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by ronburk
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Moving Object into Group Changes Position
Replies: 4
Views: 240

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: 240

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: 720

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: 744

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: 720

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: 885

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: 720

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: 720

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: 625

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: 625

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: 744

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: 744

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: 14
Views: 4325

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: 14
Views: 4325

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: 5661

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: 948

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: 2042

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: 280

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.
by ronburk
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Speech marks wrong way
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Speech marks wrong way

AFAIK, Inkscape does not have a Photoshop-style "Enable Typographers Quotes" option for trying to automatically guess when to use left and right quotes (two separate characters, obviously). You should still be able to (in both Photoshop and Inkscape) manually enter left and right quotation...
by ronburk
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Mouse can move slider only slightly (Windows 7 Pro, Win64, 0.92)
Replies: 3
Views: 280

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

Just upgraded to 0.92 and found this slider control ("Smoothness" in "Power Stroke" in "Path Effects") that can only be moved a bit at a time with the mouse. Just trying to figure out if it's likely a bug, something I don't understand, or a personal config problem. Made...
by ronburk
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: look of pencil drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: look of pencil drawing

Moini wrote:You can also take a look at these items to see how others achieved a pencil drawing effect:
https://inkscape.org/en/~jfb/%E2%98%85inkdraft
https://openclipart.org/detail/262608/pencil-lpe-pack
https://openclipart.org/detail/244320/p ... ilter-pack


Awesome -- thanks for the links!
by ronburk
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: look of pencil drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: look of pencil drawing

Here's a link to the full SVG (a bit big because it has the reference bitmap in it): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-DCrkRG5wblZjhPU1ZtVWVyblU I used my cheap Huion tablet, but probably less than 10% of the time. The tablet was faster for hair and long lines (like outline of head). Complex shape...
by ronburk
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: look of pencil drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

look of pencil drawing

I'm not an artist (this is more tracing over a reference photo than drawing), just an indigent book author who wants to use some pictures of famous people without paying royalties. I wanted to see if I could achieve a pencil drawing look in InkScape. The result is more or less good enough for my pur...
by ronburk
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Required element out of view
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Required element out of view

I guess I don't see that as a solution, because my definition of the problem is that user has no idea what's going on when a button promises to let them edit something, but appears to do absolutely nothing. Another case I hit today is the handles for editing pattern fills. Wasted literally an hour l...
by ronburk
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Required element out of view
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Required element out of view

I tried to make the title generic because I've seen the problem in more than one place in my dim memory. But today it was with "Pattern Along Path". You click on the "Edit on-canvas" option of the "Pattern Source" options in the "Pattern Along Path" effect and...

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