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XFIG(1)			    General Commands Manual		       XFIG(1)

       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  ver-
       sion  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/in-
       dex.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 .

       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 out-

       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 millisec-
	      onds.  The default is 500	milliseconds.

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

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

       -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 re-
	      duce 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.

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

	      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 visu-
	      als 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 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  export-
	      ing  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  de-
	      fault 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 po-
	      sition 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  de-
	      fault,  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  de-
	      fault is ghostscript (gs).  This is needed when importing	Encap-
	      sulated 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	 frac-
	      tions or decimal inches in the rulers and	grid.  Any of the fol-
	      lowing 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 Hid-
	      den  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 -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.

	      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 re-
	      side  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  re-
	      quired.  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

       -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 op-
	      tion (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 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  fig-

	      Show  all	the xfig indicator buttons instead of only those rele-
	      vant 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 visi-
	      ble at all times.	 This takes up more screen  real  estate,  but
	      allows the user to see all settable parameters.

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

	      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 draw-
	      ing 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	debug-

	      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 -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

	      Start xfig with the special text mode for	text objects.  Special
	      text  means  that	 special characters in the string are not spe-
	      cially 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 file-
	      name.  Default is	``spell	%s''.

       -spinner_d[elay]	msec
	      The delay	(in milliseconds) before the  spinner  will  automati-
	      cally 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 im-
	      perial (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.

	      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.

	      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.

	      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	corre-
       spond 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	(Open-
       Windows 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 Post-
       Script 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

       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 de-
       fine 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	Imake-

       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 pic-
       ture  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 fig-
       ure 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.

       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 fea-
       tures, 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  documenta-
       tion files (the "Software"), including without limitation the rights to
       use, copy, modify, merge, publish and/or	distribute copies of the Soft-
       ware,  and  to permit persons who receive copies	from any such party to
       do so, with the only requirement	being that this	copyright  notice  re-
       main 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 html documentation,	the above men-
	       tioned 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  com-

	       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,  cor-
	   ner 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,

	   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

	   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  quantiza-
	   tion''  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 (

	   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  mul-
	   tiples  of  5  fig  units, but they were on intervals 4, 9, 14, 19,
	   etc.	 When version 3.0 was created, coordinates were	simply	multi-
	   plied 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	 soft-
	   ware	(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  mathemati-
	   cal	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 nei-
	   ther	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-fit-
	   ting	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. Gros-
	   bois, 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
	   Peter Hiscocks (

	   The	library	objects	in the Computer, Networks, and Hospital-Equip-
	   ment	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)


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