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May 17, 2018, 11:53:58 PM
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Philosophist

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Hey, I'm trying to print out a cheat sheet I made for an exam I have in the morning, but it only prints out a handful of the objects. Attached is the svg and pdf printout that results. The pdf should be a full page.
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May 18, 2018, 12:15:10 AM
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Hi. Could export it to pdf with 0.91 with no problem.

Btw since it's built up of embedded raster images only maybe a raster editor would be better suited for the job?

Attaching the result.

May 18, 2018, 12:23:16 PM
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Thanks. That's actually a solution I eventually discovered just in time.

I'm not sure what a raster is, let alone a raster image. Could you clarify?

I used screenshots of my notes in inkscape because from my experience nothing prints with better clarity when I try to shrink and print it than inkscape. No lie, the image printed with inkscape is clearer than the image I see on my pc in the inkscape app. I have no idea why.
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May 18, 2018, 02:52:28 PM
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Inkscape's primary focus is vector graphics.
Taking a screenshot is creating a raster copy of the content on your screen.
Raster graphics are built up from pixels which are supposed to display fine only at their original resolution -this case, on your screen. Current display systems have a smaller resolution than printing, which eventually should result in your print "smudgy" You could get way better results than that of your current print.
Like, contrary, if you made your pdf from vector content only -using the text tool for example- you could get crystal clear details, even if printed at a high resolution/large scale.

May 18, 2018, 02:56:12 PM
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There are countless articles about raster vs. vector, just looking up that one I wrote:
raster and vector format