I am attempting to do precise vector modification and I keep getting "snap
to cusp" sort of thing happening which is *not* what I want. How do I
completely disable this? I seem to recall trying to figure this out a long
time ago and not being successful, and it's super irritating :)
I can see where I can change the snap delay but that's not adequate. I
would prefer if it was a checkbox to enable/disable snapping?
I am comfortable with editing a preferences file in the CLI if necessary.
I have e.g. 100 objects of the varying size. How can I get them all next to
each other, with equal gaps? (For example, no gap.)
I've found one way to sort of attain this this result: start with them all
further apart than needed, then iteratively scale each object ob by a small
amount and "make horizontal/vertical gaps between objects equal" - until
the desired gap is needed.
But of course that's very slow.
Does anyone know a proper/easier way to do this?
On a few occasions when I needed a pdf document, I have been unable to export
JessyInk presentations using the usual procedure due to Inkscape freezing when
opening the Firefox-exported files. I ended up writing a little Python module
and command-line tool to directly export the slides from the command line. Some
of you may find it useful, especially when you have a deadline a few hours way
and Inkscape suddenly chokes on your presentation ;)
It supports JessyInk effects and views and exports each slide+effect/view as a
separate svg file. These can then be converted directly with Inkscape on the
command line to the format of your choice (e.g. with "inkscape -A ...").
Because it uses Inkscape to render the final slides, the slides appear
exactly as designed in Inkscape.
The script also includes functionality (via various subcommands) to extract,
embed or deduplicate images, scrub sodipodi:absref attributes and unused defs,
deduplicate markers, etc. The list will likely continue to grow.
There is also a ji2pdf wrapper script to generate a pdf presentation from the
JessyInk svg file. ji2pdf depends on pdfunite from poppler but could easily be
changed to use another method to join resulting slides (e.g. imagemagick).
There's also a wrapper script based on PhantomJS in the source archive but
I haven't used it since writing ji2pdf.
For an up-to-date list of features, check the help message on the project
page. Packages are available on Arch Linux (via the AUR and my repos).
If any of the Inkscape or JessyInk devs are reading this, thanks for all your
While trying to help someone with a problem in a forum, I needed to
uninstall 0.92.0, 64-bit, exe installer on Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit (and then to
There was something unusual happening during the uninstall that I had
not seen before, and I wasn't sure if I was choosing the right options, so I
wanted to cancel the uninstall, until I could investigate the unusual things.
But I found there was no way to. Both the Cancel button and Back
button, as well as the X Close Window button (top-right corner) are all grayed
out the whole time. I even tried Alt + F4, to kill the window. It did kill the
Programs and Features window, but not the uninstall dialog.
Before I could get out the Task Manager to try and kill the process, the
uninstall was finished. Even then, the only available button was Finish.
Cancel and Back were still grayed out, as well as the X Close button. Tried
Alt + F4 again, but there was no way out of this uninstall.
Later, eventually I figured out what caused the unusual things that I
saw, and realized they were not a problem after all. But I still think it
should be possible to stop the uninstall, just like you can stop the
Searching LP did not turn up any previous report, although as usual,
sometimes I don't find the right search words, or I don't recognize technical
language, or sometimes the report is buried under a title that doesn't predict
it would be there.
So should this need a bug report? Or is there some reason why the
uninstallation can't be stopped?
Thank you very much :-)
Trying to help someone in a forum, I was trying to figure out whether
the version of Inkscape which would open on double-clicking an SVG file had been
installed via EXE installer, and which one wasn't technically installed, but was
from an unpacked 7z download. I wanted to know which one was associated with
As far as I can tell, the About screens are identical. Is there some
way to know which version you're using?
I tried searching LP, but couldn't find some good search terms.
So how to tell which 64-bit version version you have open, if you have
both 64-bit exe installed and 7z onboard and unpacked?
Thank you very much,
Would you like to contribute to Inkscape by helping spread the word
Whether you're new to Inkscape or an old hand, we'll be getting together
on IRC to chat about ideas for promoting Inkscape to other communities
and to the world at large, and we would love to have you there!
This advocacy meet-up will be next week on Friday, March 10 in the
#inkscape-devel IRC channel and will kick off around noon Pacific time.
Our aim is to establish a new regular team in the Inkscape community
chartered to undertake outreach efforts, write and distribute marketing
materials, and/or announce our releases. Training classes, merchandise,
tradeshows, social media actions, press releases, and more are all
possibilities on the table. Exactly what we do will be decided by the
group itself, so if you have opinions come share them.
Date: Friday, March 10
Time: Noon Pacific
If you've not used IRC before, you'll need an IRC program for your
platform (tons are available), or you can use Inkscape's web IRC portal
Thanks, and hope to hear your ideas come Friday!