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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.



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,


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Subject: RE: need help with svg in SignPuddle
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:37:48 +0100

Beautiful. Thank you all,


> 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