Design program not working

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by cablebob1, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. cablebob1 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a vector drawing program called Inkscape that runs using X11. X11 sometimes quits in the middle of working on it and then won't open for about 24 hours. Anybody have a clue what's going on here?? Any way to fix it?? Is there another freeware software that will work for vector drawing??
     
  2. ge3kd macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded Inkscape a couple days ago and can't get the thing to work. Everytime I try to open it I get a message saying,

    "While Inkscape is open, its windows can be displayed or hidden by displaying or hiding the X11 application. The first time this version of Inkscape is run it may take several minutes before the main window is displayed while the font caches are built."

    Has this happened to anyone else? If so, how do I get past this to actually use the program?
     
  3. cablebob1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, It said that with me too. I just let it sit for a minute and while it loaded and then it worked. But the program still has glitches. If you can't get to it run try re-downloading it.
     
  4. onegirlcreative macrumors member

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    What is this Inkscape? Never heard of it. Is it a free download?

    I am a pro graphic designer, so I use Illustrator CS3, but my daughter wants a vector program to use—one that's easier.
     
  5. cablebob1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Inkscape is a free vector program that is fairly easy to use. It has to have X11 to run though. It does have some problems like it will shut down in the middle of running it. I've lost hours of work with it doing that. So if you use it make sure you save your work regularly. Other than that it pretty good for freeware. I've never used Illustrator so I don't know how it compares with it, but I like it.
    Give it a try and see what you think.

    http://www.inkscape.org/
     
  6. onegirlcreative macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link, however it is not for me, but for my daughter. I use Illustrator CS3 and can't imagine going from that to a freeware.

    I will let you know if my daughter likes it, and of course, I will play around with it beforehand, just in case. :)
     

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