Is there anyway to change the placement of the toolbars? I would like
them all to be on the left.
Also, is there anyway to re-attach a toolbar?
Just my 0.00000002 million dollars worth,
Confusion is the first step of understanding.
Programming is as much about organization and communication
as it is about coding.
The secret to great software: Fail early & often.
Eliminate software piracy: use only FLOSS.
I found an old HP 755CM 36" wide format designjet for $75 at our local
Technology Recycling Center. HP officially doesn't have a driver for this
designjet anymore. But the HP driver file - '*HP Designjet HP-GL/2 driver
for Windows and AutoCAD 2000 - AutoCAD 2005'*-- *pl532en.exe - * for
Windows Server 2000, Windows 2000, and Windows XP, will work for Vista and
To set it up: Connect the printer to your ethernet network. If your internet
router is set up as a DNS server, it will get an IP immediately.
If you don't have DNS on your internal router, then you may need to download
HP's Jetdirect control software to access it and assign it an IP address.
Once an IP is assigned, execute the *pl532en.exe *file to a directory you
make just for this driver. Run 'Add printer', select network printer,
search for new printer, and the IP address of the new printer should show
up. Cancel, then run 'Add printer' again but select *local* printer and use
the IP address as the name, and the printer port will auto-create. When
asked for the driver, browse to your directory so it can find the .inf file.
The 755CM will be listed. I saw posts which stated that this file worked
with Windows 7, and I read other posts that there's a 64bit version of this
file which will work with 64bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 as
This designjet will print on clear film, coated bond, heavy coated bond,
adhesive vinyl, and others. Will also print on 8.5" x 11" in landscape
I'll let you know when I get it hooked up with Linux.
For those of you who want to install a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet on Ubuntu,
upgrade to Maverick. If you have a different Ubuntu version, and this
workaround works, please post. l had web searched for info, found some
advice, but nothing yielded results. Then checked the bug listings for
Ubuntu. Ubuntu guru *Stefan Bader* determined that the current simple
workaround is to install input backport modules using the Ubuntu Software
Select '*Backported input drivers for generic kernel image'* --> name of the
file is “*linux-backports-modules-input-maverick-generic*“.
Install, then reboot.
Wacom’s *MyPaint* (also installed through the Ubuntu Software Centre) listed
devices as ‘disabled, screen, window’,which is a bit confusing but I made no
changes. The tablet worked perfectly.
*Gimp 2.6* Edit/Preferences/InputDevices/ConfigureExtendedInputDevices
listed The Wacom Bamboo Finger Pad, Finger Touch, Pen eraser, Pen stylusd
but they were marked as disabled. Again I made no changes, and the tablet
Last test – opened* Inkscape 0.48*, selected ‘Draw Free Hand Lines’ – tablet
Actually there as a guy named Thomas that emailed me a link to this extension:
I haven't tried it yet, but CSV datasource is extrememly workable.
BTW: For use case info... I design my resume in Inkscape.
For a contest entry, I used Inkscape in conjunction with Synfig to make a
30-second animated commercial (of sorts). I did it in two days, just before
the deadline, so it isn't exactly perfect, but it turned out reasonably
okay. Synfig imports svg files pretty well now, so I was able to create all
of my elements in Inkscape (and thus take advantage of its really nice
drawing and painting abilities), then take them into Synfig for rapid
(though in this case limited) animation. Here's the finished product:
(If you'd like to help me win the contest, please feel free to hit the
"Like" button. :D )
I used Audacity for the sound recording and Blender's Video Sequence Editor
to edit everything together. Plus, it was all done on Ubuntu, so it was a
complete open source project.
If there are any coders on the list who are just dying for more stuff to do
(it could happen!), Synfig could really use some help as it doesn't yet have
anything close to the user base that Inkscape enjoys. I hope, though, that
this little contest entry shows the potential that Synfig has and,
especially, what a great combo Synfig and Inkscape can be.
I have produced the O-scape extensions to enable the creation of Orienteering maps using Inkscape.
I am producing a map of an urban area, which is larger than A3 paper size at 1:4,000. The SVG file is currently 2,126KB with over 3,200 objects (and counting) and has three linked (not embedded) image files; two maps and aerial imagery from Google Maps.
Most of the map has been produced using standard Inkscape functionality for lines and shapes. Now, though, when I want to convert a line to a special line type (such as a tagged line representing a fence), the extension runs very slowly and sometimes crashes Inkscape. Sometimes Inkscape 'loses' the aerial imagery, instead displaying a low res image saying 'Linked image not found' at which point I can save and exit normally. Other times, Inkscape crashes with the following message - 'GLib-Error **:gmem.c:175: Failed to allocate 134217728 bytes aborting...'. I've tried running other extensions, not just my O-scape ones, with the same results.
I'm running Inkscape in Windows Vista Home Premium on an Intel Core2 6600 @ 2.40GHz computer and have recently increased the available RAM from 2GB to 4GB.
Am I reaching the limit of Inkscape? Is there some way that I can alter my set-up to a) make extensions fun faster, and b) stop the extensions losing the linked files or crashing Inkscape?
For those interested in having a say in the future development of
JessyInk, you can download an alpha of version 2.0.0 from the project
Below you can find the release announcement:
JessyInk 2.0.0 alpha 1 released!
This is a development snapshot of version 2 of JessyInk. The main
purpose of this release is to give the community an opportunity to
provide feedback on the new design of JessyInk. This version is a
re-implementation of the code in a highly modular way. The user
interface is now based on graphical objects that can be copied and
grouped for installation of the scripts and assignment of effects and
views. So far only very basic functionality is provided. However,
further features will be added in future versions leading up to version
Although this version of JessyInk is functional, it is not recommended
for production use.
I am looking forward to receiving your feed-back.
I have a design that is created in Inkscape, its a poster that has visual, and informational elements to it. The information bits are subject to change. Is there a way that I can get Inkscape to pull the data from a datasource [i.e. XML]?
Is a tr [preprocessing] the only way to go with this?
The task I am attempting to accomplish is to create a shell script that'll accept a specific dataset to pass onto the template, use inkscape to transform the inkscape resulting file into a PDF. etc