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?
If I have three overlapping objects (closed paths), is there a easy way to
'split them up'/divide them using the borders where they intersect?
The 'boolean operations' seem to either divide one object by the other,
removing the top-most one, *or* cut the path (outline) of one using the
Conceptually, if I got three cirlcles, each one overlapping partially all
the others, after this operation, I'd like to end up with 7 separated parts.
I've put together something that might be interesting for Inkscape-users
(as I am myself)
As a side effect of an effort to create multi-colored webfonts, I've
written a Ruby script that converts an Inkscape file to a SVG font.
The workflow would be as follows:
-Open a pre-build 'template' SVG file
-This file contains:
- an Inkscape layer for each character
- guides for the basic font metrics
- per layer an extra rectangle to indicate the character-width
-Draw a character in each layer. (and make sure they're 'paths')
-adjust the guides to match your font metrics (ascenders, descenders,
-save the file as a SVG file
-run the script
--> SVG font!!!
The font can now be edited further in, for example, FontForge and exported
to TTF etc.
Everything is still very much 'in progress' but it might already be of
interest for some of you.
I've put a more elaborate explanation on my website, together with a link
to the scripts in GitHub:
Ofcourse, feedback is very welcome!
(I know Inscape has a build in font-editor, but I find it quite clumsy to
use. This script doesn't use it at all.)
I hope you don't mind I advertise my work in this way, but apart from some
feedback and help, there's no earnings in it for me and if it turns out to
be helpful for you, the community only gains from it.
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 am trying to reproduce this effect - http://www.shlomifish.org/art/bk2hp/-
that I originally did in Corel-DRAW using Inkscape. Now, for that I used an
envelope effect that construed the text like so:
And later on applied perspective. However, when I attempt to do it using
Inkscape, I get some deformation/mutation at the top and bottom like so -
http://imgur.com/SdUWXA6 and don't want that.
I've been considering to implement my own transformation on the points of
path using this equation -
but I hope to avoid it. Can anyone give me any leads?
Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/
Electrical Engineering studies. In the Technion. Been there. Done that.
Forgot a lot. Remember too much.
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before a couple of days I needed to upgrade from osx 10.6 to 10.8.
Today I realized Inkscape doesn't open any more. On the download page
is only a snow leo version available. So does that mean you are not
supporting osx any more? This would be a horrible loss for me. Maybe
there are other options to get inkscape running on my mac again. If
so, I would be very glad about any tipps how to do it.