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].

I want to open the .svg in Inkscape and save it as an .emf so I can insert it into a Word document.

Why isn't the .svg file shown correctly in Inkscape? And, is there an easier way to insert the files created by draw.io in a Word document? I can export it to .png or .jpg but the quality is not good.

  • Has this been happened with more than one file or just that one?
    – Alex
    Jun 7, 2013 at 19:51
  • Is it possible the svg is using a font that inkscape doesn't have available? Jan 2, 2014 at 21:43

1 Answer 1


It doesn't work because draw.io SVG has text set with foreignObject which Inkscape doesn't support.

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