On 02/13/2013 11:31 PM, C. H. D. wrote:
I did not find "pixels" in LibreOffice:
Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Draw
-> General -> Unit of measurement
That was why I used cm instead.
C. H. D.
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This is Firefox's site that walks you through the creation of Persona
designs. Since LibreOffice uses their Persona guidelines, currently, I
am going by their information.
They describe using a header image of 3000 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.
The footer size is 3000 pixels by 100 pixels.
They also have a file size limit of no more than 300KB for the images
[total size of the two combined, I believe].
Now here it the sticking point.
Draw seems to want you to create pages, not specific images, like Corel
Draw and Inkscape. You must be able to create a specific image size, in
pixels, and I do not know how to do that in Draw.
I just looked - There is a Pixel definition in the File > Export using
the exporting to a JPG format. There you can take your design and make
it the correct pixel size. All you have to do it make the image
proportional to the needed pixel size. Make your page/image be in
centimeters and use a "box" 300 by 20 cm in size for your design area.
Then export it to the 3000 by 200 pixels.
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What I did when I created a "felt texture" Persona was this:
I created a page wide design using all of the filters and texture-fills
that Inkscape has. I played around with them till I got a background
image that I liked. That was using "vector graphics" way of making
designs, the way Inkscape and Draw does.
Then I exported the design to a "bitmap" image that is pixel based, like
photos are. I made sure it was exported to be at least 3000 pixels wide
and 200 high.
Then I used a package, like GIMP, Paint Shop Pro, or Photoshop, to do
some editing of the image to get the final design to be EXACTLY the 3000
pixel width and the 200 and 100 pixel high required for the Firefox
specifications for a Persona.
At that point I tested the Persona design, to make sure it did look well
and was not interfering with the header and footer menu and icons. If
you want to use it for LibreOffice 4.0.x and/or Firefox, you test the
design[s] and tweak them before you decide they are working well for you.
At that point, currently, you can go through the posting process to get
your Persona listed in the Firefox Gallery. It is a simple process.
I have asked the question about the approval process and a gallery
placement within a LibreOffice page, like we have fore templates and
extensions. We need approval if we use the official logo[s] for
LibreOffice and TDF.
So, look into the Person design specifications on Firefox's page. See
if there is a way to create and export an image to a specific pixel
size. Since I have not learned how to use Draw properly, I do not know
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I use Corel Draw and Inkscape for my "vector graphics" images and Paint
Shop Pro  and GIMP for the bitmap/pixel editing work. I use
Ubuntu/Linux for my default OS on my desktop that I do most of my work.
I use Inkscape and GIMP on them. I do use a Win7 and a Win XP/pro
laptop[s] that I have Corel Draw, Inkscape, Paint Shop Pro  and GIMP
installed on them. I have been using specific packages for specific
design processes. Since I have used Paint Shop Pro 5 [and other] for
many year before I looked into using any Linux system, I find it easier
to use it for some image editing needs. Since I now use Linux for my
desktop, I have been learning how it use GIMP for these editing processes.
To be honest, right now, I do not know much about Draw's abilities and
how to use it properly. It seems to be a "vector graphics" editor. It
would be nice if I learned that package well enough to use it for that,
but I know other vector graphic package much better and therefore easier
for me to do the needed design work. I have been using some packages
since they came out in the Windows 95/98 and XP days. You use what it
easier for you to use. Maybe I will take the time to learn how to use
Draw as well as I know the other packages, but that is not "for the near
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