I am using Ipe to draw eps figures to include in my latex document. I use dvipdfm as the package.

I just discovered a nice feature in Ipe to make line joints sharp by choosing "Line join = miter". However, when the eps figure is included in my Latex document and I zoom in on the output pdf, I still see the normal soft corners.

Does anyone know if/how this is fixable without resorting to completely changing how I do my images such as switching to pdflatex? Perhaps I could do something in Ipe or use a Latex package or an option for dvipdfm?

  • We will need to see a demo .eps file to have any chance of tackling this!
    – Joseph Wright
    Nov 19, 2012 at 13:47

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I got an answer from the Ipe developer:

There was a bug in Ipe 7.0.10 [latest available Windows version] so that the line join was not correctly saved in Postscript output (PDF output was correct). The solution would be to save as PDF and then use pdftoeps or so to convert the figure to Postscript (if you really need to use normal Latex).

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