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"Print ready" is a term of art used in the printing industry to describe a PDF that has been correctly prepared so that it can be printed by a commercial printing company. The exact requirements for a PDF to be "print ready" depend on the specific printing company that will be printing the PDF. Their printing equipment and technological setup determine ...


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You need to install lots of additional software to get the LaTeX extension to show up, and to work. As far as I've been able to ascertain, it only works with old versions of Inkscape, and all the sites which show instructions seem to be old and out-dated. Anyhoo, that's probably not what you want to hear, but there is a work around to get LaTex generated ...


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As one who has typeset a thick mathematical book (written by various contributors), I would make two points in favour of Computer Modern. First, the lower-case italic v and the lower-case Greek ν are clearly distinguished. Second, parentheses rise higher than ascending letters, so that items in parentheses look more fully enclosed than in other fonts (e....


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Unfortunately the PDF format available from Inkscape does not support transparency. To still be able to create a PDF with an Inkscape drawing having transparent objects we will have to convert these to bitmap first. For a single object or group this can be done with the Filter > Transparency utilities > Light Eraser. We have to be aware that this filter ...


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Probably, you would like this way click on menu item Object->Artboards->Fit to Artwork Bounds and after that File->Save As... PDF as usual. If you want artboard size back - just press Command-Z or if you on Win Control-Z after saving. The same result you can achieve by pressing Shift-O (or clicking on the artboard icon) and choosing the option as on the ...


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According to the instructions, all you need to do is to copy the .inx and .py files from here: https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz/tree/master/svg2tikz/extensions into your user extensions directory (which is listed in Edit > Preferences > System : User extensions). Then restart (or start) Inkscape. The extension should be available in the export dialog (...


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Any professional-level layout software can do this (InDesign, XPress, FrameMaker). Even some less-than-ideal tools may be able to pull it off (Word, Pages, etc) with enough effort. The key requirement is a designer with an eye for layout and typography usage, as well as knowledge of the software in use. No software will handle the aesthetic aspects for ...


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I would start by debunking the HTML being overkill. It is possibly the easiest solution around you, especially if you want to typeset a lot for text (see this as example). It is no no harder than or more work than LaTeX. Secondly the way LaTeX works means can do pretty much any look and feel you like so no there are no anesthetics that it lacks. However in ...


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A bunch of sotware must be found on your computer. In addition some environment variables must be set manually to make the software working together. Inkscape needs textext extension. Textext is useless if it can't find the following installed before to your computer: Ghostscript (=postscript language clone) GsViewer (= graphical user interface for ...


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First of all, check if there are any preferred style guides you should be following. If there are, there should be guidelines for the use of tables and units etc. With regards to the units—I don't see any problem with stating the unit in the caption, but I would personally declare it in the column header. If the columns used different units, you would ...


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But LaTeX does use math fonts with mathematical symbols. But just using math fonts isn't enough to typeset math. The other answer talks about 200-400 characters. LaTeX easily needs more. For instance, there's a package to use Times and matching math fonts: its glyph table lists around 8 * 128 glyphs for math support (not counting the "used with the varg ...


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Your design is great! If I were to publish, your book will be a standard I would try to achieve. Your introduction does your work no justice. My preamble to my answer is "It has been 20 years since I have opened a style guide for writing." At least I have some recent relevant experience: I'll spend hours reading articles, books, and web pages to research ...


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It was really just the PDF viewer I used. In my case, it was Preview from Apple. Using Adobe Reader, the glowing effect was visible.


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Your question is really very broad, but if an animation would help with the the construction of such a diagram, then here it is. Here I use the Rectangle tool, a skew transform, the Bézier tool, fills, strokes, and arrow markers. These are all fairly basic functions in Inkscape. The rest is just typing. Use the Character map to find symbols such as Phi, ...


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Do you want history? Let's do that. The inventor was probably... Gutemberg on 1440. Or probably the Chinese inventor Bi Sheng around 1040. The press has different features, one feature is the press itself. And by that, I mean pushing a wood block to make a sandwich with paper inside and some engraving on the other side. But the other feature was "movable-...


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I think you need a specific mathematical symbols font for it. You can make the square root from the Glyphs Panel using Mathematical Pi Lt Std font from fonts.com, and combining two characters:


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This isn't using the standard TeX Computer Modern font family: it seems to be some kind of Garamond. My guess is that this is either EB Garamond 12, or Adobe Garamond, or Adobe Garamond Premier, all of which have a standard default italic 'k' that looks just like this.


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In my opinion, let the printing company study the document. There are two main factors at hand. 1) Does the document have the correct proportion? Is the document A4 for example, and not a horizontal long banner-like document? 2) Is the document in vector format? If it has images, are they in a good enough resolution? If the answer to those questions is ...


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Okay I did some digging and it sounds like the company is in fact out of business. Here are a few alternatives people have suggested: http://www.gaehrken.de/tex/ http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/utopia/ http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/utopia-md/ If those won't work the only thing it appears might get the original Baskerville Math Font is contacting Michael ...


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When you say "the default monospaced font" are you referring to the monospace counterpart to Computer Modern? If so, I think you're responding to the Prestige Elite-style serif treatment, which is so retro it's almost fashionable these days ;) The complicating factor is that you've chosen a proportional sans face that is very similar in style to sanserif ...


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If anybody in the future encounters the same problem, please read this: After a lot of trial, I came to the conclusion, that it is probably the best to use matlab2tikz or pgfplots. The link that @Dolphin posted in his comment [in the above linked thread!] leads to a handy extension of Inkscape, which fulfills its purpose. All the text in the matlab figures ...


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It is bit of everything combined. Most users do not need a font that covers all the possible use cases. Typing text is much more common than doing mathematical notation, thus a widely useful font only requires a few hundreds glyphs to share. So for the average western European it takes about 50 characterss for most tasks. By doing 200, you can cover 95% of ...


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The problem is one of the tools (probably LO Draw) isn't setting the X,Y on the <svg:text> elements properly. If you open the SVG in Inkscape and look at the XML source, the <svg:text> elements don't have x and y attributes set. Within them, however <tspan> has an X and Y set (if I understand right, these offset the position from the ...


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You asked: is it correct to put the "(%)", in the caption? Otherwise how could I point out that the numbers of the table are percentages? is it correct to put the additional column header before the row "Corporate"? How to better distribute colums? Well, at last it depends on the used language for the document (you seems to be a German) and the rules for ...


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Removing the extra \includegraphics in output.pdf_tex does not solve the problem since each page in output.pdf contains parts of the drawing. I found a solution (proposed by Biber on launchpad.net) which uses a new definition of the "\includesvg" command: Your drawings must be in the folder "./Figures/"; Your temporary files (".pdf", ".pdf_tex") will be ...


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After examining the two fonts in fontforge and FontLab, it appears that the letters are simply aligned differently. The TibetanMachineUnicode aligns the top of the letters at y-axis 0, where as the SambhotaUnicode font is aligned to drop the bottom part of the letter slightly below 0. SambhotaUnicode (left) vs. TibetanMachineUnicode (right): Using ...


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Yes it's certainly possible with LibreOffice. In LibreOffice Writer, click Insert > Object > Formula In the window that opens at the bottom type in the formula as follows %PI^1_1 Here's a screen shot LibreOffice also comes with a separate Math application, which can also be used to create formulas. There's further documentation here on the using ...


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You can create a paragraph style in Word that automatically boxes (using borders) and applies background color (shading) to paragraphs. As long as each "message" is not longer than a paragraph, I think you could easily simulate what a message screen looks like. HTML is definitely one way to go, but this was really quick and easy, and provides the full range ...


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You obviously use screenshots (or images with the same resolution, you copy them from web pages) because the used data is available most easily this way (no comment here about how legal it's to grab something from web an republish it, that will be only your problem). Getting original sharp images instead of screenshots are obviously also out of question for ...


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Illustrator (or InkScape) use 3rd-degree Bézier curves (3rd-degree parametric polynomials)(and strangely you cannot use them to make a perfect circle, even if you can approximate one rather easily). These curves can be defined by 4 points and the relationship between these points and the curve is rather intuitive, which is why they are used in drawing ...


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