I've got this issue: in the pull down font menu, I can't pick any fonts. The
fonts are highlighted, but they're not applied and the pull down menu is not
closed, jus as if I've not clicked. Please help.
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I'm currently editing some graphs by using Inkscape and am finding it a
slow process to resize the graph. What I would like to do is resize the
plot area (which is a few paths) to become bigger and not necessarily
proportional, while the axis elements (such as the labels - a mix of
paths and texts) are merely moved and do not change in size at all.
I can do this by first resizing the plot area normally using the
selection tool. Then I can make sure at least one of the axis elements
is moved to the limits of the new size (e.g. the top and bottom of the
plot area) and then use the distribute tool to evenly arrange them
without a change in size. This can be quite fiddly and takes quite a
fair chunk of time.
Is there some method that I can use in Inkscape currently to speed this
up? Alternatively would an addition to object properties - maybe a
'maintain size' property - be a worthwhile idea? If this is enabled on
an object and a group resize is being performed, then the object should
merely be moved and not resized. I can see some problems occuring with
this however (e.g. what would occur if two horizontally laid out objects
were to be resized in the vertical direction).
What is everyone's thoughts on this?
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Head to http://www.codeweavers.com/ for your free serial... it may help
with crossplatform testing of Inkscape Win32 in Linux and Mac
environments... so why not? ;) (then again it may not help at all)
Thanks to Thomas Holder for the patch:
Auto smooth nodes: a new "auto" node type was added, similar to the
one Xara Xtreme has. An auto node is a smooth node which automatically
adjusts (rotates and stretches) its handles when this node or its
neighbors are moved. This adjustment (same as what you get when you
convert node type to Smooth, but continuous) keeps the curve at this
node as smooth as possible. It feels a bit like Spiro paths; although
not as smooth as a Spiro, it may often be preferable as it works
without any Path Effect. Whenever you manually adjust the handles of
an auto node or drag the adjacent curve, it loses its auto state and
becomes smooth; for this reason, it is recommended to edit smooth
nodes with the node handles hidden via a toggle button on the controls
bar. Auto nodes are represented by little circles, as opposed to
smooth/symmetric nodes (squares) and cusp nodes (diamonds). To convert
selected node(s) to auto, press Shift+A or use the corresponding node
type button on the controls bar.
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Maybe there are people out here that have time to kill and want to help
on Inkscape but don't want to or can't code C++.
I'd like to remind you of this years 'Test Suite' GSoC project, which
was imo very succesfull. We need artists that can provide SVG files and
PNG renders of them; so no coding required!
The testsuite can be found here:
For some documentation see:
What this testsuite does is provide numerous svg files that are rendered
by Inkscape to PNGs. The PNGs are then compared to a reference PNG and
Inkscape will score a pass or fail for that particular "testcase" svg
It is a very nifty procedure/tool to see what Inkscape can and cannot
do. Moreover, it can be used to track regressions.
So where can you help?
Add testcase files! If you've created some crazy drawing that uses
complicated SVG structures, or LPEs, or perhaps you have a simple
drawing with 'corner cases' (lines with zero length, rectangles with
zero length, closed paths with start and end markers, etc...).... those
are the files we need ! Note that we need a lot of files where Inkscape
does something non-trivial but does it correctly! This way we can ensure
that will work in the next version. If you can also provide a reference
PNG of the correct rendering, that would be awesome :)
Check the testcases directory, perhaps your testcase is already there.
You can post the testcases on launchpad, mail it to me, or find another
way of getting it to us.
Ask the maillist if you'd like SVN write access, if you've shown good
work in two patches, it will be granted to you.
I'm happy to answer questions about the testsuite, but it's perhaps
better to ask Jasper for details (cc'ed in this mail).