Forum: Inkscape What auxiliary programs are needed?

8b3c344f0adba6016612e05447039f44?d=identicon&s=25 john Culleton (Guest)
on 2013-06-12 17:31
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I already have a fairly complete stock of publishing-related programs.
So is there a list somewhere of the got-to haves for full Inkscape
use? For example is Ghostscript necessary to create pdf files etc.?

I am writing a book and I don't want to give bad advice.
John Culleton
Wexford Press
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56535f9b706b64b9c4b780c79a2c6e20?d=identicon&s=25 John Fisher (Guest)
on 2013-06-13 01:48
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AFAIK ghostscript will be automatically installed as a pdf utility
whenever a pdf-using app is installed. Much like
So on Linux, if you use Yum or Apt, you should get it. Not so,  if you
build from source.

just curious, whats your list?

I pretty much stick with LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkscape but I am always
looking for a good suggestion.
Bd0203dc8478deb969d72f52e741bd4f?d=identicon&s=25 Daniel Baird (Guest)
on 2013-06-13 02:47
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Do you mean you're writing install/setup instructions for a book, and
want to make sure you're not accidentally relying on something you
installed manually ages ago?

If so, you should test your installation advice on a new virtual
 Then you can get a plain vanilla install of Ubuntu / Windows / whatever
and follow your own setup steps, which will confirm that you're covering
everything necessary.


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