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xfig(1)			    General Commands Manual		       xfig(1)

       xfig - Facility for Interactive Generation of figures under X11
       Version 3.2.7a

       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	for xfig is in an HTML-based reference
       guide.  See the Help menu in xfig or point  your	 browser  at  /usr/lo-
       cal/share/doc/xfig/html/index.html.   There  are	both English and Japa-
       nese 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  Fig2dev package is used when printing or exporting the output from
       xfig.  The fig2dev program is automatically called by xfig as  a	 back-
       end processor to	produce	various	types of output:

       LaTeX,  Metafont,  PDF,	PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript, CGM and
       EMF (mostyl used	under Windows),	tk (tcl/tk tool	command	 language/tool
       kit  package),  SVG,  GIF, JPEG,	PCX, PNG, PPM, TIFF, XBM, XPM, Gerber,
       AutoCAD Slide, IBM-GL (HP/GL), Pic and PiCTeX.  For use with TeX/LaTeX:
       box, epic, eepic, eepicemu, pict2e, pstricks, tikz.

       See man fig2dev for all options.

       The    Fig2dev	 package    is	  available    from    https://source-

	      Print all	command-line options for xfig and quit.

	      Allow panning into the negative region of	the canvas.   This  is
	      the default

       -au[torefresh] Make xfig	look at	the timestamp on the .fig file and au-
       tomatically load	it and display it every	time it	changes.

       -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:
	      ps		PostScript
	      eps		Encapsulated PostScript
	      pdf		PDF (Portable Document Format)
	      box		LaTeX box (figure boundary)
	      latex		LaTeX picture
	      pict2e		LaTeX picture +	pict2e macros
	      tikz		LaTeX picture +	tikz macros
	      epic		LaTeX picture +	epic macros
	      eepic		LaTeX picture +	eepic macros
	      eepicemu		LaTeX picture +	eepicemu macros
	      pstex		Combined PS/LaTeX (both	PS and LaTeX parts)
	      pdftex		Combined PDF/LaTeX (both PDF and LaTeX parts)
	      pspdftex		Combined PS/PDF/LaTeX (three parts)
	      pictex		PiCTeX macros
	      cgm		Computer Graphcis Meta file
	      emf		Enhanced Meta file
	      dxf		Drawing	Interchange format
	      gbx		Gerber (RS-247-X)
	      ibmgl		HPGL/2 or IBMGL
	      textyl		Textyl special commands
	      tpic		TPIC
	      pic		PIC
	      mf		MF (MetaFont)
	      mp		MP (MetaPost)
	      tk		Tk (Tcl/Tk toolkit)
	      ptk		Perl/Tk
	      shape		LaTeX shape paragraph definition
	      svg		SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)

	      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

       -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 points (1/72th 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 TeX text mode	for text objects.  This	 means
	      that  characters that have a special meaning to TeX/LaTeX, e.g.,
	      '$' or '\', are not  quoted  but	left  untouched	 in  the  text
	      string.	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  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 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)
    autorefresh		boolean	false		-autorefresh
    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
    save8bit		boolean	false		(n/a)
    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:

       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

       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.

       fig2dev(1) (Fig2dev 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 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) 1989-2015 by	Brian V. Smith
       Parts Copyright (c) 1991	by Paul	King
       Parts Copyright (c) 2016-2018 by	Thomas Loimer
       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.


       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.
	       A different file	may be specified with the command line	option
	       -keyFile	or X toolkit resource keyFile.

	       This directory contains the html	documentation.

	       Description of Fig file format.

	       This  directory contains	libraries of Fig objects such as elec-
	       trical symbols, logic symbols, etc.

	       Application defaults file.

	       Desktop entry file.

	       Desktop icon.

       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  Fig2dev  package  was  written  by Micah Beck and is maintained by
       Thomas Loimer.

Xfig 3.2.7a			   May 2018			       xfig(1)


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