Single SVG file to multi-page PDF
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?
Re: [Inkscape-user] Shrinking the results of JPG to SVG conversion
by Pranav Lal
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
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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
9 years, 9 months
Better DXF support
by || ΣΖΟ ||
I'm wondering why .dxf export isn't better supported
Inkscape is a great tool for drawing plans for lasercutters, but all
the companies who do the cutting ony accept .dxf
There are a few 'reasonable improvements' available like Better DXF,
Better Better DXF and BigBlueSawDXF
But none of them are good enough to deliver a cut file without hassle.
Most important are the support of layers (and the use of spaces in the
layer names) and SPLINE objects that aren't rendered right.
A good support for .dxf could draw Inkscape into the maker-world.
Makershed/Thingtverse/Instructables websites etc.
And I noticed that .dxf is NOT mentioned @
Is there any particulair reason for this?
What is needed to get .DXF up to par?
10 years, 9 months
Jessyink renumber effects order
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!
10 years, 9 months
How to get coordinates of node handles
Hello everybody out there using Inkscape,
Is it possible to get the exact coordinates of a node handle and change their numeric values?
One can of course zoom in and look at the coordinates of the mouse cursor, but that's not perfectly precise.
I also found this thread in the forum (http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=295) but it doesn't really contain a good answer.
Thanks in advance for your help,
10 years, 9 months