downloaded 48-1 dont see bezier envelope

Asked by Fair Gifts Foundation on 2010-12-19

I am a starter to work with Inkscape. Several times I downloaded Inkscape, but each time after downloading I don't see bezier envelope to make the text in the tutorial globe with text around this globe. (Wrap Text Around a Globe)
Also many other things doesnot work, however these I cannot yet specifie, so I'm asking just for now an answer about where to download or get the bezier envelope (in modify path in extensions)

Downloaded already bezier_envelope.tar.gz and placed it together with the other files in Program Files (x86) Inkscape map (I did NOT remove and reinstall Inkscape again)

Also python and pythonw are missing (If I select them in filesmap Inkscape > python in Program Files (x86) I get the answer: python 26 Dll is missing, try reinstall the programm to fix this problem). Also for pythonw same answer.

thanks, Gilbert

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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1

Hello,

The extensions (in this case the inx and py files unzipped from your tar.gz file) should be installed either in:
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\\Application Data\Inkscape\extensions
or in the inkscape install folder:
C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions

Then restart Inkscape, and the extension should show in Extensions>Modify path.

Don't worry about the python dll errors, they won't prevent Inkscape (and its extensions) from working.

Regards.

Hello,

Did place the file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Inkscape\share\extensions,
restart inkscape but unfortunately did not see bezier envelope back in
Extensions>Modify path.
Changed also the map inkscape into C:\Program
Files\Inkscape\share\extensions. Same negative result

When I try to open the bezier_envelope file with inkscape I get the next
message:

Failed to load the requested file C:\Program Files
(x86)\Inkscape\share\extensions\bezier_envelope.tar.gz

I did not unzip the file but so far I understood your answer I didnot have
to unzip.
If I do have ..... what program..?? (IZarc..freeware?)

best regards,
gilbert goethals

> Your question #138299 on Inkscape changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> JazzyNico proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> The extensions (in this case the inx and py files unzipped from your
> tar.gz file) should be installed either in:
> C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\\Application Data\Inkscape\extensions
> or in the inkscape install folder:
> C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions
>
> Then restart Inkscape, and the extension should show in
> Extensions>Modify path.
>
> Don't worry about the python dll errors, they won't prevent Inkscape
> (and its extensions) from working.
>
> Regards.
>
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #3

Hello,

As I wrote in the previous message, you have to unzip the tar.gz file and copy both the inx and py files to the extensions folder. If your installed zip managers don't accept tar.gz, 7zip (www.7-zip.org) will.

Regards.

Hello,

Thanks for your explanation, the bezier envelope is now implementated in
Inkscape/share/extensions. Extensions and Modify Path, however I get the
folowing error hereunder.
(Becomes a bit complicated to me).

Inkscape has received additional data from the script executed. The
script did not return an error, but this may indicate the results will not
be as expected.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bezierenvelope.py", line 351, in <module>
    e.affect()
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Inkscape\share\extensions\inkex.py", line
215, in affect
    self.effect()
  File "bezierenvelope.py", line 90, in effect
    raise("Both letter and envelope must be SVG paths.")
TypeError: exceptions must be old-style classes or derived from
BaseException, not str

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> JazzyNico proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> As I wrote in the previous message, you have to unzip the tar.gz file
> and copy both the inx and py files to the extensions folder. If your
> installed zip managers don't accept tar.gz, 7zip (www.7-zip.org) will.
>
> Regards.
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #5

Hello,

Apparently there's something a bit deprecated in the way the extension returns errors, but the clear message is "Both letter and envelope must be SVG paths", that is to say you must convert the selected objects to path (Path>Object to Path or Shift+Ctrl+C) before running the script.

Regards.

Hello,

Making svg paths of both objects (text and frame around text)I used the
left mouse-button together with Shift... Then Path > Object to path or
Shift +CTRL+C. Then Extensions> Modify path> Bezier envelope.
Unfortunately the same error is given...
See attachment.

Regards,

> Your question #138299 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/138299
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> JazzyNico proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> Apparently there's something a bit deprecated in the way the extension
> returns errors, but the clear message is "Both letter and envelope must
> be SVG paths", that is to say you must convert the selected objects to
> path (Path>Object to Path or Shift+Ctrl+C) before running the script.
>
> Regards.
>
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #7

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Hello,

did not get any answers anymore after my last message. Thought it was
because of Christmas-time.

The message was :
Hello,

Making svg paths of both objects (text and frame around text)I used the
left mouse-button together with Shift... Then Path > Object to path or
Shift +CTRL+C. Then Extensions> Modify path> Bezier envelope.
Unfortunately the same error is given...
See attachment.

Regards,

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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #9

Hello,

Sorry for the delay ;)

Could you make one of your SVG files available for further investigation?
Unfortunately the 'Answers' section of Launchpad doesn't allow attachments, but you could upload it to a free image hosting service like <http://imgh.us/> which accepts and serves SVG, and then post the link here.

FYI, this extension is not part of the core application, which makes investigations a bit more difficult.

Regards.

I have send the svg file to <http://imgh.us/> The password is: openen
Name of file is text round globe.

I hope I understood and I've done well.
best regards,
gilbert goethals

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> Hello,
>
> Sorry for the delay ;)
>
> Could you make one of your SVG files available for further investigation?
> Unfortunately the 'Answers' section of Launchpad doesn't allow
> attachments, but you could upload it to a free image hosting service like
> <http://imgh.us/> which accepts and serves SVG, and then post the link
> here.
>
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #11

I think you should give the full URL of the uploaded file. As far as I understand, there's no way to search imgh for a specific file even if you know it's name and author.
Thanks!

Uploaded the complete URL, it's uploaded now, the name is text around globe.

best regards,

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> Hello,
>
> Sorry for the delay ;)
>
> Could you make one of your SVG files available for further investigation?
> Unfortunately the 'Answers' section of Launchpad doesn't allow
> attachments, but you could upload it to a free image hosting service like
> <http://imgh.us/> which accepts and serves SVG, and then post the link
> here.
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>
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #13

> Uploaded the complete URL, it's uploaded now, the name is text around globe.

No doubt you did, but we need you to post the full link to your image here so that we can download it.

The URL is

C:\Users\User\Documents\Mijn Documenten\Website bouwen\Fair Gifts
Foundation\Text round globe.svg

Regards

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> Hello,
>
> Sorry for the delay ;)
>
> Could you make one of your SVG files available for further investigation?
> Unfortunately the 'Answers' section of Launchpad doesn't allow
> attachments, but you could upload it to a free image hosting service like
> <http://imgh.us/> which accepts and serves SVG, and then post the link
> here.
>
> FYI, this extension is not part of the core application, which makes
> investigations a bit more difficult.
>
> Regards.
>
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #15

Sorry, I was not clear enough. We don't need the URL of the file on your hard disk, but the URL given by the server after you upload the file (you should have access to a form with URL/BBC/HTML fields, just copy the URL value and paste it here).

Hi,

here it comes.

http://imgh.us/Text_round_globe.svg

Regards

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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #17

Hello,

I've reproduced the error with your file. Apparently, the Bézier envelope extension need two paths, one for the text and one for the curve. Just follow the steps:
1. Select the text and convert it to path (Shift+Ctrl+C). You now have a group with 9 paths (one for each letter).
2. Combine the converted text (Ctrl+K) so that you get only a path in the group.
3. Ungroup the text (Ctrl+U) to extract the combined path from the group (the extension doesn't work with a group).

Then you can select the text path and the curved path and apply the extension with no error.

Regards.

Hi,

Okay I could make it succesfull. Thanks very much.
The problem has been solved.

Regards.

> Your question #138299 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/138299
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> JazzyNico proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> I've reproduced the error with your file. Apparently, the Bézier envelope
> extension need two paths, one for the text and one for the curve. Just
> follow the steps:
> 1. Select the text and convert it to path (Shift+Ctrl+C). You now have a
> group with 9 paths (one for each letter).
> 2. Combine the converted text (Ctrl+K) so that you get only a path in the
> group.
> 3. Ungroup the text (Ctrl+U) to extract the combined path from the group
> (the extension doesn't work with a group).
>
> Then you can select the text path and the curved path and apply the
> extension with no error.
>
> Regards.
>
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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #19

I took a bit long to solve it, but I'm happy it works for you now.
Cheers!