This is a small update to a sequence of posts on updating some small leaflets originally produced by Andy Allan:–
- Fonts missing from OSM Promotional Leaflets
- Github HowTo: Clone Repository then make a Pull Request
- Printing OSM Promotional Leaflets
- Update to OSM Promotional Leaflets due to Padding errors
- Adding a Preview JPG + crop-marks for printing
Diary website 500 errors
Yesterday & earlier today this website was producing a HTTP 500 errors (server error, explicitly reported as an error in communicating with a 3rd-party server). It occurred as I attempted to update my post on Printing OSM Promotional Leaflets. I sent an email to the Server folks.
A few minutes ago I succeeded in updating that post but again noticed occasional problems, which appeared to be connected with the Markdown used on this site. Openstreetmap.org is also sometimes very slow in loading a page.
Those paragraphs above were a quick heads-up for others that may be attempting to post on this site. Now back to the OSM Promotional Leaflets…
Update to OSM Promotional Leaflets due to Padding errors
Yesterday I should have reached the end of this little series of posts as the updated leaflets were printed & successfully delivered to my next-door-but-one neighbour. However, looking at them closely I realised that the padding was bad in places. In other words, a bit of a Curate’s Egg.
Right Reverend Host: “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad Egg, Mr Jones!”;
The Curate: “Oh no, my Lord, I assure you! Parts of it are excellent!”
I spent a few hours making a comprehensive fix, then uploaded those changes to GitHub. I’ve changed the GitHub layout to try to make it easy to spot the original (now out-of-date) SVG files within a
Inkscape-r9886 directory, whilst the updated files are within a
Inkscape-r15371 directory. The pre-prepared PDF file for printing (‘osmflyer.pdf’, a combo-pdf of both top & bottom parts of the leaflet) is within the top-level directory.
Inkscape-r15371 directory, I have completely re-done the Guides for each SVG (by default, visibility for Guides is switched OFF so, until I looked, I did not know that Andy had included any). Each Guide now contains an explanatory label. They are:–
- 4 x Guides at page-edges (Page top, bottom, left & right)
- 4 x Guides at page-edge-padding (4mm Padding top, bottom, left & right)
- 3 x Guides at each fold (Fold centre, left & right
- 6 x Guides at each fold-padding (4mm Padding at left-fold-left & right, centre-fold-left & right + right-fold-left & right
Complicated to explain in words, easy to understand when viewed inside Inkscape.
Once I had got all the Guides in place it was relatively easy (if immensely fiddly, and especially on the reverse side) to re-position and/or shrink content within the Guides rather than spilling over towards the page-edges.
Update Feb 1
Having just added info on the SVG Guides (above), and having loaded
Inkscape-r15371/osmflyer1.svg to refresh my mind, I could not stop myself making some little improvements to the text layout between the Guides & re-uploading all changes.
If/when I use up all the current leaflets & get some more then I shall fix the already-out-of-date photos.