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I know this is only semi-tex related but I think it's something a lot of people are familiar with.

I used inkscape to grab an image out of a pdf. After doing so, I found out the only way it would actually save was to save it to .svg (all other formats are blank). I then tried saving the svg to eps/pdf/wmf/emf... etc basically every format I can think of, and they are all just blank pages. I even tried opening it in chrome, which it does, but when i click print (to send it to a pdf printer), the page is just a big black box.

I'm uploading the .svg at the link below, i'm wondering if its some transparency problem but I have no idea how to fix it..


The end goal is of course to have this thing in eps format so I can insert into LaTeX without issue... Any ideas??

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closed as off-topic by Johannes_B, Papiro, Christian Hupfer, Kurt, Jesse Mar 6 '15 at 16:54

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Have you read this question: tex.stackexchange.com/q/2099/10898 – azetina Oct 28 '13 at 22:03
Your file is not a pure svg file. It only contains a bitmap embedded. Click on it with right button and choose remove mask and you'll see why it is black. – Sigur Oct 28 '13 at 22:04
xpdf and poppler contain a utility program pdfimages, which extracts bitmaps from pdfs directly. There's no need for the detour with inkscape. – Alex Oct 29 '13 at 12:42
The question as is seems to be completely off topic. The linked question won't answer the question as well. Using pdfimages is a better way, but still no answer to the question. Might be a good answer to another question on another site, though. – Johannes_B Mar 6 '15 at 16:09
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because (please see comment above) – Johannes_B Mar 6 '15 at 16:09