first off all I have to say that I'M NOT A WINDOWS USER.
After, my boss, that is a windows user, would like to use inkscape. We have
tried to install it and basically we didn't have any problem. The question is
that we would like to know which dependencies needs inkscape to run in
windows, because we cannot use any import feature. So, we cannot open any ps,
eps, etc file.
We have tried to install python and perl, (without any success, or the import
feature doesn't work four us), but I have to say that I don't know very much
the windows platform (I'm very happy with the apt-get ;-)
So, please, could you tell me which software is necessary/recommend to run a
full inkscape in the Win platform? Somethink like to build it: x, y, z: To
run it, xa, yb, etc.
Linux User 152692
I created a document a la inkscape tutorial in inkscape (you can find the links below). I used File | New | no_borders. The problem is this document displays right only in inkscape, at least on my computer. What is wrong?
In all the other viewers/editors on my installation, there is only like a small section of the document; this includes inkview (!), scribus, and ksvg (konqueror). When I export the svg to PDF (which was my intention) or PS, the result is the same - only the same old section from the first sixth by the first half of the document.
Now, get this. When I view the inkscape tutorial (just any) by inkview, it shows okay. However, it does not show well in scribus or ksvg, nor is the resulting PDF or PS nice at all (missing some images and texts).
My questions are, what should I do to make my document view ok in inkview, like the tutorial does? What page, format, or is there another trick? Is there a good paved road to converting an inkscape's document to PDF, so I can show it to other people (on Windows, for example)?
Thank you very much in advance.
Kubuntu 5.10 Linux on AMD64
Inkscape 0.42 or CVS (2005-10-30) - makes no difference
Would it make sens to include text scale information via Edit->Paste Style?
I am talking about XML editor attribute:
I understand that most objects shouldn't have scale information contained
in their style information (so that it doesn't automatically scale the
objects that will have this style applied), but isn't text different? How
else can I have my text look like other text in the document? Isn't this
what most people would need/expect?
From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...155...>
>Switch to Node tool (F2) for editing a path.
Thanks and yeah I know about the node tool, but if I'm not missing something obvious it doesn't let me draw in changes to the line. It just lets me click and add points and drag in the points, which is at least for me a very very slow work-flow. Do you understand what I'm trying to do? (maybe I'm just missing something obvious in that tool?)
The second prerelease of Inkscape 0.43 has been released. It now
includes the whiteboard files and other fixes. Getting closer, does it
still work for you?
I'm using Xorg installed through Fink on OS X (10.3.9), and for a while
I was unable to get the Inkscape 0.42.2 package for OS X to run
appropriately. I was finally able to get it to work flawlessly, and I
wanted to pass along that information in case others run into similar
problems. I would be happy to put this into the Wiki if someone wants
to tell me where it should go. (Does it belong at
I started out with a shiny new install of the Xorg package from Fink
after wiping out a previous attempt at installing X11 (part Apple X11,
part XFree86 Frankenstein monster that was broken). I then downloaded
and "installed" the Inkscape 0.42.2 package, and when I launched it it
tried to run X11, which failed.
At this point, I started digging around in the .app directory, and
discovered the `script` script. After commenting out line 16 of the
`script` file, I finally able to get Inkscape to spit out an error at
me, which was that it requires Apple's X11 distribution. This seemed a
little odd to me, as I would think that it would be able to run with
whatever X server is available.
It was clear that Fink wanted the open-x11 script, though, so after a
bit more research, I discovered the `applex11tools` package provided by
Fink, which essentially fills the gap between Xorg (or XFree86) and
Apple's X11. In order to install *that* package, you need to download
and mount the X11User.dmg file from
<http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/x11formacosx.html> if you
don't already have it sitting around.
Now, when you launch Inkscape, it is able to correctly launch X11 along
with it. You might also want to add "exec /sw/bin/quartz-wm" to the end
of your .xinitrc, to get the nice quartz window manager. I say "might"
because it depends on your .xinitrc setup. In my case, I had copied the
system .xinitrc from /private/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, and it simply
launched twm, a few xterms, and a clock, which was not really what I
In summary, it would appear that you can use either Xorg or XFree86 as
your X Server for Inkscape 0.42.2, as long as you also install the
`applex11tools` package in Fink.
Thanks to the Inkscape team for such a great tool and toy, and thanks to
ACSpike for keeping me company and tossing around ideas with me.
John L. Clark
I don't know if this is a bug or nor, or related to gnome or inkscape,
but the other day I tried to copy a drawing from one document to
I copied the element in one document, changed focus to the other
element, but when pasting I didn't get the expected result.
What happened was that I pasted the latest copied element in the other
document. I've also tried to drag the drawing, but that didn't work
either, as that wasn't possible.
Again: I am not sure if this is related to inkscape.
I am using Fedora Core 4 on a laptop.