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?
It's that time again, I hope everyone is having a happy holidays! I am
writing to you all in an urge to complete the new website within the next
couple of months. I know we have all been busy with the holidays and what
not. Here's a brief update on that status.
The website in regards to the design elements have been completed almost
all the bare bones pages have been completed and implemented into the
design. The design can be seen at dev.inkscape.org . and of course the code
can be viewed at https://code.launchpad.net/~inkscape-webadmin . The
backend code has been partially implemented however a lot is still missing
such as user accounts login etc and a web based editor. I'd like to take a
moment to thank Chris Morgan for porting over all the pages an Hinerangi
Courtenay for the actual design as well as the various others. I can't
name everyone in this email but it's definitely been a team effort.
On that note there's still a lot to be done. Here's what I think our best
plan of attack is. I think our best plan of attack is to take the current
site and all of it's factors and put it into a solution such as pinax (
Using pinax allows us to make a custom website without having to have all
the components of a CMS but it allows us to easily implement various things
with little effort such as account management profiles etc and web based
Overall it shouldn't be too much work but we need someone with
python/django experience to port our current code/design elements to pinax.
>From there once it's implemented we will then of course need the various
to finish translating the content and to port over the rest of the news. So
today I am looking for anyone with django/python experience to contribute
to getting this website finished. I need people who are motivated and
to push forward and get this done in the least amount of time possible. If
you're willing to contribute or have any further questions on the inkscape
website please feel free to reply to this email or to me directly via email
or irc (msg inc) Also if there is a company
that would like to sponsor development of the website or put in hours.
We're willing to list you as a contributor on the website development page.
In the past this project has kind of been put a little bit on the back
burner due to everyones
time constraints which is completely understandable but any help we can get
would be great.
Just putting out a general call for anyone who would like to help us man a booth at SCALE 10x this year.
I know Josh and I will be there, but if anyone else can spend a little time in the booth that would be a big help. The conference has given us a set of free full access passes for that.
If anyone is interested in helping, just drop me an off-list email. I'll get you the instructions (which basically cover registering up to the point of paying, then sending me the registration number to finish on my side).
I remember awhile back a new website was being constructed that looked
very finished. What ever happened to it?
The Wiki describes how to create "SVG Fonts" which are
embeddable. But the description is down at the source code level.
Is there/will there be a high level facility whereby the user can
insert text in a particular font and size and then translate that
text into an embedded font? I know about outlining a font, but
that technique renders the text unreadable to web crawlers.
Free list of books for self-publishers:
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
I'm not a native speaker of English, I'll try to explain my question clearly.
We can draw an ellipsis in inkscape, and rotate it. When we save it as
svg, it is saved as a path, which uses elliptical arc command inside
the its d attribute. So, i think this save operation is lossless.
We can draw a rectangle in inkscape too. After intersecting an
ellipsis with a rectangle and saving the file as svg, we can find out
that the intersection is also saved as a path. However, the elliptical
arc command is no long inside the d attribute of the path element. The
path is depicted by lines and cubic Bézier curves. Mathematically, an
elliptical arc can not be losslessly transformed into a polynomial
curve. So, this save, or intersection, operation is not lossless.
My question is, how good the approximation would be? Do we have any
control over this, like we do in simplify?
> Alternative without needing to press any buttons:
> $ inkscape -f matplotlibOutput.pdf -l matplotlibOutput.svg
> $ inkscape -f matplotlibOutput.svg --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing \
> --verb=FileSave \
> $ inkscape -f matplotlibOutput.svg -A prettyfigure.pdf
> $ rm matplotlibOutput.svg
> hth, ~suv
That works! Thanks!!
The resultant file is also only 30% as big as the original. Hm, maybe that's bad. Has it lost fonts?
The GUI popups are funny, but better than fiddling with other methods, so far.
(It would be nice if I could tell X11 to set my display for this process to a sort of /dev/nul of X...)
Matplotlib produces pdf figures whose bounding boxes do not enclose all of
the contents of the figure (or, usually, are too big).
I thought inkscape could easily solve this problem with:
inkscape -f matplotlibOutput.pdf --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing -A prettyfigure.pdf
But that leaves the pdf unchanged. Have I made a basic error?