|FIG2SXD(1)||General Commands Manual||FIG2SXD(1)|
NAME¶fig2sxd - utility to convert .fig to .sxd
SYNOPSIS¶fig2sxd [-w] [-l(ine)w(idth)1 l] figfile sxdfile
DESCRIPTION¶The program tries to convert the given file in xfig format into a sxd file for OpenOffice.org Draw. If figfile ends with .fig or .xfig and sxdfile is omitted, the output file will be named like figfile ending with .sxd instead of .(x)fig. Using - for figfile makes the program read from stdin so that it is possible to use
pstoedit -f fig file.ps - | fig2sxd - file.sxd
pstoedit -f 'fig:-startdepth 9999' file.ps - | fig2sxd - file.sxd
pstoedit -f 'fig:-startdepth 9999' file.ps - | fig2sxd -lw1 0 - file.sxd
DEFICIENCIES¶Not all of the .fig objects are converted correctly: splines look quite similar, but are not exactly the same; text placement might be a little bit wrong, especially for very small font sizes; hatches look different in many cases; hollow arrows are not supported and replaced by their filled counterparts. There are various other things that could be improved.
It looks like OpenOffice.org cannot read xml attribute values longer than 64kB as they might appear for very long polygons/-lines. For unfilled polylines, fig2sxd therefore creates several smaller polylines of 500 points each and groups them together. Splitting an arbitrary filled polygon is not trivial and not implemented.