Having trouble getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don’t seem to be many helpful resources out there. In particular, transparencies are difficult – sometimes the transparency will disappear and sometimes it’ll be made into a solid block.
I’ve fiddled with the save-as-PDF settings in Inkscape and I’ve printed to a PDF using CutePDF without success. Is there some method of exporting or creating a file so that I can get predictable results?
Inkscape (v1.0) supports command-line options, and that is how I prefer to do it:
inkscape mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --batch-process --export-type=pdf --export-filename=output.pdf
Prior to v1.0, the command-line options were different. As of Inkscape (v0.91), this was the equivalent:
inkscape --file=mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=output.pdf
This is actually the command that LyX uses to prepare SVG images for use in LaTeX. I have used PlantUML to generate SVG, which then goes into PDF.
Here’s a screenshot of the SVG in inkscape, which has pure vectorial representation (including fonts).
Here’s a screenshot of the PDF zoomed in, with a selection of the text “oo” from the word loop, showing that it’s still text in the PDF:
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