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I'm using Miktex 2.9 and XeLaTeX plus some EPS figures. For consistent fonts throughout the document, I used to play with psfrag or directly use pstricks. I'm facing the situation where none of the above works. Instead, I'm now using the \put command to place labels on EPS figures. I'd like to know others possibles approaches : Inkscape? tikZ?

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Hmmm, what have you tried with psfrag? The standard approaches of pst-pdf or pstool shouldn't be too hard to get working, if they don't work out of the box. – Will Robertson Nov 15 '10 at 13:43
I have to investigate. I know that pstricks and xelatex should be working together. For psfrag, I just used a former piece of code and it was not compiling. It looks like xelatex does not accept postscript specials, that may be the problem. – pluton Nov 15 '10 at 15:12
I'm having a look at your pstool package. Thanks – pluton Nov 16 '10 at 14:54
Will, pstool and psfrag work very well together with pdflatex but not with xelatex. If you have a work around, I'm highly interested. Thank you! – pluton Nov 16 '10 at 17:13
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There's the overpic package which provides an environment of included graphics picture overlay. You can definitely use pgf/tikz, but if you're not already it might be overkill.

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thanks. It looks very similar to what I am doing by hand now – pluton Nov 13 '10 at 17:38

I just came across this document describing a solution for SVGs coming from Inkscape. Haven’t tried it myself yet.

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