[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:[log in to unmask]" type="cite">
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!
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 -