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

Let's see if an attachment works ...

Bill


On 12/26/2011 1:32 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
> 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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> Bill
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> 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
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>> December 20, 2011
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>> 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 ;-)
>>
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