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Thanks for all the ideas.

The same task can be done in your ways as well.


C. H. D. 

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傳送日期︰ 2013年02月14日 (週四) 7:24 PM
主題︰ Re: [libreoffice-users] Create Firefox Personas for LibreOffice 4 in LibreOffice 4
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 this process.

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I use Corel Draw and Inkscape for my "vector graphics" images and Paint Shop Pro [5] 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 [5] 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 future".

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