricks or pst
                        Use PSTricks.
                 tikz   TikZ format.

       -t mode, --texmode mode
              Text mode. Specify how text is converted.
                        Text is displayed with all special TeX chars escaped (default).
                 math   Output all text in math mode $$.
                 raw    Output text without any processing.

              Note that you can locally override the text mode  by  assigning  a  special  texlbl
              attribute to a graph element, or by using the texmode attribute.

       -s, --straightedges
              Draw  edges  using  straight  lines.  Graphviz  uses bezier curves to draw straight
              edges. Use this option to force the use of line to operations  instead  of  curves.
              Does not work in duplicate mode.

       -o filename, --output filename
              Write output to file.

       -d, --duplicate
              Duplicate the xdot output. Uses the drawing information embedded in the xdot output
              to draw nodes and edges.

       --template filename
              Use template from file. See the HTML documentation for more details.

       -V, --version
              Print version information and exit.

       -w, --switchdraworder
              Switch drawing order of nodes and edges. By default edges are drawn before nodes.

       -c, --crop
              Use preview.sty to crop the graph. Currently  only  implemented  for  the  PGF/TikZ

              Output the graph without a document preamble. Useful if the graph is to be included
              in a master document.

              Output only the drawing commands, without wrapping it in a tikzpicture or pspicture
              environment. Useful when used with the dot2texi package.

              Preprocess  the  graph through LaTeX using the preview package. Will generate a new
              dot file where the height and widths of nodes and edge labels are set based on  the
              results from preview.

              Enables  output  caching.  dot2tex will check if the input graph has been processed
              before. If it has not changed the graph will not be converted.

              Preprocess the graph and run Graphviz on the output. Equivalent to:

              dot2tex --preproc dot-file | dot2tex

       --prog program
              Set graph layout program to use when the input is  in  plain  dot  format.  Allowed
              values: dot (default), neato, circo, fdp, twopi.

              Use pdflatex(1) instead of latex(1) for preprocessing the graph.

              Ignore minimum node sizes during preprocessing.

       --valignmode mode
              Vertical alignment of node labels, where mode can have the values:
                 center Labels are placed in the middle of the node (default).
                 dot    Use the coordinate given by the xdot output from Graphviz.

       --alignstr str
              Used to pass a default alignment string to the PSTricks \rput command:

              \rput[alignstr] ...

              Only  works  for the PSTricks format. PGF/TikZ users can instead pass an anchor=...
              style using the graphstyle option.

              Bypass Graphviz' edge label placement  and  use  PGF/TikZ  instead  (tikz  and  pgf
              formats only).

              Use  TikZ  only  styles  when drawing nodes. No draw or shape option is added (tikz
              format only).

       --nodeoptions tikzoptions
              Wrap node code in a scope environment with tikzoptions as  parameter  (tikz  format

       --edgeoptions tikzoptions
              Wrap  edge  code  in a scope environment with tikzoptions as parameter (tikz format

              Write detailed debug information to the file dot2tex.log in the current directory.

              Generate code compatible with PGF 1.18 and earlier.

       The following options are used by the output templates.

       -e encoding, --encoding encoding
              Set text encoding. Supported encodings are utf8 and latin1.

       --docpreamble TeXcode
              Insert TeX code in the document preamble.

       --figpreamble TeXcode
              Insert TeX code in the figure preamble.

       --figpostamble TeXcode
              Insert TeX code in the figure postamble.

       --graphstyle style
              Sets the <<graphstyle>> tag.

       --margin margin
              Set margin around the graph when using preview.sty. margin  must  be  a  valid  TeX
              unit. By default margin is set to 0pt.


       dot(1), latex(1).

              Full documentation for dot2tex

              Example Graphviz dot files for use with dot2tex


       dot2tex was written by Kjell Magne Fauske <>

       This  manual  page  was  written  by Peter Collingbourne <>, for the Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                        November 11, 2006                              DOT2TEX(1)