I've now nearly completed my project to implement the International Orienteering Federation mapping standards in Inkscape - three mapping standards, one of which has two symbol scales - which has resulted in a large number of extension files.
In order to simplify things, I'd like to be able to have, for a given subset of the symbols, four separate INX files each calling the same PY file where a parameter is passed to the PY file, not user selected, indicating which INX file has made the call. Is this possible? Is it possible to specify a variable in an INX file and ascribe a value to it without presenting the user with some form of parameter input?
Also, I'd like to be able to produce a routine to fill an inkscape closed shape with randomly sized (between a lower and upper size) and positioned dots where the user can alter the density of dots and where dots will not overlap / touch / be closer than a specified distance between them. This raises a number of questions:
1) Is it possible to specify a slider-type input tool in an INX file?
2) Is there a Python command or a routine in one of the Python extension supporting files (simplepath, etc.) to detect whether a point lies within the bounds of a closed shape?
3) Is there an available routine to determine the area of a closed shape?
3) Are there any simple ways to detect collision / distance between dots? I'd like to implement something similar to the 'Remove Overlaps' capability available within the 'Align and Distribute' dialog as part of the routine generating the dots, but with a single (polar - sqrt(x^2 * y^2)) variable related to the user-selected dot density determining how close the dots can be placed to each other. I can see this getting complex when the area, and hence the number of dots, gets large.
4) Getting more complex, would it be possible to have a gradient-filled shape and vary the density of dots dependent on the gradient?
I'm wondering if there are some good text tools in Inkscape or maybe the
new .48 version. It seems very difficult to do things such as expanding
text where for example the first letter of a word or sentence is say 10
points high and the last letter is 70 points high.
Is this easily done? Inkscape seems awesome except for the text tools
but maybe I'm missing something.
It would be nice to convert a piece of text to one object and distort it
accordingly. Not each letter as happens now.
Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.
I you import the attached PDF - you will see that some characters are
missing (eg look at words "Office*"). pdftotext extracts the text properly.
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This list contains fixes between 5/3 @ 1:39pm PDT - 5/13 @ 3:39am PDT.
Only fixes to "true bugs" (i.e. no website/translation/docs/etc. bugs).
Pts BugID Fixer Description
6 573512 JazzyNico Export XAML with matrix
12 220711 JazzyNico Inkscape export to XAML produces invalid XAML
9 519408 JohanEngelen Crash while saving opened PDF
6 446723 UNKNOWN Preferences: numeric precision tooltip error.
9 578990 UNKN (J.E.)? a line with self defined marker crashes...
6 488747 Chris Morgan Windows installer problems 0.47
6 489022 Chris Morgan Windows Uninstaller Doesn't Work
3 485027 JazzyNico Export to Gimp XCF returns deprecation...
9 463602 Kosiński crash when node-editing pattern-filled object
6 572906 JazzyNico Export invisible layer in XAML
6 516462 JazzyNico XAML error when I set Object Properties
18 282421 JazzyNico Save As XAML Inkscape crashes after five...
I use inkscape for "paper-based" prototyping. I use layers for each screen and
print them to test the prototype with users.
Now I thougth instead of printing I could use inkscape directly. I noticed
theres a property dialog for each object. So the question is if it is possible
to use the "onclick" action to bring a defined layer to the front.
Example: the layer "Main-Menu" is the top layer. On this layer is a button-
object "Configuration". If I click on this button, the Configuration layer
becomes the top layer. This way I can do exactly the same as I would do
printing all layers.
Is something like this possible? If someone know how to realize this, I would
be very happy to get hint's code-example or whatever it takes.
thanks for any hints