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When importing into easel and it fails, here is a guide to help find and eliminate the problem.
HOW TO FIND AND ELIMINATE HIDDEN ELEMENTS IN INKSCAPE
Here's aTutorial on Inkscape and exporting PNG files to lock in filters before tracing. The image on the screen isn't always the true image that gets traced. there's a weird anomaly that happens when you zoom in and out and chances are, what the image trace is seeing isn't what you want unless you lock in the filter changes by exporting the PNG file. then you import that and trace it.
HOW TO EXPORT A PNG FILE IN INKSCAPE
A while back, Robert A. Rieke asked me to create this how to guide. I can honestly say I wasn't ready at the time. I now know a lot more about the program. This goes hand in hand with my recent project, the X-carve accessory holder and pen sketches. I hope this helps!
HOW TO GET A CLEAN IMAGE TRACE IN INKSCAPE WITH FEWER VECTOR POINTS OR NODES
Here is how to import text when it fails and it's multiline text. It's probably because you typed it all up in one box then converted it. or maybe its the font. either way, it's because there were blank text objects still in the group.
HOW TO IMPORT MULTILINE TEXT INTO EASEL FROM INKSCAPE WHEN IT FAILS
* * * NOTE: ON SOME COMPUTERS THE FILES ARE COMING UP WITHOUT FILE EXTENTIONS. JUST ADD THE FILE EXTENSION AFTER DOWNLOAD. ALL FILE TYPES ARE LISTED * * *