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Where can I find the Inkscape error log?

I am taking an Inkscape SVG file to perform some minor modifications on the SVG source (programmatically, via .NET's XmlDocument class). The resulting file is well-formed Xml and I cannot spot any ...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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Delete clipped image in Inkscape

I'm doing some work in Inkscape which involves lots of images being heavily clipped. How can I remove the parts of the images that I've clipped from a file? In these cases, I don't need to release ...
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How to get Inkscape to save PDF's without ugly black boxes behind transparent raster images

I am using the vector graphics editing program Inkscape. Whenever I use File -> Save A Copy -> PDF, if there are any raster images with transparency in my document, the transparent areas will save ...
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How to change an image resolutionwith Inkscape

I'd like to know how can I change the pixel resolution of a SVG image made with Inkscape. I've designed a square logo with a dimension of 25x25 millimeters, and when I saved it I noticed that the ...
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Inkscape diagram connectors, how to make sure the lines do not overlap?

I use the diagram connectors tool (Ctrl-F2) to create a system diagram. I can connect objects (like PCs and switches, etc.) by clicking on the first object and dragging on the second object until to ...
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Did anyone manage to import an Inkscape saved SVG into Gliffy?

Drag and drop does not work for me. The image is just a black box then. Tried with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
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Is it possible to connect paths to objects in Inkscape for a network diagram?

I want to be able to move the objects (boxes) around and have the paths stay connected. For a network diagram. Is that possible? I know other tools for this task exist, e.g. Gliffy but that does not ...
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Color transparency in Inkscape palette (.gpl)

I am using color palette in Inkscape, through the .gpl file format (GIMP uses the same format, according to DuckDuckGo) : GIMP Palette Name: Character/Dragon/Magma Columns: 3 # 241 33 33 Body 253 ...
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Why do I have black boxes in SVGs created with inkscape?

When you create SVG files with Inkscape, it sometimes happens that you see black boxes when you view them with other programs. They look fine in Inkscape, but e.g. my file browser Caja shows a black ...
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Inkscape extremely slow on new, powerful computer

Last week I bought an ASUS ultrabook laptop: i7 6500U processor; 256 GB SSD hard drive; 8GB RAM memory; Intel HD Graphics 5500 video card. I was told this laptop should be extraordinary fast. ...
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PDF to SVG conversion with grouping and proper text conversion

I am looking into converting a large pdf file into svg (in order to create a web animation with java-script). I tried various methods which are available on my system: Conversion with a tool called ...
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Generated element with Inkscape?

I'd like to create a generated element with inscape. For example consider this element: It is composed of multiple shapes and texts. It should have these generation properties: position, size (as ...
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How can I change the line width of all selected lines to the same value in Inkscape?

I have drawn a vector graphic with Inkscape that consists of only bezier curves. I scaled some of those lines so their width got changed. Now I would like to have all lines be the same width.
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Inkscape: Creating objects that share bordering path parts

I want to create maps with inkscape and to have an object for each country. I want to draw borders between countries only once and have this part of a path duplicated and assigned to the bordering ...
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Inkscape - save as PDF destroys patterns

When trying to save a copy to PDF (and also in print to file) the resulted file are broken. For example: if my pattern is small red dots, the pattern in the PDF are chunks of squares with small red ...
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What is the difference between a path and an object? [closed]

Please explain to a beginner who is learning Inkscape what the difference is between a path and an object. For example, I draw a rectangle and it is an object. I can then convert it to a path, but it ...
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how to create an array of objects with increasing size?

I would like to create a 2-D array of objects with size and horizontal separation increasing like this: [[ 1, 2, 3, 4], [ 5, 6, 7, 8], [ 9, 10, 11, 12], [13, 14, 15, 16]] with the clone tile, ...
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Snap to midpoint of page edge does not work

When activating snap to and from bounding box edges it does not snap to the pages borders. It looks like the page is not a bounding box. However when activating snap to page borderit does snap to the ...
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Problems with X11 and Inkscape

How do i get X11 and Inkscape to work together? I cannot seem to locate X11 from Inkscape application when asked to find it. Is X11 a new terminal altogether. In simple, I need to know how to ...
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How do I install Inkscape for use by Cygwin?

I'd like to know if it is possible to install Inkscape for use from the Cygwin command line. I already have Inkscape installed as a program in Windows 7 (64 bit) but Cygwin isn't recognizing inkscape ...
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Can I interrupt a task in inkscape?

I have launched a "tiled clones" task in inkscape. Rather than setting a number of clones, I have selected an area to cover. Inkscape has been working at it at 100% CPU for 1/2 an hour now... I'd ...
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Clip Cropping in Inkscape Produces only a Blank Outline

In Inkscape, on OS X, I select two objects, one of which is an intended clipping or cropping mask. The object that is intended to do the clipping is higher up (above the base .png), I then select ...
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How can you remove hidden elements when exporting to PDF from Inkscape?

I have an Inkscape file that contains (linked) raster images. One 5 MB raster image is used in four places, but is clipped to a small area (i.e. most of it is hidden). When I export to PDF, the file ...
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Split a path when it's not connected

By converting an image from raster to vector, I have created a path in inkscape: I'm desperatelly clicking all the Path buttons when I'm trying to turn the letters into individual objects. How can ...
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windows command line to open several .svg with inkview

I find convenient to use Inscape to design SlideShows. I usually export and assemble to .pdf and show with Adobe Reader. But despite InkView is intended to that use with full screen mode and ...
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Inkscape prints my image shifted to right

I have created a page with three warnings: However, when I print it in inkscape, this appears: So what's going on? Here's the original file as I created it:.
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Tile element over page for mass printing of stickers

I have downloaded ECB hazard symbols from wikipedia in order to print them on paper and stick them on whatever chemicals I am storing. How can I tile them over the A4 page using Inkscape? Pasting ...
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How can I manage document sizes in Inkscape?

In inkscape, there are many predefined document size templates: Most of them are quite useless for me. However I'd like to add different ones. For example the horizontal A4 would be quite useful. ...
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Add text via command line inkscape

I'm attempting to write a script that adds text to an svg image at a certain location. I'm aware that Inkscape has a very robust command interface but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of ...
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Reset object rotation back to 0 degrees

When I rotate a text or other object in InkScape manually (by clicking on it twice, slowly) I can't seem to be able to rotate it back to 0 degrees exactly. When I access Transformation menu (Ctrl + ...
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SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine

I am Windows desktop programmer that needs to convert certain SVG into EMF in order to use it for programming. My graphics design skills are at beginner level, but I have managed to convert SVG file ...
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Inkscape does not switch languages

I installed Inkscape on MBP along with last version of XQuartz. The keyboard input is stuck on second non-English language and I cannot use any shortcut or input English text. It does not matter that ...
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how can I generate wavy line along some irregular path in autoCAD like pattern along path in inkscape?

for straight path, I can just do the arraypath with arcs to generate sine-wave-like wavy line. However, if I have some irregular path, this method is going to brake the line and the wavy line is not ...
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Inkscape very slow to start up on Windows

I've noticed lately on my Windows 7 x64 PC that Inkscape (v0.48.4) is very slow to startup. Once the window becomes visible it will display "Not responding" in the title bar for a minute or two. Once ...
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Garbled Chinese characters in inkscape SVG file

The linked directory in this github repository contains a file chinese.svg that I originally made using inkscape on a linux machine. The drawing contains Chinese characters. If I open it on my current ...
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inkscape causes permanent waiting cursor

I am running Inkscape 0.48.4 r9939 on Linux Mint 16 ("Petra") with Compiz as my window manager. Whenever I open Inkscape, as soon as I click anywhere using the selection tool, the mouse cursor ...
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Huge discrepancy in Inkscape file size

When using Inkscape to create many pictures with common elements across them, I tend to copy the first SVG file I have created as many times as I need pictures, and then edit the copies. If I reuse ...
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How to create images for web in inkscape

Horrible thing about inkscape is, that it does everything on a A4 page layout. Oh, yes, you can somehow, after finding the secret button in secret menu, access a popup that allows to change layout ...
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Can I disable canvas size limit in inkscape?

Inkscape is incredibly annoying with it's size limit that looks so awfully in browsers. Is there any way to have a canvas with no limits and simply adjust scroll bars to the existing objects, much ...
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How to Enforce Relative File Paths

When linking to PNG raster graphics from Inkscape SVG documents, it seems that Inkscape always insists on writing the absolute path to the PNG graphic to the file. This has many disadvantages (which, ...
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Dedupe drawing objects in SVG/vector graphics files

I have an exported image consisting of ~35000 objects (the only way to get it out of the source application was as a copy-pasted "metafile"). By pasting into libreoffice draw and converting to ...
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Removing personal data from SVG file

For the first time I needed to perform a diff on an SVG file created with Inkscape, because I had a conflict in SVN. While checking the differences, I noticed that the SVG file contains a lot of ...
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Inkscape - round several rectangles with the same radiums

I have a bunch of rectangles, different sizes. How can I make them all have rounded corners with the same radius easily? I've tried copying one and stretching, but the rounding is stretched also
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Opening .cdr in inkscape on Mac OS X Mavericks

I am trying to open a .cdr file which I got from thingiverse (a RaspBerry Pi case). I've installed Uniconverter using the steps in the answer by the user lauhub provided here: How to install ...
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Transparent regions of pasted png display as black in Inkscape

If I copy and paste, for instance, this image from Chromium or Opera webbrowsers into Inkscape, the regions which should be transparent are rendered as black, like so: How can I avoid this?
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Scaled path saved to pdf renders as if stroke width was scaled in everything except inkscape

Hopefully this is me doing something wrong, but if my suspicions are a correct and it's a bug I'll submit a bug report. I have an svg file (originally drawn by matplotlib, but I suspect that's not ...
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How to make SVG in Inkscape really scalable?

I wanted to know how to make SVG from a raster picture in Inkscape. I am in Wikipedia which uses lot of SVG's so I want to make a few. I know how to track those PNG and export the bitmap results as ...
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unable to rasterize svg with mask

This svg loads in fine in a browser (ffox, chrome, http://jsfiddle.net/9tT6T/), but inkscape and imagemagick just convert this as a white rectangle when exported as a png. How do I rasterize this svg ...
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Use Font Awesome in Inkscape

Is there a way to convert Font Awesome icons to SVG graphics, so that I can use them in Inkscape inside other vector images? Importing Font Awesome to Inkscape for Icon Reference does not help here, ...