Inkscape Name Generator using CSV File

InkscapeGenerator

How To Use?

Create a SVG illustration as any other and where you need to replace with a variable text, add %VAR_name% where name can be a column in the data table or its number. You decide in the first option at the dialog window.

And How About the Data File?

The Inkscape Generator expects a CSV file. It’s very simple to create. Open a spreed sheet editor, enter the data and save as CSV. (The CSV can be created by a lot of other software’s) See the example above:

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More Details

Have you noticed? Not only the explicit variables can be replaced, any value is replaceable.In the example we replaced #ff0000 (pure red) by the column color and manoelito.png (that is the name of the picture used in the template) by the column picture . By that the red element change its color and the picture is changed by the person picture as expected.The generated files are automatically saved where you define in Output Pattern , with the name defined there too. Use the same variable pattern to create the better name in the Output Pattern .

You need to download the file ink-generator.tgz and puth it in one of this directories:

  • GNU/Linux users:
    persons Global Instalation: (for all users)
    /usr/share/inkscape/extensions
    person Local Instalation: (only for you)
    ~/.inkscape/extensions

  • OS X users:
    persons Global Instalation: (for all users)
    /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/extensions
    person Local Instalation: (only for you)
    ~/.inkscape/extensions

  • Windows users:
    C:\Program files\Inkscape\share\extensions
    warning Execute " inkscape -x " to confirm!

Don’t forget to unpack the file ink-generator.tgz in the selected directory.

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