TKDraw is a simple graphics editor that produces Encapsulated
Postscript (suitable to be included in LaTeX documents).
% tkdraw &
Here's a list of strange features:
Everything else should be trivial to use.
- Objects are moved with the RIGHT mouse button.
- The drawing of a line is ended with the RIGHT mouse button (as the
left mouse button just adds a new corner into the line).
- Text fonts may be crude on the screen but (as the saved file is in
Postscript) they will appear nice on paper. (Which is opposite
to Microsoft products!)
- Menus are tear-off menus: select the dashed line at the top of a
menu and you will get the menu in its own window.
- The top-left button (dashed rectangle) gives the point mode
(denoted by an pointer arrow in many other drawing progrems).
- The top-right button gives the resize/reform mode.
In order to use cs.uef.fi for programs with a graphical user interface
(like TKDraw, Firefox, gv etc.)
you need to have X Window running on your own work station. If you are
running Linux, everything is okay. If you are running Windows, you
can install and use Xming,
which is a free X server for Windows.
For instructions how to use Xming with putty see
Last updated: January 31, 2013