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How to reset the element IDs?

I work with a lot of Matlab figures which were exported to SVG-files. Matlab produces a lot of garbage alongside the actual image (mainly invisible lines). So there is a lot to clean up after ...
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Inkscape: scale along direction

Is there a way in inkscape to make a scale of an object along a direction... The result may be something that can be done by rotate the object of -alfa scale the object in the x direction rotate the ...
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Filling vector paths partially in Inkscape

I am trying to understand how to approach a problem where I have a vector path that I only want to fill only a part of the path of. For example, here is an unclosed inkscape path that I want to fill ...
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Inkscape - background for single components appearing

Even though the drawing looks perfectly fine on Inkspace: When I export it to .pdf it becomes like this: What could be the reason? Is there any way to change it?
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size of pageborder, and exporting units for Graphics in android design?

Say i'm creating a Graphical Image for my android app. The image is not a launcher icon, nor is it a standard icon. What values should i set my page border to, and what values should i export the ...
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Inkscape stroke to path width changing on rounded polygons

When I create a rounded polgon and elongate it, when I try to export it as a pdf, the thickness of the line changes (thicker in the elongated axis). So I tried object to path and stroke to path, but ...
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Path outline and stroke don't coincide

I am not sure if this a bug or if I have some option selected. Strokes are consistently being drawn away from the path outline. Small movements of the node result in erratic behaviour on the stroke. ...
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Align text vertically on center

I'm using inkscape and I want to put a text vertically on center, the following text has a two font sizes, i want to display them on baseline. I can't convert text to path because I put on path.
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Inkscape: How to exclude multiple object from selection

I can't realize how to exclude multiple object from selection (using selection rectangle). Example: I have a table where are borders (long lines - paths) and some text (every character is single path ...
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Inkscape - Text gets clipped around end

I've been using Inkscape to design some prototype icons for a project I'm working on, and recently I ran into an issue with the battery design. The issue is my text for the battery gets clipped around ...
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How to automatically export assets at multiple resolutions with Inkscape?

I use Inkscape for designing and exporting app assets. These assets are created a 4x scale (which corresponds to xxxhdpi on Android or @4xon iOS). Let's assume I have a vector icon that is 256x256 ...
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How would I cut off particular parts of a shape in Inkscape?

I want to get rid of the parts of the blue and red bars that are outside of the green circle, how can I cut these?
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How to create a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape

How can I draw a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape? The only possibility I see is to draw a colored/transparent line.
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How do I trace this bitmap with JPEG artifacts?

I'm attempting to trace the following bitmap: Image by ACStewart from the web comic "Behind the GIFs" As humans, we can clearly see this was originally a vector, and should trace well. The problem ...
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Inkscape problem: rectangle with unequal stroke width

Can someone help with this problem in Inkscape? When I attempt to draw an empty rectangle with stroke, what I get is a rectangle with stroke which lines are a little bit thicker on the left and right ...
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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape

I draw a circle of 150px diameter in Inkscape,Now I want to move this circle, for example, upward exactly 45px. How to do it in Inkscape?
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Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. I'...
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How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

This is the same question as here, because that solution no longer seems to work. I am using live trace on a Bitmap, and the results are good. When I go to save the document as SVG and click on "view ...
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How to create navigation icons properly?

I created the star icon below in inkscape and found the newsfeed icon in .png form on the internet. They look good in FF, Chrome, Opera and Safari, but distorted in IE. My strategy for the star ...
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How to fill or Paint bucket in Inkscape without white space between two paths? [duplicate]

In inkscape I imported a jpg map file and by using trace bitmap utility I created a set of paths. Now I am trying to fill the regions between maps using paint bucket tool( More specifically the ...
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PDF/EPS file color changing when imported to Quark

So, I have tried different methods and nothing seems to work to fix this problem: I've made a graphic file in Inkscape and saved to PDF (and later EPS, just to try it). The file has colors that ...
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Use Inkscape To Align SVG to Top-Left Of Canvas

I have an SVG which has bbox of something like SVGRect {x: 236.92999267578125, y: 99.98999786376953, width: 121.48001098632812, height: 224.70001220703125} How can I use Inkscape to position the ...
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Improve Fractalize smoothness limit in Inkscape [closed]

I'm vectoring a small raster image, and I want to use the extension Fractalize (Extensions > Modify Path) Unfortunately the smoothness parameter value is blocked at 10, and I want to use a greater ...
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How to convert Visio documents with flowed text to Inkscape-compatible SVG?

I've tried to convert Visio documents (2010, 2013) to SVG for use with Inkscape 0.91 in two different ways, with unsatisfactory results. The trouble is always with the flowed text being incorrect in ...
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using inkscape and exporting at 300dpi but the file saves at 120dpi

I have scanned a lineart drawing at 300dpi then imported it into inkscape. tidied it up a bit then exported at 300dpi png but when i open it in lets say paint or just check the file properties it has ...
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Inkscape: How to symetrically adjust handles on two nodes of the same path?

On a symmetrical path, I'd like to adjust two nodes while maintaining the symmetry. I understand I can move the nodes horizontally using < and shift-< using the center point as the symmetry ...
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In Inkscape, can I link to a pdf/svg-file instead of embedding its content?

I am using Inkscape as a canvas to layout existing pdf/svg/png plots that I have made in Python, and then add some details and text to the overall figure. When I import the pdf/svg files via File >&...
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Inkscape: How can I bend text like in this example?

I tried several Path Effects, but I never were able to get text looking like this: As you can see, the text goes slightly upwards, and the letters get smaller. I first thought Envelope deformation ...
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inkscape: un-stretch distorted text

I am importing a figure with multiple text objects in inkscape (e.g. graph). I sometimes need to change the overall width of the figure to match publishers requirements (e.g. single column figure ...
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Object Mosaic in Inkscape?

I'm currently working on a poster project for my graphic design class. Since I can't use Adobe products outside of school, I'm using GIMP and Inkscape. For the background, I'm trying to convert part ...
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

I am a Newbie in Inkscape. I tried to find a solution on the internet but I didn't find anything about exporting XML for Android drawable resource directory. I would like to be sure if this program ...
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Make a letter thinner with Inkscape

I have different logos I have to redraw. I use Inkscape. I find a letter that is similar than the original. But the original has thinner lines. If I Path > Object to Path, this converts the line of ...
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Edit Multiple Freehand Stroke Widths at Once in Inkscape

I'm trying to ink a drawing using the freehand stroke tool in Inkscape. I understand that this tool creates filled shapes rather than lines with strokes, so I'm using the Path Effects Editor to change ...
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Prevent Inkscape from scaling the stroke width [duplicate]

I am designing software development related diagrams, e.g. class diagrams etc. So I have lots of rectangles. I like all of them to have the same border style, e.g. a width of 2 pixels. However, when ...
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Print a .svg document without a black background on imported image

I am using GIMP 2.8.10 and inkscape 0.91 on Windows. I want to: Manipulate a photo in GIMP's .xcf format by removing the background -- it should be transparent. Export the image in .png format. ...
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Border is removed when using Difference in Inkscape

I have a picture of a black horse which has a black border around it, when I remove it from a background (using difference) it deletes the horse shape out of the background, but it's smaller than the ...
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How do I split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?

Illustrator has the polar grid tool (as mentioned in this question) but how do I properly split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?
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Snap a path to itself

I would like to create a path in Inkscape, snapping some of its nodes to itself while drawing it. As an example, in the image below, I would like D, E and F to be snapped to the segment AB,BC,CD, ...
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What are the specs for material design icon? [duplicate]

I would like to draw an app launcher icon with Inkscape but the official guide seems to miss some specs. In my understanding, to design a material design icon I just need to put some shapes together ...
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How do I move groups TO the root layer in Inkscape

As the title shows, I need to move groups to root layer in Inkscape. This is needed because I'm using a Unity plugin that allows to automatically generate a PNG atlas from a SVG file, but unluckily ...
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Convert outlined stroke to single stroke

recently I've been messing with Illustrator/Inkscape and trying ot convert something like this: to a single-stroked one(don't know how it's called thoe) like this: I've searched a lot and I ...
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How to draw knurling in Inkscape?

I am just starting with vector graphics, so it's simple to draw some parts using gradients and very hard to draw patterns like this one on the left: Hi-res version Besides the obvious method with ...
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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Inkscape Font-specific Baseline Drop in Flow Region (Text Box)

When I change my font, my baseline drops inside of a flowRegion (text box). Specifically the Cardo font (I have not noticed others); see the image below. How do I adjust the baseline so the font ...
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Distorting a 2D object to give the appearance of 3D Space

I'm trying to recreate the following image from Yoshua Bengio's slides: So far, I've made the flat rectangle object, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to "distort it" in Inkscape. The path ...
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Increasing the space between 2 lines in Corel Draw or Inkscape

I have a project that I have downloaded from the internet...Problem is the materials they have and I have are different thickness. So I need to change the width between 2 lines (slits for pieces to ...
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Split a path into two separate paths in InkScape

I have a monochrome drawing of a face done in SVG. The entire face is one path. How do I for instance select just an eye and make it into a second separate path? Thanks. Note that the eye is just ...