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I'm creating a transparent document with some white elements on it.

The default behaviour of Inkscape for my document is to show the content white on white so I can not see anything.

My current workaround is to change the document background (File > Document Properties > Page > Background) to e.g. grey, then edit the document - now everything is shown as white on grey.

Then I need to change the document background back to transparent before every PNG export. (File > Export Bitmap)

Is there a trick to change the background of editing area of Inkscape? Checkers would be ideal. Did not find suitable setting in Inkscape 0.47 on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 yet.

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Another workaround was suggested on the InkscapeForum:

  • create an additional layer
  • fill it with a pattern
  • bring it to the bottom
  • lock it
  • work on layers above it
  • hide it on every export, unhide again
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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – slhck Jun 28 '12 at 6:03
    
Included details from InkscapeForum as suggested by @slhck – geekQ Jun 28 '12 at 9:43

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