printing with 0.48.2 fails

Asked by Bruce Shanks on 2012-02-10

I was having problems with Inkscape stopping working (Not Responding in Windows parlance) and Windows 7 64 bit shutting it down. A friend suggested downloading an other copy to be sure to be using 0.48.2 (Which I thought I was using). I did that a day ago.

Now when I use File---Print---- I get a printout with only one short path on it, the balance of the drawing is blank. I can edit to my hearts content and save with no problems, but no printing. If I save as a PDF or PNY then those print. A Workaround but what a kludge.

Will downloading again give me a better program???

Bruce

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2012-02-17
jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1

Hello,

I confirm printing with Inkscape doesn't work as well as it should. Some improvements will be released with the 0.48.3, which should be available in the weeks to come, but there are still some issues. Saving as PDF is not very convenient, but gives a better result indeed.
Don't hesitate to comment an existing bug report or add one none of them covers your issue.

Regards.

Betagraphic (betagraphic) said : #2

Same problem in 0.48.3 on XUBUNTU 11.10, no printing Inkscape files.

Valdemar Herzog (valdekafh) said : #3

    I have no native printing from Inkscape 0.48.2r9819 in Windows 7 either. Very inconvenient... My workaround is to save a native SVG file and drag it into Google Chrome web browser. The Chrome SVG rendering engine does a decent and fast job of rendering the SVG file and printing it to a vanilla HP inkjet printer.

     Hope native printing from Inkscape becomes reality soon. It's such a great program otherwise.

   By the way, have the same issue with Gimp 2.8 for windows. Ah, the travails of free-license software, it's innovative and great but in the end you get what you pay for.

-- Valdemar

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