Inkscape File formats
by John & Melonie Curwood
I've been trying to finish off the FM chapter on working with files, I
want to indicate in the manual which formats Inkscape can load and which
one it can save. After my last email to the list I started looking at
the options on the open and save dialogs. I found some interesting
results. some file types I could load or save in my Ubuntu Linux
version of Inkscape but not in the Windows version. There was one file
type mentioned in the manual that I couldn't find in either the linux or
windows version of inkscape (.dia), and there were several file types
that could be opened or saved in either the linux or windows version of
inkscape, but weren't mentioned in the manual. I'll add the last group
to the manual, but what I would like to know concerns the other groups.
1) is there a plug-in that is needed for the .dia file type?
2) why are some formats only able to be saved or opened in the linux
version of Inkscape?
Are there certain components or plug-ins that are installed with the
linux version that aren't with the windows version.
I can send through a list of the file types in particular if that helps.