Questions tagged [vector-graphics]

Use this tag for general questions about how vector graphics work. Vector graphics are made up of mathematical primitives like points, lines, curves and polygons constructed from these primitives.

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Potrace fix number of points

Is there an option to get a fix number of points when converting a bitmap to vector image using potrace ? I couldn't find any documentation about that
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Export MS Publisher Document to PDF pixelates the vector graphics

I have a .pub document that contains several inserted vector graphics (imported .emf files). When exporting the .pub document as a PDF document, some vector graphics are shown as pixelated images in ...
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How to stop Word from rasterizing imported vector graphics?

I have various vector graphic images in PDF or EPS form (EPS is now only usable on Mac though), and they often contain embedded bitmap images and/or transparency. When I import them into MS Word, they ...
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PDF export from Word changes line width of thin lines in embedded SVG

I have inserted some SVG files with complex plots in my Word document. The plots use different line withs, some of them quite thin. After inserting the SVG in Word, the line widths are shown correctly....
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Inkscape removes object edits when saving svg file

I recently started using Inkscape and tried to make a vector graphics which worked fine, but when the file is saved it doesn't save the object edits. Specifically, I take a regular square and round ...
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Round corners in inkscape for CNC router

I am trying to prepare some images to cut out with my CNC router. I need there to be no corners sharper than a radius (a little more than the radius of my bit). When I use the built in fillet tool, ...
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LibreOffice Impress converts vector images to raster images

I am using LibreOffice Impress 7.1.2.2 on Arch Linux / Gnome and my problem is that Impress converts my vector images to blurry low resolution rastered images when changing and saving an existing ....
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Create a PDF image by adding several PDF images to the same blank page

I have several images with the extension .pdf, and I want to create a new PDF image (large figure) out of them. Also, I want to add some geometric shapes and text boxes to the same figure. How can I ...
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Why does Inkscape only snap sometimes when dragging objects?

This is driving me crazy. Sometimes when I drag an existing object, it will snap to the nearest crosspoint on the grid. Other times it will not. I keep thinking I've figured it out, but then I keep ...
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Preserve SVG with gradients after PDF export from Word

Whenever I need to create a template for business documents (e. g. concept papers or documentation), I have to place some generic graphics such as the company's logo here and there. Since Microsoft ...
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What vector image formats work in MS Word on Mac and Windows?

I'd like to insert a vector image into a MS Word document and have it easily viewable on Mac and Windows. On Word for Mac you can easily insert a PDF, but on Windows you have to have Acrobat installed ...
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Is it possible to insert an Excel Chart in Word as editable graphics?

I would like to rework Excel Charts as simple shapes as can be created by hand in Word. The only options to paste a chart to Word seems to be by embedding and linking, and they remain Excel objects. ...
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Vector image - convert JPG to EPS or build EPS from scratch

My friend sent a .jpg logo to some company and they responded that they do not accept that format and they needed it to be vector version and can't use .jpg. I wonder if converting .jpg to .eps would ...
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Control shape proportions when Edit Point in PowerPoint 2010?

Is there a way to control the proportional point position while Edit Points for shapes in PowerPoint 2010? In other words, to get a straight line after repositioning a point (Like a 'Shift' button ...
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Vector .docx to vector .pdf?

I use Word 365 (16.0.12130.20272 64-bit) on Windows 10 x86_64. When I add an .svg vector graphic image eg. via drag 'n drop, or an .emf vector graphic image via eg. Insert->Pictures, Word stores the ...
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Using Latex in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Why does Illustrator run slow when high resolution images are imported to it?

I import a high resolution (more than 6000x6000 pixels) into Illustrator while designing. This makes Illustrator operations a little slow. Similar thing happens when you use some stipple shading brush ...
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Complex graphics in power point

A friend of mine can create really stylish power point presentations. He uses for example cool graphics such as: However, when looking at this graphic it seems to be really a power point graphic as ...
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Limiting the resolution of vector graphics when exporting from Microsoft Word to Pdf

I'm having an issue with export of docx files to pdf. The docx files contain a large number of vector graphics and exporting it to pdf increases the size several times, which makes working with the ...
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Inspecting and filtering vectors in PDF from command line?

I have some PDFs, that are intended for (in this case) laser cutting - so basically, their only contents are some vector lines/geometry, no raster/bitmap content, no text content. Turns out, those ...
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Trouble opening a WMF file

I've gotten this WMF file which (probably) contains an image, somehow. I saved it out of a .docx file opened in Libreoffice, so it can't be entirely corrupt (I think). If I run file on it, I get: $ ...
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Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator - Print to 4 by 4 on A4 with 0 margin

I bascially have a PDF of 16 pages. I want to put them into 4 by 4 grid on a new A4 paper (in PDF). I saw this "art board" thing in illustrator This presentation/layout is EXACTLY what I want. ...
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"Miter" join in EMF image not rendered correctly by Word

In vector graphics, there are typically three ways how corners of a path are rendered: miter (i. e. pointy), bevel (i. e. cut off), and round: Example (I don't have enough rep to post images). My goal ...
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How to print PDF containing transparency and layered graphics keeping non vector images quality

I'm impressed how hard it is to do a simple task: print/save as PDF some transparent vectored images, as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint graphics. Word can save as PDF and keep the transparency ...
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Powerpoint / Word metafile (vectorized image) to pdf losing transparency

Is there a way I can keep the image vectored without losing its transparency? I know I can just save the image (or paste) as .PNG, but I want to keep it as a vector image. Original power point image ...
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From InkScape to InDesign: How to import AND EDIT a vector graphic artwork illustration?

I would like to import/copy a vector graphic made in InkScape and be able to EDIT the vector paths in InDesign CC. Simple copy-paste doesn't work: pastes nothing in inDesign. At the moment I export ...
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How can pixels display continuous data?

I am currently playing around with procedurally-generating Sierpinski triangles in Terraria but I have encountered a problem. As you can see in the image below, the dimensions of the triangles are ...
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LibreCad drawing always fills page in print preview

I'm very new, about one day, into LibreCad, trying to make a simple drawing with two hexagrams with circles at their vertices. I started experimentally by drawing a tiny circle, whose radius I don't ...
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Transparent overlaping path when creating font with Illustrator and FontSelf

I'm trying to create a glyph font with FontSelf (https://www.fontself.com/) and Adobe Illustrator but I'm running into somes problems. As you can see on the screen capture below, on the exported font,...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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Cairo Converts SVG to Black and White

I am trying to convert an SVG into a PDF on the command line but both svg2pdf and cairosvg result in black and white images (the original is in colour). $ identify original.svg original.svg SVG 31x40 ...
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Traced vector has sloppy outline

I have used Illustrator to trace a shape for me, but the resulting vector is rendered untidily. It seems like a rendering glitch, as if Illustrator tries to render the shape's outline using a crude ...
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How to draw a Gaussian Curve with LibreOffice Draw?

I would like to draw a Gaussian curve as a vector graphic in LibreOffice Draw. With the "Curve" functions I was only able to get something parabola-like. Has anyone got an idea of how to do the ...
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Vector format for FedEx/Kinkos?

I am looking over some of Kinko's available file formats.(link) You may upload any file to FedEx Kinko's Print Online. However, Print Online can only convert the following file formats to PDF for ...
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Taking vector screenshot from Firefox

I am trying to take a vector screenshot of a webpage. What I did: Start a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 from the LiveCD Install Firefox Nightly from the PPA, it's currently 47.0a1 Install 'gtk-vector-...
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'Vector Smart Object' issue on Creative Cloud

I updated to Creative Cloud 2015 from 2014 recently and I am having a series of weird issues working with smart objects. First issue happens while pasting into PhotoShop (PS): Let's say I created a ...
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Overlap and merge two pages of a PDF

In a PDF document, two adjacent A4 pages contain a graph in a vector format: the first page contains the left half of the graph, the second page contains the right half. These two halves should be ...
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How can I split PDF file into layers

I have a large PDF file containing a map. The PDF file was probably generated with AutoCAD. The image consists of a coloured raster map, and a vector with lines on top of the map. (Street lines etc.) ...
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Saving Visio .vsdx drawing into a format that preserves its fonts, pixels, etc

I have a drawing saved as .vsdx file (made in visio 2013). How do I convert it to the .eps format (or any vectorized format preserving its fonts, pixels etc.) to be used later as LaTeX figure? Why ...
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How to convert EPS file to EMF in Windows using a free software? [closed]

I have plot figures generated using matplotlib saved as .EPS files. I want to inset these into MS Word Document. Unfortunately, MS Word only accepts EMF files as vector inputs, so I need to convert ...
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How to force Illustrator to accurately trace the actual pixels?

I’m trying trace and convert a bitmap to a vector image, but I need Illustrator to actually trace the actual pixels, not smooth them out. I’ve tried various settings with “Live Trace,” but the result ...
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Why does Sketch App mangle certain svgs when imported?

I have 2 svgs that look exactly the same on the web and in Illustrator. One of them has been run through a minify script. You can take a look at these 2 svgs and the code on codepen As you can see, ...
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True vector PDF printing in Windows 7 possible?

I'm trying to print to a vector PDF in Windows 7, but every software printer I've tried rasterizes the file (PDFCreator, Bullzip, Windows XPS Printer...). I don't have this problem on OSX, which ...
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Microsoft Office - Transparent .eps files have a white background

I am helping a friend design a poster using Microsoft Publisher. I have made him an .eps logo which has a transparent background on it. Upon importing this file into Publisher, the background becomes ...
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Adding annotations to eps file

How do I add some text into an existing eps file? I want an output eps file having the same quality as the input eps file, with the stipulation that the text etc. added should also be scalable (vector)...
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Coreldraw importing from autocad incorrectly

Ok I have an odd issue. We use coreldraw to print to our laser cutter. (X3 usually but this happens in X5 as well). You can see the issue in the photos below. In autocad the squares are equidistant ...
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How to select a selection and fill it with wanted color?

I have a vector and when I click on it all sections are selected, but I want to select separated sections and fill it with my wanted color or effects. Actually, I can select a section on it by black ...
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Is there any quality loss when using a place command in Photoshop

I am using “Place” command in Photoshop to import .ai file. Is there any quality loss after using this steps: Save file in Illustrator at some default size—i.e 400x400px—using .ai extension or any ...
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How do I typeset equations in Word as pretty as LaTeX does?

This might be the N+1 th question about how to put vector graphics and/or equations in MS Word, but none of the solutions I found on the net satisfy me. My ultimate goal is to be able to embed Latex ...
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Convert text to SVG/vector in a Word document (custom fonts)

I have a couple of custom fonts which I would like to use in a handout I am sending out. However, as a base font I use a custom font that other users will not have installed. Is it possible to embed ...
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