On 8/29/14 8:39 AM, Steve Litt wrote:
On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:27 -0600
Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
> Back up a bit, it's not my file! LOL It's my friend that's doing
> all this. She's not into newsgroups and mailing lists. :-) Note I
> said as "large as PNG files can be". Initially this all came about
> because she couldn't make PNG work, but it appears she was doing
> something wrong somewhere, and PNG will work for her.
>From my perspective, your friend's not a candidate for Inkscape, or any
free software: Especially any Linux/BSD/POSIX software. From what I've
heard in the thread, she believes her software should give her exactly
what she wants, without her having to adapt to it. For a million
different reasons, that's not how free software works: It's kinda sorta
how commercial software works, or is supposed to work, but it's not
how free software works. Trying to evangelize Inkscape or free software
in general to a person with her belief system will be frustrating as
hell, unless her belief system changes.
But, she's more broke than I am!
But to be fair, the dialog in Inkscape leads you to believe formats
other than PNG should be available. Someone even mentioned changing the
dialog's text, which is probably the best idea if nothing but PNG is
ever going to be offered. Even I expected Inkscape to do something
other than PNG based on the export process.
Not that she won't adapt, but the export dialog is misleading.
She's always fighting with Open Office too, more because things don't
work. With the new projects in her job, she found out that MS Word
export in OO isn't all that good. I've tried a couple free office
suites touting Word compatibility and... none were reliable.