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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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How to skip the import dialog of inkscape in commandline mode

I'm trying to convert DXF-files to SVG. It actually works really fine in command mode. The only thing is that Inkscape displays an import dialog. Since I want to use it on a webserver I cannot skip ...
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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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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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How to print using single colour cartridge with Epson WF7010

I have a Inkscape/SVG/PDF pattern in CMYK (solid yellow, magenta colours) and would like to print my design with a Epson Workforce 7010 which uses CMYK inks. I've read that printer data is sent in ...
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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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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: 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 doesn't trace particular bitmap, traces all others

EDIT: For anyone coming along who has the same problem later, someone on Reddit managed to fix it. Basically, there's a bug in Inkscape somewhere between when the image is converted to BMP and potrace ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Removing cross lines from Inkscape for use with InkscapeMap

I've got a SVG in Inkscape, that I'm making an HTML imagemap with InkscapeMap, but my problem is, that I accidentally made a cross line (a line that doesn't go vertical or horizontal in the grid) in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I scale an SVG via command line?

An SVG has these properties, that determine its size: width="146.91299pt" height="78.079002pt" viewBox="0 0 146.913 78.079" I would like to scale a given SVG to a with of 400pt by command line ...
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Make a space character in Inkscape SVG font editor?

When using Inkscape to make SVG fonts, I'm just curious if there's a way to make blank characters - characters that are just space. Inkscape requires that you press [get curves from selection] for a ...
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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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How to make manipulating all-white objects without a background easier in Inkscape?

I'm sure it's a common frustration but I couldn't find an answer. I'm making white icons in Inkscape (with a transparent background) and I couldn't find a way to set up my document so that the ...