Anyone know how I could layout/hack a single Inkscape SVG file so that I
can get a multi-page PDF out the other end?
Inkscape -> layout tricks (maybe layers?) -> some process (maybe command
line) -> PDF file with pages.
At the moment I am laying-out logos and designs on a single 'page' which
can be as tall as 9000 pixels.
Is there a way to 'chop' a single PDF page like that into smaller chunks?
Running Inkscape on Windows Vista 32-bit. Previously, I had 0.48.1
installed, but last night when I went to run it, I received a pop-up box
with the following message: "The application failed to initialize properly
(0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application." Thinking that maybe
re-installing it would solve my problem, I got online this morning and
downloaded the .exe for 0.48.2 and installed it. When I attempted to run it,
I received the same message. Can anyone tell me please what is going on, and
if it can be fixed?
Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819
running on Kubuntu 11.10
ctrl-shift-f, right-click fill&stroke, tool bar icon, (menu)object fill&stroke
same (lack of) behavior with align and distribute
I've reinstalled Inkscape and installed inkscape-trunk. Nothing.
> For groups, to flatten the transform, ungroup the moved group, and
> regroup it (keep the same selection) - it's done rather quickly with
> keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+U, Ctrl+G. Watch out for transforms of parent
> groups (if nested), though and transforms on parent layers (after
> resizing the page or changing its orientation).
This works. I already had transforms set to 'optimize' in preferences.
Of course I have 60+ groups on an average map so I'll look to scripting
this as an extension but you've pointed me in the right direction.
> > I'm new to this list which I found after failing to get onto
> > inkscapeforum.com (which seems to be dead).
> The forum is alive and well - there have been reports though by several
> users that they can't access the site without turning off the firewall
> of their router.
> You could try to access the forum using a web proxy like e.g.
> The forum topic about this issue is:
> Problem with router firewall -- DNS misconfiguration??
Interesting. Thanks for the information
I don't have a router firewall and my DNS is fine AFAIK (nothing special
The webproxy.ca access does work though. I'm continuing this discussion on
the forum via the webproxy.ca provided above.
In most software (e.g., Scribus, TeX) a font can be embedded in the
output document, thus preventing font substitution in a viewer.
In inkscape one can simply outline the text, but that makes the
text not readable by a web crawler.
Is there a way to actually embed a font in an Inkscape svg
document intended for web use?
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I'm new to this list which I found after failing to get onto
inkscapeforum.com (which seems to be dead).
I've been looking at inkscape/svg for a while now and I'm considering using
I find inkscape very useful for setting up the graphics and editing them
but it leaves translation and other transforms in place on groups etc.
after you move them about. This has two issues:
i) It slows things down as the transforms must be applied every time the
svg is presented even though they always yield the same result.
ii) It makes it hard for code manipulating the SVG DOM because the
transformations add a layer of obfuscation.
Furthermore, browser implementations (chrome & firefox) seem to be buggy
regarding SMIL animations on paths if these transforms are left in - they
honour the transforms for the path itself but do not honour them for the
associated animation posititions.
I need to simplify these transforms out of the SVG.
I create a rectangle in Inkscape and move it around - the x and y
attributes update as expected.
I stick a text object over the rectangle and group them together.
Now I move the group and I get a "transform = translate(188.98349,
-58.129834)" attribute associated with the group rather than the x,y
positions being updated as I want.
I need to be able to click a button (or set a preference) so that these
static transforms (which accumulate) are applied to the attributes and then
removed such that the svg is left in a simpler but graphically identical
Is there some 'standard' or known way to achieve this simplification that I
am missing? I will happily RTFM if pointed in the right direction - 'I've
tried googling to no avail.
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Peter 'Cafuego' Lieverdink has patched a compiler bug that was
preventing Inkscape for building for older Ubuntu versions.
>From the notes:
This PPA contains daily automated Inkscape builds. These builds are
generated directly from the Inkscape trunk on Launchpad and may contain
bugs. Use this PPA to test Inkscape. If you need a stable version,
please install Inkscape from the main Ubuntu repositories.
Changes to the Inkscape source trigger a compiler bug on the i386
version of Ubuntu 10.04 ("Lucid") and 10.10 ("Maverick"), so Lucid and
Maverick packages in this repository are built with a patched C
Note that recent changes to Inkscape mean that the latest version can no
longer be built on an unmodified 10.04 LTS ("Lucid") system. This PPA
now contains backported versions of the pixman and cairo packages, which
are required to run Inkscape trunk on Lucid. Please be aware that these
system libraries will be installed from this PPA and that these versions
have not been extensively tested with other Ubuntu applications that
might use them.
On Lucid, xulrunner-1.9 conflicts with this PPA.
To see the bug:
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Inkscape: Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics
I have two questions:
1) Is there a way to join two objects using a path so that when I move
the objects, the path's endpoints get dragged around? I frequently draw
planar graphs and this ability would be useful.
2) I suspect there's some vector-graphics theory reason why it's
impossible, but is it possible to have three paths emerge from one node?
Is there an aesthetic way to fake it if there isn't?
Thanks for any hints/answers/tutorials anybody can provide,
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