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== Capturing a signature with jSignature ==
 
== Capturing a signature with jSignature ==
  
For very small amounts of text — for example a single signature — a convenient software tool is [https://willowsystems.github.io/jSignature/#/demo/ jSignature]. jSignature can create and save an SVG file which can be opened in Inkscape. jSignature can be used from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  You'll often get the best results using a stylus that you hold like a pen, rather than your finger.
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For very small amounts of text — for example a single signature — a convenient software tool is [https://willowsystems.github.io/jSignature/#/demo/ jSignature]. jSignature can create and save an SVG file which can be opened in Inkscape. jSignature can be used from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  
 
To use it from your computer, sign your signature, and then select "SVG" from the "Extract signature data as" pop-up menu.  It should then display your signature as an image below that pop-up menu. Right-click on the image, and select from the menu there "Save image as..." (the exact wording of this option will vary depending on your browser), and save the result with a name like "signature.svg". You can then open up this SVG file from within Inkscape and print to the AxiDraw. For other platforms (smartphone and tablet), you'll need to send the signature to your desktop computer, by a means such as e-mail, before proceeding.
 
To use it from your computer, sign your signature, and then select "SVG" from the "Extract signature data as" pop-up menu.  It should then display your signature as an image below that pop-up menu. Right-click on the image, and select from the menu there "Save image as..." (the exact wording of this option will vary depending on your browser), and save the result with a name like "signature.svg". You can then open up this SVG file from within Inkscape and print to the AxiDraw. For other platforms (smartphone and tablet), you'll need to send the signature to your desktop computer, by a means such as e-mail, before proceeding.
 
If you need to start with a printed signature, this method can still be used. Print out the signature, place it on your phone (or other touch surface) and trace along it, just as you would if you were signing for the first time.
 
 
  
 
== Using a graphics tablet for direct capture==
 
== Using a graphics tablet for direct capture==
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If you are tracing something small (for example a signature), it is sometimes helpful to start with an extra large version of your signature (perhaps, the full size of your tablet's input area), and shrink the result down when you are done. This helps to minimize any artifacts from your tracing.
 
If you are tracing something small (for example a signature), it is sometimes helpful to start with an extra large version of your signature (perhaps, the full size of your tablet's input area), and shrink the result down when you are done. This helps to minimize any artifacts from your tracing.
 
  
 
=== Capturing with a hybrid graphics tablet/monitor ===
 
=== Capturing with a hybrid graphics tablet/monitor ===

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