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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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In Inkscape how to change stroke thickness for a grouped object

Let's say I have object A with stroke thickness x, and object B with stroke thickness x as well. I group them to make a single object. Now I want to change the border thickness of this object, to make ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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 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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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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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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Circular, brushed metal effect in InkScape?

Does anyone know how to make a circular, brushed metal surface with InkScape? I don't need the "cloud" shape, just the metal background.
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Multi-Page PDF Banner/Poster from PDF [closed]

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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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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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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Exporting vector graphics from Inkscape 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 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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how could I change all circles into squares, triangles and keep the size info in inkscape?

Is it possible to change all circles in a graph into other shapes (squares, triangles, etc), but keep the size ratio and position the same. For example, if I have circles with diameter 50px, 100px, ...
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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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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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Inkscape on Windows 7 fails to start

I have been using Inkscape on my PC for a while and it has always run fine, but suddenly it won't start. Now, when I try to run Inkscape, I get the following error message: The application was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...