On Tue, January 31, 2017 7:27 am, DyslexicAwe Talent wrote:
Very much like you, I am new to the list
(albeit not entirely new to Inkscape itself).
If Inkscape allows for user scripting, however,
which I am not sure if it does,
(Edit) I had to google and I found a blog
post titled "Inkscape extensions by non developers, for non developers. A
primer". The post explains it is possible.
Well to be clear ;-) I'm not really a non-developer at all. I personally
do not develop Inkscape, but I am very much a software developer! So it
shouldn't be too hard for me... It seems some of the exensions are written
in python and c++. I might try, GoLang or Delphi, as an experiment - even
though they say C++. That indeed could be a hassle, but a lot of things
that c++ can generate, other languages can do it too. For starters python
is probably easiest, so that is likely what I will try.
To avoid breaking the url across lines,
I decided to shorten it, so see
to read how
non-developers like you and me could create an extension. It's a bit
intimidating to think about it, but maybe it could be done by
non-developers, I don't know.)
then an ordinary user could write a script (or extension) and make the
Providing that the part you want to edit is selected,
the extension would need to: a) create new layer and name it "1st ?
b) move currently selection to the newly created temp layer, c) create
another layer and name it for example "2nd temp (layer)", d) reverse the
selection, e) move new selection (i.e. all but those in the 1st temp
layer) to the second temp layer, f) lock and g) hide the 2nd temp layer,
Or like the other list member was saying, just edit it without even
creating a layer, by hiding everything except the object you are working
on. That's the first thing I will try in Python likely as I make time.
Clothes dryer is broken so interrupts my programming work ;-)