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by Xav
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

I don't think druban is saying that spacing was the problem, just a problem. Look at the difference in spacing between "BOEING EMPLOYEES" and "HOCKEY CLUB" in your image. That's what he was referring to.
by Xav
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Equations, subscripts, superscripts and letter spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Equations, subscripts, superscripts and letter spacing

Also note that TD's suggestion, above, can be achieved by putting the text cursor in place then holding the Alt key and one of the arrow keys. I find this easier than tweaking the values in the toolbar, especially as you can just release the Alt key and use the arrow keys to move the text cursor to ...
by Xav
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Gradient won't display
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Gradient won't display

The rings (which are masked objects) don't appear for me in either Firefox or Chrome. It might be a bug in the browsers (though it seems unlikely that it should be in both), as the SVG generally looks okay to me. But a better solution for this would be to throw away the mask entirely, and just adjus...
by Xav
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

One hard part was selecting the original to move out of the way. Even though it appeared that the original was selected, it was always the clone that moved. Three tips: 1) Keep an eye on the status bar at the bottom of the screen - it provides a lot of useful information (including details about wh...
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

Grrr.... just tried again and the problem's back. This will require a bit more effort to isolate before I file a bug.
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

Actually, having just tried to reproduce the issue with using text on a path as a mask, so that I could file a bug, I'm not seeing a problem now. So you could try the following simplified set of steps to see if it works for you: 1) Arrange your text in the right place, and make it black. Group it wi...
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

@Brynn: My interpretation was that the OP wants the text "punched out" from a larger background circle that has a colour behind the text, I think in the form of a thick stroke ("I then moved both the top and bottom text groups onto another circle with a larger stroke width"). @nb...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: recolouring a gradient

So it was my workflow that lead to this. I had no idea ! Inkscape follows the "principle of least surprise" in this regard. It tends to create new gradients so that changes to one won't surprise a user by also changing an object in a different part of their drawing when they didn't expect...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: recolouring a gradient

All i did was use a black-to-transparency gradient repeatedly, with no additional stops, still Inkscape produced multiple gradients. I think I can see where the confusion comes from. If you draw a gradient on an object, a new gradient will be created. It doesn't matter what colour the stops are, In...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: recolouring a gradient

By default, as soon as you change the gradient on an element Inkscape will create a new copy of the gradient to modify instead. What exactly does "change" mean here ?? A different angle or different colours ? Or both ? Did you try to find out? It's pretty easy to see by drawing a couple o...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Cannot select rectangle object after a Gaussian Blur is applied
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Cannot select rectangle object after a Gaussian Blur is applied

The problem is nothing to do with the blurring, and everything to do with the lack of a fill. If you draw a rectangle with a stroke and no fill, without blurring it, you can only drag it around by the stroke, as mouse events "drop through" the empty fill. So the easiest solution to your pr...
by Xav
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to apply filter effect to path permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 6265

Re: How to apply filter effect to path permanently?

Yes, it's still true. The issue isn't the version of Inkscape, it's the way filters are defined in SVG. Taking a colour-affecting filter as an example: it might seem obvious that the new colour can just be applied to the fill and stroke - but it's only obvious if you're dealing with simple objects w...
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: recolouring a gradient

When creating a gradient using the :tool_gradient: tool there is a drop-down list of existing gradients for you to select from if you want to reuse an existing one. Alternatively, in the Fill & Stroke dialog you can select an existing gradient (there's also a column showing the number of objects...
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Saving the svg image for web
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Saving the svg image for web

You can set the size of the canvas via File > Document Properties, in the "Custom Size" section. You may then need to move or scale your images to fit the canvas area before you save the file again.
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Search & Replace
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Search & Replace

The best way to think of the Find/Replace dialog is that it's the same as you might find in a simple text editor, and all it's really doing is searching through the XML text, just with a small amount of extra knowledge about the structure of an XML file. To search for other object types you should u...
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Search & Replace
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Search & Replace

Sorry you didn't find my FCM article to be much help.There's a lot to cover in Inkscape (I've been writing the articles for over 6 years now!) so some topics naturally just get a brief introduction rather than a full multi-article guide. For finding the black stars, the best approach is not to use t...
by Xav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 1718

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

The problem with the drag&drop is that it would require extension authors to all follow a specified format. Well, there is already a specified format, in that there's a config file that contains metadata about the extension (such as where to put it in the menus). All I was thinking was that ext...
by Xav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 1718

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

@Xav, for your request for the drag&drop install, I think some effective improvement has already been made now by Jabier (note the 'Open' buttons): A definite improvement. In fact my first thought when suggesting this was that there should be Open buttons in that dialog, but then I figured that...
by Xav
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text on a path?
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Text on a path?

There are a couple of approaches to this. The first uses the text on the ellipse as you probably have it now: 1) To change the start position of the text, put the cursor before the first letter, hold ALT, and use the Left/Right cursor keys to adjust the position of the first letter. It's cheating a ...
by Xav
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 158
Views: 66066

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #135 is out, containing part 75 of my series. This time I continue looking at how to use SVG in a web page, covering basic CSS animations.
by Xav
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Beveled text - moving from MS Publisher to Inkscape
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Beveled text - moving from MS Publisher to Inkscape

Definitely not a one-click operation in Inkscape - though it could be if the right filter was added to the filter presets. Here's my attempt (though I don't have a font that's particularly close to the original): lechasseur.png The filter chain looks like this: lechasseur_filter.png Here's how it wo...
by Xav
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: apply random colour from palette to objects
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: apply random colour from palette to objects

Is there a place on the internet where i can find detailed information about this particular subsection of the Arrange & Distribution Dialogue ? Sounds like you don't really need it any more, but I covered this dialog in parts 38 & 39 of my tutorial series: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/view...
by Xav
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: apply random colour from palette to objects
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: apply random colour from palette to objects

Here's another approach: use the Objects dialog (Object ‣ Objects…). If your stars are randomly distributed then just selecting the first 1/3 of them as listed should get you what you want. Just click the first one, then hold Shift and click the last one, then click the colour swatch to set the fill...
by Xav
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 1718

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

I think it's best to start small, then improve. Everything else will overwhelm the person who is asked to work on it. So, think, what would be the minimum, yet still extensible version? It's all about smart planning. The trouble is, I don't think there is a "start small" option. Start sma...
by Xav
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 1718

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

^-in addition, we are talking about filter definitions stored in the drawing file -svg. Which would then also need to store the layout of the filter chain editor. Like a complete dynamic/responsive svg stored within the svg defs section... My guess is the svg specs doesn't suit this task so well ei...

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