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I've not really used tikz much (to say the least); and I'm used to working on my diagrams in LibreOffice Draw and Inkscape, saving them as .osd or .svg files.

Is there a way I could convert those formats into (human-readable) tikz instructions which I could inline in my LaTeX code and maybe continue tweaking there?

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  • Can't you save you diagrams as .pdf? – Bernard Jun 11 '17 at 21:56
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    You can export TikZ code from Inkscape. (Probably you have to install the plugin - I forget the details.) I'm not sure you'd call the result human-readable. It is not a good basis for tweaking, for sure. But if you don't know TikZ, why not tweak before export or export PDF, as @Bernard suggests? – cfr Jun 11 '17 at 22:02
  • @Bernard: I can, but how would that help me? – einpoklum Jun 11 '17 at 22:10
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    Well, you were the one who said you hadn't used it much at all. If you have, you have. The output is generally human-readable in some sense, but it is not really human-editable, in most cases. That is, it is much more difficult to edit than human-written code. It is also usually very, very, very verbose. – cfr Jun 11 '17 at 22:18
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    Have you seen e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/370876? – Torbjørn T. Jun 11 '17 at 22:58