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What and Who
Title:Ipe Tutorial
Speaker:André Nusser
coming from:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik - D1
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Event Type:AG1 Mittagsseminar (basic education)
Visibility:D1, D3, D4, RG1, MMCI, D2, INET, D5, SWS
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Level:Public Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Duration:30 Minutes
Building:E1 4
This is a talk about the Ipe extensible drawing editor with which you can make figures, slides, and posters. The main purpose of this talk is to give an overview, such that people learn what Ipe is capable of and how/if their life becomes easier when using it.

In the following, I copied the description from the Ipe homepage (

Ipe is a drawing editor for creating figures in PDF format. It supports making small figures for inclusion into LaTeX-documents as well as making multi-page PDF presentations.

Ipe's main features are:
* Entry of text as LaTeX source code. This makes it easy to enter mathematical expressions, and to reuse the LaTeX-macros of the main document. In the display text is displayed as it will appear in the figure.
* Produces pure PDF, including the text. Ipe converts the LaTeX-source to PDF when the file is saved.
* It is easy to align objects with respect to each other (for instance, to place a point on the intersection of two lines, or to draw a circle through three given points) using various snapping modes.
* Users can provide ipelets (Ipe plug-ins) to add functionality to Ipe. This way, Ipe can be extended for each task at hand.
* Ipe can be compiled for Unix, Windows, and OSX.
* Ipe is written in standard C++ and Lua 5.3..

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