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How to “Enter group” without double clicking

From the Inkscape keyboard and mouse reference, "For groups, double clicking performs the "Enter group" command (the group becomes a temporary layer)." This is great, but what if I can't easily ...
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Cut rectangle using line

I have managed to obtain the SVG graph from google spreadsheet using developer tools. What I did First I ran this command in console: I clicked on the output blue square which opened the node in ...
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Inkscape “Export Bitmap…” not working [migrated]

When I click "Export Bitmap..." in File menu or even from shortcut it brings no effect, no popup, no error. I use Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Inkscape: Is it possible to always save as both SVG and PDF

Using Inkscape, I would like to automatically and always save my files in both PDF and SVG format. The reason is that I embed the PDF file into another document, while I want want to keep the SVG file ...
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How can I reuse an embedded raster image multiple times in Inkscape?

I have an svg image made in Inkscape with about five raster images embedded in it. Each of these images is used many times (up to 72). Each of these images is small (<1MB), but judging from the ...
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Inkscape - Center Drawing to Page via Command Line/Terminal

Is there a way to center the whole drawing to the page in Inkscape with just a Terminal command? I need to do this for a couple hundred images. Manually, you do this by hitting "CTRL+A", "CTRL+ALT+H", ...
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What program makes clean plain SVG files from Inkscape?

I have SVG images with Inkscape attributes that fail epubcheck and Google validation. When I try to save them as plain SVG, the invalid "inkscape:XXX:" elements remain. What program on what ...
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Inkscape drawn image looks great in MS Word, badly pixelated in PDF. Why?

I'm a novice. But have drawn a simple logo in Inkscape. It looks great as a .png (300dpi) when inserted as a picture in MS Word. But from there when I generate a PDF of the docx the image is badly ...
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Is there a trim command for lines/paths in Inkscape?

Is there a trim command for lines/paths in Inkscape? Example: given are two lines. After selecting both I'd like to press a button. Then both lines are elongated or shortened until they intersect. As ...
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List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Tools and Actions in Inkscape [closed]

I haven't been able to find documentation about keyboard shortcuts, or how to customize shortcuts for tools anywhere online, after half an hour of searching. Frequently used tool must surely be ...
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Text converted in inkscape produces a shaking hand

Text produced in inkscape produces a shaking hand and a line through it when being drawn in video scribe. Any similar experiences or suggestions please on how to overcome this
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What density is the 512x512 icon for an Android app?

I'm making a launcher icon in Inkscape, with my document size set to 512x512. I'm trying to adhere to Material Design standards which state that the Tinted Edge and Shaded Edge of the product icon ...
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How can I improve my Inkscape results? [closed]

Using Inkscape for text produces an outline letter and then at the end of the drawing each letter is then filled. How can I simply improve my results?
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Roman numbers in Inkscape?

How can I write roman numbers in the program inkscape? Do I have to use the glyph-mode somehow or how is it done? Strangely, manually putting in the Unicode for example for the 'I' , U+2160 does not ...
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Outset small rectangle path in Inkscape without round distortion?

This post: InkscapeForum.com • View topic - problem with path outset seems to suggest that "squared joins" are to blame, but here is an example showing the problem regardless: Draw a straight line ...
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Connector lines with knee (angle, multiple nodes) in Inkscape?

Let's say I have two rectangles, and I use the Connector Tool to connect their centers (which are the only ones indicated when the tool is used): The connector line is drawn as a usual line: If ...
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drop shadow only under one side in inskscape

Is there a clean and simple way to do this without damaging the edges?
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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How to Cut a shape inside objects

I'm trying to design a pie chart, so I create circles (each one in a separate layer) then I change them to something like that: Now I want it to look like that: Of course I can create a small ...
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Inkscape - Merging Overlapping Nodes

I would really appreciate some help with this little problem I have, it may only be a click away somewhere in a menu - perhaps someone can help. The application I'm using is Inkscape and I'm trying ...
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Is it possible to “invert” an SVG file? Not the colours, but the actual areas/paths?

I have an SVG file, and I want to create the opposite of it. It's a monochrome icon, and I want a version where the logo is transparent and the rest of the rectangle is filled paths. In theory it ...
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Average stroke from a fill

I would like to generate an average stroke from a given compound enclosed path, or fill, in Adobe Illustrator CC or Inkscape. Sorry I don't know the mathematical function name to achieve this. I've ...
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Inkscape or Illustrator for this kind of work?

I want to make a similiar picture like this: https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/138443753/hd/ee481bcee17e5ee402d570ae3fa0d833.jpg My question is now, should I use inkscape or Illustrator? Will ...
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Align outside border to grid

i hope it is no dupe. If it is then i'm sorry.. I simple want to create a textureatlas for libgdx. Therefore i try to wrap all my 2D images/textures into one Image and select my desired images ...
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How to customize / edit the filter presets in Inkscape?

Are the filters presets unchangeable or are there ways to customize their values? For example, maybe change their strength or the direction of the bevel. How can I alter the filter presets in ...
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How to cut part of text beneath masked object in Inkscape?

I have a masked object above text. Now I want to cut the masked object so that I can use different colors for the divided paths in the text. When I try using path-division command, it is dividing ...
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Inkscape: how to cut a group?

The question is straightforward: how to cut a group in Inkscape? I already know that Inkscape can only cut one path with another, using ctrl+/. However is there any tips to ease the process? Having ...
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How to reduce the number of nodes in a traced map using inkscape?

I was trying to incorporate a map outline in a logo using trace bitmap feature in inkscape. I was able to trace with some modifications in the setting, but the problem is it has more number of nodes. ...
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Inkscape - Exclusion/Difference: remove fill but preserve stroke (size)

For my background, I'm not entirely comfortable with Inkscape, but I'm not entirely new with it either. Say I have a large object with a smaller object inside of it. I want to remove the smaller ...
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Inkscape: How can I access control points of corner/end nodes?

When drawing Bezier Curves how can I access control handles of corner/end nodes? For corner nodes there seems to be a work around: Make the corner node smooth and then again make it a corner node. ...
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How to list the fonts used in an adobe illustrator (AI) file, on linux?

I would like to list font names used inside an Adobe Illustrator (CS4 or CS5 I don't remember) file, on my Fedora linux desktop. Is it possible ? I tried to open it with Inkscape but I fail to see ...
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How to join end nodes of different paths in Inkscape?

I've been working recently on 3D printing TSP maps. I've included a pretty simple sample right here: The issue is that when I try to manipulate this figure, it recognizes it as 25 separate ...
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Stroke with gradient across it in Inkscape

In Inkscape, or in SVG, I'd like to have a path with many differently curved sections with a stroke that has a gradient from one side to the other, not from one end to the other but from one side to ...
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Brightness Threshold to Scanned PDF File

Some vector-based softwares are able take a vector picture out of an image, for instance the Brightness Threshold option in Inkscape. Suppose now that we want to apply this process to a full PDF file ...
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How do I do duo-colour dashes?

I've been trying to edit a SVG diagram (here in my Google Drive you can find it if having the original SVG helps you in assisting me), below is a PNG bitmap of the original labelling what I want ...
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How do I clip parts of my Inkscape diagram such that its corners are perfectly rectangular?

I've been trying to edit a SVG diagram (here in my Google Drive you can find it if having the original SVG helps you in assisting me), below is a PNG bitmap of the original labelling what I want ...
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How do I merge these two objects in Inkscape such that the space in between is gone?

I'd like to remove the white space in the screenshot I took of an Inkscape file and merge the two pink objects together into a single object.
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Create hatching in Inkscape?

How can I create hatching in Inkscape? I want to create plain hatching like you would find in an engineering drawing. (I am not interested in "artistic" hatching like the "rough" hatching Inkscape has ...
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How do I create new objects from existing nodes in Inkscape?

I've been trying to edit an Inkscape diagram I've created; there's a segment I'd like to separate from the rest of the shape it belongs to and turn it into a separately-editable shape (for which I can ...
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How does the P1 translation column horizontal shift (and other fields) work?

I really like Inkscape and I enjoy doing things in it, but even after using it for a while I have to say that many functions are obscure and counter intuitive (like the gradient editor). My current ...
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How do I draw a box around an object in Inkscape?

There is a really handy way to size the page: "Resize page to drawing or selection". Is there a similar option for drawing boxes around a selection? I have a group of objects that I would like to draw ...
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3-d reconstruction (z-stack) of individual eps files (each of them a slice along the xy plane)?

I would like to create a z-stack of several individual eps files, each of them being actually a slice along the xy-plane.. What is the easiest way to do this and the easiest software to use ...
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Change the stroke width without changing the width and height of the rectangle

When I change the stroke width of a rectangle the width and and height change also. How can I prevent this from happening?
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How do I make SVG files more transferable from Inkscape to Illustrator and viewable in Chrome?

I've created a SVG file in Inkscape [1] and I've noticed that viewing it in Chrome or Illustrator causes a number of parts of the diagram to be invisible or otherwise poorly rendered (e.g., in Chrome ...
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Drawing a double helix in Inkscape

I've seen this How can I create a double helix? question but I am here to ask you how to create a double-helix in Inkscape, instead of illustrator. I have tried to achieve this via creating two sine ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

I've noticed there's a slight gap between shapes and lines in which bucket-fill is applied (to the enclosed areas found therein) and the colour fill in Inkscape, is there any way of removing this gap ...
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How can I visualize the render of a design on a cylinder object in Inkscape?

I'm not sure Inkscape can do that but I did a sketch of a sticker and I'd like to visualize it on a cylinder object (bottle). I know Inkscape is not about 3d (even if you can do some things). What I ...
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How to create an SVG path from a lineart?

I have a line drawing in PNG format, from which I need to create an SVG. I need to create the svg path from right to left, left to right, center to sides OR sides to center. Here’s an example: I’m ...
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SVG to EPS in Inkscape and jagged edges

I have a simple logo comprised of an outer ellipse, an inner ellipse and lastly text inside that. The ellipses have only a fill, no stroke. The text is converted to a path. It is drawn on a 3508x2480 ...
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How to make the “P” and “e” hollow?

I have a slight of a problem here. This is the logo I would like to convert from 2d to 3d After that I followed all the instructions as per described in the following link : ...