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Questions tagged [inkscape]

Questions about installing the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Question about using the application should go on Graphic Design. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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How to export dxf file from Adobe Illustrator so that it works with Inkscape?

I have exported a file from Adobe Illustrator as .dxf file in several ways - basically trying all the combinations of the export settings such as the version of the dxf file, or whether to modify ...
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assoc-ftype does not work properly on windows 10

I'm trying to associate .svg files to open with Inkscape's inkview.exe. Not being able to do so through conventional methods I'm trying the command line. What I did: ran assoc .svg= and assoc .svgz= ...
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Inkscape not returning latex output

When I am trying to use latex in inkscape (I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and inkscape version 0.92), I am getting the following output: Inkscape has received additional data from the script executed. ...
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SVG import: Embedded/linked images at the wrong place

I am using InkScape to draw an SVG and want to make it "printable" with that tutorial: https://www.klaasnotfound.com/2016/06/05/creating-cmyk-prepress-pdfs-with-inkscape-and-scribus/ Unfortunately, ...
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Inkscape, shaped rectangle around curve

I'm new to Inkscape and are planning to create a scientific poster for a conference. I have an idea of a layout I want to use, but creating it was harder than expected: Does anyone have an ...
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Rescale .svg for composite image via ImageMagick

I've make a couple of batches to automake folder and library icons from the whole twemoji glyphs. Here's my repository on Github. For summarize my problem: Basically this scripts converts, using ...
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Can Inkscape losslessly save PDFs?

I need to remove pages from a PDF document and the saved file must be lossless due to barcodes and QR codes. I have finished editing in Inkscape, but will the final pages be lossless? import PDF ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts” after XQuartz and Inkscape install

I have a Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I have used GIMP without any trouble despite having lots of fonts downloaded. However, I was trying to open a vector graphic and in the process downloaded ...
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Why do some viewers/editors not properly open this SVG file?

Consider this SVG file (box.com link; I can't upload it here.) It has a "checked" or "marked-v" symbol, black on transparency. The weird thing is, some viewers show it properly, while others show it ...
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How can I install lxml into inkscape in windows?

I have inkscape v0.92.2 in Windows 10. and I want to use the Measure Path function. When I do it, I see this error: If I go to the suggested path, http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/lxml/, and I ...
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How can I attach link with InkScape that will be there when I export to the .svg to .pdf?

I made a document with InkScape. It is like a digital phamplet. I want to have links in a PDF that was exported from InkScape. How can I achieve this?
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Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator crash on start. Is it SVG Explorer Extensions fault?

On Windows 10, I had Inkscape installed first and could open and work on files without any problem. Then installed SVG Explorer Extensions to enable SVG previewing in Windows Explorer. After that ...
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Why is Inkscape so pixelated on Mac?

Why is Inkscape so pixelated on Mac? I have: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB And here is how I see Inkscape: [Click for larger image.] ...
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How to lock object from rotating when you create a shape in Inkscape?

I want to create a shape that is not rotated by default,but moving the mouse rotates it. I have tried: Mouse click/drag + shift Mouse click/drag + ctrl Mouse click/drag + alt But nothing works, I ...
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How can I prevent scrolling to change menu in InkScape?

I suppose the title says it all. I hate that when I scroll through panel, when my pointer is above a menu and I tried to scroll down, it changes the menu instead of scrolling down the panel instead. ...
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How can I remove toolbars in InkScape?

I want to remove these both two vertical toolbars in the right side of the InkScape window. How can I achieve this?
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How can I have an InkScape project exported to PDF or SVG with links still attached in the output (I am on Linux)?

I have pretty big SVG in InkScape (3000px by 2000px). I want to put links to some objects in the SVG. I have tried to look for PDF editor that can annotate with link in Linux. There are none (tried ...
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xwindows / GTK Focus bug

As many have, this bug was first noticed quite a few years back (~2010). This bug is essentially when click one toolbar, then going to another area of the application, the window focus is not being ...
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Enable Inkscape checkerboard background by default

Since Inkscape 0.92 it's possible to have a checkerboard background in the document settings. I noticed that Inkscape SVGs that have the checkerboard enabled have the inkscape:pagecheckerboard="true" ...
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How to export an minified/optimized svg from Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape to create and manipulate SVGs. Later I use this files in my websites. Unfortunately Inkscape produces a really messy SVG, even I select Plain SVG in the save dialog. How can I ...
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Creating bold versions of fonts without bold face included?

I have a font that does not include bold support. To my surprise, LibreOffice Impress will bold and italicize the font without complaint whereas InkScape only provides the normal face. How is this ...
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How to export SVG to PDF without images with relative path, using Inkscape?

I'm using Inkscape to create a SVG file and export this file to PDF. Then, I'm using this command: ./inkscape --file=my.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=my.pdf I'm using command ...
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Import Vector Graphics generated in Inkscape to Coreldraw X3

I always use Inkscape (version 0.91) to generate my Vector graphics and then export them to either .pdf/.png/.eps or other file formats, depending on the need. My Prof. however expects us to send ...
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From InkScape to InDesign: How to import AND EDIT a vector graphic artwork illustration?

I would like to import/copy a vector graphic made in InkScape and be able to EDIT the vector paths in InDesign CC. Simple copy-paste doesn't work: pastes nothing in inDesign. At the moment I export ...
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Can I make one shape transparent on export?

I have an SVG file with multiple things that should be exported individually with Inkscape. I have shapes in the background to set the size for each export. Would it be possible to make those shapes ...
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SVG linear gradient displayed differently by different software when x2 attribute is not present

I’ve recently imported and edited a file in Inkscape. I saved the image as “optimized SVG” in Inkscape, but when I opened the resulting file in different programs, some displayed it the same as ...
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Find out which font, exactly, Inkscape is using for “Monospace”?

I made a diagram in Inkscape including some text with font "Monospace". I suspect that the name "Monospace" stands for a more specific font that may depend on my particular system configuration. I ...
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Inkscape dialog too large to fit in the screen

I cannot fully access the "document properties" of inkscape. See the bottom part of the screenshot. The last few options are not visible, and I am not able to scroll down either. I am using Ubuntu ...
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Copy and paste is unwantedly changing opacity of objects in inkscape

I've just started encountering a problem with Inkscape (version 0.48.4 installed on Ubuntu) where if I copy and paste an object (basically an opaque rectangle with overlaid text), the new copy of the ...
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How do I make object vertices snap to each other in InkScape?

Take the following image as an example: I made it by first drawing one hexagram, then copying it, and moving it until the two centre vertices on the top and bottom horizontal looked to be in the same ...
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How can I create a pdf with invisible/transparent text with my limited software tools?

I mostly use Preview.app to create simple pdf files (ever since I learned that you can add text to them with it). It suits my needs, and still would now... but if I try to select the "alpha" color (...
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Inkscape x64 cannot export pdf with text

I am using export in 'Inkscape 0.91 x64' and C# to convert an SVG file to PDF. But when I input svg file contain text, out pdf file be blank. I don't know why. Please help me explain and help me fix ...
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Where can I find the Inkscape error log?

I am taking an Inkscape SVG file to perform some minor modifications on the SVG source (programmatically, via .NET's XmlDocument class). The resulting file is well-formed Xml and I cannot spot any ...
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Inkscape clip and export - clip border visible?

I have a problem with clipping a bitmap in Inkscape. After I export a clipped bitmap into PNG it looks fine. However after I print this PNG into a PDF file, insert it into LibreOffice writer (and ...
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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 resolution with 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...