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Exporting vector graphics from Inskcape into Libreoffice

I'm trying to export a reasonably complex illustration from Inkscape into a Libreoffice Writer document. I'd like to avoid rasterizing the illustration as much as possible. So far I've tried the ...
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How can I get Courier 10 Pitch font for Windows?

I created some SVG drawings using Inkscape on my Ubuntu. I now want to edit the SVGs using Inkscape running on Windows 7. The problem: the drawings has text formatted with Courier 10 Pitch font which ...
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How do I handle hebrew and english text in inkscape

I have created a svg file with inkscape that contains english and hebrew text. Both the english and the hebrew text flow to the right (correct) direction when the svg is opened in the inkscape editor. ...
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How to create PDF vector icons without Illustrator

I want to make some vector icons in PDF format for use in buttons and such on Mac OS X. Apparently most people use Illustrator for that, but what if I don't have Illustrator? I tried using Inkscape, ...
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How would you repeat something on the X and Y axis in Inkscape?

I would like to use the paint bucket to fill in the background with black and white circles evenly spaced apart. What is this called?
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Is it possible to view objects within a layer in Inkscape?

In Fireworks, or Photoshop, or GIMP your layer list also includes the objects within each layer. I've just started exploring Inkscape and can't seem to find this functionality. Some googling reveals a ...
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How to change color in a line drawing

I have a SVG drawing with black foreground and white background. What is the easiest way to change foreground to white and the background to transparent (in InkScape or similar free program)?
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Edit SVG font using Inkscape

I opened an SVG font in Inkscape but I cant see any character editor. Is anyone able to explain how to open/modify a character path ?
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In Inkscape, is it possible to centre-align arcs that have different start and end angles?

In Inkscape, I wish to draw several arcs that are perfectly centred upon each other. The individual arcs need to have different start and end angles. The problem is that when an arc spans less than ...
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How to extract an embedded image from a SVG file?

I have a SVG file that contains at least one embedded JPG/PNG image inside. I want to extract the JPG/PNG images from that SVG file and save them on disk. I'm adding the inkscape tag as it is the ...
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print something in inkscape that is larger than a4 size by spreading it out onto 2 a4s

I have something I want to print in Inkscape. It's larger than a4 size, so how can I print it on two a4 sheets of paper?
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How to automate Inkscape export?

Currently I do this in a BAT file: Inkscape.exe --file "some.svg" --export-png "some_64.png" --export-width 64 Inkscape.exe --file "some.svg" --export-png "some_96.png" --export-width 96 Inkscape.exe ...
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Show checkers while editing transparent document

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 ...
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How do I make a repeating background of a triangle image in Inkscape?

I have a triangular icon I need to be used as a background image. The triangles line up together right-side up, upside-down, etc. in rows. The background may need to be adjusted dynamically, so I'd ...
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Is there a XML editor similar to Inkscape built-in editor?

I have been looking for a "perfect" XML editor, and today I realized the one used in Inkscape is exactely the way I would want, because: It has multi-panel (tree, attribute-list, and value ...
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Is it possible to embed or link one inkscape SVG document inside another one?

I'd like to take one small SVG file (created with Inkscape), and embed or link it into another (bigger) one. When displayed by a browser I hope to see the smaller one show up inside some placeholder ...
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How can I change Inkscape's default export background color from yellow to white?

I am using export in 'Inkscape' to convert an SVG file to PNG. As I am using a transparent background, the colour of background is automatically set to yellow. I want to change this default colour to ...
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Inkscape: Copying an object, retaining transparency

I'm looking for a way to copy objects from one window to another without losing the surrounding transparency. I have two Inkscape windows. The setup is pretty simple. In the first window I draw a ...
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inkscape stroke inaccurate

I am trying to add a stroke to a rectangle object, but if I add a 1px stroke, it places it 0.5px outside the edge of the rectangle and 0.5px inside the rectangle. I find this to be annoying when I ...
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How do you import an EPS file in Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape, and I'm trying to import an EPS file to use it as a vector and eventually save it as an SVG. This link here mentions several methods: ...
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How to pick the current color of a bitmap for vectorizing / tracing

I have a .tif file and want to optimize it for the web. I think I would cut out the pictures using GIMP and include them. Now I am facing the problem how to pic the exact same color of some ...
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Interpreting Inkscape SVG path coordinates for HTML map

I needed some coordinates for a HTML MAP and tried to use inkskape by opening the image and just draw a path with my polygon coordinates. My document properties are set to 256 x 256 pixels and units: ...
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Almost every Inkscape extension yields an error in Mac OS X

I've run the latest few versions of Inkscape (currently landed on "0.47+devel"), and have been having trouble with the Extensions menu. So far, in every version of Inkscape I've tried, nearly every ...
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Inkscape: how to connect several lines and arcs into one continuous path?

I have a SVG document that is made of several lines and arcs that should form a continuous outline of some figure. How can I join all of those pieces into one path?
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Import PDF in Inkscape without per character spacing

I have a PDF form I imported into Inkscape. It did a pretty great job of created an SVG from it, however it appears to have given per character x coordinates to each tspan in every text block. I'm ...
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Converting Inkscape layers directly to a slideshow presentation?

I'm creating a slideshow in Inkscape. There's one or more layer per slide, plus several background layers, and some special layers to be used on several slides in a row, etc. In the past, I'd ...
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Inkscape: how to create inner border?

I create figure and set border width to 1px. My image actual size is 100px. But with border this is 102px. How to set inner border instead of outer border? In Protoshop I can select type of border - ...
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How to fix X11 font issue on Mac?

X11 on the Mac does a horrible job drawing fonts. I'm trying to use the GIMP and Inkscape and the menus, and other text, don't draw correctly half the time. What is the fix for this?
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CutePDF from inkscape does not output correct page size

I have an SVG document in format A6 created in Inkscape. I want to create a PDF output and use CutePDF for this. The output has the correct size (a fourth of an A4), put is put onto an A4. In other ...
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Preserve aspect ratio when pasting width or height in Inkscape

I'm frequently using the paste size feature in Inkscape to ensure that several objects have the same size. But sometimes I want to just ensure that a new object has the same height as a old object but ...
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How can I batch convert SVG files containing text to PDF files (specifically on CentOS 5.3 x86_64)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert an SVG to a PDF on Linux I would like to programatically convert SVG files to PDF files. However, the SVG files contain text that must be searchable in ...
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Learning to draw technical illustrations in inkscape?

Do you know any good tutorials and/or books on learning to draw technical illustrations in Inkscape? I am specifically looking for resources aimed at beginners in both drawing and Inkscape, if that ...
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Multi-Page PDF Banner/Poster from PDF

I'm looking for a utility that will take one large sized PDF, and split it into smaller PDFs for banner/poster printing. Looking for a linux or multi-platform solution. More Background My goal is ...
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Can't open Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator CS 3

I have an Inkscape file that I need to open in Illustrator but it won't work. I tried to save the Inkscape file as .svg but when I open it up in Illustrator I get "bitstream vera sans: a unknown ...
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Inkscape: what are “line” objects?

What is a "line" object in Inkscape? Drawing lines in Inkscape is by using the tool "Draw Bezier curves and straight lines (Shift+F6)". This creates objects of another type, "path". Using Inkscape: ...
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Change the length of a line and keep same width?

How do I resize a line without changing the width of the line in Inkscape? Scenario: I have already drawn a horizontal line and want to make it longer. If I select the line, use the resize handle to ...