All: Original SVG from Inkscape consists of a screen capture to PNG plus some thin lines and some TrueType text.
@ Direct import of *.svg by FrameMaker = strange white rectangles partially obscuring part of graphic. Thickness of hair lines varies. Appears to embed graphic as JPEG, thus introducing all the usual edge contrast distortions. FrameMaker document doesn't print to PDF via Adobe PDF virtual printer all that well. @ Print to PDF from Inkscape via Adobe PDF produces a result similar to the above. When PFD imported into FM, JPEG distortion carried through to PDF printed with Adobe PDF from FrameMaker. @ Save to PDF from Inkscape seems to encapsulate pixmap as PNG with NO artifacts. When PDF imported into FM, quality of pixmap excellent, hairlines slightly thickened but all of even thickness, and type appears slightly bolder on screen. When FM doc printed to PDF via Adobe PDF, resultant pixmpap + hairlines + type looks best of all. Type appears as its correct weight, so the thickening of type in FM is perhaps due to it being converted to a pixmap or FrameImage for display. Recommendation: When producing combination graphics in Inkscape consisting of embedded or referenced pixmaps, SVG vector objects, and text, save to PDF from Inkscape. Then import the PDF as a graphic into FrameMaker. This overcomes the prohibition against FM type combination graphics being included in XML files. You might get a better result if the TrueType or PS fonts are converted to vector paths as this automatically "embeds" the "font" vector objects into the graphic. Note: Inkscape does not yet support SVG fonts but none of the editors do at this stage, so converting PS or TrueType to SVG fonts not an option at this stage. The Java-based collection of SVG tools called Batik can convert fonts to SVG fonts but what then if editors can't use them. Handy for programmers, I suppose, creating forms and notices programmatically. Happy lathering, customers! Regards, Hedley -- Hedley Stewart Finger 28 Regent Street Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia Tel. +61 3 9809 1229 Mobile +61 412 461 558, E-mail <mailto:hfinger at handholding.com.au>