Ipe is a drawing editor for creating figures in PDF or (encapsulated) Postscript format. It supports making small figures for inclusion into LaTeX-documents as well as making multi-page PDF presentations that can be shown on-line with Acrobat Reader.
Ipe's main features are:
|Ipe downloads are available from SourceForge.|
After the manual, your second source of useful information, example files, of answers to frequently asked questions is the Ipe 7 Wiki. The idea is that Ipe users add useful tips and tricks, or anything related to Ipe here.
This Wiki is maintained by Alexander Wolff's group. Thank you!
There are two mailing lists for Ipe. The first mailing list is used solely to announce new versions of Ipe, and perhaps new ipelets that may be interesting to a broad audience. Traffic on this list is very light, as most messages on this list come from me. You can subscribe to the announcement list here.
The second list is used to discuss Ipe. You can subscribe here. Please don't use it to report bugs—the bug tracker is much better at that.
Both lists are maintained by René van Oostrum. Thank you!
If you use Ipe for making presentations, you may want to have a look at IpePresenter, written by Dmitriy Morozov. IpePresenter shows the current slide in one window (which you can make full screen on the external display), while showing the current slide, the next slide, notes for the current page, as well as a timer on your own display.
The Ipe binary package for Windows already includes IpePresenter.
To report bugs, please use the Ipe bug tracker (click on Report Issue).
Before reporting a bug, please verify that you have the latest Ipe version, and check that the problem is not explained in the frequently asked questions on the Ipe 7 Wiki. Please do not send bug reports directly to me (the first thing I would do with your report is to enter it into the bug tracker).
The extensible drawing editor Ipe is "free," this means that everyone is free to use it and free to redistribute it on certain conditions. Ipe is not in the public domain; it is copyrighted and there are restrictions on its distribution as follows:
Copyright © 1993–2014 Otfried Cheong
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Gnu General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
As a special exception, you have permission to link Ipe with the CGAL library and distribute executables, as long as you follow the requirements of the Gnu General Public License in regard to all of the software in the executable aside from CGAL.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the Gnu General Public License for more details.
The current version of Ipe is Ipe 7.1.4.
A binary package for your system may have been made available by others, see the Ipe 7 Wiki.
I'm making three downloads of Ipe available on SourceForge: a binary distribution for Windows, a binary package for Mac OS X, and a source package that should compile on any recent Unix system.
Several separate programs are available from SourceForge. These are available in source form (A binary for pdftoipe is included in the Ipe Windows binary distribution).