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?
Just a quick note to say that I need to batch convert the files so I can't
open inkscape and do things like trace the bitmap as shown on sites like
From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal@...155...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:23 AM
To: 'mailing list!'
Subject: Shrinking the results of JPG to SVG conversion
I have a number of *.jpg files that I need to convert to svg. I am using
inkscape for the conversion. The problem is that the resulting svg is almost
5 times the size of the jpeg file. I have tried saving the file in
compressed plain svg but with no success. The file is still very large. Is
there anything I can do to shrink the file? I have run an open source
cleanup tool called cleanSVG downloadable from codeplex but that has not
I am open to using other JPG to SVG converters if inkscape is not the right
tool for this exercise. Natively creating SVG is not an option at this
I'm wondering if tere is a more intuitive way to draw a perfect round
circle and center it at t point where i start drawing it.
now when i make a circle then it's edge is where i start to draw, then
it becomes an oval, i need to resize, then replace it, siee if it is
centered since the auto centering tool doesn't really snap right.
Every time i draw a circle i would expect that-
When i start to draw, thats the center point.
Where i stop, is the edge.
...and that should be all
Klik drag klik a circle at the exact spot where i wanted it, and at
the exact size, and NOT an oval..
Is there something i'm not aware of? Or a config setting to get a more
intuitive behaviour for this?
in almost any Linux window manager the Alt-key is reserved for window
actions, otoh it is important for Inkscape.
I used to map the Alt-key to the Super(Windows)-Key in Gnome to
circumvent that, but in Gnome3 you need the Windows key for some
>From the back of my mind I remember that there was a possibility in
Inkscape to deal with the dual use of the Alt key but I don't remember
Maybe someone can help me?
-There are several tutorials on producing 3d buttons but what about
3d text? I want to simulate the look of embossed text as found
on a mass market paperback cover. A gel looking text can be
produced in Gimp following a 32 step (!) procedure. I am looking
for an inkscape technique that is a little less arduous and of
course in Inkscape, not Gimp.
When importing a PDF document with embedded fonts, I lose the glyphs of
these fonts. They are either replaced by 'unknown' glyphs, or symbols
from another font, depending on whether the import option "Replace PDF
fonts with closest-named installed fonts' is checked.
I am, however, positively sure that medio last year I have imported
similar documents without losing the glyphs of the embedded fonts. But I
cannot find out what did change between then and now.
Does anyone here have any ideas how to import a PDF document with