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 have a recent laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit and 8GB of RAM.
If I use any kind of effects on inkscape I can forget using inkscape for
the day because the speed is so slow it takes a day for any movement to
appear on the screen.
Again trying to export to bitmap is impossible.
If I don't use any effects then the speed is reasonable.
I like what Inkscape is intended to do but does anyone know of a similar
open source program that will work on Windows 7??
The Google Summer of Code 2012 program is now officially over. We’ve
managed to have 3 out of 5 projects successfully completed by our
* Jan Pulmann created Python bindings for lib2Geom, the
computational geometry library we use in Inkscape.
* Samuel Chase made a lot of internal improvements to handling
guides and to the coordinates system, making it easier to switch away
from Cartesian system.
* Veronika Irvine created a new tool for on-canvas tessellation.
The code for 2geom library was written in the main development branch
and hence is immediately available to all 3rd party developers. The
changes to Inkscape have to be finalized before they can enter the
main source code repository. Currently we don’t expect both of the new
Inkscape features to be used in upcoming v0.49.
We are sorry that 2 students didn’t make it, and we are going to take
steps to avoid this kind of failure in the future, should we be
accepted for the next runs of the program.
Josh (on behalf of the Inkscape team)
Thanks to ~suv I now have a copy of the inksyntax plug-in
I am having trouble installing it but I think it's outside of inksyntax.
At the interactive terminal I tried to import all the dependencies that
I could not import:
It looks like this may be a bug:
I am on xubuntu 11.10
I have installed a few plug-ins through synaptic
Does anyone know how to export variables so that python will be able to
find these two .py files or some other solution?
I've been away from inkscape for a few years but I am looking forward to
doing another project with it.
I am trying to create a little book/pamphlet that has coloured syntax
highlighting of code.
It looks like there was a plug-in that would have been perfect,
inksyntax, but it seems abandoned.
Here is the dead link:
The project seems to have been built on highlight and pygments.
The highlight command works great for me and now I have a svg of the
code sample with syntax highlighting.
The problem is the svg utilizes an external css sheet and inkscape and
scribus cannot handle it.
I am wondering if there is some tool to reintegrate the external css
sheet back to inline or if if anyone has any suggestions on how I can
accomplish my goal?
Thanks for reading-Patrick
Hello! I'm new to Inkscape, and I'm having some problems finding
In the Style selector of the Text and Font Dialog, it
only displays normal, italic, bold, and bold-italic. I'm using a
custom font whose weight is "light" and another that's "black," but
these two are not options in the Style selector. It seems like
Inkscape is guessing at which matches best, but it's guessing in the
wrong direction. Is there a way to explicitly specify the font to use,
or to add new items to the Style selector list?
Thanks for your help!
i am not native english speaker, please endure my poor english.
i added a custom swatch color with a custom name.
i hope the color name can be saved into the svg file. but inkscape
actually saves the rgb values.
is there a way that i can see the color name in the svg file?
Inkscape is great for designing but if you design for use with vinyl you
need to have weeding lines.
is it possible to add these in inkscape or to have a extension that would
add them to a file?