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How to Install

Nov 26, 2013, 15:13 (This post was last modified: Nov 26, 2013 15:14 by Mike.)
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How to Install
I'm sorry , this is most likely a very basic question but I've been tying to install - line width.py.txt into the plug ins folder on gimp 2.8 for days ! ( windows 7)
I'm new to gimp & have a pretty low level of knowledge about computing generally but I usually get there in the end -this problem has got me totally stumped .
If there's anyone who can help me with this I'd be eternally gratefull !
Thanks Mike
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Nov 26, 2013, 17:14 (This post was last modified: Nov 26, 2013 17:15 by Mike.)
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RE: How to Install
(Nov 26, 2013 16:17)ofnuts Wrote:  The .txt extension has been added when you downloaded. Remove it by renaming the file, which should end in ".py" not ".py.txt". Then put it in the "plugins" subdirectory of your Gimp profile.

Thanks for your reply - I did exactly what you said but I'm afraid it still doesn't show up on the program at all. I wonder what the problem could be?
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Nov 26, 2013, 18:03
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RE: How to Install
I got the script herehttp://registry.gimp.org/node/28256
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Nov 26, 2013, 18:03
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RE: How to Install
I got the script herehttp://registry.gimp.org/node/28256
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Nov 26, 2013, 23:14 (This post was last modified: Nov 26, 2013 23:16 by Mike.)
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RE: How to Install
(Nov 26, 2013 21:29)ofnuts Wrote:  From me it shows up at the bottom of "Filters" and works OK. Of course it's grayed out until I load an image.

Missing python support? Have you got a "python-fu" entry at the bottom of the "Filters" menu?

Otherwise, Python files are easily damaged by careless editing. Download a fresh version, if possible by doing "Save Link as" form the description page.

First let me say a big thankyou for your continued help on this problem,- yes I have python fu near bottom of filters, when clicked it offers a console & line width is still not listed within that.
When I go to save the script I have 2 options on WIN. 7 Save target as & all files, after trying both options & changing the file type name to py. - still no joy ! - it doesn't show up in filters or python fu console. Are there any more options left to fix this ? I doubt whether I would have put the time & effort into this problem but I am a professional pen & ink artist so obviously this plug in would be very useful to me.
It's past bedtime here in u.k. so I'll be offline for a while
Thanks again, Mike.
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Nov 27, 2013, 10:46 (This post was last modified: Nov 27, 2013 14:00 by Mike.)
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RE: How to Install
Nope, I'm afraid not ! I just kept getting this is not a valid entry.
Getting back to renaming the file - after renaming on the right click it reads- linewidth.py BUT it still is a txt. file, in file type, it's just that it is not listed as such in its tag. I wonder if that is the problem & if so, how to change that?
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Nov 27, 2013, 14:53
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RE: How to Install
Ok forget everything , lets start again, I've uninstalled everything (everywhere) with gimp on it !
I have downloaded & installed a new Gimp 2.8 from their .org site.
This is a basic raw version without the script fu or consoles being mentioned in the layers tab,
I assume I need to get this sorted first but can't remember or find out how I did that the first time! If you could let me know how to do this it may be there is no longer a further problem with adding a plug in. (fingers crossed !)
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Nov 27, 2013, 19:53
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RE: How to Install
Ok ,thank for your help ofnuts, I've got linewidth working ,Phew!
On windows 7 I saved as "all files" it also required that I took off the _1 after the py. file tag,
it may also have been the fact that I downloaded gimp again or that I cleaned all traces of old gimps entirely, I don't know/care! I've got it now.
I must say that I require a program to do it's job with efficiency & without me being a programmer - just as I like to drive a car but not need to be a mechanic to go A to B !
I suppose gimp is free & any alternatives are crazy expensive so I have no right to complain but it is not in the least bit intuitive in fact it is darn right unwieldy to use. If it were a commercial programme the user interface would have to be cleaned up massively -this more than anything is what gimp needs. That task though more than anything would require a single persons vision or a small like minded groups' vision to bring it about, perhaps that is where the crowd sourcing ethos falls down.
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Nov 27, 2013, 19:55
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RE: How to Install
Ok ,thank for your help ofnuts, I've got linewidth working ,Phew!
On windows 7 I saved as "all files" it also required that I took off the _1 after the py. file tag,
it may also have been the fact that I downloaded gimp again or that I cleaned all traces of old gimps entirely, I don't know/care! I've got it now.
I must say that I require a program to do it's job with efficiency & without me being a programmer - just as I like to drive a car but not need to be a mechanic to go A to B !
I suppose gimp is free & any alternatives are crazy expensive so I have no right to complain but it is not in the least bit intuitive in fact it is darn right unwieldy to use. If it were a commercial programme the user interface would have to be cleaned up massively -this more than anything is what gimp needs. That task though more than anything would require a single persons vision or a small like minded groups' vision to bring it about, perhaps that is where the crowd sourcing ethos falls down.
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Nov 27, 2013, 22:08 (This post was last modified: Nov 27, 2013 22:15 by Mike.)
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RE: How to Install
Just to clarify I had been trying removing the _1 yesterday with the rename file right click option , so I don't think it was that alone.
When I right clicked & choose save target>SAVE AS ALL FILES option was I believe instrumental but I still had to remove the _1 to make it work. Although I'm certain that I tried that yesterday too ! also at the end of all this I restarted the computer that was the point of the program working OK.
I'm still not sure what action was the effective one here ,or sequence of actions?
Thanks again Mike
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