add exstension

Asked by Jeff Burk on 2018-08-03

how do i add an exstension to the exstensions tab

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2018-08-05
Jeff Burk (j.burk67) said : #2

Living hinge for laser engraving

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 5:32 PM Hachmann <email address hidden>
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> Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Hachmann proposed the following answer:
> Which extension? Where did you get it from?
>
> General instructions are available:
>
> here:
> https://inkscape.org/en/gallery/%3Dextension/
>
> and here:
>
> https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#how-install-new-extensions-palettes-document-templates-symbol-sets-icon-sets-etc
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Can you share a link, please, there exists multiple extensions of that kind in the world wide web.
Are there any instructions on that page?
Where do you get stuck?

Jeff Burk (j.burk67) said : #4

Got it directly from the inkscape site it said to download and to extract
to the extension file in inscape and that is where i get stuck

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 7:08 PM Hachmann <email address hidden>
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> Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> Hachmann requested more information:
> Can you share a link, please, there exists multiple extensions of that
> kind in the world wide web.
> Are there any instructions on that page?
> Where do you get stuck?
>
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

Then try this:

1. To install a new extension, download and unpack the archive file.

Do you know how to do this?

2. Copy the files into the directory listed at Edit > Preferences > System: User extensions.

So, that means:
a. open Inkscape,
b. visit Edit > Preferences > System.
c. Copy the filesystem path at 'User extensions' to the clipboard
d. Open your file manager.
e. Paste the path there (read here about how to do that: https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#how-install-new-extensions-palettes-document-templates-symbol-sets-icon-sets-etc - the part with the * in front)
f. Copy (e.g. drag&drop) the unpacked files (the living_hinge .inx and the living_hinge.py file specifically) into the directory that is now open.

3. After a restart of Inkscape, the new extension will be available.

Jeff Burk (j.burk67) said : #6

Ok guess i don't know how to get where i need to be i went to edit
preference and found inkscape extensions i don't understand how to do the
rest

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018, 11:13 AM Hachmann <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Hachmann proposed the following answer:
> Then try this:
>
> 1. To install a new extension, download and unpack the archive file.
>
> Do you know how to do this?
>
> 2. Copy the files into the directory listed at Edit > Preferences >
> System: User extensions.
>
> So, that means:
> a. open Inkscape,
> b. visit Edit > Preferences > System.
> c. Copy the filesystem path at 'User extensions' to the clipboard
> d. Open your file manager.
> e. Paste the path there (read here about how to do that:
> https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#how-install-new-extensions-palettes-document-templates-symbol-sets-icon-sets-etc
> - the part with the * in front)
> f. Copy (e.g. drag&drop) the unpacked files (the living_hinge .inx and the
> living_hinge.py file specifically) into the directory that is now open.
>
>
> 3. After a restart of Inkscape, the new extension will be available.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338/+confirm?answer_id=4
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #7

What does it say in that line in the preferences dialog, Jeff? Can you copy-paste it here?

Did you succeed in unpacking the extension?

Jeff Burk (j.burk67) said : #8

i copied and paste both files tried to use the extension but i get this
message

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Hachmann <
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> Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
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> Hachmann posted a new comment:
> What does it say in that line in the preferences dialog, Jeff? Can you
> copy-paste it here?
>
> Did you succeed in unpacking the extension?
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Jeff Burk (j.burk67) said : #9

where do i need to extract files to exactly

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:27 PM, Jeff Burk <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338
>
> You gave more information on the question:
> i copied and paste both files tried to use the extension but i get this
> message
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Hachmann <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #671338 on Inkscape changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338
> >
> > Hachmann posted a new comment:
> > What does it say in that line in the preferences dialog, Jeff? Can you
> > copy-paste it here?
> >
> > Did you succeed in unpacking the extension?
> >
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #10

Hi Jeff,

I cannot see the error message here (see https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/671338), because email attachments are not supported, so I do not know what the error says (yet).

Please share your screenshot here: https://framapic.org/

or

copy-paste the error message you get into your next reply.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #11

(if you choose to share the screenshot, copy-paste the link you get into your reply, so I can visit the page where it has been uploaded)

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Jeff Burk for more information if necessary.

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