[Ma-linux] Re: [Novalug] Open source visio file viewer
capveg at cs.umd.edu
Tue Feb 20 11:41:45 EST 2007
On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:58:05AM -0500, craig wrote:
> And lyx to bind them all together.
> For me at least, lyx/LaTeX+xfig+graphviz/dotty+gnuplot output+gnumeric
> output, produces a better final product (into PDF)
> than (word)+(visio)+(excel). Nice detailed zoomable vector graphic
> diagrams in the middle of a paper.
> It just costs more (in time and effort) at least the first couple,..tens
> of times. (handmade furniture versus ikea furniture)
Fwiw, I use basically the same product suite, with the exception of tgif
instead of xfig (http://bourbon.usc.edu/tgif/). If you aren't familiar,
it's worth checking out. The features I like best over xfig are the way
you can apply changes to a group of objects (like select a set of objects
and change line/color/font properties of all at once) and the intelligent
auto-guessing of object placement when you're duplicating. I'm not familiar
with Visio, but from what I'm reading this is probably not a visio replacement,
just a better xfig (IMHO).
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