Hi Bill, 


I could open the attachment. 

This is so funny – well there is a dramatic change within the symbols.
Obviously this method does not work. ;-( 





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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 ...


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


On 12/25/2011 1:01 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote: 

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

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! 










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 ;-)