Dear readers of this list,
I had a first look at Inkscape, and several questions occured to me on the
* Does Inkscape support palettes? Where can I "store" and save colours for
* Is the CMYK colour picker working in version 0.41? Here I can only use RGB.
* How can I print the tutorials on A4 paper? The tutorials look very nice, but
printing them the usual way does not work, and I dont like reading on screen.
* The pointer position in the lower left corner - how can I have it using the
same unit as used for the document (millimeters or point or other choices)?
* What is "Inkscape SVG" as opposed to "Plain SVG" when saving a document?
Thank you for helpful hints in advance
I was wondering whether it's possible to have objects "snap" to
guidelines with their center rather than edges (the bounding box). I
think this feature would come handy and wouldn't have to be difficult to
implement (perhaps). Or maybe have the object snap with the center of
rotation instead of center--even though this is probably not the
On a similar note, it would also be nice, if the Align & Distribute
dialog box could align object around "nearest" or selected guideline. I
would, for example, like to have objects centered around their
respective centers vertically, which is easy to do now, but how do I
center these object around a guideline? But this a variation on the
question in the paragraph above.
Or is such a functionality there already?
I see in the Help file 'tips' that blur drop shadows are not yet
implemented. But that I should read the
There is not such file that I can find in the Linux file tree.
I do see .sh files and a svg_dropshadow script. Can anyone tell be how
to do blurred drop shadows in Inkscape now, in version .41?
I'm new to Inkscape and Scribus, coming from InDesign CS and Paint Shop
Pro 9. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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* Inkscape now features a complete support for flowed text:
o Creation of flowed text is simple. Just drag anywhere on
canvas (except over an existing text object) using the Text tool to
create a rectangular frame. After you release mouse, the frame is
created and you can type text into it.
o Resizing a frame is as simple as dragging the handle in
the bottom right corner to change its width or height. Drag with Ctrl
to restrict resizing to horizontal or vertical. Such resizing can be
done by Text tool, Node tool, or any shape tool; however, only Text
tool also highlights the frame border when a flowed text is selected.
o Transforming a flowed text is straightforward. It is
selected as a single object including both the frame and the text, and
can be moved, scaled, rotated etc.
* Dragging with the Text tool creates a regular flowed text object
whose frame is internal (does not appear as a standalone object on
canvas) and rectangular. You can, however, create a different kind of
flowed text: linked flowed text that can use as its frame any existing
shape, including non-rectangular ones. It can also use a chain of
frames, with the text flowing from one frame to the next one in chain.
o To create a linked flowed text, select a text object and
one or more shapes or paths, then use the Flow into Frame command
(Alt+W) in the Text menu. When two or more shapes or paths were
selected, they become a chain of frames for this flowed text.
o A linked flowed text is in some ways similar to a clone.
It will reflow when the frame is changed, but it is a separate object
that can be moved away and transformed independently from its frame.
As with a clone, when a linked flowed text is selected, you can use
Shift+D in Selector to jump to its first frame (this is useful if the
frame is invisible or locked).
o Statusbar description of a selected object will identify
regular text, flowed text, and linked flowed text as different kinds
* Full on-canvas editing of flowed text is now possible. Just click in
any flowed text object with text tool and type - the text will reflow
automatically within its frame. Letterspacing and linespacing
adjustments (but not manual kerns) work in flowed text as well.
* The Unflow Text command (Alt+Shift+W) converts a flowed text into a
single-line regular text object, cutting its link to its frame.
* Another command, Convert to Text, also converts flowed text to a
regular text object, but does this preserving appearance (i.e. all
lines are kept where they were). The resulting object does not reflow
anymore but it is still editable. It is recommended to use this
command if you have flowed text in a document but want it to be
viewable in SVG 1.1 renderers.
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
I realise Inkscape inherited a lot of code from Sodipodi and Sodipodi was
using SVG as a means to an end rather than trying to produce clean markup
that could be easily edited manually but what I would like to know is if
there are any plans or exisiting request for Inkscape to use the standard
ellipse rect and polygon tags? (If I could think of something to search
for I might stand I better chance of finding an existing RFE but a quick
skim of the first few pages didn't turn up much).
I grabbed a nightly build and produce a simple file with a Rectangle, an
Ellipse and a Star but when I inspected the markup all were represented in
the file using Paths. (From a techincal point of View it is interesting
that Convert Object to Path doesn't actually convert anything.) I realise
the Inkscape ellipse supports more functionality than can be represented
by an ellipse but I think using the tags where possible would produce much
cleaner markup which is very useful to people like me who like to
obsessively tweak their images and carefully hand edit the markup.