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by Xav
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Center text on point?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Center text on point?

I would guess that Inkscape doesn't support the alignment-baseline attribute. You might want to file a feature request for this, but it doesn't look like it's universally supported elsewhere either. For example, although Chrome supports it, Firefox doesn't - at least based on opening this page in bo...
by Xav
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Center text on point?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Center text on point?

From a quick look at the file, I think it's Chrome that has the bug. In your <svg> element is an xml:space="preserve" attribute. This means that white space in text content should be kept, rather than collapsed. Your text itself is then set on a line of its own, with tabs in front of it. S...
by Xav
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Multiple text boxes selected but only one affected by font changes
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Multiple text boxes selected but only one affected by font changes

I'm not seeing the problem myself, provided you've got the text objects selected, not the groups they're in. You could ungroup everything for simplicity, but if you want to retain the groups then the best option might be to use Object > Selection Sets, which will let you drill down into each group a...
by Xav
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: using union on grp of objects, image turns black
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: using union on grp of objects, image turns black

If you already have a pattern to use, then I would suggest filling a rectangle with the pattern, and using it as a mask on the group.
by Xav
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Overlapping letters in textbox from imported PDF exported from MS Excel

1) Drill down into the groups until you've got a text object selected (check the status bar).
2) Edit > Select Same > Object Type (to select all the text objects)
3) Text > Remove Manual Kerns
by Xav
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: using union on grp of objects, image turns black
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: using union on grp of objects, image turns black

When you union objects you're basically converting them into a single path. A path can only have a single fill, which in this case means a single colour. Depending on what exactly you mean by "distress", there are any number of approaches you could take, but I suspect filters might be the ...
by Xav
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rotation less then 90 degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Rotation less then 90 degrees

Thank you for your help. As you can see I am new to this product. That's okay, we're generally happy to help anyone new to Inkscape. I would suggest reading some tutorials though. There are some built into the program under the Help menu, where you can also find a link to the official manual. I als...
by Xav
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rotation less then 90 degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Rotation less then 90 degrees

Open the Object ‣ Transform dialog, then select the Rotate tab.
by Xav
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Resize an object while maintaining relationship to others?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Resize an object while maintaining relationship to others?

I don't think this is possible, at least not in any simple way. One of the other forum regulars might come along with a clever way to achieve this, so I'm not ruling it out entirely. The issue gets to the heart of what snapping is. In Inkscape it's a convenience feature that applies at the time that...
by Xav
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 156
Views: 63102

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #134 is out, containing part 74 of my series. This time I continue looking at how to use SVG in a web page, this time in <object> tags or as inline code. There's also an introduction to XML namespaces with an eye to reducing the file size of exported SVG images.
by Xav
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).

Xav, you probably know that there's an option to disable space-bar panning in the preferences. Doesn't it work for you? Edit: It's in 'Behavior > Scrolling'. I did, but I'm sure the last time I tried it (in a previous release), it didn't completely fix the problems I was having. I just checked the ...
by Xav
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).

@Xav Thank you for the link and the reminder about how CAD worked. How do you find Inkscape WRT shortcuts and especially changing focus between different parts of the interface? Could it be improved? I'm not sure I'm the right person to ask. In general I'm quite a heavy user of keyboard shortcuts i...
by Xav
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

For a way more complex investigation of a similar effect to TDs previous post (warning, seriously technical stuff!):

https://css-tricks.com/animate-calligraphy-with-svg/
by Xav
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Incorrect displaying of specific SVG file (split)
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Incorrect displaying of specific SVG file (split)

For some reason three of the characters were masked with black rectangles, rendering them invisible. I can't see that those masks added anything useful to the file, so here's a copy of the file with them removed entirely.
by Xav
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Incorrect displaying of specific SVG file (split)
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Incorrect displaying of specific SVG file (split)

[NOTE: I've split this post into a new topic, as it had been appended to a thread from 2012! Hence the addition of "(split)" to the end of the title]
by Xav
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Buket fill tool is missing
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Buket fill tool is missing

It's possible that whoever compiled Inkscape forgot to include potrace during compilation. When it's installed, the paint bucket tool and the Path > Trace Bitmap dialog become available. I had no idea they were dynamically added to the UI based on the included libraries. That's really useful inform...
by Xav
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Buket fill tool is missing
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Buket fill tool is missing

It's possible that the Inkscape window is simply too short. In that case the last few tools will be moved to an overflow menu - look for a small right-facing arrow at the bottom of the toolbox. Also try mousing over the bottom of the toolbox in case the button is there, but a themeing issue is preve...
by Xav
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: From submenu to canvas with a key (combination).

Wish there was a little command-box to enter stuff, something like, for example: s lw 1,2 [enter] (set linewidth to 1,2). OMG now I want this too. I love keyboard shortcuts and having a special command entering mode (like in text editor Vi) would solve the problem of not having enough key combinati...
by Xav
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I add curved text on the inside of an oval?
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: How can I add curved text on the inside of an oval?

Essentially. But you'll probably find that the text appears on the outside of your baseline path. If that's the case, change the arc back to a full ellipse (there's a button on the toolbar for this), flip the ellipse horizontally (press the H key), then continue from step 3.
by Xav
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I add curved text on the inside of an oval?
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: How can I add curved text on the inside of an oval?

Assuming you want the text running along the inside top edge of the oval (ellipse, in Inkscape terms), and that you want it to remain upright, here's what I would do: 1) Duplicate the ellipse and give it a different stroke colour for clarity 2) Resize the new ellipse, holding Shift to resize from th...
by Xav
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

@Xav can you link to an example for that 'most usefully' used method? It's not impossible that the extension could do both - sequential AND parallel animation, as the user chooses. This page (linked from the CSS Tricks article) is the sort of thing I was thinking of: https://tympanus.net/Developmen...
by Xav
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

@Xav Ah, okay. I thought you've been following some really different concepts, because you understood the extension's purpose differently, so I was curious to see what else one might want to do with it. No, it was just that when I originally proposed an extension, it was with the thought that you w...
by Xav
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

(May I ask what you kind of animation you built, Xav?) Nothing worth mentioning. I first came across this technique a few years ago, played with it very briefly to check I'd understood it correctly, and filed it under "things to cover when I get on to web stuff in my tutorials". At the ti...
by Xav
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

The compound path thing does not work - try it to see what you get. It's going to animate all subpaths at the same time. Some will finish early, some later. It seems we've been talking at cross purposes, as I thought that was the effect you were looking for (based on the Inkscape logo in the exampl...
by Xav
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Let lines simultaneously been drawn
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: Let lines simultaneously been drawn

* I prefer having it in Animation, I think that's going to make it easier to find for the average user. Easier to find, but more confusing, I think. You and I know that Inkscape doesn't do animation natively, but a new user doesn't. It's not a problem while the extension needs manual installation, ...

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