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How do I make inkscape the default program for .eps files?

I installed Inkscape via the Microsoft store. How do I make Inkscape the default program for .eps files? Also, how do I add Inkscape onto the list of programs that show under open with? When I ...
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How can I use Inkscape CLI options with Inkscape portable?

I've read that you can use various CLI options with Inkscape. However, I haven't found a way to use those with Inkscape Portable. When I enter in my cmd window, e.g. InkscapePortable.exe --action-list ...
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Inkscape removes object edits when saving svg file

I recently started using Inkscape and tried to make a vector graphics which worked fine, but when the file is saved it doesn't save the object edits. Specifically, I take a regular square and round ...
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Inkscape execution "cannot proceed because libicuuc65.dll was not found"

I'm trying to start inkscape 1.1.1 on my Windows 10 system, and am getting this error message: The code execution cannot proceed because libicuuc65.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may ...
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How to change default location for saving files in Inkscape

I'm unable to find that option anywhere, by default it opens current user profile in Windows. I would like to change the location that opens when I press ctl+s?
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Converting PDF to image via Inkscape breaks fonts

I want to convert a PDF page to a PNG image. Following this answer, I tried the following command: inkscape <PDF PATH> --export-dpi=300 --export-area-drawing --export-background=#ffffff \ --...
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Inkscape SVG transform

I am trying to open an svg file with Inkscape. The svg elements have transform properties. Any browser can display the image withut a problem. However, when Inkscape opens the image,all the element ...
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Round corners in inkscape for CNC router

I am trying to prepare some images to cut out with my CNC router. I need there to be no corners sharper than a radius (a little more than the radius of my bit). When I use the built in fillet tool, ...
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Why does Inkscape not preserve Unicode text when importing PDF?

I have a PDF made from Word, and importing it into Inkscape. The text (which are non-ASCII) doesn't correct. Here is the original: And here is the imported: Moreover, if I edit the text, it behaves ...
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Inkscape: joining arcs and curves

I saw a similar question answered about 10 years ago. But I can't get it to work. I want to join an elliptic arc to a bezier curve so they are a single path. I know SVG supports this. I want to use ...
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How do you make a repeating gradient in Inkscape

There used to be a "Repeat" dropdown when you were editing gradients, but I don't see it in newer versions of Inkscape. So how do you make gradients repeat now?
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Set one-key shortcut for paste in Inkscape

How can I make a one-key shortcut for "paste" only in Inkscape v1.0 (not in any other program). Instead of pressing Ctrl+V I want to press only V (or any other key, I don't care which one) ...
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Why are matplotlib labels not editable in inkscape?

There is a related question here. I generate a graph using the following code: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt WALK_LENGTH = 1_000 random_signs = np.random.choice([-1,1], ...
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Is there a way to convert svg to eps on Linux?

I'm using Inkscape to do graphic design on Linux and I'm quite happy with it and svg files. Unfortunately, a client requests an eps file. The designed logo contains gradients and the client also asked ...
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Why does InkScape apparently produce incorrect SVG files, and how to fix it?

After making a logo in InkScape 1.0.1 (also tried with 1.0.2, the latest version), "Save as" optimized SVG, it produces an .svg file which renders in my browser but fails validation with the ...
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Display a tooltip onmouseover in Inkscape-generated image

I'd like a tooltip with some text to be displayed when mouse is over some graphical element in a media I create with Inkscape, ideally a PDF, but I could use an SVG. I believe this is possible, since ...
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Generate edge-based outline

Given a basic black-and-white outline drawing, such as: I'd like to convert it from a PNG with a black outline to an SVG with only black paths. I know it's possible to detect edges in an image. Is it ...
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Why does Inkscape only snap sometimes when dragging objects?

This is driving me crazy. Sometimes when I drag an existing object, it will snap to the nearest crosspoint on the grid. Other times it will not. I keep thinking I've figured it out, but then I keep ...
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How to preserve exact colors in Imagemagick svg to png conversion?

Let's take a simple example SVG: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/...
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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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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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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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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: 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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