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Problems importing .svg files into Word

I am able to copy and paste or insert .svg files from Inkscape into Word but when I do so some of the text becomes displaced. When I try to convert the image to an editable format, all of the text is ...
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Export the coords from Inkscape to create a HTML image map with polygons

For a medical application with png image files, I want to create a html image map with polygons as clickable areas. So create a map with several area shape="poly" items to highlight the shapes in the ...
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inkscape, gimp user interface unreadable in Debian bullseye

Since a couple of days or updates in debian the user interface of gimp and inkscape displays only hexadecimal code (boxes with numbers) and is so unusable. Didn't find anything that helped like "fc-...
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Inkscape: save svg file without pretty print?

I have an SVG file created from Powerpoint that I now want to edit in Inkscape. When opening and saving that file in Inkscape, with no modification, the file size goes from 120kB to 170kB (I'm saving ...
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Inkscape: cloning object to other file

Is object cloning (Alt+D) between files possible in Inkscape/SVG?
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Copy and paste is unwantedly changes size of objects Inkscape

I'm currently having a problem with Inkscape: Every time I try to Copy&Paste an Object (e.g. Rectangle) its size changes. Example: I select a rectangle with size 12x12px and copy it using Ctrl-C/...
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Increasing image quality on an image that is 262*64 px in Inkscape

I have a website that uses WordPress and alidropship, I’ve just created a logo for the site using Inkscape but when I upload it at the recommended size of 262*64 px the image appears very blurry on ...
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How to convert objects to curves? | Inkscape

Question: How to convert objects to curves? I found this seemingly very useful tool in a different editor call Affinity Designer (here) and wanted to see if Inkscape has something similar. Basically,...
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Create trapezoid with 45 degree uprights in Inkscape

Following on to this question: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1419870 I want to make a trapezoid with the uprights at 45 degrees. So at step #5, how do I stop dragging when at 45?
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Inkscape: Convert fill pattern to path

How can I convert a fill pattern, e.g. 'wavy' to a path, so I can edit it as a path, change colour, etc.? I tried Path > Object to Path, it doesn't do anything. I also tried tricks, like export to PDF,...
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Using SVG package in Latex on macOS Catalina

Compilation fails because inkscape: command not found. But I'm able to convert svg manually in terminal The following command works 👍 and produce the img.pdf file. inkscape img.svg --export-type=...
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Building inkscape beta with homebrew

I was wondering if I could use homebrew to get inkscape's beta. I know I can use it to get their current version with brew cask install inkscape but is there any way to get their beta? Thanks in ...
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Using Latex in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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How to erase a section of a merged object in Inkscape?

How can I erase the dashed red lines in picture below in Inkscape? This is my first try of using Inkscape: I tried to merge those two objects and then use the erase function but that only erases the ...
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Inkscape, align objects top has space between objects

I'm trying to align object in inkscape to make a heart shape but when alligning there is a very small space between the two objects. How can I get rid of that space ? As you can see in the picture, ...
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Convert to pdf, reduce size and digitally sign svg document

Inkscape can combine text with scanned images of a signature and a blank form. This produces a letter in SVG format than can be converted in pdf and digitally signed with LibreOffice. This script in ...
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How to convert coordinates of object given by inkscape to export coordinates?

Inkscape allows you to get a list of coordinates for each object with ID. Using that list and XML parser, I was able to find an object that I want to export. I want to be able to export that object ...
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Is it possible to query both X and Y coordinates of an object via inkscape command line?

You can do this: inkscape --query-id="myid" --query-x "D:\mydrawing.svg" And it will print X coordinate of the object with given ID. You can also do this: inkscape --query-id="myid" --query-y "D:\...
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Inkscape: scale nodes of a path along one axis

I have a path in Inkscape that i want to scale down along the y axis, without affecting the line thickness. All i want is to reduce the relative distances between the nodes in the y direction, without ...
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Inkscape EMF export has changed

I use the EMF export function of Inkscape to convert SVG to EMF and use it in a software (ArcGIS). Generally, I use Inkscape in command line (--export-emf) but I observe the same issue by exporting ...
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Inkscape: Complete Path with Object

Example: I have a Circle and on top of that a Path. The Path touches the Circle at both Ends and forms some shape inside the circle. I now want to complete the Shape with the Edge of the Circle so ...
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Can you set a top layer to be unselectable such that objects under it are still selectable?

In Inkscape, I'd like to trace a bitmap image. However, whichever part of it I trace first occludes the rest of the imported bitmap, making this a cumbersome process of lowering and raising the bitmap ...
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Why does Inkscape on Mac require XQuartz?

As far as I know it uses GTK3 which does not require XQuartz. So why are they still using such an awkward and ancient system?
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How do I align objects relative to center in Inkscape?

Let's say I have two vertical lines A and B. How do I align them to be the same distance from the (vertical) mid-center line C? Preferably so that I can enter a percentage somewhere, but it is not ...
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How to change Inkscape display language?

After installing Inkscape using macports, as described on the inkscape page, I had a problem with the UI display language. Menu items appear in three different languages. Main one - English, and ...
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Inkscape Not Showing New Fonts, New Fonts are Available in all Other Programs

I have Windows 10 & Inkscape 0.92.4. New fonts that I installed 2 months ago show up in Inkscape but not the fonts that I've installed in the last 2 weeks. I've seen fixes that say to "Install for ...
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Inkscape - Exporting the file to pdf gives empty pdf file (SVG file included)

When I export the following pdf file on Inkscape 0.92.3 (2405546, 2018-03-11) and Ubuntu 18.10, I get an empty pdf file. The SVG file is here. On pastebin because it is ~1200 lines, but looks very ...
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Rendering any latex in Inkscape does not work anymore

The issue is being discussed on Inkscape's repository here: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/extensions/issues/73 Since I last upgraded Inkscape 0.92.4 (45b59e7, 2019-03-20), and probably its dependencies ...
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Inkscape not showing a new font, the new font visible in Libre Writer

Inkscape 0.92.3. Windows 10 [Version 10.0.18329.1] preview. Added a Font via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Fonts. Font appeared in Libre Office Writer but not in Inkscape, despite a PC ...
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Inkscape installation slow at constant 12+% CPU

I saw that a new version of Inkscape is available and I wanted to update to the latest version. The installation routine uninstalled the old version, then started the installation of the new version (...
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Working with glyphs from multiple documents to rearrange a PDF

I am doing some editing on an old PDF comprising vector text and math formulae. Precisely I am extracting one of the problems of an exam paper, so after extracting the corresponding pages, I still ...
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Add a new ImageMagick command in an existing batch file

I have this batch file: for %%f in (*.svg) do ( "C:\Program Files\Inkscape\inkscape.com" ^ -z ^ --export-background-opacity=0 ^ --export-height=256 ^ --export-png="%%~nf_256x256.png" ^ --...
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Preventing Opera from automatically opening SVGs in browser

I've set Inkscape as the default software for opening SVG files, and indeed, I can open SVG files that I've downloaded in Inkscape by double-clicking in Explorer. However, when double-clicking it from ...
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How to fill an open stroke in Inkscape

This question seems very simple, but I don't have the design vocabulary to know how to ask the question in proper technical language. I have created a tapered line in a custom shape, it is the U-...
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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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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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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 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 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 ...