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Using open-source tools for documenting research

Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 19, 2006 10:26 UTC (Thu) by dvrabel (subscriber, #9500)
In reply to: Using open-source tools for documenting research by dvrabel
Parent article: Using open-source tools for documenting research

Whilst I felt like shooting xfig after spending more than 30 seconds hunting for the required button (resizing with the 'move points' button is a non-obvious step) I clearly meant "I fired up xfig...".

(LWN really needs an 'edit post' feature.)


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Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 20, 2006 9:12 UTC (Fri) by jrbeire (guest, #21244) [Link]

Yep - can't deny that xfig makes some getting used to. But when you do.......

Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 26, 2006 13:40 UTC (Thu) by rjforster (guest, #3375) [Link]

For any readers not understanding what makes XFig so hard to get to grips with, it uses a 'verb then noun' structure rather than a 'noun then verb' structure like Corel Draw does.

This means you choose what you want to do before you choose what you want to do it to, ie click the 'resize' button before the rectangle you wish to change the size of.
This is instead of clicking on the object you wish to change then looking for the control to make the change.


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