bulia byak wrote:
>On 4/26/05, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...69...> wrote:
>>George Reilly wrote:
>>>I created a logo where I have a text outline filled with a gradient.
>>>Looks great. Unfortunately, when I convert it to EPS, the gradient fill
>>>is lost. The text outline shows up as empty in both Microsoft Word and
>>>Photoshop. Is this a limitation of EPS itself or of Inkscape's EPS
>>>convertor? (I'm sure I've seen gradients in PostScript documents,
>>>so I suspect the latter.)
>>It's a limit of Postscript/EPS, or at least, a limit of the version
>>we're using. It may have been added in later versions of Postscript.
>This is fixed in CVS some time ago, though the fix is not 100% (in
>particular gradient only works on fill, not stroke, and does not work
>on text until you convert it to path).
I downloaded the 4/23 build from http://www.inkscape.org/win32-snap/
(the 4/26 zipfile is corrupt) and regenerated the EPS. The EPS file size
went from 34K with 0.41 to 57K.
The text (outline or fill) doesn't show up at all in Word 2003. There's
just a blank area in the Picture object.
The gradient fill shows up as a solid color in Photoshop CS. I assume
Adobe include a first-rate PostScript handler in Photoshop.
I've attached a zip of the SVG source. (Had to be renamed to get past
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OK, so I downlaoded the latest inkscape .cvs package
and tried to install it. This is the message I get in
the install window:
Installing manual pages for section 1...
Installing menu items...
Copying files to /usr/share
Copying files to /usr/lib
Error: Package Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor could
not be installed
I don't know if that's particularly useful, but there
Christopher B. Wright (wrightc@...537...)
> On 4/28/05, George V. Reilly <george@...634...> wrote:
> > When I bring up Fill & Stroke with the latest binary, I see a blank
> > canvas in the Fill > Linear Gradient dialog. Just Edit, Add, and Repeat
> > buttons. No checkerboard, no handles. Ditto when I look at Fill >
> > Linear Gradient for other objects. Or Radial Gradient.
> It's all replaced by Gradient tool, see
Ah! I wish I had known about the release notes before. You really ought to link to them from /win32-snap and /download.php
I converted the transparent stop to an opaque white stop. The gradient now shows up in Photoshop CS and GSview 4.6/GS 8.14. However, as you noted yesterday, the repeating nature of the gradient is lost, so I just get purple and a lot of white instead of purple, white, purple.
The text still fails to show up in Word 2003 and Publisher 2003. Obviously a bug in Office's EPS import. Perhaps it doesn't handle PostScript Level 3. This is annoying, since I need to use the logo in Word and Publisher documents.
[Later] I had the bright idea of finding an external tool to convert EPS to WMF (Windows Metafile). ImageMagick can read WMFs, but can't write them. PsToEdit converted the EPS to WMF. A more-or-less correct preview of the WMF shows up in the File Open dialog launched by Word's Insert > Picture > From File, but the entire picture renders as a blank white rectangle. Aaargh!
[Later Still] I played further with pstoedit after I discovered the EMF format (Windows Enhanced Metafiles). "pstoedit -f wemfc" kind of works. It generates an image that Publisher can display. Plus, it scales up when you zoom in, unlike imported EPS. However, the gradient is gone, leaving me with a black outlines around white text. Worse still, the colors in the drawing are inverted. Royal blue has become pale green; lavender -> pale blue; pink -> mid blue. Other tools show the EMF exactly the same way, so this is some funkiness of pstoedit.
[This bounced twice yesterday. Third time's the charm.]
I created a logo where I have a text outline filled with a gradient.
Looks great. Unfortunately, when I convert it to EPS, the gradient fill
is lost. The text outline shows up as empty in both Microsoft Word and
Photoshop. Is this a limitation of EPS itself or of Inkscape's EPS
convertor? (I'm sure I've seen gradients in PostScript documents,
so I suspect the latter.)
Some fonts simply don't work in Inkscape. For example, "Modern No. 20"
is rendered as Arial. It's a TrueType font and otherwise unexceptionable.
I'm running on Windows XP SP2.
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I have a weird problem, which might be a bug actually, but I am not sure.
Maybe anybody can help me.
When I load document curves.svg (which you can download from my pc, sorry,
but it kind of the only example I have).
do a wget to get it:
Then, load it and try to draw some text anywhere. If you use the text
tool and type, the letters will be larger than anything on the canvas. As
you can see, no matter where you try to type text, the letters will be
So I have to scale down these supersize letters into something around .03
pt. That is the size of the letters that I managed to create (the "200
ms") for example.
The document curves.svg was made with pstoedit to transform a postscript
file into svg. That transformation worked fine!
How come that the font size of letters becomes so unusual after I import
the file curves.svg?
How can I solve this? Is this a bug, or an error in the loaded file
Thank you very much.
I have been thinking about using Inkscape and Inkview as a replacement
for powerpoint (one of the few reasons to reboot to Windows).
I decided to give it a try recently, and it is great in some respects,
and lacking in others. I thought I would describe my process, and some
of the issues I am running into, and see if anyone has any suggestions.
(1) I create one, or multiple template slides (in Inkscape), that have
placeholders for the title, substitle, and content (although this could
easily be generalized).
(2) I create a text file (called the outline file) which describes the
slides, including titles, content, and the template file to use for each
(3) I have a python script which uses the template files and the outline
file to create svg files for each slide.
(3a) The title and subtitle are easy - they are just inserted into the
proper placeholder in the template svg.
(3b) The content, which includes equations, is more complicated. It
is run through LaTex, and converted to svg, then inserted into the
template svg. The conversion process is LaTex -> dvips -> pstoedit ->
skconvert, which provides an svg file that I can process to get the text
part, and insert into the template svg.
(4) I can edit each slide svg file in Inkscape to make any changes
(5) View slides with Inkview.
(a) Is there a better way to do this? I could do everything in LaTex,
but I then I lose the ability to tweak the result, such as moving
pictures around, or changing font sizes, etc., like I have in
powerpoint, or Inkscape.
(b) Is anyone else using Inkscape for presentations? Interested in
(c) Step 3b is pretty poor right now - I am still working on it, but the
conversion process basically creates a seperate text element for every
letter. I can do some processing to improve on this, but it is very
inelegant. Anyone have a better idea?
(d) Also in step 3b, I am losing some greek letters (but not all) in the
conversion from LaTex to svg. I have not tracked the cause of this down
Well, the spanish translation of basic tutorial is
made, I already am looking for bugs an mistakes, well,
let me ask something, when I want to create the HTML
and SVG files, I translate the .XML, Waht tool do you
sugeer to me to make this files I a little lost
and what I have to do to upload the files in the
inkscape CVS, who give me access not like an anonimous
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----- Forwarded message from bulia byak <buliabyak@...155...> -----
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 14:42:00 -0300
From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...155...>
Bryce Harrington <bryce@...69...>
Reply-To: bulia byak <buliabyak@...155...>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Gradient fills in EPS, fonts rendering as Arial
On 4/26/05, Bryce Harrington <bryce@...69...> wrote:
> > I created a logo where I have a text outline filled with a gradient.
> > Looks great. Unfortunately, when I convert it to EPS, the gradient fill
> > is lost. The text outline shows up as empty in both Microsoft Word and
> > Photoshop. Is this a limitation of EPS itself or of Inkscape's EPS
> > convertor? (I'm sure I've seen gradients in PostScript documents,
> > so I suspect the latter.)
> It's a limit of Postscript/EPS, or at least, a limit of the version
> we're using. It may have been added in later versions of Postscript.
This is fixed in CVS some time ago, though the fix is not 100% (in
particular gradient only works on fill, not stroke, and does not work
on text until you convert it to path).
(Bryce, please forward this to the list, because it looks like I can't
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
----- End forwarded message -----
bulia byak schreef:
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...155...>
>Date: Apr 25, 2005 4:43 PM
>Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] [Fwd: Units of coordinates]
>On 4/25/05, Jogchum Reitsma <j.reitsma@...226...> wrote:
>>In Inkscape 0.41 on Suse 9.2, I always set the rulers and everything I
>>can find on measurement to millimeters. Only the cursor coordinates, in
>>the bottom left corner of the main window, is shown in some other unit
>>(100 mm = 125 units). Is it possible to set this to mm's too?
>This was a bug, now fixed in CVS
>Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Hmm, ldconfig did the trick. Users are not developers, I proved again...
greetings, Jogchum Reitsma