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by tylerdurden
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Weave line through text
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: Weave line through text

Here's one way:
Image
by tylerdurden
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Embossed icon theme - looking for help/suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 6120

Re: Embossed icon theme - looking for help/suggestions

Here's a raytrace of a solid model to help visualize light-source effects: highlights, shadows, etc.
Image
(modeled in CAD, rendered in Blender)
by tylerdurden
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: does not recognize fonts
Replies: 6
Views: 2892

Re: does not recognize fonts

The Sibelius website says it can export SVG... how does that look in Inkscape?

And, do the fonts stay as text, or are they paths?
by tylerdurden
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Embossed icon theme - looking for help/suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 6120

Re: Embossed icon theme - looking for help/suggestions

They look to be raised buttons, with recessed features... If the front edge of the button is closest to the light source and the back edge has no highlight, shouldn't the highlights of the edge around the recessed area's behave the same? I rekon the edge toward the light source should have the glint...
by tylerdurden
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: EPS text is missing
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Re: EPS text is missing

The checkbox is checked, perhaps?
by tylerdurden
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Custom distance between objects
Replies: 5
Views: 7189

Re: Custom distance between objects

"Remove Overlaps" seems pretty good too... All the spacers can be sized & roughly placed overlapped, selected with the rectangles... then click the button: overlaps.jpg Afterwards, the spacers can be moved to another layer and hidden (for future use). (Too bad there is not a "Remo...
by tylerdurden
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Custom distance between objects
Replies: 5
Views: 7189

Re: Custom distance between objects

You might try setting guides by double-clicking on them and entering the desired value.

guides-dblClick.jpg
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Then you could snap the corners of your rectangles' "bounding boxes" to the guides.
by tylerdurden
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What the font?
Replies: 15
Views: 11856

Re: What the font?

Offhand, I'd say Copperplate...

Image

...but you may find another similar.
by tylerdurden
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

It might be helpful to check the settings on the gradient... it is common to think it is sweeping from white to color, when it is sweeping from transparent to color over a white background.

Gradient-alpha.jpg
Looks like white -> green...
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Gradient-alpha1.jpg
...but is not...
Gradient-alpha1.jpg (101.4 KiB) Viewed 3722 times


Gradient-alpha2.jpg
This is white -> green
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by tylerdurden
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer
Replies: 34
Views: 26549

Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Hrrrrm...

Won't install for me (winXP sp3) without throwing this error:
ExtensionInstallError.jpg
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EDIT:
More info on errors here:
https://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer- ... etail?id=4

Oh Well.


Regards,
TD
by tylerdurden
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Printing Large File to PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Printing Large File to PDF

Seems the renderer chokes on the big filter and kills the object on export to pdf.

I hacked a workaround by making the drop in two small pieces and rasterizing the drop at 100dpi.

PDF looks good here.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-v9qgb ... sp=sharing

Regards,
TD
by tylerdurden
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Applying Color and Filling In Areas
Replies: 21
Views: 4705

Re: Applying Color and Filling In Areas

You might try taking the scanned bitmap out of the inkscape file and see if the filesize becomes more manageable for uploading/sharing.
by tylerdurden
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

A layer for just the text makes it easy to sequester: lock, hide, etc. A habit from GIMP. I'm a klutz, likely to bump or alter objects when tweaking other objects.
by tylerdurden
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

When the PDF files direct from the schematic app are opened in Inkscape, is the text always intact? (Seems that way here.) If so, I'd bring drawings from the schematic app into Inkscape, lock the intact text on one layer and on a higher layer mask the text that needs correction with white boxes or c...
by tylerdurden
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

I don't know how Arial on my machine becomes ArialMT in PDFs generated by Inkscape. FWIW: "The font name is "Arial" but the "PostScript name" inside the font (i.e., what displays inside of Acrobat or Reader) of that particular font is "ArialMT" where the "MT&...
by tylerdurden
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

Ja, seems fonts going out to PDF and coming in from PDF have issues...

https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1000507

I don't know how Arial on my machine becomes ArialMT in PDFs generated by Inkscape.
by tylerdurden
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Cutting part of a vector object?
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Cutting part of a vector object?

You might try selecting the logo and using the Ungroup button to make each element an object.

Then, any elements/objects can be selectively grouped, cut, copied, pasted.
by tylerdurden
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

@tylerdurden: What do you mean by reset all the type? Is it a specific operation accessible by the menus? I wasn't able to find anything that looked applicable from googling: I'd add a layer and type in good text over where the current text is (for the entire document), then delete the old text. Ha...
by tylerdurden
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic characters
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Modification of drawing changes non-alphabetic character

If printing to pdf returns inconsistent results, I'd reset all the type on the drawing(s), to avoid future problems.
by tylerdurden
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Inches, fractions, grids, rounding, accuracy and points.
Replies: 2
Views: 4807

Re: Inches, fractions, grids, rounding, accuracy and points.

We work in fractions of inches or the decimal equivalents. It wouldn't be any problem with a floating decimal entry in the grid and guide settings, but that ain't happenin. Setting a grid with (inch) decimal equivalents < 1/16"... rounding will screw up the grid. Same with typing in a guide pos...
by tylerdurden
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: Cutting on CraftRobo with DXF files
Replies: 8
Views: 11676

Re: Cutting on CraftRobo with DXF files

FWIW, the Epilog laser cutters we use also don't play well with Inkscape... we output to PDF and send to the cutters from the PDF reader with very good results.
by tylerdurden
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Inches, fractions, grids, rounding, accuracy and points.
Replies: 2
Views: 4807

Inches, fractions, grids, rounding, accuracy and points.

Hi All, Thanks for the many helpful contributions, I would be lost without them. I hope this post will help others too... I could not find this specific info via searching the board. Backstory: I need to work in inches for many print-destined projects. (Clients use inches.) I wanted to use guides to...

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