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       xfig - Facility for Interactive Generation of figures under X11
       Version 3.2.5c


       xfig [options] [file]


       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

       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 .

       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 .


              Print all command-line options for xfig and quit.

              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

       -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.

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

              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.

              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).

              Turn on debugging mode.  Prints various debugging messages like font names etc.

              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.

              Don't  allow  panning  into  the  negative region of the canvas.  The default is to
              allow panning in the negative region.

              Prevents xfig from popping up the information balloons.  See also -showballoons.

              Don't show lengths of lines as they are being drawn.  This is the default.

              Don't show axis zero lines on the canvas.  The default is to show them.

              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

              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.

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

              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.

              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.

              Hide the depth manager panel.  The default is to show the panel.

              Show  the  library  objects  as  icons.   This  is  the default.  The other mode is

       -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.

              Install own colormap. Normally, xfig uses the current colormap.

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

              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.

              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.

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

              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.

              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).

              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.

              Use black and white only.

              Sets multiple page mode for print or export. See also -single.

              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).

              Disables use of the X11R5 or OpenWindows scalable fonts.  You  might  want  to  use
              this for debugging.

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

              Turn off cursor (mouse) tracking arrows.

              When  saving  a drawing into an existing .fig file xfig will first rename that file
              by appending ".bak" to the name.  This option disables this feature.

              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).

              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).

              Change the position of the side panel window to the  right  of  the  canvas  window
              (default: left).

              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.

              Set the height(width) of the top(side) rulers in pixels.  The default (and minimum)
              is 24.

              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

       -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.

              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

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

              Show  the depth manager panel.  This panel lets one show or hide objects at various
              depths.  This is the default.

              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).

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

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

              Show axis zero lines on the canvas.  This is the default

              Sets single page mode for  print  or  export.   This  is  the  default.   See  also

       -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.

              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 2mm, mode 2 is 5mm and mode 3 is 1cm.

       -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.

              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

              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

       -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.

              When  saving  a drawing into an existing .fig file xfig will first rename that file
              by appending

       -zoom zoomscale
              Set the starting zoom scale.


       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)
    locale_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
    write_bak           boolean true            -write_bak
    zoom                float   1.0             -zoom

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


       Please send bug reports, fixes, new features etc. to: (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

       See the README file for troubleshooting.


       fig2dev(1) (TransFig package)

       gs(1) (Ghostscript PostScript previewer)


       (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.


       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:


       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.


               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.

               This directory contains the documentation.

               This directory contains the above mentioned CompKeyDB file,  and  a  directory  of
               libraries containing Fig objects such as electrical symbols, logic symbols, etc. and
               Application  defaults  files  which are automatically installed in the system app-
               defaults directory with the make install command.

               Description of Fig file format.

       README  Installation instructions and troubleshooting.

       CHANGES Description of bug fixes/new features.


       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)

           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 (
           with help from:
           Brian Smith and Micah Beck (

           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 (

           Extensive man page formatting revisions by:
           David W. Sanderson

           Display Postscript code for IBM RS/6000 by:
           Dave Hale (

       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 (

           Higher figure resolution (1200dpi) by:
           Ross Martin (

           Color quantization using neural network by:
           Anthony Dekker (
           [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
           Uwe Bonnes (

           Input tablet extension by:
           Greg LaCoste (

       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 (

       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

           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 (
           Christophe Schlick (
           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 (

           Library feature written by
           Stephane Mancini ( (object preview by Brian V. Smith)

           The library objects in the Electrical and Logic libraries were done by
           Peter Hiscocks (

           The library objects in the Computer, Networks, and Hospital-Equipment  libraries  were
           extracted from the clipart example files by
           Bill Chimiak (

       Version 3.2.3 and newer:

           Please see the CHANGES file for credits for newer releases.


       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 3.2.5c (August 2013)                             XFIG(1)