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Inkscape user interface - customise the width of docked toolboxes

I recently installed Inkscape 1.3. One annoyance to me is that the width of docked toolbars on the righthand side of the screen always varies, according to which toolbar is opened at the moment. I ...
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How to rebase-file in Inkscape

I am trying to get Inkscape to rebase (reload) an SVG file when my script generates a new version of the SVG. According to the 1.3 Release Notes there is a "New action 'rebase-file', which can ...
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Unable to Change Font Size of Inkscape Guideline Label

Introduction I've successfully created labeled guidelines in Inkscape (version 1.1.1) using the following steps: Guidelines can be created by dragging from either of the rulers. Upon double-clicking ...
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ICO of 32-bit images

Requirement I'm using this shell script to create an ICO file to fulfill this requirement: Icons should be Windows .ico files and contain 32-bit images in the following sizes: 16, 24, 32, 48, and 256....
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ffmpeg - How to create a video with a PNG file and keep the same colors

I use a PNG file to create a video. I create the PNG file with Inkscape. The SVG file in Inkscape, the PNG file opened in Chrome show the same colors. Nevertheless the colors of the video (opened in ...
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CLI of Inkscape not working from regular PowerShell

End goal: Automatially convert all .drawio.svg files in working directory to .pdf-files while compiling a LaTeX-document. I have VS Code with LaTeX Workshop set up as my LaTeX-Environment and ...
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Inkscape: Importing SVG file produces unusably huge object in document

So the ultimate goal here is to produce a 600dpi vector file for use with a digital printer. I've gone to great lengths to insure that all the original images (png) are 600 dpi. These average 5-8 ...
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Correct file paths for Inkscape snap command line?

I'm trying to use the Inkscape snap provided in Ubuntu from the command line, but it fails to access my files. Using the graphical interface to open files in Inkscape works well. However, it always ...
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I can't open eps files even after installing ghostscript and editing the enviroment variables paths?

I read the other threads about this topic here and other tutorials on the web but I still can't open eps files. I hope you can help me, I have windows 10 and I also showed a capture of my paths above,...
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Inkscape Corners / Fillet

I tried to use the path effect 'Corners (Fillet/Chamfer)' to round the corners of a shape. Unfortunately, this is not working on all corners. Some do not round the exact radius that is set. I made a ...
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How do you draw multiple consequtive segments with one click per node with inkscapes node editor?

Background When using the pen tool to create a new path the workflow is as follows: Place node Place second node and create segment between 1-2 Repeat Problem description Often I want to create many ...
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How underline text in Inkscape without editing XML?

Is there a way, via an extension or not, to underline text in Inkscape, without having to resort to editing the XML source?
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Base64 encoded images in Inkscape SVGs

Is there an Export / Save option in Inkscape so that the data of base64 encoded raster images in the SVGs is put on a single line instead of being split into multiple lines?
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Bulk convert SVG to EMF

I have several SVG images which I want to bulk convert to EMF (and possibly WMF also) format. Here is one of the images. I tried all online tools in first page of google search "svg to emf", ...
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Merge Inkscape files without losing the layer information

In Inkscape 1.1.2, how can I merge two Inkscape files without losing the layer information of one of the files? Copy-pasting or importing flattens the inserted image. Even if I manually, for each ...
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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 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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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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Is there a way to convert SVG to EPS on Linux and retain gradients and transparency?

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 ...
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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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