Although ... still can't seem to post svg in the body of an email ...

Let's see if an attachment works ...


On 12/26/2011 1:32 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite"> Some people don't have Photoshop so I looked for a another way to work with Stepan's PDF files.

I opened his PDF file of the column in GSview, which runs Ghostscript.  I then chose Edit->convert to vector format->magick driver.  This driver uses GraphicsMagick or ImageMagick to do conversions.  I have GraphicsMagick installed on the Windows XP system I was doing this on.   When naming the output file, I gave it an ".svg" extension, which tells the driver what format I want to convert to.  After conversion, I opened the file in Inkscape and deleted a couple of black boxes obscuring the images and also a black curve in the arrow of the the fourth sign.   Then, like Stefan, I did a little different layout, grouping into signs first, then moving the signs around.

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On 12/25/2011 1:01 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
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Hi Ingvild, Valerie, Jonathan, Steve and friends, ...


First of all ...



I spent some time to understand the postings about Ingvild’s problem with the quality of the graphics for publishing.

Finally I found a neat work around and I hope it works...


Once you have finished the graphics with  SignPuddle  Column-Maker  (SVG Refinement)  right click on the given column and look for  “Print actual frame”

I installed a program called  PDF24  - and voila I get a perfect PDF of this column as you can see in the attached Merry Christmas file ;-)

If you want to, you can open the PDF in Photoshop in order to continue your work. In this case a wrote the same text from left to right..


I feel so happy that this procedure is working. Wow – Adam – and Steve and Valerie your cooperation allowed us to print materials with excellent graphics quality. Congratulations!!

I do not know yet what the publisher for literature would say – but to me it looks good.

Hope all of you are doing fine!










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December 20, 2011


I am glad to know this too, Ingvild - To finally have publishers and printers stating that our graphics quality is excellent is a big step forward, because before SVG, we had bitmaps with staircased-circles, so this is great news they could use svg for publishing printed materials -


Not everyone knows how to use .svg - it is great on the web, but to use it inside book-layout-software is another story - I hope to learn how to do this myself later - 


what would really help, Steve, is to be able to print to PDF from ColumnMaker once the svg format is refreshed and ready to go - svg to pdf is needed - 


Val ;-)