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?
I am a big fan of Tav's manual and I was happy to buy the Scribus official manual, in part because it is a way to support the development and also because it is authored and edited directly by the development team.
I am a bit confused by the several manuals for Inkscape (and buying them all is not really an option), and I understand that anyone putting so much effort to create and update a manual would want their work rewarded, I am wondering if there is some intention to have an official manual some day.
I can do the following thing within Inkscape GUI:
1. Open/import a PDF file
2. In the 'import Settings' dialog, specify a 'Precision of
approximating gradient meshes' value other than the default one;
3. In the same dialog as above, uncheck the 'Replace PDF fonts by
closet-named installed fonts' checkbox;
4. Do no change to the imported picture;
5. Save it as EMF (In the popup save dialog, don't change it's default options)
For this task, how can I do it using command line? Is it fully
possible? Since I have a lot of files to convert.
Thanks in advance.
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I'm exporting 3d surfaces from Mathematica. This creates a large number
of polygons where neighboring polygons have two equal vertex-points.
Following problem: Although no stroke is used for the polygons and the
coordinates of neighboring polygons are exactly equal, theres a teeny
tiny space visible between them.
One hack around is to scale every polygon to 100.01% so that it overlaps
a bit, but this is no solution.
Does anyone have hint for me?
I can of course provide a sample svg if someone wants to have a look.
Thanks Sam, I got that overall impression ;) Unhappily I am not keen to
install Acrobat, so I will hack around the issues as best I can.
PDF viewers are not following the PDF specification (which is still
authored by Adobe) too well (in part because of the lack of methods for
validation in ISO 32000-1), Adobe Acrobat is the benchmark to assess the
validity of a PDF file. PDF remains de facto a proprietary format, not
an open standard, even after the 1/07/2008 evolution (I am a Foxit fan
How can Inkscape open an existing .svg file with pre-selected Inkscape &
Is there a command line option to specify a template other than the default,
or specify preferences without opening a Dialog?
I've played with the --verb-list and grep'd through hundreds of extensions
for the past 6 months,
and haven't found an answer.
I need to set the 'step' value to 56.25, set the document and ruler units to
'cm', and set the border values to 3cm.
If you have concrete examples of setting these values outside of the GUI,
that would be appreciated.
If there is no current way to do this, how do I submit a request to add a
command-line option to specify document & inkscape prefs
without using the --Dialog options?
Noticed today that if you have gradients that go to alpha 0% then they
do not show up in a (save copy) PDF.
I have fairly old software, so perhaps my gnome PDF thing is out of
date, but when I made the gradients go to white + alpha 100% (i.e.
opaque) then the gradients worked in the PDF.
Any word on the rules in this regard?
Here's a situation:
You have an original path, say a seagull. You make a clone for someplace
else. But, you need that clone to *act* more like an actual path than a
clone. Say you want it to punch-out (subtract) from some other path.
Now you could use the original seagull path, but that can be dangerous
because it's your master drawing. To punch out some other path, you
would have to *move* the 'master' to the precise position and then make
a copy and fiddle with z-order and then do the subtraction op.
And, say you are doing this many times - adjusting as you go.
Now, if I could make a "path clone" and use it like a tool, that would
solve the problem. I alter the master, the path-clone changes. I
re-punch the other path. Loop until satisfied.
There are other situations I have found where I wish a clone could be a
path and still be a clone, I just can't recall them.
Would there be some way to drive this by Python? I could point a path at
a clone (or the master) and say 'take this shape' (i.e. an update of the
path to match the source). It would be great if the two could remain
linked and auto-update as the source changes shape.
Hi, is it possible to have a blur on (say a circle) that is bigger on
one side than on the other?
I need some shadow areas that have a stronger blur (wider/larger) along
some sections that on others - all one shape though.
Perhaps there's some clever way to do this with clipping or masking?