I use Microsoft OneNote to take notes with my tablet, sometimes I need
to modify the sketches - and there's no better tool than Inkscape for
Simply selecting the paths in OneNote and pasting them into Inkscape
works as expected. The problem is that the resulting objects have a
great number of nodes, so it becomes very difficult to apply any
further transformations. Even on a reasonably fast machine, scaling an
object takes a while.
I made a short video, to illustrate what I mean:
The workarounds I found are:
- press Ctrl+L multiple times to simplify the paths (Inkscape will
freeze, but if you're patient - it comes back eventually). Don't be
too greedy, if you Simplify multiple times without waiting for
Inkscape to update the rendered image - it will crash.
- save OneNote's image to a bitmap, then trace the bitmap with
Inkscape. This produces objects that have a relatively sane number
of nodes, but this operation takes more time and involves the use of
other tools- it is not as convenient as copy/pasting.
Taking notes directly in Inkscape does not produce good results. There
is a delay between the stroke of the pen and the appearance of the
stroke on the screen - so I don't see what I'm writing. Apparently,
this short-timed lack of feedback is sufficient to make me hate my own
So, this boils down to 2 questions:
1. can someone suggest a better approach to migrating sketches from
OneNote to Inkscape?
2. is there something I can change in my Inkscape habits in order to
be able to take notes directly in Inkscape?
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