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    There is a free open source plugin for Inkscape called Ghostscript that will enable inkscape to open and edit EPS files.
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    Break up object through node editing?

    Can you break up an object through node editing only? For example, and this is a very very simple example. Say you have a long rectangle and you want to cut it in half and turn it into two squares with a gap between them. So far the best method I've found for doing this is drawing another rectangle that intercets with the one I want to modify and use the Difference path tool to cut the rectangle and then I can move nodes around of the two individual shapes to get the desired affect. Is there a better way? If the question isn't clear I can try and put together some sample images of what I'm doing to clarify, I just don't have access to inkscape right now.
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    Break up object through node editing?

    Yeah, that's what was getting me. I'd hit the delete segment option and nothing appeared to change, the fill was hiding what was happening.
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    Break up object through node editing?

    Thanks, I knew I should be able to do it some how. I think the problem I was running into was I was trying to do it with a fill already. Much easier to see what you're doing when you remove the fill and just make it a line.
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    Do not post copyrighted material

    The name would be trademarked for sure but not sure about copyrighted.
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    keeping my trailer cool

    It sounds like he's asking for ideas to keep it cool when not in use. Insulate the crap out of it, solar powered fan, and park in the shade when possible.
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    EPS Files not showing up

    Ghostscript can give Inkscape the ability to open eps files. A quick search on the net should return you with the info and instructions to get it up and running.
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    My first vector. How do I...

    The other option is to node edit the vectored image to get the detail you want. Just a question of which tool you like to use. I like to do a combo of both. Get the image as close as I can to what I want in photoshop then convert it to a vector and clean it up a little more.
  9. I would think for price it would really depend on the amount of time it takes you. How long did it take to convert his image to a graphic you could cut? How long did it take to weed it? How long do you think it will take to install? Add all that up, figure out what you want to charge per hour (I think $40 to $50 is typical) and then add in the cost of materials used.
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    Mark all as read

    Is there a way to mark all the forums as read? I've been looking for it and the only thing I find is when you go into an individual forum you can then mark all post as read. I'd like to be able to do this for the entire forum. I'm starting to believe this is not an option though.
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    Mark all as read

    Thanks, missed that link.
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    adding text with photo

    Double check the colors. For example, they may both look like they are black but they can in fact be two different colors. When you go to the cut screen, to the left is all the colors in the project. I've found that the black from an imported EPS file is not the same black as something created in Signblazer.
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    Laying Vinyl Question

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    bad pic

    You can also try editing the image to get a good crisp edge to then do a bitmap trace in inkscape. I've found http://pixlr.com/editor/ this page to be a pretty handy free online editor. The magic wand tool isn't as nice as the one from Photoshop but it usually gets the job done.
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    Inkscape to Blazer Question

    If you do want to do text in Inkscape, when you save the file off as an EPS check the box "Convert texts to paths" and they'll import to SB then. You could also convert the text to paths in inkscape before saving by selecting the text and then under "Path" select "Object to Path".