How to export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?
Having trouble getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be many helpful resources out there. In particular, transparencies are difficult - sometimes the transparency will disappear and sometimes it'll be made into a solid block.
I've fiddled with the save-as-PDF settings in Inkscape and I've printed to a PDF using CutePDF without success. Is there some method of exporting or creating a file so that I can get predictable results?
Inkscape (v.0.91) supports command-line options, and that is how I prefer to do it:
inkscape --file=mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=output.pdf
Here's a screenshot of the SVG in inkscape, which has pure vectorial representation (including fonts).
Here's a screenshot of the PDF zoomed in, with a selection of the text "oo" from the word loop, showing that it's still text in the PDF: