Multicanvas (similar to multi-Artboard on adobe illustrator cs4)

Bug #671081 reported by Aurium on 2010-11-04
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Bug Description

See this adobe tutorial to know multi-Artboard: http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/illustrator/articles/lrvid4016_ai.html

Multicanvas solution is not the same as pages and can't follow the SVG pageSet spec. The multicanvas, as the multi-artboard, can (frequently must) have different sizes and can be freely placed on the 2D space. A canvas may overlap a part other canvas.

Each canvas can be printed independently and that feature helps to unify the art conception for the most applications of an art project.

The multicanvas feature may be incompatible with the multipage feature, so, the user may chose the working mode on the "document properties" dialog. The default must be multipage and that will show the page tabs on the interface and the "new page" button, when selecting multicanvas that will show the canvas controls and the "new canvas" button.

More about Inkscape multipage plan: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Multipage

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su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

additional related links:

Blueprint "Multiple pages support"
<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/multiple-pages-support>

Bug #170369 “Multiple Pages Support - SVG 1.2 Compliance”
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170369>

tags: added: ui
removed: multipage
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

same or related request referring to 'artboard' feature in Illustrator:
Bug #625375 “Open several documents in the same workspace”
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/625375>

ValessioBrito (valessio) wrote :

I don't know anything about development.

The function for multiple pages or multi-area extension that already exists in PNG exports[1].

What I would like is that this functionality is built into inkscape. Save / Export to PDF or any format.

I create UI mockup proposal [2] and [3].

[1] https://github.com/mattharrison/Inkscape-Slicer-Extension
[2] Video UI mockup Part 1 - http://vimeo.com/2503097
[3] Video UI mockup Part 2 - http://vimeo.com/2511938

I've seen the multi-canvas used in Illustrator by illustrators at work, and I have also seen how effective you can be with such a feature, so I am all for such a feature in Illustrator.

Any updates on this! This is really a nice feature to implement.

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