I added eyes to inkscape's logo so that it fits other icons on my
desktop. People who are into cartoons (like me) may like it. The logo
has white, 50% alpha border so that it looks nice on dark desktop:
I would like to ask for some insights and hints as to how to solve the
following small problem. I am creating plots for my thesis. These plots
are created in Matlab and I edit them later in Inkscape. What I mostly
do is to change markers for points in the plots, annotate the plots, and
Now the problem. I have a plot with 5 lines, each line corresponding to
an experiment. Each line has 180 points somewhere around it; these
points are the actual data about the theoretical line. Now, I need to
*replace* each of points by a beautiful marker of mine. The reason is
that Matlab creates only a limited number of rather ugly markers. These
markers are also converted (either by Matlab or epstool) into strokes
each having 70 points :( :( So, Inkscape slows down and my file bloats.
What I was doing so far and what I am tired of is that I manually select
a point and its cloned marker and then using the alignment dialog align
them over each other. Then I remove Matlab's markers for good.
While this works OK, you can imagine how tired I am. I was playing with
the idea of manually parsing the XML file in Perl but I rejected the
idea as sure way to mess up the document. The Matlab's markers have
custom color that I assigned to them so that I can easily find the
points I need to replace...
Does anybody have an insight into how to do this is more or less
Inkscape fashion? I am not afraid of scripting in Inkscape, but I
haven't gotten a chance to try it yet. Or am I missing some obvious
"group and align the whole" idea?
Thank you for tips!
I am playing with tiling as a possible solution to drawing mandalas.
Using 'Symmetry: reflection+reflection' in TileClones, with a 2x2 array,
comes close, but requires selecting Create in the TileClones everytime a
new object is added to the group of the main tile. When an object in
this main tile group is moved, resized, or deleted, then the clones
immediately reflects the change, but not when a new object is added to
the group. Apparently, when a new object is added, the id of the group
is changed and it then is no longer linked to the clones. I am a total
newbie with this program, so I was hoping for some advice on how to
force the main tile to remain with it's old id, linked to the clones,
when a new object is added to its group. Thanks ahead for any help.
The thumbwheel widgets on the second toolbar for X,Y,W and H are too
small. For numbers greater than 99, e.g. 165.68, the second digit after
the decimal point is clipped so as to be unreadable. I am running
Ubuntu Breezy Linux at 1024x768 resolution. Can anything be done on my
end to fix this?
I have upgraded to 0.43 in debian SID (couple of day ago).
I dont have the Effects menu anymore (0.42+0.43pre2 had it)
I have python-xml installed, and there are the effects
Does anybody know how can I figure out why the Effects menu does not
I have just installed and am learning inkscape 0.42. I can see a
rectangle snapping to guide lines, however I cannot see it snapping to
grid lines. I have set snap distance from the default 0.4 to several
hundred with no noticible difference in snapping to grid lines. What am
I've been noticing a LOT of requests for PDF/PS support in Inkscape.
Either export or import or both.
I'm fairly certain that this is the #1 top feature need for Inkscape
Over the past year or so, I've been fishing around for a volunteer to
implement this. But unfortunately I'm coming up dry. Ain't no one I
can find with an itch to implement this, not on a volunteer basis
However, there are a TON of users with this need. Some of whom, I'm
fairly certain, would be willing to pledge some money towards it. Maybe
a little, maybe a lot, who knows.
I think if enough people pitched in funds, we could actually make this
happen. This is one feature I think we as a community could just force
through, by hiring some mercenary to attack and kill it for us, hardcore
Can you all tell me what you think? I really have no solid idea if
enough people would be open to this plan. Are you a user that'd be
willing to pledge $100 or more towards this? Are you a developer that'd
be willing to commit to doing this work for some $k? Or do you have
some ideas on how we could make this need get met? Please email me and
let me know what you think.
Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Bryce Harrington wrote:
>> Can you all tell me what you think? I really have no solid idea if
>> enough people would be open to this plan. Are you a user that'd be
>> willing to pledge $100 or more towards this? Are you a developer that'd
>> be willing to commit to doing this work for some $k? Or do you have
>> some ideas on how we could make this need get met? Please email me and
>> let me know what you think.
> How about this: we talked at OCAL recently about coloring books .
> Once Inkscape is able to create such a book, we put one on sale with an
> addition of 1 or 2 USD to the price, all profits going to the person who
> implemented PDF export.
> I have no idea if this can generate a compelling sum of money (or if it
> can generate money at all).
> If this works, i have other similar ideas, for example printing a calendar.
>  - http://openclipart.org/wiki/index.php/Coloring_Books
For making a coloring book, I would think our current PDF export via
ps=>ps2pdfa would be good enough.