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by ronburk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Examples for Inkscape command line usage wanted
Replies: 24
Views: 9808

Re: Examples for Inkscape command line usage wanted

Sort of a peripheral note: I use the command-line to automate image building (image goes through other mods after inkscape builds png) like others. The problem is, it sure feels like the old problem of failing to close stderr properly before exiting upon error is still hanging around. This generical...
by ronburk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: stitch sub-path: undoc features? bugs? likely to change?
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: stitch sub-path: undoc features? bugs? likely to change?

Ah, I see. I was thinking "line" and couldn't see how turning on the fill should matter. My mental model for "path" needs to move closer to reality.

Thanks, I'll use it without fear then!
by ronburk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: stitch sub-path: undoc features? bugs? likely to change?
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

stitch sub-path: undoc features? bugs? likely to change?

Possibly an unanswerable meta-question: I was playing with stitch sub-paths LPE for creating hatching in line art. I accidentally stumbled into some effects I don't see documented anywhere but seem potentially useful. My question is how worried should I be that they are effects that were never inten...
by ronburk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

That is an excellent idea I never thought of. Normally I set the page dimension to that of the book so that I can keep an eye on how things fit on the page as I'm drawing, but I can kind of invert that arrangement by drawing an unfilled box to represent the page and putting the (now virtual, not act...
by ronburk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 993

cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

Latest Inkscape, Windows 7. I have many .svg figures for a book. When I modify any such .svg, a custom build process regenerates the lineart file from the .svg that I need to feed into pdflatex to build the book. In each .svg, I have a box that identifies the area that should be exported. I give thi...
by ronburk
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: group to path
Replies: 5
Views: 10487

Re: group to path

Thanks for this long-ago tip! Someday when Inkscape has some kind of macro facility, this should definitely be one...
by ronburk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Export to png, ppp level and image accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Re: Export to png, ppp level and image accuracy

It's a bug that is supposed to be fixed in 0.92.1, but which is still there to a lesser degree than before: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1465753 Just a note for anyone else trying to figure out missing or half-missing pattern fills in their .png or .pdf: still seems to be a problem in I...
by ronburk
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Moving Object into Group Changes Position
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Moving Object into Group Changes Position

Thanks! I will reach for the XML editor next time this happens and look around for transforms.
by ronburk
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Moving Object into Group Changes Position
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Moving Object into Group Changes Position

I'm a big user of the Objects window in v92.2 to keep track of what context I'm in, which has led to me making more of an effort to give meaningful labels to objects and to place objects into meaningful groups. However, under some conditions I have not identified, using drag and drop in the "Ob...
by ronburk
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Default text style
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Default text style

Switching alone won't help, you need to select a style when you do 'this tool's own style'. I'm having an amazingly hard time following these simple instructions, apparently. Set the style by selecting an object with the desired style and click on the Take from selection button. I select text with ...
by ronburk
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog

(and I'm glad they are currently separate, because the object dialog can be slow, while the layers dialog isn't...). I hadn't seen that before, but today I have. It was taking a few seconds just to select a different object in the Objects dialog. Saving, exiting, and restarting seems to eliminate t...
by ronburk
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Default text style
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Default text style

Moini wrote:You can also do that via the text and font dialog (it has got a button 'Set as default' or similar) - that may be quicker.

Oh, that's a good idea. I had not found a good use for that dialog before. I can leave that up on another monitor or even assign a spare mouse key to pop it up. Thanks!
by ronburk
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can I save/export in an editable format for Photoshop?
Replies: 9
Views: 3164

Re: Can I save/export in an editable format for Photoshop?

Can Photoshop import SVG or pdf? I'd try that first, because it skips the rasterization. I would say it simply makes Photoshop do the rasterization instead, which seems like a bad idea because Inkscape (IME & not surprisingly) has fewer glitches rasterizing its own data structures than hoping P...
by ronburk
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Default text style
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Default text style

Thanks! Apparently I fumbled along for years without understanding that part of the documentation. Turns out that a global style (not what I grokked when I read "current style") is virtually never useful for my work, and I had convinced myself that Inkscape had the ability to remember the ...
by ronburk
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Default text style
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Default text style

I can't remember having such a problem in 0.91, so perhaps I managed to mess up my config. I create some text and set its style the way I want it. Then I create a Bezier curve that has stroke and no fill. Then the next text I create has stroke and no fill. Double-clicking the text tool button and sw...
by ronburk
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Installing on Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: Installing on Ubuntu

Thanks, they report already installed. And: ronburk@ubuntu:~$ dpkg -l | grep "gtk2-engines-murrine" ii gtk2-engines-murrine:amd64 0.98.2-0ubuntu2.2 amd64 cairo-based gtk+-2.0 theme engine I thought it wasn't that long since I had built this virtual machine, but I suppose I can build anothe...
by ronburk
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Installing on Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Installing on Ubuntu

Tried installing with command-line snap and got problems, so uninstalled and went with the GUI installer (not sure that's different in any meaningful way), following the instructions here . Same problems: ronburk@ubuntu:~$ inkscape Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk...
by ronburk
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog

If there isn't a report for this yet, can you please make one? Will do. The second thing I don't understand is that either action seems to "enter" the group I would say that this is intentional, because it allows you to select and edit the selected object. I think I probably did not under...
by ronburk
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Renaming object in group via "Objects" dialog

The new "Objects" dialog is great -- except when I can't figure out wth it's doing. I finally decided to try to examine one weirdness in detail. I open Inkscape 0.92, create a rectangle on the left, create another rectangle on the right, select them both, press CTRL-G. OK, I have a group w...
by ronburk
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Large space between text lines
Replies: 16
Views: 27887

Re: Large space between text lines

Thanks, I didn't see that one (but now see others once I changed "spacing" to "height" in my searches). Looks like text is generally a pain point for 0.92.
by ronburk
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Large space between text lines
Replies: 16
Views: 27887

Re: Large space between text lines

After much tinkering, I cannot figure out how to get 0.92 line spacing to have a reasonable default. I do many clicks to set a piece of text back to what I think 0.91 had (say, 1.1* line height), I use the "set default" button, I set the "Style of New Objects" to "Last Used ...
by ronburk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Decrease line spacing between paragraphs
Replies: 4
Views: 9898

Re: Decrease line spacing between paragraphs

Paragraph spacing should be a basic control for text input. Agreed. OTOH, priorities. I actually go the route of putting each paragraph in a separate text box, then selecting them all and using align/distribute. Trying to see the glass of missing features as half full, this helps keep my align/dist...
by ronburk
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Outset path - mappig of markings on path?
Replies: 15
Views: 2861

Re: Outset path - mappig of markings on path?

I probably don't correctly understand the question. Seems like if you just put the outline and all the "markers" in a group, duplicate (Ctrl-D), resize (e.g., with Ctrl-Shift), the result would have all the markers in the exactly proportional spot.

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by ronburk
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape fails to open .ai vector image file
Replies: 6
Views: 7399

Re: Inkscape fails to open .ai vector image file

Is/was the manual advice on what to do in case of failure any help?

If importing fails to work, check the file extension-errors.log located on Linux at ~/.config/inkscape/ and on Windows at %userprofile%\Application Data\Inkscape\. Any missing programs (dependencies) will be listed.
by ronburk
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Mouse can move slider only slightly (Windows 7 Pro, Win64, 0.92)
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Mouse can move slider only slightly (Windows 7 Pro, Win64, 0.92)

Moini wrote:Can you look if there is already a bug report for this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape - and if there isn't, create one?


Will do.

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