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by Xav
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Print the Grid
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Print the Grid

Answered over at the official forum: https://inkscape.org/forums/questions/print-grid/

There's probably little point asking the same question in both forums, as there's a big overlap in users - particularly the question answering kind.
by Xav
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: how to get Trace Bitmap to save
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: how to get Trace Bitmap to save

Trace Bitmap puts the traced path directly on top of the image you're tracing, so doesn't always look like it's done something. As Maestral hinted, check the status line: if it says you have a path then the trace has completed. In that case move the path out of the way and delete the original image ...
by Xav
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Random Rotation using tweak tool without breaking it apart.
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Random Rotation using tweak tool without breaking it apart.

As you've found, the Tweak Tool affects the objects inside the group, not the group itself. What Moini is suggesting is that you can clone the group, then use the Tweak Tool on the clone - it's just a single 'object', so will rotate as a whole. Once you've rotated it, you can use Edit > Clone > *Unl...
by Xav
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to make path follow outline of another path?
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: How to make path follow outline of another path?

The key is in the fact that stroke to path converts what was previously an outline into a filled path in its own right. That path is made up of sub-paths representing the outside and inside if the stroke. In your case you only want the outside shape, so you need to delete the nodes making up the inn...
by Xav
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to make path follow outline of another path?
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: How to make path follow outline of another path?

If the outline of the yellow path suits your needs, here's what I would do: 1) Create the yellow path by setting the stroke width to 40mm 2) Path > Stroke to Path 3) Path > Break Apart (this will create two paths) 4) Manually delete the inner path What's left will be a filled path following the outl...
by Xav
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 183
Views: 114950

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #148 includes part 88 of the series, in which I take a deeper dive into manipulating SVG using JavaScript (via the developer console in the browser).
by Xav
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: My svg file opens empty.
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: My svg file opens empty.

When you open it in Wordpad do you actually see any content? Does it look like an CSV file (hint: it'll contain lots of < and > symbols, and start with <svg )? What is on the very last couple of lines of the file? If you can put the file somewhere for us to download you'll be able to get a more defi...
by Xav
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Need to use keystroke to select
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Need to use keystroke to select

Let's get the stupid possibilities out of the way: * Does it still happen after a reboot? * Do you have a wireless keyboard and, if so, have you tried fresh batteries in it? * I presume from the screenshot that this is running directly in Windows on your hardware but, just in case, can you confirm i...
by Xav
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: The Greys
Replies: 213
Views: 99211

Re: The Greys

We're now on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/peppertop Here's the obligatory pitch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYZ_L1grhk0 If you like The Greys in particular, we plan to reveal the secrets of all the Easter eggs to our patrons. Every Greys strip has at least one Easter egg, and although...
by Xav
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!

Inkscape has got more stable over the years, but can still crash more regularly than I would like. When working on comics the first thing I do at the start of each editing 'session' is "Save as..." and give the file a new name (I just use an incrementing suffix at the end of the name). If ...
by Xav
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Paths are linking while using the warp tool.
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Paths are linking while using the warp tool.

NOTE: The original post was edited to include a spam link. So that Moini's reply might still be useful to someone, here's the link-free post that was originally in this topic: I'm using a mouse and not a tablet so my go-to method of drawing lines is to draw a path then smooth it/push it into place w...
by Xav
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: The Greys
Replies: 213
Views: 99211

Re: The Greys

Roza wrote:Hi Xav,

Witty comics, nicely draw! Please keep making them!


Thanks. We are still drawing The Greys - but very, very slowly! Most of our comic creating time is spent on our 'Elvie' comic strip, which appears in Linux Pro magazine, and makes us enough money to keep the lights on at the website.
by Xav
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!

I've merged this topic with the original. Please can you refrain from posting duplicate messages (as a new user your posts need to be manually approved before they go live, and there are only a few moderators on the board so it can take a while), and opening duplicate topics - it won't get you any m...
by Xav
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: The requested file failed to load.Please help me save several days work!

Bad news, I'm afraid. The file you uploaded contains no data, just null bytes (i.e. every byte in it is set to zero). You can try looking at the Inkscape preferences (Ctrl-Shift-P). Go to Input/Output > Autosave and see if autosave is enabled (it usually is by default), then check the directory it's...
by Xav
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help needed - Round Join stroke style only applying to 3 of 4 corners
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Help needed - Round Join stroke style only applying to 3 of 4 corners

My immediate guess is that you have an unclosed path with two nodes overlapping, and the cap set to Square. Select the object and check the status line to confirm if it's a path. If so, switch to the :tool_node: tool and rubber-band select over the top left corner - the status bar will likely tell y...
by Xav
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Export Bitmap missing from Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: Export Bitmap missing from Mac

The two menu entries are the same thing - it was renamed to 'Export to PNG' to make it clearer that the exported file is a PNG image, not any other kind of bitmap image (and certainly not a 'bmp' image, that many people think of when you say 'bitmap'). In practice Inkscape has only ever been able to...
by Xav
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 183
Views: 114950

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #147 includes part 87 of the series, in which I use Inkscape, JavaScript and a browser to create an animated set of traffic lights.
by Xav
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to change location of text on a video
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: How to change location of text on a video

We need more information about what exactly you're doing. Obvious things include:

* What video editor are you using
* How are you exporting the text from Inkscape? As a PNG, or something else?
* What export settings are you using?
* Your operating system and version of Inkscape would be useful, too.
by Xav
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Grow text by 3px
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Grow text by 3px

You could also try the Filters > Shadows and Glows > Drop Shadow... filter. The name is a little misleading, as this can be used for more than just drop shadows. Within the dialog is a "Shadow type" pop-up, which includes "Outer" and "Outer cutout" - one of which might ...
by Xav
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Inkscape opens blank file, Firefox opens OK
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Inkscape opens blank file, Firefox opens OK

It looks like Photopea has created a rather odd SVG file that will only work in recent web browsers. * The content consists of two raster images embedded into the document. * There is no vector content. * The images are then exposed via a "shadow-root". This is a way of encapsulating conte...
by Xav
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: The Greys
Replies: 213
Views: 99211

Re: The Greys

Thanks for going hunting :D
by Xav
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: The Greys
Replies: 213
Views: 99211

Re: The Greys

It's been far too long since we posted a new Greys comic* so here's something we put on our site a few weeks ago, to coincide with the end of Game of Thrones: http://www.peppertop.com/greys/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-19-Really_Rather_Ridiculous.png I know most people don't bother going looki...
by Xav
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

That's a nice bug report: to the point, with enough information to reproduce and links to relevant info. Thanks for submitting it, hopefully a dev will be equally impressed enough to take a look at it.
by Xav
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

Upper/lower case in path syntax has different meanings: one is for absolute coordinates, the other for relative. So it doesn't necessarily mean different developers, it could just depend on the rest of the path (e.g. absolute for everything vs. an absolute start point then relative for the rest). I ...
by Xav
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

Ah, the first path definition contains 'a' values - elliptical arcs. The second has them converted to Bezier curves ('c' values). The first one is more correct for a circle, but as soon as it's no longer a circle elliptical arcs won't do the job. That explains why moving a node converts to Beziers. ...

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