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by Xav
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

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: 2118

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. ...
by Xav
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

I would argue that it is a bug, given that an effectively null edit gets it back under control. Either it's incorrect without that edit, or it's actually correct behaviour and the edit breaks it: either way it's not right. The bug tracker has moved to GitLab these days, so if you haven't reported an...
by Xav
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

The reasons escape me - but I would guess that there's some kind of internal re-parsing of the path data when the node positions change which puts the data into a structure or format more suited to the linked path operation. FWIW, no need to mess around with guides. Just select a node and use the ar...
by Xav
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

Interestingly applying path reverse to the bottom right object, as is, before creating a linked offset cures the problem... but surely it is a single closed path, so reversing it should make no difference to the linked offset? Imagine yourself walking round the path in one direction, starting with ...
by Xav
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Path Linked Offset - Unexpected Result

For the difference of circles you can achieve what you want like this: 1) Perform the Path > Difference as before 2) Switch to the Node editor (double click on the shape you've created) and you should see eight nodes, forming two sub-paths. 3) Select all four nodes in one of the subpaths (easy way: ...
by Xav
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Absolutely INFURIATING LINE HEIGHT & FLOW INTO FRAME GLITCH
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Absolutely INFURIATING LINE HEIGHT & FLOW INTO FRAME GLITCH

FWIW, as a pretty competent Inkscape user, I do consider the line spacing controls in recent releases to be a bug. It may not technically be broken, but it's also not clear and user-friendly, which I would say is a UI bug. I work with text in Inkscape all the time, and still find the operation of th...
by Xav
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 184
Views: 121653

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #146 includes part 86 of the series, which extends the clickable button from last time to control a different object, using an external JS file.
by Xav
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Fonts in SVG on the web
Replies: 6
Views: 5727

Re: Fonts in SVG on the web

In general you shouldn't lay out text by positioning it using the space bar, but especially not for use on the web. In the HTML world the browser is free to collapse spaces as it sees fit, so this kind of layout doesn't generally work. You can add a 'white-space: pre' CSS rule to force the spaces to...
by Xav
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: XML parsing help
Replies: 1
Views: 5673

Re: XML parsing help

Hmm... this isn't SVG code, or particularly Inkscape related - and this isn't a C# forum. I very nearly disapproved this post as spam (had there been URLs in the code I would have).

You might have more luck asking this in a C# forum - though you may find that some kind soul replies on here anyway.
by Xav
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 184
Views: 121653

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #145 has Part 85 of the series, in which I create a clickable button with JS and CSS classes.
by Xav
Fri May 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing for Tesselation
Replies: 9
Views: 2172

Re: Drawing for Tesselation

You'll never achieve what you're looking for just by layering JPEGs on each other, as they have no way to indicate that the background of the enclosing rectangle should be transparent. You can use a 'Clip Path' in Inkscape to cut out the shape, removing the background. But a more usual method would ...
by Xav
Sat May 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: [Solved] Moving everything at once

Thanks! I deleted all guides and started over instead, but this was useful information for the future. Especially that you can let Inkscape do the calculations for you, I didn't know that. Yeah, that's a useful one that isn't obvious. It works in most (but not all) number boxes, and lets you perfor...
by Xav
Sat May 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: Moving everything at once

You're absolutely right, of course the layer was locked! :D As I said, I'm a beginner and I guess these are the kinds of mistakes I'll continue doing until I'm a little more used to this programme. We all had to start somewhere. But that's what we're here for - to help other users to make the most ...
by Xav
Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: Moving everything at once

This worked except that my background layer, which is a non-vector image (the ”original”, a jpeg if I remember correctly, could be a png), didn't move. is there a way to move that layer as well? It shouldn't make any difference. I've just tried it with a raster image on the bottom layer, and that m...
by Xav
Thu May 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: Moving everything at once

There are a few ways to approach this, but here's one of them: 1) Edit > Select All in All Layers to select everything. 2) Object > Transform. 3) In the Transform dialog set the Horizontal field to -20, the units to 'mm', the 'Relative move' checkbox enabled and the 'Apply to each object separately'...
by Xav
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 184
Views: 121653

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #144 has Part 84 of the series, in which I use CSS classes to change an object's style with JS.
by Xav
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 184
Views: 121653

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #143 has Part 83 of the series, in which I use Inkscape's ability to include embedded JS scripts, to change the style of an object when it's clicked on in a web browser.
by Xav
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: SVG only showing half of image when uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: SVG only showing half of image when uploaded

Also, be aware that if you created 'flowed text' (i.e. you selected the text tool, then dragged a box on the canvas into which to type), that's not supported by any other software. Normal SVG text is created by selecting the text tool then clicking in the canvas (not dragging), but you have to handl...
by Xav
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape 0.92: interactivity is it only Javascript?
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Inkscape 0.92: interactivity is it only Javascript?

It's only JavaScript. The interactivity sections correspond to attributes that are added to the XML file, and which are only interpreted by browsers - which, in turn, only support JavaScript. Inkscape itself does not have a JS interpreter, so although you can enter some JS in those sections for use ...
by Xav
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Resize angled object - keep same height
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Resize angled object - keep same height

It's worth understanding that using the 9 resize handles usually just adds a transformation to your object, so may not be the right choice anyway. Often it's better to double-click on the object to edit it with the native tool for the shape in question (Moini's answer, but it also applies to other p...
by Xav
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Transparency gradient based on color?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Transparency gradient based on color?

Blatant plug: Part 14 of my tutorial series covers masking.
by Xav
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Transparency gradient based on color?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Transparency gradient based on color?

You could also use the existing image as a mask over a white background. Gather all the bits of your image together into one layer, and group them. Then draw a white rectangle that covers them all, and send it to the back. Finally, with both the white rectangle and your B&W grouped image selecte...
by Xav
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Re: inkscape vectoring question
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: inkscape vectoring question

If your question is about the actual act of drawing with the tool, you can end the path by double-clicking when you place the last node, or pressing Enter/Return just after you've placed it.
by Xav
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 184
Views: 121653

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #142 has Part 82 of the series, in which I start looking at JavaScript in SVG with some very basic examples.

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