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by CarlCravens
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Linked documents
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Linked documents

I would like to create a "base document" consisting of the outline of an object. This base document would then be referenced by other documents, so if I change the original base document, I would like all other documents using it to be updated. Is there a way to do this in Inkscape? The o...
by CarlCravens
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: transparent object vs object in invisible layer?
Replies: 7
Views: 3748

Re: transparent object vs object in invisible layer?

There's a big difference between 0% opacity (nothing in the object needs to be drawn because it's 100% transparent) and hidden (the object is not displayed, and therefore Inkscape does not need to evaluate any other properties). You're right, hiding a layer should be the same as hiding an object... ...
by CarlCravens
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to optimize code?
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Re: How to optimize code?

~suv (s/he/she/ ;-) Whoops, sorry. :) Don't suppose I'll forget that in the future now. I might have good solution for this issue for this general issue of using Unix command-line tools on Windows, but I really haven't had time to pursue it... my wife's Windows install died yesterday and I had to a...
by CarlCravens
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to optimize code?
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Re: How to optimize code?

When you double-click on scour.py, I don't think you're getting a command prompt... as a typical Unix program, not giving it a filename means it's waiting for an SVG XML structure to be entered. It doesn't expect you to do this by hand, but it expects to be opened in this mode to receive the output ...
by CarlCravens
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Cocktail "menu card"
Replies: 5
Views: 4656

Re: Cocktail "menu card"

I'd soften those hard, black strokes... make them a shade of orange so they blend in, the way you did with your other work.
by CarlCravens
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape + Python = vectorize???
Replies: 9
Views: 7334

Re: Inkscape + Python = vectorize???

My second plan is to use autotrace under Linux to do the vectorization but my original task is to do it with Inkscape, which is why I ask here again. Inkscape isn't the right tool for this job. It would be convenient if you could automate this with Inkscape, but that functionality isn't there. This...
by CarlCravens
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Multiple image import from ai file as many individual .jpgs
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: Multiple image import from ai file as many individual .jpgs

I have .ai file which have muliple icons that I want to export idividually as jpgs. Like say I have 10 icons in one file and would like to export as 10 individual bitmap files, is it possible in inkscape? I tried copying individual icons but its tedious, I can't copy all layers and am missing few l...
by CarlCravens
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux
Replies: 13
Views: 7396

Re: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux

So is it as simple as just not being supported yet? That appears to be the case. You could ask on the sk1 forum about the status of v1.1.5 and this feature... http://sk1project.org/forum/index.php Is there a program like uniconverter for windows that I could use to batch convert a large amount of f...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I open/save this filetype?
Replies: 78
Views: 151348

Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

hint/how to for newbies when exporting: First go into the Edit tab, click on the camera icon/Make a Bitmap Copy function. It does not appear to do anything, but don't worry. This is unnecessary if you want to export your SVG to a bitmap. What Edit -> Make a Bitmap Copy does is export the selection ...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux
Replies: 13
Views: 7396

Re: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux

Sadly, I found the answer... http://sk1project.org/modules.php?name=Products&product=uniconvertor&op=roadmap UniConvertor Roadmap version 1.1.5 * XAR importer (Xara LX graphics format) * CDR exporter (Corel Draw v7 and v11) * DXF exporter (AutoCAD document exchange format) * text support for...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: News, Events & Developments
Topic: 0.47pre1 is out
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: 0.47pre1 is out

Does this wiki page shed some light on the icon issue? Yes, it does. Any idea how the end-user makes it quit doing that? I much prefer the Inkscape icons for rotate/flip over my default theme's icons. (I did some reading, but didn't find a clear clue toward how to change that behavior.) Thanks.
by CarlCravens
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: News, Events & Developments
Topic: 0.47pre1 is out
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: 0.47pre1 is out

I built 0.47pre1 on Debian Lenny, and my rotate/flip icons are coming out as arrows instead of the little triangle symbols. I still see the usual triangle symbols in icons.svg, and I don't see these arrow icons anywhere in there, so I don't know where they're coming from. These icons changed identif...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux
Replies: 13
Views: 7396

Re: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux

Can you guys with the "missing text" problem post a sample CDR file?
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux
Replies: 13
Views: 7396

Re: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux

I have a similar problem I am guessing and I am already using an RPM based Linux distro. (Fedora 11) Within the attached ZIP file is a CDR file that will not open... haven't found one that will open yet. This one converts with uniconvertor v1.1.2 on the command-line, and it opens in Inkscape 0.46 f...
by CarlCravens
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Python for batch exporting
Replies: 4
Views: 3859

Re: Python for batch exporting

Maybe I'm not understanding what you mean by "batch export", but when I use --export-png=myfile.png, it saves it in the current directory. Or I can specify a relative or fully-qualified path and it will save it there.

Using 0.46 under Debian "lenny".
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux
Replies: 13
Views: 7396

Re: Importing coreldraw files into inkscape - linux

Can you provide a sample file?
by CarlCravens
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: changing page size
Replies: 8
Views: 4341

Re: changing page size

I've had weirdness happen when I use "Fit Page to Selection" in 0.46. Inkscape doesn't relocate the coordinate system, it puts a translate on every layer... and there are some operations that get confused by that. (Creating rotated tiled clones of objects that existed before the page-resiz...
by CarlCravens
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Vacuum defs and patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 1224

Re: Vacuum defs and patterns

It doesn't seem to work that way (at least in 0.46). For now, the only way I know of to remove unused patterns is to remove them from the XML tree by hand. Ctrl - Shift - X to open the XML editor... Find the svg:defs section (should be near the top), and your svg:pattern node where id="patternN...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rotating center positioning
Replies: 15
Views: 5820

Re: Rotating center positioning

I'd love a keyboard like that, though it'd have to be a "natural"-style ergonomic. I'd especially like one because I'm working on a keyboard layout similar to the Right-Handed Illustration layout, except tailored to the types of work I do. Ideally, I'd never have to take my right hand off ...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: wacky house
Replies: 10
Views: 3455

Re: wacky house

Very nice. I like the foreground frame effect.
by CarlCravens
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rotating center positioning
Replies: 15
Views: 5820

Re: Rotating center positioning

I wasn't aware one could manually enter a guide's location. Thanks :) I'll have to give that a try. Edit: Ah. That is cool. It also allows you to set the guides at an angle. :) Yeah, when I discovered that, I was surprised. I can't count the number of times I zoomed way in to position a guide befor...
by CarlCravens
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rotating center positioning
Replies: 15
Views: 5820

Re: Rotating center positioning

You could also: Use a pair of Guides to find the center (double-click on a guide to manually enter its exact measurement). or Position the pivot point by hand and "get it close", then group the two elements and use Align & Distribute to center the group to the Page. or In Inkscape pref...
by CarlCravens
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Align Stroke to Inside type feature?
Replies: 9
Views: 10894

Re: Align Stroke to Inside type feature?

While I think this would be a great feature (aligning the stroke to inside, center or outside), but I think microUgly's got it right... until such a feature is implemented, linked offset are your friend. (Well, up until you want to use linked offset of an open path... the offset always wants to clos...
by CarlCravens
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Pure Open Source
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: Pure Open Source

Oh, yeah... this is a great picture of the real world. If OSS developers can't compromise, can't accept that the world is what it is and won't change overnight, then we cut ourselves off from a vast number of desirable options. Especially when some of those options are things that businesses have to...
by CarlCravens
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: save dialogs positions
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: save dialogs positions

I've seen this feature requested by several other people, maybe one of the developers will also feel this itch and scratch it for 0.48 :) I would contribute money (say, US$20) toward a bounty for this feature. For someone who opens up one file and works on it for hours, this isn't a big deal. But I...

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