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In QTikZ, it is possible to export a pdf, eps and png. I was wondering if it were possible to tell QTikZ to output a standalone TikZ file that is reading to add in a LaTeX document. So basically, QTikZ would have to merge both the template and the TikZ image code into one file and save that. I could do this manually, but I can't understand why this feature doesn't already exist. Perhaps I'm missing something.

Also, if anyone has a suggestion for a better option to QTikZ, I'm open to suggestions; I'm using Ubuntu 13.

  • There is tikzedt that can do this. A linux edition is also available now. Link: tikzedt.org – user11232 Aug 9 '13 at 0:30
  • @user968243 did Harish's suggestion work for you, or is this question still open? – Paul Gessler Mar 1 '14 at 22:24
  • @HarishKumar Can you cook up an answer for this? – percusse Mar 14 '14 at 10:17
  • @percusse meals ready sir ;) – user11232 Mar 15 '14 at 1:02
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tikzedt offers some facility in this direction. You can chose to have a standalone file for the image. However, it doesn't use standalone document class. This should not be a big issue since the template can be easily altered.

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Selecting Insert full Code Sample (on an empty source code window) will give

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If you want to have standalone document class, go to SettingsSettings. In the window that opens choose Compiler tab. Now you can change the preamble.

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But be careful not to mess up :)

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