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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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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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Learning to draw technical illustrations in inkscape?

I am looking for good resources (books, tutorials, courses, etc.) on learning to draw technical illustrations in Inkscape? I am specifically looking for resources aimed at beginners in both drawing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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Inserting SVG files in a Microsoft Word document

How can I convert or insert an Inkscape SVG file to a Microsoft Word document? Note: It has to be editable. The resulting exported PDF has selectable text.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.