How do I open/save this filetype?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:48 am

Hi Marcelo,
There might be something on this page that might help (especially the bottom half of the page): http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Inkscape

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Save as .ai files

Postby shinjui » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:43 pm

Windows 7 SP1, Inkscape 0.48, GhostScript 9.04

I have done the following:

1. Downloaded GhostScript executable for Windows
2. Installed GhostScript
3. Added GS_PROG to the Windows Environment Variables/System Variables using the path to its executable: C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs9.04\bin\gswin32.exe
3a. Restarted the computer
4. Added GhostScript to the Windows Environment Variables/System Variables PATH, appending it to the list of other PATH variables, using the path to its executable: C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs9.04\bin\gswin32.exe
4a. Restarted the computer

.ai is still not a "save as" option in the "Save As" window.

The following errors are in the error log. I do not know which to correct, or how to correct them, to enable "Save As".

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh
description: The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dia
description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: ps2dxf.sh

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit
description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit

Extension "EPS Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: latex

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dvips

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit

Extension "XFIG Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: fig2dev

Extension "GIMP XCF" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: gimp

Extension "Text Outline Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

Extension "PostScript Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: sk2svg.sh

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: skconvert

Extension "Text Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:36 pm

Just to be certain, I uninstalled my Inkscape installation, re-downloaded the most recent installation file (0.48), and re-installed the Inkscape programming. I have cofirmed that the GhostScrpt paths are still in the right places.

Following Inkscape re-installation, I still do not have a "Save As" option for .ai files.

I have deleted the errors to date in the error log so I can see what new errors are generated following this re-installation.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:02 am

After the reinstall, and clearing the errors log, I opened Inkscape.

No "Save As" .ai is available.

The error log, AFTER UNINSTALLING AND REINSTALLING INKSCAPE WITH A FRESH DOWNLOAD OF THE INKSCAPE INSTALL PACKAGE, is as follows:


Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh
description: The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dia
description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: ps2dxf.sh

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit
description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit

Extension "EPS Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: latex

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dvips

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit

Extension "XFIG Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: fig2dev

Extension "GIMP XCF" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: gimp

Extension "Text Outline Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

Extension "PostScript Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: sk2svg.sh

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: skconvert

Extension "Text Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl


I do not know how to reconcile the following error:
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Inkscape. I do not know how else to deal with this error message:

The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.

I do not know which of the log errors pertain to the inability to save as .ai files.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:04 am

I have downloaded and installed DotNetFx35Client.exe.

I am still unable to save as .ai files. Please advise.

I have searched these forums extensively and this seems to be the most pertinent thread. Please advise.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:09 am

I have downloaded and installed pstoeditsetup_x64.exe.

I am still unable to save as .ai files. Please advise.

I have searched these forums extensively and this seems to be the most pertinent thread. Please advise.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:18 am

I have downloaded and installed:

pstoeditsetup_x64.exe





dia-setup-0.97.1-2.exe



I cleared my extension-errors log following installation.

I rebooted my computer.

I started and closed Inkscape.

I opened my extension-errors log.

The extension-errors log now reads:


Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh
description: The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dia
description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: ps2dxf.sh

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit
description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit

Extension "EPS Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: latex

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dvips

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit

Extension "XFIG Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: fig2dev

Extension "GIMP XCF" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: gimp

Extension "Text Outline Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

Extension "PostScript Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: sk2svg.sh

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: skconvert

Extension "Text Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl


Please note that:

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Inkscape, in response to the following extension-errors log message:


Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh
description: The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.



Please note that:

I have installed dia-setup-0.97.1-2.exe in response to the following error message:

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dia
description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia


Please note that:

I have installed pstoeditsetup_x64.exe in response to the following error message:

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit
description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit


I continue to be unable to save Inkscape files as .ai files.

I do not know what these error messages mean.

I have searched these forums extensively.

Please advise.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:23 am

I have attempted to address the error message concerning ps2pdf.

I have read and attempted the advice from the following links:

http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php ... quirements

http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Tricks_and_tips

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=797&start=25

https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/107796

None of the above have addressed the issue.

None of the above have cleared the error message.

None of the above have allowed me to save Inkscape files as .ai files.

I have searched these forums extensively.

Please advise.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby ~suv » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:13 pm

shinjui wrote:None of the above have allowed me to save Inkscape files as .ai files.

I have searched these forums extensively.

Please advise.

Recent Inkscape versions (0.47, 0.48.x) do not save as AI (a proprietary file format developed by Adobe Systems). The answer is in the Inkscape manual (Inkscape » Files » Exporting Files):
File types supported:
  • .ai (Adobe Illustrator). Inkscape v0.46 and earlier supported export to the Adobe Illustrator version 8.0 file format which is a modified form of the EPS level 2 format. This support has been removed since Adobe Illustrator versions 10 (2001) and later can directly import SVG files. This is a better solution as the quality of the AI export was poor.
  • (…)

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:23 pm

Thank you for that clear and concise reply.

Can you recommend any open-source SVG software that saves in .ai format, or conversion tools that will allow me to convert Inkscape files to a format that Adobe Illustrator is capable of reading?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby shinjui » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:35 pm

From the above link:

.ai (Adobe Illustrator). Inkscape v0.46 and earlier supported export to the Adobe Illustrator version 8.0 file format which is a modified form of the EPS level 2 format. This support has been removed since Adobe Illustrator versions 10 (2001) and later can directly import SVG files. This is a better solution as the quality of the AI export was poor.


When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not recognize layers.

When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not reproduce most of the text.

When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not import many shapes in the document.

Are these issues that can be resolved by fixing the errors in the extension-errors log?


Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: dia2svg.sh
description: The dia2svg.sh script should be installed with your Inkscape distribution. If you do not have it, there is likely to be something wrong with your Inkscape installation.

Extension "Dia Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dia
description: In order to import Dia files, Dia itself must be installed. You can get Dia at http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: ps2dxf.sh

Extension "DXF Output" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit
description: pstoedit must be installed to run; see http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit

Extension "EPS Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: latex

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: dvips

Extension "LaTeX formula" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: pstoedit

Extension "XFIG Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: fig2dev

Extension "GIMP XCF" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: gimp

Extension "Text Outline Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

Extension "PostScript Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: ps2pdf

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: extensions
string: sk2svg.sh

Extension "Sketch Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: skconvert

Extension "Text Input" failed to load because a dependency was not met.
Dependency:
type: executable
location: path
string: perl

I am currently trying to resolve the dia2svg.sh error in the log.

I have added the GhostScript path to GS_PROG in the Environment Variables.

I have added the path to the GhostScript executable, the GhostScript /bin folder, and the GhostScript /lib folder in the "Path" section of the Environment Variables.

I have read the following thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=797&start=50 and applied its contents to the GS_PROG and Path variables to the best of my understanding of that thread.

I do not know which of the errors in the above extension-errors log file are relevant to Illustrator not importing the SVG files Inkscape produces.


I do not know which SVG format will give me best results when saving SVG files for Illustrator to open.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:37 pm

I'm probably going to regret trying to answer this. But you may need to save the SVG in Inkscape as Plain SVG, not Inkscape SVG. I could be totally wrong, but I recall that working in another case.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby ~suv » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:17 pm

shinjui wrote:When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not recognize layers.

When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not reproduce most of the text.

When I import Inkscape SVG files into Adobe Illustrator, it does not import many shapes in the document.

Are these issues that can be resolved by fixing the errors in the extension-errors log?

No. None of those items listed in your extension-errors.log is relevant to how Adobe Illustrator imports SVG files. [1]

With regard to your question
  1. about layers, see prkos' answer in this recent topic: Re: Exporting to Illustrator: best practices?.
  2. about text: probably this FAQ: What about flowed text?
  3. about shapes: I don't know (don't own Illustrator myself): all special shapes in Inkscape do include a regular SVG path information so that other SVG renderers can properly render them as paths. Illustrator bug maybe?

[1] Those would only be relevant to you if you want to use the mentioned file formats or other extensions (do you really need to edit DIA files in Inkscape, export DXF R12 files (old format, never supported on Windows), write LaTeX formulas inside Inkscape, … ?)

The only one that maybe might bother you is not relevant to saving as SVG or PDF in Inkscape: to import PostScript-based file formats (EPS Input, PS Input), Inkscape needs to find ps2pdf from Ghostscript.

If an extension is listed in the error log, it doesn't work in Inkscape and will not be available (not listed in the file dialog as file format, or not listed in the 'Extensions' menu).

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby Oaec99 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:14 am

Hi, I've read all this but the answer to a really basic matter seems to be missing.
Open InkScape from the desktop icon. Create a new drawing , make units mm, select A4, draw a simple rectangle and press "save" - nothing happens, press "save as" - nothing happens, press "Close" - get told I will lose my data if I do not save, press save (no option for a file name) - get asked the same thing again! -exit in disgust. Look in the User/share/templates directory - no new file, search entire machine and all discs for an svg file created today - no file!
Start again, go to InkScape preferences - change the "save as" preference, repeat all of the above steps - still no file anywhere.
I am going out of my mind. Any other program - pressing Save asks for a name if file is new, Save As asks you for a file name (at least) plus (usually) the format in which you want the data saved. What on earth am I doing wrong?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:25 am

Welcome to InkscapeForum!

If you open a new blank document, as you described, clicking File menu > Save will either do nothing, or present you with a small window, a dialog, prompting you to select a folder where you want to save it, and to enter a name for the file.

If you click File menu > Save As, you should get the same little window, prompting you to choose a folder and enter a file name.

Do you get that small Save As window? What is your Inkscape version and operating system? I think in some older systems, the Save As dialog can sometimes become hidden behind the main window? Have you looked behind the main Inkscape window? Or at the taskbar, to see if it is there somewhere?

I don't think pop-up blockers can block that kind of window, can it??? Have you ever used Inkscape before, or it this the first time?

I'm thinking maybe try uninstall/reinstall?

Or maybe someone else has a clue?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby ~suv » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:48 pm

Oaec99 wrote:Hi, I've read all this but the answer to a really basic matter seems to be missing.
Open InkScape from the desktop icon. Create a new drawing , make units mm, select A4, draw a simple rectangle and press "save" - nothing happens, press "save as" - nothing happens, press "Close" - get told I will lose my data if I do not save, press save (no option for a file name) - get asked the same thing again! (…)

It hasn't been mentioned because what you are experiencing is a recent regression in the latest version (0.48.2) on Windows (which will be fixed in the upcoming bug-fix release 0.48.3):


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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:43 pm

Wow, that's some bug!

~suv, I'm not sure I understand. When I read the bug report, it sounds to me like it applies to exising docs that were opened from a root drive. And it sounds to me like Oaec99 is opening a new blank document, not an already existing doc.

Hopefully Oaec99 will reply with some additional info (Inkscape version, system info) (and what kind of file). Because maybe his/her case will provide additional info about it?

But if not, and in case anyone else reports it, how can this be avoided? I assume moving the file to something like Window's My Pictures folder before opening it? Or just installing 0.48.1? Or is this in a dev version? Then they could use 0.48.2 stable?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby ~suv » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:56 pm

brynn wrote:Wow, that's some bug!

~suv, I'm not sure I understand. (…)
My advice: as long as you are not affected by it and/or never experienced this issue, avoid opening a document from (and saving to) the root of a drive (built-in or external), but don't bother trying to understand further technical details.

Yes, for some users this is a highly annoying problem, which has been reported multiple times in the bug tracker.

Unfortunately - because I do not have access to a PC with Windows and Inkscape 0.48.2 installed - I personally can't give support for this issue beyond linking to where we tried to track down the problem in technical terms, in order to have it fixed by a developer (which already has happened for the upcoming bug-fix release 0.48.3).

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:45 pm

My goal is just to offer Oaec99 some possible solutions, and also to educate myself about the issue, enough to answer any future questions about this problem. But I will just save the links you provided, so I can share them, in case other topics are posted.

Edit
Does this bug represent the only reason a Save As dialog does not appear? At least to date?

Edit 2
Never mind :D

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby ~suv » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:16 pm

brynn wrote:But if not, and in case anyone else reports it, how can this be avoided? I assume moving the file to something like Window's My Pictures folder before opening it?
To avoid:
  • Don't save files to the root of a drive, nor open them from there.
  • Don't use 'dots' (aka 'periods') in directory names.
brynn wrote:Or just installing 0.48.1? Or is this in a dev version? Then they could use 0.48.2 stable?
The issue only occurs with Inkscape 0.48.2 stable
(Inkscape 0.48.1 is not affected, nor recent developement builds >= r10583)
brynn wrote:to offer (…) some possible solutions, and also to educate myself about the issue, enough to answer any future questions about this problem.
The full extent of the problem is not really clear to me, based on the reports and feedback we received by users in the bug tracker (several reports and additional comments have been very brief, and sometimes lack answers to follow-up questions about which actions had been made before the problem arised). Depending on the circumstances, all variations (Save, Save as, Save a copy as) can be affected (no longer open the file dialog).

Brut-force solution: reset the preferences
  1. quit inkscape
  2. in the Explorer, paste this path into the address bar:
    %APPDATA%\inkscape
  3. and rename the file 'preferences.xml'
  4. restart Inkscape:
    a new 'preferences.xml' file will be created with the default settings.

Another user reported this:
ivan wrote:
Alvin Penner wrote:
ivan wrote:I can use Inkscape, export it to png BUT can't save it, no response when Click Save/SaveAs
Using InkScape 0.48R2 on Windows7 Pro
(…)
I save the file directly to Root (C:), no response when click Save/Saveas/SaveCopy

This bug was triggered by opening a file in the root directory

Thanks Alvin I move the file to other folder and can saveas.

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby FelixPQ » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:05 am

Hi all,

I running version 0.48.2 on windows 7 64 bits and I would need to open AI files (old version 8 max) (which doesn't work now) add some attributes (notes) and resave then as AI files again. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Felix

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:36 pm

Welcome to the forum!

There are multiple topics about this already posted. You could search the forum, and probably find some tips. (Unfortunately, it's not always a simple answer, and I don't know any of them, except what's mentioned in the first message of this thread.)

Have you even tried opening them yet?

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby LStucki » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:52 am

I'm a newbe, just installed Inkscape. Looks quite promising, except when I went to save a very simple graphic as a WMF the system FAILS. A ZERO-length file is created. There appears to be an exception in some Python code. But there is NO stack or any other useful information available when I invoke VS 2010.

I don't know whether the Inkscape setup installs "everything needed by Python" or not. I may well have had NO PYTHON support whatsoever before the install - do I need to do something else to fully instantiate Python. I am running Windows 7 and am up to date on everything else.

Thanks for any help...

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby brynn » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:22 am

Welcome to the forum!

Does Inkscape offer WMF in the Save As dialog? I tried to check on that, but I'm having some bizarre inability to save today. So since I can't remember, I apologize that I just have to ask.

OH!! Or maybe you're having the same problem as me, it just happens that you're wanting a WMF file?? Are you able to choose WMF, or does the crash happen before you can? When I try Save As, I see the dialog briefly before everything goes away. The only change to my system was yesterday's Defender update, so I'm investigating that. Do you use Defender?

Inkscape installs everything you need. You should not need to install anything else, unless....well, I guess there are some formats where Inkscape needs other things. And in the past, sometimes you'd have to install something else for unusual formats. But currently, I don't know of any situation where you'd have to do anything special besides just install. (On certain Mac systems you might, but not for Windows.)

Sorry, I can't answer your questions about the python code, or I don't even know what VS 2010 is. I'm entirely clueless on that. No worries though, someone else will know how to help :D

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Re: How do I open/save this filetype?

Postby rich2005 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:20 pm

Using PClinuxOS here and it does export to wmf. Just the extent of the objects, for the whole page I had to make a bounding 'no-fill' rectangle.

Does Inkscape not use Uniconvertor to make the wmf?

a bit about it here

http://code.google.com/p/sk1/issues/detail?id=21


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