Graphics output to PICT

Joao V. Costa jcosta at ip.pt
Fri Jan 24 09:19:59 EST 1997

Michael Myers wrote:
> I haven't had to do this sort of thing for a couple of years, so I've
> forgotten the preferred method for shuttling high res graphic output from
> GCG to a Mac-readable format.
> We are still using GCG 8.1
> I seem to recall that one could specify HPGL output (-plot=HPGL, or
> perphaps via the command which sets GCG's default output format). This
> file could then be converted to a PICT format thru a Mac converter
> utility. I think that was written by Don Gilbert.

If you add the command line option "-fig=any_filename" to any GCG
graphics program, the output will be a text file used as input by the
Figure program.
This text file can be converted to Mac pict file by a GCG utility
(download from alanin.gcg.com by ftp) called GCGtoFigure. I have often
used it with no problem.

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