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Hi everyone !
First : thanks for the amazing work done by the Inkscape developers !
I'm a new casual Inkscape user :) I'm using it at the moment to carry on
the work done by someone who owned inDesign. Thus, I used an .svg file
that was exported from this piece of software.
The export went fine overall, except some fonts issues (for instance, I
could only select the first line in text frames) and colours were
generally not good.
I fixed almost anything by rewriting the text and changing colours but I
encountered a few issues and problems in general with patterns.
in the document, there are a few polygons which are filled with a
pattern which consists in many spirals. For some reasons the colours
went wrong during the export but I couldn't change directly the colours
used in the patterns. (more generally, I didn't know how to apply the
same colours to many objects at the same time)
So I converted the pattern back to an object, changed to colours,
converted it to a pattern, and applied it to the object. So it did the
However I had many issues in the process :
1) Inkscape completely filled my memory twice and the kernel had to kill
the task. This happened when using several times in a row the functions
to convert patterns to objects or the contrary. All of a sudden, the
hard drive began to spin non-stop (I have no swap but 4 GB of ram) and I
could barely move my mouse cursor. It also happened when I was using the
"node" tool to change the position / rotate etc. the pattern when
applied to an object.
2) I managed to crash inkscape when undo-ing some operations that were
involving a pattern <-> object conversion
Also, I was wondering if there was a simpler way to handle patterns ?
(edit them afterwards / change their colours / remove them from the list ?)
3) to make the operation easier, I decided to change some colours
directly in the pattern definition in the XML file. It seemed to worked
: the drawing was displayed properly in Inkscape or when exporting to
.png. But when exporting to .pdf, the modified patterns were invisible
or trashed when zooming in. Oops !
Can you guys please tell me if I should file some bugreports ? Maybe
those bugs are known and fixed in the upcoming 0.48.1 ?
(I'm also the one who filed the bugreport involving a font that was not
displayed properly in Acrobat Reader under Windows, but was OK in Linux
PS : I may upload the .svg file somewhere, if some of you are curious !
Best regards & thanks again to the team !