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I am an education products manager with an interest in things like graphic design and data analysis. My graphic design toolkit is mostly geared towards developing for print, is mostly free or open source, and is centered around the standard tools of Inkscape, Gimp, and Scribus.

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Jul
24
comment Correct typographic way to start a list ':-' or ':'
@sam, Hmmm. I've only seen this in Indian print.
Jul
23
comment Correct typographic way to start a list ':-' or ':'
And, for fun, here's something of mine on the topic from a few years ago: thegrumpywriter.wordpress.com/2008/12/21/plurals-and-emoticons
Jul
23
comment Correct typographic way to start a list ':-' or ':'
I'm going to take a wild guess that the person you had a conversation with is Indian.
Jun
13
comment Improving readability in MS Word
Maybe I'm just getting old, but how does reducing font size improve readability?
Apr
11
answered Rotate first page when printing
Mar
18
awarded  Yearling
Dec
31
answered How to create Similar illustration
Oct
3
answered How can I reduce the file size of a JPEG keeping the same image width and height?
Sep
6
answered How to create charts and tables with Inkscape?
Mar
18
awarded  Yearling
Feb
3
comment Are people in science-related fields appreciating clean and simple slides?
You have only mentioned feedback (or lack thereof) with respect to the "design". What sort of feedback have you received with respect to the presentation overall. Ultimately, I'm not sure that this question is answerable in its current form. It currently seems like the question is only concerned with the aesthetic view of "design", but even if something is pretty, it doesn't mean it is "well-designed".
Dec
24
comment Identify strange font / symbols in a riddle; maybe GIMP-made
It looks to me like a foreign alphabet. I would suggest that you try starting with Thai and other Indic scripts.
Dec
22
comment How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?
A quick Google search turned up this script that lets you export individual SVG layers as PDF files. Sort of a hassle, but might be a temporary workaround if you need something urgently. Other recommendations (not tested) include grouping the objects in each layer, moving them all the one layer (but still grouped), and exporting as a plain SVG. Haven't had a chance to test either of these, hence I'm adding this as a comment instead of an answer. Will try to find some time later to test them out.
Dec
21
comment How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?
SVGs don't really support layers. One of the differences between an Inkscape SVG and a plain SVG while saving is that an Inkscape SVG can include some group level tags specific to Inkscape to tell Inkscape to treat that group as a layer.
Dec
5
comment how to reduce the size of my graphic design cv?
@Skaught, good call. I hadn't noticed that comment in the quick reading of the question. I've modified my suggestion to saying flatten everything but the text layer (which they can do in Photoshop) and going from there. Of course, if they are going to be optimizing things in Photoshop to begin with, a lot of what I've suggested can be done there too :)
Dec
5
revised how to reduce the size of my graphic design cv?
Added a note about flattening
Dec
5
answered how to reduce the size of my graphic design cv?
Dec
4
comment Which font have the same width for every character?
There are too many to list. Simply search for "monospaced", "fixed-width", or "non-proportional" font, and you would be able to find many examples.
Nov
25
comment Hyphenation on many line breaks
@LaurenIpsum, Trivia: I don't have a copy of the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style handy, but according to the online reference (section 7.43) "For aesthetic reasons, no more than three succeeding lines should be allowed to end in hyphens. (Such hyphens are sometimes referred to as a hyphen stack.)"
Nov
25
comment Hyphenation on many line breaks
@LaurenIpsum, maybe obscure wasn't the right word. I just know I had to think quite a bit to remember what I had heard them called once or twice, and then when I searched for "typography ladders" I wasn't getting anything definitive from what I would consider "reliable" sources. Perhaps I should try searching with "proofreader ladders"? But, now that I think of it, I do remember having to look for ladders at the beginning of lines too, right?