I try run Inkscape at my Leopard 10.5.2, I just get a message showing that (the attached file)
while inkscape is open, its windows can be displayed or hidden by displaying or hiding the X11 application.
The first time this version of Inkscape is run it may take several minutes before the main window is displayed while font caches are built."
This message told me that I need to wait several minutes. But I have waited for several hours, and not thing happen. Can any one tell me what should I do?
I have update the X11 to Xquartz 2.2.1.
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You can do rounded, squared or mitered mats using thick strokes on duplicates of your shapes, placed behind the original filled shape. After you create the desired look, you can then use the bucket fill tool to create vector objects of the stroked outlines.
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> I have personal die cutting machines, that I use for scrapbooking, In
> another software, when I make a mat for a title, I can have it three
> ways, one is rounded, then next is squared, and the third is mitered.
> When I make a mat in Inkscape, I do my title, welding them if I want,
> then I duplicate that word, and use outset to make a mat, thus creating
> a rounded mat. Is there a way in inkscape to do squared or mitered
> cornered mats?
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My name is Fahad Fateh and I am from Pakistan. By profession I am a
researcher and I love colors. I used to paint but few years back I left
painting. And now I want to resume.
Right now I am using Adobe Flash because I knew that software but I want to
move to Inkscape for three reasons. Its open source, its for graphics and
because pen support is native.
And before I started, I wanted to discuss what is an appropriate way to
start. Start painting using Inkscape.
Should I copy others, should I draw small things first or should I sketch
first using pencil and paper and move to Inkscape later?
My earlier experience includes art work back in school and two oil
Any books for recomendation?
Who all is going to make it to LGM for 2008?
For those of us not able to make it there this year, knowing who
could represent Inkscape and bring up issues, meet people, etc, would
be very useful.
Who would like Inkscape to keep running after you close a single
document or the last document so that you can immediately start a new
document without relaunching Inkscape? I find this behaviour very
annoying and contrary to the way most document-oriented applications on
all operating systems work.
MDI type applications (such as OpenOffice.org) keep a blank grey window
frame open into which you can start a new document. SDI type
applications (such as the open-source Notepad++ on Windows) open a new
blank document when you close the last open document. Gimp keeps a
small "launch" palette open when all documents are closed.
File > Close should close documents (creating a new empty document if
only one document is open).
File > Quit should close ALL open documents (giving you the chance to
save unsaved work) and then close the Inkscape application.
The window frame should have an application-instance close [X] icon at
the RH end and the menu bar should have a document close X icon at the
Refer to these bug/enhancement requests at
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/> that also request that Inkscape
not quit when a document is closed:
#170550, open blank document on 'close'
#171935, OSX Don't close the application when closing Inkscape window
#171596, Reorganize UI when closing document [MDI]
#170803, Close document vs. Quit program
Please post your preference to the list and identify yourself as an
end-user, developer, or both, and what platforms you use Inkscape on. I
am just an end-user on Windows and Ubuntu, using v. 0.46.
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One more vote in favour of keeping Inkscape running in some way after
closing the last document, so that the next one can be opened without a
need to re-load Inkscape.
I am an end-user, using Inkscape on Linux, Windows 2000 and XP.
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This is more of a whish than anything else, but perhaps raising the
issue will grab some attention from the developers of other SVG
rendererers out there.
The basic problem is that graphics generated with Inkscape usually
don't display just as nice in other platforms --- specifically, text
kerning and colours and other properties get screwed up, as do images
This is an important blocker to the creation of SVG wallpapers, or
icons that contain some of the poorly supported features, or for using
SVG and Inkscape for purposes other than illustration.
Right now I am preparing a presentation, for example. It isn't too
much of a fuss to pass a series of commands through the terminal and
generate PNG versions of all the SVGs, but it would just be a smoother
process if I could take any image viewer (like Ristretto or Gthumb)
and cycle through the images.
Inkview does a great work in representing the SVG from Inkscape
accurately. So, my question is: why aren't other projects borrowing
code from Inkview and using it to paint their own SVGs?
There --- I told you it was more of a wish than anything else. :o)
Denís Fernández Cabrera
I do have some questions concerning technical linedrawings with inkscape:
1. I take a screenshot of 3D-CAD a model that is rotated in a standard
axonometric view. For example an isometric projection 30°-30°.
2. I import the screenshot into inkscape.
3. In "inkscape preferences" dialog in option "steps" Is set "rotation
snaps every" to 30°.
4. By holding down "Strg" I can easily trace the screenshot.
However when I have the 3D-CAD model rotated to some other axonometric
view, for example 25-25°. This
helpful technique is no more possible, since I can only choose from a list
of predifined values in "rotation snaps every".
I´d like to put in any kind of value.
Should this be on the wishlist?
I want to move an object along a defined axis.
When I hold down "strg" I can move a selected object along the vertical
and horizontal axis.
Are there ways and techniques in inkscape to do that kind of thing along
any kind of axis.
Thanks for your help
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What is the best raster to vector conversion software to use with inkscape
on Mac osx? I am currently using Delineate but I am looking for better
performance and changing the conversion settings doesn't seem to be doing it