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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 ;-)



> On Dec 20, 2011, at 11:26 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> 
>> Hi Ingvild,
>> 
>> I'm glad SVG was a success. Can't wait to hear more.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> -Steve
>> 

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On Dec 20, 2011, at 1:22 AM, Ingvild Roald wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> just got this response from the editor of the aforementioned journal:
> 
> "thank you very, very much for the excellent graphic quality."
> 
> This means that the problem was really solved, thank you for all your help,
> 
> Ingvild 
> 
> From: [log in to unmask]
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: RE: need help with svg in SignPuddle
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:37:48 +0100
> 
> Beautiful. Thank you all,
> 
> Ingvild 
> 
> > Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:41:51 -0701
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: need help with svg in SignPuddle
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > 
> > On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 02:54:34PM -0600, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> > > Hi Ingvild,
> > > 
> > > We can get this done. Can you point to the source material?
> > > 
> > > If the default ColumnMaker isn't adequate, I can help make something
> > > work. I know that Alan Post has experience making SVG with
> > > SignPuddle data. If he sees this, maybe he can comment.
> > > 
> > > Regards,
> > > -Steve
> > > 
> > 
> > I'll talk about my process, in the event it is useful. I'm sorry to
> > report I don't have anything more convenient. There are surely better
> > ways to solve the problem you're having, the solution outlined here
> > solves the problem I have.
> > 
> > 
> > I download the .svg file, which doesn't seem to be the problem here,
> > it seems that instead the question is how to convert this to a
> > bitmap at an appropriate dpi?
> > 
> > I'm typesetting my final document using TeX, which uses .eps files
> > (encapsulated postscript) as it's image format. I use a program
> > called inksacpe to convert my .svg file to .eps (the underlying
> > library that does this is called Cairo, which I don't think is
> > relevant here.):
> > 
> > $ inkscape -f file.svg -E file.eps
> > 
> > I do some intermediate processing, in part to compute the bounding
> > box so I can later scale it. The method I use to determine the
> > size, orientation, and scaling factor are specific to my problem,
> > so I won't go over them.
> > 
> > I use the epsf package to render my final document, which is where
> > I do scaling from the size of the .svg file to the size as I want
> > it to appear on the page. Here is an example TeX file demonstrating
> > that:
> > 
> > \input epsf
> > \epsfysize=1in\epsfbox[0 0 15 12]{technique.eps}
> > \vfill\eject
> > 
> > In this case, My final render size is 1 inch, but my .eps file
> > (which was created from the .svg file) has dimensions 15x12.
> > 
> > Best wishes,
> > 
> > -Alan
> > -- 
> > .i ma'a lo bradi cu penmi gi'e du
> >