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Scalable Vector Graphics Editor/Converter[edit]

With respect to Open Office Draw (version 4.1.1), there is an issue when exporting the image to a .svg (scalable vector graphics) format where any text may not display correctly. Does anyone know of a program that converts existing vector graphics based formats to the svg format, or directly edits .svg files? Thanks, Math buff (discusscontribs) 00:39, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

GIMP. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 08:26, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Links at left margin[edit]

Can the links at the left margin be suppressed? "Main Page, Help, Browse" & etc. Not from the title page of course but some pages might appear better without it. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 14:04, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

@PeterEasthope: have you ever tried by clicking on "Printable version" at the bottom left?
Normally it's not supposed to print but to display the printable version, with the following suffix in the URL: &printable=yes. Example: https://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=MySQL/Print_version&printable=yes.
JackPotte (discusscontribs) 15:23, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
A click on "Printable version" always opens the printer dialogue. The MySQL link you gave, produces a display image but the link in the left margin doesn't. I don't recognize an explanation but it might register with fermentation. Thanks ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 00:06, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
I've asked on Phabricator and they told me that this link was studied right now. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 00:16, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Jack, thanks for investigating. I read some of the Phabricator discussion. Appears that the argument has taken precedence over functionality. Oh well, if all else fails a work-around can be built, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 03:13, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Table of contents not appearing[edit]

After a strange edit to a page in the character name appendix to Writing Adolescent Fiction (Writing_Adolescent_Fiction/Character_names/Spanish) and its reversion, I no longer see a table of contents on that page. What's happening here? Cilantrohead (discusscontribs) 03:39, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

@Cilantrohead: I don't know why the TOC went away, but I noticed it was using {{subjects}} instead of {{BookCat}}, and after switching that the TOC is back. Possibly {{subjects}} invokes the __NOTOC__ directive. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 03:51, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much! DeFinitely something to look into. Cilantrohead (discusscontribs) 01:13, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Can You review my edit(s)?[edit]

83.28.60.106 (discuss) 17:06, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

They've already been reviewed, which is why you're globally blocked from editing. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:59, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I think there may have been multiple people on that IP, at least one of which was certainly a vandal, but other edits from the same IP I'm not so sure about. There are, in fact, a bunch of edits by that IP that haven't been reviewed, that might be good-faith (if of varying merit). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 00:28, 11 July 2017 (UTC)