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by rowan.bradley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] PDF file opens with text showing as gobbledegook
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: PDF file opens with text showing as gobbledegook

Thanks for your replies. I eventually found that if I used the Poppler import, then the text came through OK. I don't really understand why this is, but problem solved (at least for this specific case).

Thanks for your help.

Rowan
by rowan.bradley
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] PDF file opens with text showing as gobbledegook
Replies: 4
Views: 469

[solved] PDF file opens with text showing as gobbledegook

I am trying to edit a PDF file. In Adobe Reader the text in the document appears fine

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but when I open it in Inkscpae, it is complete gobbledegook.

Inkscape PDF Issue 180928b.jpg
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How do I open such a file and preserve the text?

Thanks - Rowan
by rowan.bradley
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Adding dimsensions to a drawing
Replies: 1
Views: 5616

Adding dimsensions to a drawing

I would like a better tool for adding dimensions to a drawing. Ideally it should work with scale drawings too. So if the scale is 1 inch to one mile, and you draw a dimension two inches long it should label it "2 miles". Something like right click on a straight line or the side of a polygo...
by rowan.bradley
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparency in bitmaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Transparency in bitmaps

I have fixed it simply by creating a new vector mask for each of the three objects, which has done the job. But I was hoping for something more automatic, in case something like this happens again with more complex shapes. If the situation is as you have described, how do I select "the raster i...
by rowan.bradley
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparency in bitmaps
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Transparency in bitmaps

I have a PDF file created by someone else, so I don't know precisely how it was created. When I view the PDF in Acrobat Reader, it looks OK. When I open it and view it in Inkscape, it looks OK. See http://www.sylvesterbradley.org/images/as_seen_in_inkscape.png If I modify it and save it to PDF from ...
by rowan.bradley
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Using Inkscape to create PDF with layers
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Using Inkscape to create PDF with layers

Hi, Can I use Inkscape to create a PDF file with multiple layers? If so, how? When I save a multi layer Inkscape file as a PDF, it does not seem to create PDF layers. What I'm trying to do is to transcribe some old handwritten documents. Ideally I would like the typed word to appear on top of the ha...
by rowan.bradley
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing prints with black background
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: Drawing prints with black background

Thank you for your further suggestions. Please note though that I did not use the "print to PDF" option because I wanted a PDF. The first time I printed to an A3 piece of paper, but it used up several pounds worth of black ink, because of the spurious black background, so next time I print...
by rowan.bradley
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing prints with black background
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: Drawing prints with black background

Thank you for your suggestions. I created the PDF by printing from Inkscape using the PDFill PDF Writer virtual printer. I don't know why there is an embedded image. I did not intentionally add an image. All the objects I intentionally created were created with the Inkscape vector drawing tools (rec...
by rowan.bradley
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing prints with black background
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Drawing prints with black background

I've just created one drawing, and it printed perfectly. I then modified the drawing, saved it as another name, and printed it again. This time it printed with the whole page covered in a black background. A few of the objects were printed on top of the black background. Any idea why this happened? ...
by rowan.bradley
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can I move the grid origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 8249

Re: Can I move the grid origin?

Thanks for your explanation - I get it now. I will try this technique - it should be better than nothing...

Thanks - Rowan
by rowan.bradley
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can I move the grid origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 8249

Re: Can I move the grid origin?

How do I achieve the shifted ruler origin that you show in your picture?

Thanks - Rowan
by rowan.bradley
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can I move the grid origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 8249

Can I move the grid origin?

In Inkscape, can I move the origin of the grid? For example, if I am drawing a plan of a room at a scale of 1:50, and I have displayed the grid in mm, it would be convenient to move the grid origin to the top left hand corner of the room. Then each mm on the ruler is 0.05m on the plan. This by defin...
by rowan.bradley
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to change drawing scale (µm, km, 2:1, 1:5, 10:1, ...)?
Replies: 10
Views: 9191

Re: How to change drawing scale (µm, km, 2:1, 1:5, 10:1, ...

Was this question fully answered? I'm new to Inkscape, but I too want to be able to draw drawings to scale. For example, an architectural drawing may be 1:50 or 1:100 or 1:200. I would like to be able to enter positions and distances in real world dimensions, but for them to be correctly scaled on t...

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