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What's the latest version of Jpgfdraw?

Version 0.5.6b. This is the final version. Jpgfdraw has now been replaced by flowframtk.

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How do I find the version number?

If you click on the Help->About... menu item the version number will be in the About dialog box. Alternatively run jpgfdraw on the command line using the -version switch:

jpgfdraw -version

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Where can I download Jpgfdraw?

Jpgfdraw can be downloaded from its home page: http://www.dickimaw-books.com/software/jpgfdraw/.

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Is Jpgfdraw free?

Yes (in both senses), but you may only use Jpgfdraw if you agree to the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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How do I report a bug?

Jpgfdraw has now been replaced by flowframtk. If you find any bugs in flowframtk, you can report them through the bug tracker.

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Can I use the mouse to scale/rotate/shear objects instead of using the dialog boxes?

As from version 0.1.4b you can enable hotspots using the Settings->Configure... dialog box.

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What's the difference between pt and bp units?

Jpgfdraw was primarily designed to work with LaTeX, so it uses TeX units, where pt is a TeX point (72.27pt = 1in) and bp is a "big point" or PostScript point (72bp = 1in).

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How do I only change one element of the line style (e.g. line width) for a selection of objects?

As from version 0.1.8b, you can do this using the Edit->Path->Line Styles submenu, and use one of the individual settings.

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How do I change the default font family?

The default font is set to SansSerif, which should be available on most systems. If not, or if you'd rather have a different font as the default, you will need to edit the language/dictionary.txt file. Find the line that says

font.default=SansSerif
and change SansSerif to the default font of your choice. Note that the default font is the font obtained when clicking on the ``Default'' button in the font dialog box, and is not necessarily the font used on start up, as the settings from the previous instance of Jpgfdraw are set at start up.

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Can I convert from other graphics formats?

Jpgfdraw comes with the Java command-line application eps2jdr, which will convert from Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) to Jpgfdraw's native JDR format. (Note that this is still experimental and restrictions apply, see jdrutils-en-GB-0.5.6b.pdf for further details.)

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Why doesn't Jpgfdraw use the PGF arrow library?

Because Jpgfdraw's marker mechanism is more complicated, since it allows for mid-markers and markers that have a fixed orientation. All markers are therefore exported as filled paths.

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