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makempx: typeset labels in MetaPost pictures with TeX or Troff


makempx - typeset labels in MetaPost pictures with TeX or Troff


makempx [--tex|--troff] mpfile mpxfile


This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

If mpxfile is older than mpfile, translate the labels from the MetaPost input file mpfile to low-level commands in MPXFILE, by running mpto -tex, tex, and dvitomp by default; or, if -troff is specified, mpto -troff, eqn -d\$\$ | troff -Tpost, and dmp.

The current directory is used for writing temporary files. Errors are left in mpxerr.{tex,log,dvi}.

If the file named in $MPTEXPRE (mptexpre.tex by default) exists, it is prepended to the output in tex mode.

makempx is typically called by mpost, not from the command line.


makempx accepts the following options:
Print help message and exit.
Assume input file contains TeX commands.
Assume input file contains Troff commands.
Print version information and exit.


mpost(1), mpto(1).