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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Non cutting projects
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:26:05 PM »
I haven't been creative in the longest time but I have been using Inkscape recently for a few non cutting projects.

The first project was my solution for helping my mother learn her new DVD recorder. The remote control and all the options available were too confusing for her and the book was no help. So I took a photo of the remote control, embedded it in an Inkscape document then started to create a series of instructions for various functions. I know, not very exciting  :D but it worked and mum can now use many of the features available on her internet connected DVD recorder. Below is the first file I created and saved as PDF so it could be emailed and printed by a non Inkscape user. The other files are similar and each one is dedicated to explaining how to do one task.

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The second project was to save my back. I am trying to create a new work room and I am getting too old to keep pushing furniture around to see how it will look. I measured the room and created a floor plan with scaled down measurements in Inkscape. I then measured the prospective pieces of furniture and scaled down the measurements. I can now rearrange furniture items on my screen instead of moving them myself. All good in theory  :lol: but I am still struggling with the room as some pieces don't look good together, even so it saves me wasting time moving a piece of furniture only to find it blocks the door or something.

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The next screenshot is one of my attempts at placing the furniture in the room. I will be adding a big work table in the centre.

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Offline Laurianne

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Re: Non cutting projects
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 02:25:55 PM »
Carolyn,

I think you need to come make me instructions for our DVD player! I don't even attempt it if hubby's not around. lol
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