Opinions on simple graphics for LaTeX docs

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  1. babucher macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in finding out what people's opinions are on which program would be the most recommended for generating _very simple_ graphics to include in LaTeX documents. When I say simple, I mean along the lines of just a few lines and curves here and there with some text.

    Also, any particular benefits from the graphics filetype for those that will be used in LaTeX documents? I was thinking PDF, but don't really know.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I don't know what you're talking about with LaTeX documents but I would create them in Illustrator then you can export them in whatever format you need.
     
  3. arf macrumors member

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    Well for LaTeX documents I use the excellent texshop and the installer instructions they have there. The default install uses pdftex and so I usually create pdf figures and use the {\includegraphics{mypdf.pdf}} syntax.

    As for actually creating the pdf's I use the (albeit limited) free version of omnigraffle which makes pretty nice diagrams.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is my understanding that most of the graphics used in LaTeX publications is in EPSF format. PDF is gaining in popularity.
     

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