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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 OSX, 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 to get openclipart support for inkscape?

There was a menu entry to import svg from openclipart.org in older Inkscape versions. But I can not find it in Inkscape 0.48.5 r10040 on a gentoo system. Is it required to install further ...
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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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Add to select all items with higher z-index

Is it possible in inscape to select all objects with higher/lower zindex than currently selected object? Tab/shift-tab are useful to move onto next/previous object, but I can't use the shift modifier ...
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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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Changing the Inkscape color scheme on Windows

On Windows, Inkscape (0.48) comes with this horrendous brown color scheme. How can I change it? Or rather, to what can I change it? I've noticed there's an etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc file in the Inkscape ...
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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 - Adding javascript

Is it possible to add a javascript snippet to an Inkscape drawing? I know I can add per object via the Interactivity menu, but I want something that applies to the whole document
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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, ...
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Change the length of a line wrt the center

How do I change the length of a line with respect to the center? I wish to reduce the length of a line symmetrically from both ends while keeping the center in place.
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Inkscape - rounding corners of shapes?

In Inkscape, rounding the corners of a rectangle is easy - you select the object, press F4 (rectangle tool), and drag the circular nodes. How do you do that for more complex shapes? "Dynamic ...
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Inkscape extrude, can't get it to run

I'm trying to use Inkscape to create "pseudo-cylinders", pseudo because really the ends are 10 sided polygons. Anyway, I'm trying to use the Extrude extension. I installed Inkscape from the website ...
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Clickable URLs in PDF output created by Inkscape/SVG

I guess the title pretty much describes the problem. I'm using Inkscape to write a SVG document, and convert it to PDF to share on the web (keeping SVG as original file is safer) I have many URLs in ...
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Which type of image has high quality vector or pixel (raster)?

I used GIMP to create images, but, since I needed to produce higher quality images, I recently switched to Inkscape. Now I have created a sample text with black background in it, and I am not able see ...
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Inkscape: converting object with filter to plain object

In Inkscape 0.48, giving 2 objects: A and B, I want to apply on A a filter (e.g: Filters > Distort > Torn edges) and to subtract the resulting object from B (with Path > Difference). The ...
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Inkscape does not open .svg file correctly

I have an svg file that I have created using draw.io on Chrome. When I open it in InkScape the blocks inside the .svg file that have teext in them are not shown correctly and it just shows [object]. ...
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How to set gaps between objects?

We can make gaps between objects equal with the associated button, but it is possible to define this gap in millimeter? My use case is captions under pictures which are not aligned, I want the ...
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Change folder where exported files are saved

What I use: Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Inkscape 0.48 3 files for Inkscape exension to export TikZ code (tikz_export.py, tikz_export_effect.inx, tikz_export_output.inx) (A bug has been dealt with following ...
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How can I “flatten” a PDF scatterplot with many points generated with R?

I have a scatterplot which I generated with R, it shows many thousands of overlapping points. I need to graphically annotate the generated PDF further, in PDF format, with Inkscape. However, it is ...
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Importing Font Awesome to Inkscape for Icon Reference

I use Inkscape to mockup a lot, and I'd like to open the font-awesome svg file so that I can have the icons ready to copy/paste into my mockups. However, upon opening this file, it seems to be empty, ...
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Inkscape rotation unexpectedly modifies rectangle coordinates

I use Inkscape to create levels for my game. My problem is: I create rectangle and when I want to rotate it, it is changing the (x,y) position of the rectangle. Here is a video of the coordinates ...
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Converting large SVG to PNG file

So I have a 16mb SVG file with about 30,000 nodes and I've been trying to convert it to a 10,000x10,000 png image. I tried a lot of stuff and the closest I got was with inkscape, but it got some weird ...
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Combined Open Source Office Suite?

Are there any programs that can combine Inkscape, Scribus, and OpenOffice.org? For example, in OOo, the startup screen has options to create a new document in any of the OOo programs. Is there anyway ...
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inkscape arrow pokes shape

I am drawing a block diagram. I need an arrow pointing to a rectangle. However, the arrow poke the rectangle even though end point is snapped to path. What I need is the arrow to just touch the ...
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inkscape transparency when exporting pdf?

How do I need to change the transparent objects in an inkscape file to be able to export them correctly to pdf? So far it seems the defaults render the transparent objects either invisible or opaque.
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Convert gif to svg using inkscape

Is there any way to convert a gif file to svg using command line inkscape? I would like to convert the gif to a "real" svg but bot just embed the gif into the svg. Or any other command line tool to do ...