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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Ungrouping objects in a pdf file, followed by a modification

I have a pdf file depicting a number of lines connecting small circles. I want to select all circles, and change their color and some other properties. Since the number of lines and circles is high, I ...
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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 ...