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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.




Bill


On 12/25/2011 1:01 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
>
> Hi Ingvild, Valerie, Jonathan, Steve and friends, ...
>
> First of all ...
>
> Second:
>
> 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!
>
> Stefan
>
> SignWriting List
>
> 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 ;-)
>