A0 - Can't print

Asked by Mike Robertson on 2018-03-03

Hello All,

What a great program.

A couple of things. I set the page size as A0 as I wanted to work on a big poster. Even if I set the PDF printing to A0 it does not print. Is this size beyond the capabilities of the program? When I export a PNG it will only do a few elements and not all, ditto when saved as a PDF.

Any thoughts?

Also can you change a vector from one layer to another?

Final thing, can't see how to crop an imported image...........

Thanks and Best Wishes, Mike

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Hachmann
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2018-03-06
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2018-03-06
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2018-03-05
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Mike

what is your Inkscape version?
What is your operating system?
What happens when you try to print?
What do you get when you export to pdf (save a copy)?
Can you print that file from e.g. Acrobat Reader or whatever you use to view pdfs?

> Also can you change a vector from one layer to another?

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Can you rephrase?

> Final thing, can't see how to crop an imported image...........

What kind of image? A raster image? A vector image?
For what purpose? Printing? Cutting/sending to plotter?

Anyway, try this and see if it's what you're looking for...:
http://goinkscape.com/how-to-crop-an-image-in-inkscape/

Mike Robertson (lightingplan) said : #2

Hello There,

Thank you trying to help me.

Please find answers below.

Best Wishes, Mike

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On 04/03/2018 13:08, Hachmann wrote:
> Your question #665142 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/665142
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Hachmann requested more information:
> Hi Mike
>
> what is your Inkscape version?
Version 0.92
> What is your operating system?
Windows 10
> What happens when you try to print?
I have set up the drawing to be A0 as I wanted to draw a big poster.
When I try and print it I get an A4 section of it like the top left bit.
> What do you get when you export to pdf (save a copy)?
That works well TODAY but did not when I first raised the question. Just
a blip I guess.
> Can you print that file from e.g. Acrobat Reader or whatever you use to view pdfs?
Yes works perfectly.
>
>
>> Also can you change a vector from one layer to another?
> Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Can you rephrase?
Certainly. Can you select an object which is on say Layer 1 and move it
to Layer 3 for example? Is there a dialogue box which shows what layer
an object is on when you select it?
>
>> Final thing, can't see how to crop an imported image...........
> What kind of image? A raster image? A vector image?
> For what purpose? Printing? Cutting/sending to plotter?
When you import a jpeg for example how can you crop it within Inkscape?
>
> Anyway, try this and see if it's what you're looking for...:
> http://goinkscape.com/how-to-crop-an-image-in-inkscape/
That worked beautifully, thank you.

One final question if I may. The eraser seems to remove entire objects
rather than rubbing out bits of an object. Is that correct?

Thanks, M
>

Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Hi Mike,

as for your print issue, can you look if it could be this bug report?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/630635
(and if you think it fits, please add a comment that the bug is still happening today, and the version of Inkscape + Windows it happens with - please use as full version number, as you can copy-paste from Help > About in Inkscape).

> Can you select an object which is on say Layer 1 and move it
to Layer 3 for example?

Yes. Right-click on it, then select 'Move to Layer', then select the layer.
Or move it through the layers using the keyboard shortcuts:
https://inkscape.org/en/doc/keys092.html#idm779

> When you import a jpeg for example how can you crop it within Inkscape?

For imported raster images (e.g. jpg, png,...) you can only 'hide' what is outside a clip path. This does not remove the parts outside, but cloaks them from view.
Vector objects can be cut to fit.

> The eraser seems to remove entire objects
rather than rubbing out bits of an object. Is that correct?

Yes and no. There's a setting for it in its tool controls bar at the top.
The eraser only works on selected objects. Imported raster images cannot be erased with the eraser currently. Only vector objects can be cut by the eraser.

Inkscape 0.93 will - instead of cutting - allow you to choose to set a clip on objects instead of trying to manipulate path data.

Mike Robertson (lightingplan) said : #4

Thank you for all of your help. Things appear to be working well now.

Best Wishes, Mike