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by flamingolady
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Blurry Logo When Placed Online
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: Blurry Logo When Placed Online

To add to the above, be sure to export at the same size as what you want your end result to be, rather than enlarge it after exporting. If your program allows for it, I usually try to export the png, then open it up in GIMP and save as a jpg to get the clearest quality.
good luck
by flamingolady
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Searchable PDF?
Replies: 8
Views: 6799

Re: Searchable PDF?

ok, thanks!
by flamingolady
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Searchable PDF?
Replies: 8
Views: 6799

Re: Searchable PDF?

thanks for that addl info PT! I did hunt down the online manuf manual and it does not mention the need for any software, so maybe it's already in there and my hubs just doesn't realize it. We use Word, so that ought to work. What I haven't figured out - the hubs can only do a one page scan at a time...
by flamingolady
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Searchable PDF?
Replies: 8
Views: 6799

Re: Searchable PDF?

wow, good info, thx to all who replied! I was not thinking OCR at all! His 3 in 1 does not come with any scanning software, which surprised me. So we have to figure out what software to get for scanning too. I was hoping to find one program that allows the document to be scanned and searchable but d...
by flamingolady
Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Searchable PDF?
Replies: 8
Views: 6799

Searchable PDF?

ok, business folks, heads up for this question please. My hubs runs his own business and does a lot of subcontracted investigative type work (think lawyer'ie type docs that he can't let just anyone see). Anyway, he needs to scan about 50 sheets of this legal data so that it ends up in a searchable P...
by flamingolady
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Sometimes the border/stroke becomes blurry
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Sometimes the border/stroke becomes blurry

addl tip: I've also heard that you should ensure the width and height and all those top boxes have the sizes ending in '0's. See how your width is 34.154, try making it 34.0000 and do that with all sizes, and that is supposed to help with the blurriness issue, somewhat.
by flamingolady
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Straight line with exact distance between nodes
Replies: 23
Views: 31107

Re: Straight line with exact distance between nodes

Just to add my 2 cents worth. That issue bugs the beegeezers out of me too. When I need things to be exact, I draw the line and have no stroke. When using a filled object, I do what Lazur said, have one object that is filled with no stroke, and one that is only stroke and no fill. What a waste of ti...
by flamingolady
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Animate layers inside Inkscape
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: Animate layers inside Inkscape

I'm not an expert on this topic by any means, but I have played a little with animation. If you do a search, there are some posts about how to do it. One person used Inkscape solely and I think another made the graphics in Inkscape and then did the animation in GIMP. I ended up liking the latter way...
by flamingolady
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to change Inkscape's canvas color
Replies: 8
Views: 6724

Re: How to change Inkscape's canvas color

You can change a whole bunch of stuff, including the canvas color by making a new template, then save it. Or, you can change the default template and it will open with the colored background each time. You can change all sorts of stuff on any of your templates, the size of your canvas, the shading/b...
by flamingolady
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Lock proportions on by default
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Lock proportions on by default

I'm not sure there is a permanent quick fix, but, I you could make a new 'default template' where you make that change, then save it. There are specific instructions on the forums here (do a search on default templates) on how and where to save to. It's pretty easy (even I can do it, lol). I've made...
by flamingolady
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text not printing - what did I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Text not printing - what did I do?

Changing the style and/or colors of text shouldn't make a difference. The actual font can make a difference though, not all print out correctly. Here's something else to try: Actually, I would start from scratch, delete your text totally, and start fresh, copy your text, then place the original on a...
by flamingolady
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Simple problem of filling a shape
Replies: 12
Views: 2884

Re: Simple problem of filling a shape

I always tend to use Druban's method - I select all, then do a path/union, then delete and unnecessary nodes that didn't combine correctly, the it fills just fine. If you want various hues, then I'd use path/combine on each segment that I want as a different hue. Also, fyi - Inkscape by default has ...
by flamingolady
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: png vector problem - quality loss?
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: png vector problem - quality loss?

Make sure you are using the export bitmap under the File tab, and not the cairo export.
Also, for good results, export at about the same size as what the end result needs to be (without resizing later), that helps the most for me (and I sell on stock sites).
by flamingolady
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I create sub layers
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: How can I create sub layers

I like to have 3 layers when I open up my default templates, so I changed my default, and if you want to, you can do the same thing, except make sublayers. To do this (follow the methods above), and while you are at it, change whatever else you want your page to look like, size, zoom, etc, then save...
by flamingolady
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: announcing a new Inkscape website!
Replies: 25
Views: 14168

Re: announcing a new Inkscape website!

On the contrary, one plus one does equal more IMHO! I see having more than one site as being like an ice cream store, just because I have a cone today doesn't stop me from buying ice cream at the grocery store and having some tomorrow = different approaches to getting to the same end result of eatin...
by flamingolady
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: announcing a new Inkscape website!
Replies: 25
Views: 14168

Re: announcing a new Inkscape website!

Brynn - I took at look at the site - nice job, and impressive! I will be joining very soon. Afraid I've been in the hospital, then rehab and still have medical people in and out of here, so hoping things will calm down a bit over the weekend so I can join and peruse the site, as I'd like to see more...
by flamingolady
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Saving to .eps causes ugly black fog in background
Replies: 6
Views: 3092

Re: Saving to .eps causes ugly black fog in background

Nice job Lazur. Appears that Lazur simply placed the background lines above the image for the appearance of opacity, great idea. EPS cannot handle transparency, or gradients, filters, sadly. I would suggest that if you want opacity, that you convert your text to a path, then it should be ok to save ...
by flamingolady
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: 3.75" x 11.5" bumper sticker templates for Inkscape?
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: 3.75" x 11.5" bumper sticker templates for Inkscape?

I haven't seen any bumper sticker templates, in fact, haven't seen many vector bumper sticker drawings to be honest, maybe that's why. But, you can easily make your own template in Inkscape, bumper sticker or otherwise, then just save it in your template folder. If you search 'templates' on here you...
by flamingolady
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: change arrow style to a simple one
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: change arrow style to a simple one

Fabulous find Lazur! I thought I had seen something ages ago like this. When I'm better, I may give this a try, but I'd love to see what folks come up with!
by flamingolady
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: change arrow style to a simple one
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: change arrow style to a simple one

I would also suggest just drawing your own, that way the proportions are always correct. But, I was wondering if you do draw your own, if there's a way that you could add it into the default arrows? I don't know how to do it, but maybe there's some sort of code someone could write to add it? Someone...
by flamingolady
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How does the program to...
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: How does the program to...

hi, and welcome. Inkscape is fabulous for logos! Definitely easy to use for your first 2 examples. the background on the 3rd might be the most difficult to re-create, but probably could be done. I suggest going to YouTube and looking at the tutorials there. My personal fav is the series from LDD (Le...
by flamingolady
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Inkscape Resources
Topic: Newbie Inkscape Shortcut Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 2884

Newbie Inkscape Shortcut Guide

This was posted on another thread, but it's such a good resource for those of us trying to learn Inkscape's shortcuts, that I wanted to share it here. Sharing as a print screen and also the link, just in case the link ever gets moved, and to give credit to the person who created this resource. (and ...
by flamingolady
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dynamic Offset Text
Replies: 6
Views: 6450

Re: Dynamic Offset Text

Maestral- great keyboard/shortcut info! Especially like the first one, am going to try to print it now! (I need to learn shortcuts). May I suggest that you do a post in the resource section for this - most people are not going to see it here... (puuullleasssee???) : ) ExSerCo - hmmm, about 3 yrs ago...
by flamingolady
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to set background colour properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: How to set background colour properly

fyi - Inkscape has a transparent background by default (even though it 'appears' to be white when drawing). That's done to make it easier to draw on. but when you save as an EPS it automatically fills in anything without a fill - with a white fill, which is why you can't see the white text anymore. ...
by flamingolady
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Need help with Drop Box
Replies: 10
Views: 6595

Re: Need help with Drop Box

ah, I do like the idea to kill the daemon, lol. (great wit there Pilosopong Tasyo). More good info, thanks much.
Now will go and try to let it all absorb in!
regards,
dee

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