I am pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of my book "Inkscape:
Guide to a Vector Drawing Program" is available at:
This edition is also available as a book(!) and as a PDF download. The
PDF version is available as of today at:
The book version is scheduled to be available November 6th. It can be
or from many on-line bookstores including some based in the US, Europe,
and Japan. Note that the book version is printed in black and white.* A
color addendum is available as a free PDF download from the book's
The new 3rd edition covers all the new features in Inkscape version
0.47 including the updated Pen and Pencil tools, the new Eraser Tool,
and the new Snap Bar. Also covered are all the new extensions and the
new "Preset" filters.
I would like to thank all the people who have sent me comments and
corrections to previous versions of the book as well as all the Inkscape
developers past and present. I would also like to thank everybody who
has supported the guide through purchasing the PDF version (which helps
to keep my wife off my back!).
* Due to the limited volume expected for this book, printing in color is
Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program
Thanks for your hard work. I had a silly question the other day and just a quick glance at your online manual sorted it.
Your manual is the top reference to use Inkscape, I need a hard copy to be able to study it in depth, and will order one as soon as possible.
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I'm using inkscape on 2 PCs with dual core processors.
Sometimes, when the work is getting huge and complex, the CPU has to work
Unfortunately inkscape uses always only one of the 2 'cores', so the whole
CPU works only with 52-55 %.
Things are becoming very slow this way.
Is there a possibility to change this?
I am trying to build a humongous pdf for a poster made up of about 10000 svg
files of same width but varying height.
I would like to be able to automatically tile the different svg and pdf (or
ps) export the file to print in a plotter.
How can I do that?
On an earlier version of IS 47 on Xubuntu the numbers at the
bottom of an ISBN barcode were scrambled. On my current
Slackware 13 install of IS 47 pre 4 this problem is solved. It would
help if the numbers were displayed above the barcode in OCRB
typeface but I can handle that as a separate step.
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Compiled pre4 successfully . Some things like perfect bound
cover and bar code don't work. Messages reference lxml in each
case. So I iinstalled lxml. Still no joy. I started a recompile.
I note on ./configure that I get the message
"Internal Python skipped"
Is this the root of the problem? I do have Python on my system.
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 17:08 +1100, Chris Morgan wrote:
> Thanks Ted.
> * I missed a couple of very minor things in InkscapePortable.nsi
> (neither are important, just warnings about an unused variable
> and a constant in the language file which is never used, but
> if it were it'd be missing, so I put it in anyway), and
> decided to fix them because I can (if an NSIS installer can
> avoid all warnings it simplifies the job of the compiler).
> I've attached the updated InkscapePortable.nsi.
> * I missed a small bit in
> packaging/win32/portable/readme.packaging.txt; the "inkscape"
> build directory contains gdb.exe which also shouldn't be
> included. Updated instructions for committing are in the
> attached readme.packaging.txt.
Will be working on the next couple...
I'm using Inkscape 4.7 Pre 3 on OS X Leopard.
I'm designing for the web, so for the most part, I'd like to have
integer X and Y values for my shapes. Editing each point every time I
drop a shape is frustrating. I've found that I can set the grid to 1px
with major lines at 5px and Inkscape will tend to to the right thing
when drawing rectangles or using the pen tool, but not always. There
are still times when I have to edit X and Y by entering it into the
Also, if I group objects and clone them. Not all of the objects retain
an integer X/Y. They are off by a little bit.
Are there any other ways to tell Inkscape to round to the nearest pixel?