[NZLUG] Help. Word processor or similar to edit giant page.

Tomislav Skunca tomislav.skunca at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 07:31:22 NZST 2014


Try exporting the SVG into PS with Inkscape and then use ps2pdf.
On Apr 9, 2014 10:57 PM, "Bruce Clement" <subscribed at gnuzealand.com> wrote:

> Environment: Debian Gnu/Linux Jessie, AMD 64. KDE desktop.
>
> I need to create a document that's a single page PDF file measuring 865 x
> 2280 mm at 300 dpi. Yes, that's over 2 metres high. It will be  a pull-up
> banner for my wife's cake and biscuit stall at the Grey Lynn farmer's market
>
> It will be mostly text with one or maybe two nearly full width  (cartoon)
> graphics. I have the graphics as SVG files & have also exported to .PNG.
>
> So far I've tried:
> * Libre Office - crashes a couple of seconds after setting the page size
> * Calligra Words - can't find how to create a custom page size
> * Abi office - Inserts the picture flattened, upside down and under the
> text. On the good side, it did agree to use a 250 pt font.
> * Pdf Edit - Doesn't seem to have an option to insert graphics.
> * Lyx - claimed to support the paper size, but exported it to a multi-page
> PDF.
> * In desperation I've even tried Microsoft word on a Windows machine --
> which also seems to lack the ability to create custom page size.
>
> I think The GIMP willl allow me to edit it as a graphics image, but it
> tells me that the image will be 2.6 GB. I've got 8GB of memory so this size
> is managable and I've managed to export a blank image of this size to PDF.
> Interestngly enough GIMP went to sleep for a few minutes when exporting ...
> not sure exactly why, it only showed as using 1 or 2% of CPU and 34% of
> memory.
>
> My graphics skills are so bad I'd really prefer not to do this with the
> GIMP, I have visions of producing something horrible.
>
> All suggestions warmly accepted.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Bruce Clement
>
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