Inkscape: A Vector Drawing Tool

Additional Software Needed?

Asked by Richard Loiselle on 2012-04-28

IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE OR ADD-ONS THAT I MIGHT NEED IN ADDITION TO INKSCAPE 0.48, TO ENSURE THAT IT OPERATES TO IT'S FULL POTENTIAL ON MY COMPUTER? MY COMPUTER IS A 2008 DELL INSPIRON 545 WITH WINDOWS VISTA, WITH A: INTEL/CORE-2 QUAD 2.33GHz PROCESSOR/ AND HAS 8-GIGS OF RAM/IT IS A 64 bit OPERATING SYSTEM. ALSO ARE THERE, OR WILL THERE BE ANY TYPE OF UPDATES AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE? THANKALOT FOR ANY INFO

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~suv
Solved:
2012-05-01
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2012-05-01
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2012-05-01
Best ~suv (suv-lp) said : #1

1) Inkscape for Windows includes the required software needed for basic usage.

Exceptions:
- Opening PostScript files:
If you need to import PS/EPS files, you will have to install Ghostscript [1], and adjust the system PATH so that Inkscape can find and use it.
Note: saving a copy as PS/EPS on the other hand uses internal routines (does not require GhostScript or other external software
- LaTeX support:
If you need advanced features like working with LaTeX formulas (using 'Extensions > Render > LaTeX formula' or the external extension 'TeXText'), you will need to have a working LaTeX installation (and some additional tools like pstoedit) installed.

Additional information about supported file formats (and whether additional software tools are needed) can be found in the related sections of the manual:
<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Import.html>
<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Export.html>

2) Inkscape for Windows does not include an auto-updater: please visit the home page <http://inkscape.org> for information about new bug-fix releases of Inkscape 0.48. Latest progress reports about the next major version (Inkscape 0.49) are likely to be found on Inkscape's Google+ page: <https://plus.google.com/108911244660285152681/posts>

To update to a newer version, you will have to download and run the new installer.

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[1] <https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+faq/1184>

Richard Loiselle (artfxman1) said : #2

THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK RESPONSE TO MY INQUIRY...
        YOU PRETTY MUCH COVERED ALL THE BASE'S, THANKS AGAIN, RICHARD
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: ~suv<mailto:<email address hidden>>
  To: <email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>
  Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 10:55 PM
  Subject: Re: [Question #195089]: Additional Software Needed?

  Your question #195089 on Inkscape changed:
  https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/195089<https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/195089>

      Status: Open => Answered

  ~suv proposed the following answer:
  1) Inkscape for Windows includes the required software needed for basic
  usage.

  Exceptions:
  - Opening PostScript files:
  If you need to import PS/EPS files, you will have to install Ghostscript [1], and adjust the system PATH so that Inkscape can find and use it.
  Note: saving a copy as PS/EPS on the other hand uses internal routines (does not require GhostScript or other external software
  - LaTeX support:
  If you need advanced features like working with LaTeX formulas (using 'Extensions > Render > LaTeX formula' or the external extension 'TeXText'), you will need to have a working LaTeX installation (and some additional tools like pstoedit) installed.

  Additional information about supported file formats (and whether additional software tools are needed) can be found in the related sections of the manual:
  <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Import.html<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Import.html>>
  <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Export.html<http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/File-Export.html>>

  2) Inkscape for Windows does not include an auto-updater: please visit the home page <http://inkscape.org<http://inkscape.org/>> for information about new bug-fix releases of Inkscape 0.48. Latest progress reports about the next major version (Inkscape 0.49) are likely to be found on Inkscape's Google+ page: <https://plus.google.com/108911244660285152681/posts<https://plus.google.com/108911244660285152681/posts>>

  To update to a newer version, you will have to download and run the new
  installer.

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mahfiaz (mahfiaz) said : #3

It would be nice if you marked suv's answer as a solution to your question.
Thank you.

Richard Loiselle (artfxman1) said : #4

What the heck is a suv?
        Richard
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  Your question #195089 on Inkscape changed:
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  mahfiaz proposed the following answer:
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  Thank you.

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Richard Loiselle (artfxman1) said : #5

O.K. NOW I REALLY FEEL STUPID..
    I'LL GET RIGHT ON THAT CHANGE. THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP...

                    RICHARD
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  Your question #195089 on Inkscape changed:
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      Status: Answered => Open

  You are still having a problem:
  What the heck is a suv?
          Richard
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    Thank you.

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Richard Loiselle (artfxman1) said : #6

Thanks ~suv, that solved my question.