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
In both Slackwaate 14 and Debian wheezy I am presented with a list of
missing or outdated packages when compiling stable version Inkscape
0.48.4. Is there a precompiled version in e.g. tarball or RPM format
that I can install? Or is there a single package of all the lib
packages needed for 48.4? I grow tired of library chasing, especially
on Debian where apt-get simply doesn't recognize the names of the
missing libs. Here are the missing libs using Slackware 14.0:
No package 'gdkmm-2.4' found
No package 'glibmm-2.4' found
No package 'giomm-2.4' found
No package 'gtkmm-2.4' found
No package 'sigc++-2.0' found
No package 'gsl' found
When I search out and download these I find that there are additional
Free list of books for self-publishers:
PDF e-book: "Create Book Covers with Scribus"
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I got code from bzr and built with --enable-dbus-api.
In /usr/share/dbus-1/services, I added org.inkscape.service:
bus = dbus.SessionBus()
inkdoc1 = bus.get_object('org.inkscape', '/org/inkscape/desktop_0')
causes inkscape to start via dbus, but the bus.get_object doesn't
succeed. I get an error from DBus:
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not get owner of name
'org.inkscape': no such name
What else do I need to do?
I have created a logo in Inkscape using vector layers.
It is saved as an svg file and I need to create the following:
Layered vectors in EPS & PDF
Can someone please let me know how I would go about saving the file so that the layers I have created are maintained in the pdf and eps documents as requested?
Thanks for your help!
I am currently trying to paste svg data that has been generated with
matplotlib (http://matplotlib.org/) via the clipboard into inkscape.
Pasting via the clipboard would make it easier to include charts
from the spreadsheet pyspread (http://manns.github.com/pyspread/) into
I have attached an example chart. When opened with inkscape, it
displays perfectly. When imported, the chart line is missing. When I
paste the file contents via the clipboard (copied from an editor)
nothing happens. I would expect identical results.
Are interfaces different for "file open", "import svg" and "clipboard
Do I have to change something in the data so that inkscape accepts it
as clipboard pasteable?
Should I open a bug report?
I am using inkscape 0.48.3.1 on Debian sid/squeeze (i386).