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
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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
I have to produce a "plugin" for Inkscape. Python exception
functionnalities are not enough for what I want to do so I came to try the
With this one, I can communicate from my plugin to Inkscape but not in the
other way. The only implemented signal is "ObjectMoved" but I need to know
when Inkscape modifies a node, adds an attribute or things like that.
I look after the dbus extension code and it seems that the signals that I
want are described in proposed-interface.xml and are not yet implemented.
Is there any way to achieve what I want to do? Is there further development
forecast for dbus extension? Is this possible to propose eventually patch?
Thanks for the reply
I have found this tuto about creating a rubber stamp effect:
It says I should do an intersection between the image and the
calligraphic drawing, but for me it doesn't work.., I mean, Inkscape
doesn't do any intersection..Of course I select both objects before
trying the intersection.
I attach a file.
for an article I need to edit a graph made in Excel (2007).
This is my current workflow:
1. In Excel: Print to PDF (using Cute PDF)
2. Open the PDF file in Inkscape
The big caveat is: text items don't behave well at all. They are really
-> when changing fonts or size, the spacing doesn't adapt (so text gets
squashed when a bigger font is chosen)
-> certain text elements that don't belong together, all of the sudden
become one item (f.e. the scale items and the R² text, but the ² is a
different text block)
Currently, the only solution I see, is retyping all the text manually.
Obviously, this is quite a waste of time.
I hope some of you know a better solution for this...
I have two layers: a background in yellow and a cropped image in the
other layer. Now I want to dissolve the cropped image in the background,
how can i do that automatically? I know I have the smudge tool, but the
results are not so good for me...