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Ipe — a graphics editor for LaTeX

Jan Hlavacek


This article talks about author's experiences with the Ipe graphics editor. This graphics tool, which runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, is well-suited to preparing graphics for LaTeX documents. The main features of Ipe are described, as well as some advanced usage. A similar editor, VRR, is also described briefly.

Jan Hlavacek is an Instructor of Mathematical Sciences at Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan. He is a long-time LaTeX and Lyx user. You can contact him at email

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