9.1 The <ipe> element
- (required) The value (a number, e.g. 70103 for
Ipelib 7.1.3) indicates the earliest Ipelib version that can
interpret the document. Ipe will refuse to load documents that
require a version larger than its own, and may refuse to load
documents that are too old (and which will have to be converted
using a separate program).
- (optional) indicates the program that created the file
and is not interpreted by Ipe at all.
<info> element (optional),
<preamble> element (optional),
- a series of
- a series of
<ipestyle> elements form a "cascade", with the
<ipestyle> element becoming the top-level
style sheet. When symbolic names are looked up, the style sheets are
checked from top to bottom. Ipe always appends the built-in standard
style sheet at the bottom of the stack.
9.1.1 The <info> element
- (optional) document title,
- (optional) document author,
- (optional) document subject,
- (optional) document keywords,
- (optional) the only value understood by Ipe is
fullscreen, which causes the document to be opened in full
screen mode in PDF readers.
- (optional) creation time in PDF format,
- (optional) modification time in PDF format,
- (optional) if the value is
yes, then Ipe
will save PDF documents with visible page numbers on each page.
- (optional) determines the TeX-engine used to translate
your text. The possible values are pdftex, xetex,
This element must be empty.
9.1.2 The <preamble> element
The contents of this element is LaTeX source code, to be used as
the LaTeX preamble when running LaTeX to process the text
objects in the document. It should not contain a
\documentclass command, but can contain
commands and macro definitions.
9.1.3 The <bitmap> element
<bitmap> element defines a bitmap to be used by
the value must be an integer that will define the bitmap throughout
the Ipe document,
- (required) integer width in pixels,
- (required) integer height in pixels,
- (optional) possible values are "DeviceGray",
"DeviceRGB" (default value), and "DeviceCMYK",
- (required) value must be 8,
- (optional) an RGB color in hexadecimal, indicating the
transparent color (only suppored for "DeviceRGB" color space),
- (required unless there is no filter) the number of bytes
of image data,
- (optional) possible values are "FlateDecode" or
"DCTDecode" to indicate a compressed image (the latter is used for
- (optional) possible value is "base64" to indicate
that the image data is base64-encoded (not in hexadecimal).
The contents of the
<bitmap> element is the image data, either
base64-encoded or in hexadecimal format. White space between bytes is
ignored. If no filter is specified, pixels are stored row by row,
with rows padded to a full byte boundary.
Note that images with color maps are not supported, and such support
is not planned. (The Insert image function does allow you to
insert images with color maps, but they are stored as 24-bit images.
Since the data is compressed, this does not seriously increase the
image data size.)