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
Jessyink is really a very nice extension to Inkscape to enable doing
dynamic presentations, I can really recommend it! There are two
versions, I use the latter, Jessyink 2.0.0-alpha1.
However, I usually end up adding effects and manually setting the order
and eventually running out of numbers. E.g. I start to number the
effects by 10, 20, 30, etc. but soon end up having orders 1, 2, 3, 4,
... and wanting to insert a new efect between e.g. 2 and 3. Therefore I
wonder, is there some way to renumber the effects to make some space
that I have missed?
As the svg-files are just text files, I am considering a script to do
this to find and renumber the effects; the finding part can be achieved by
| cat my_svg_file_with_jessyink.svg|grep "sodipodi:role=\"line\">[0-9]*</tspan></text>"|grep [0-9]*
This gives all the lines with effect numbers, maybe sed or awk can be
used in a loop to renumber in order and increment by a
desired step (e.g. 10). Now, my skills are not really up to the task, so
before embarking, the question is is this really the best route to go or
are there any better ideas?
Thanks and cheers!
Is there a way to pass parameters to verbs, when using the inkscape
commandline? I can't seem to find anything, so my guess is no - but in any
case it would be needed for --verb=DialogAlignDistribute
I ran the Inkscape, opened the pdf file and then "save a copy" in the
eps format. As shown in the attached files, the coordinate information
is missed in the converted eps file.
The information about the my computer and Inkscape is listed as follows.
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
Inkscape : 0.48.3.1 r9886 (Installed from the Canonical source)
While I tried on another machine with Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819, the
conversion is perfectly done as expected.
So have I missed something to be installed? Or is there a bug for the
newer version of Inkscape?
Suggestions are welcome!
I have some .svg files that I create with the tools at blockdiag.com (it
does a good job of turning progromatic data into a valid graphic), but
there are a lot of times when I would like to grab a chunk of the
resulting digram and move it around. The problem I have had trying to use
Inkscape to do this is that I can select and grab a block, but the lines
stay put. I really want to grab the objects and the endpoints of the lines
that are within the selection window and move the endpoints along with the
Is there an easy way to do this that I have been overlooking?
Good day everyone,
I'm trying to import a GMT generated map (ps file) into inkscape (so I
can add an extra layer and lots of text) but the graticules disappear.
The map is attached. It was generated with this command (pscoast
-R-180/180/-90/-60 -Js0/-90/1:40000000 -B30g30/g10 -Dc -G200 -P -V >
Once imported into inkscape the graticules disappear. They are, however,
still visible in the import window.
Does anyone have an explanation for this and how I can fix it (I'm
guessing it is an inkscape problem because they are visible with the gs,
pdf viewers), In fact do others see this behaviour ?
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