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Can I make each group in this SVG file its own SVG file?

I have a huge SVG file that I filled with all the characters for a font. There are a lottt of characters and it'd take forever to manually copy each of them into its own file. Each character has all ...
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Pixel images to vector in Inkscape - right settings but not coming out correctly?

I read this question and it was very helpful, only when I use the options as described in Takkat's answer my image still comes out wrong. This PNG is the image I'm attempting to convert to vector. ...
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How does one extend arrows in SVG?

I would like to be able to lengthen (without changing their direction, colour, width or the dimensions of their heads) arrows between cells in this diagram, ...
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Trying to “select all” and dragging whole document - but some lines do not move

In Inkscape I am editing an SVG file (please click the Raw button to download; copyright CC-BY-SA by Denelson83). I have defined a grid of 15 x 15 for the whole document and toggled the Snap bounding ...
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How to apply horizontal kerning to all letters in the word at once without adjusting the spacing for each letter?

I am trying to increase the spacing between letters in a word in Inkscape (version 0.48) by using horizontal kerning. I am not able to select the entire word and apply the kerning value at once. I ...
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How to crop space after applying drop shadow?

In Inkscape I have drawn a square and then applied Drop Shadow filter to it. How could I please get rid of the appeared top and left space? I need to have the top-left corner of the yellow square ...
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Exporting square tiles from a stripe - in Inkscape or Gimp

I am using Inkscape and Gimp to create assets for a word game and am looking for an advice from more experienced users of these great tools. In Inkscape I have created a stripe with 26 letters and ...
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How to twist a complex shape in Inkscape?

I have a shape derived from the letter i: Each of the blue “waves” and the two orange crosslinks are a path, the dot is a circle. I want to make the shape derived from a script i instead, ...
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Creating a sprite sheet of letters and numbers for a mobile word game

I would like to ask for a general advice on how to use Inkscape to create a "sprite sheet" of letters and numbers. I am developing a Scrabble-like word game and initially was planning to display the ...
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Creating mockup template using inkscape for logo design presentation

How do I create mockup templates for Logo design using Inkscape? I don't have Photoshop where mockup template can be created very easily. I have created a logo and I want to use this mock up as a ...
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How to clone objects in Inkscape so that ctrl-D will show the original object?

I am editing a game board for a word game, based on a "CC BY SA"-licensed SVG file by Denelson83: When I click at a colored square and then press ctrl+D I can see the original colored square - as ...
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How to change stroke width of image made by drawing in iPad?

I have a drawing using Adobe Ideas app in iPad, then export it to PDF to open it with Inkscape. It is a vector image since I can enlarge it as much as I want. However the width of the stroke too big ...
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Does PDF file scale the line width?

I'm drawing using Inkscape on Linux. At the end I'll save the file as PDF and the figure will be used in many kinds of reports, so I'll insert the PDF file (in LaTeX) with different dimensions. ...
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Interpolate SVG Inkscape

So I've been trying to create a long shadow effect in Inkscape using an SVG image. As you can see, I've been able to do this with a shape. But haven't found a way to do so with an SVG image. ...
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Border around formatted text in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a block of text with formatting and I want to surround it with a border. I've tried the "Flow into frame" feature, but that removes formatting (I would like line breaks, spaces, ...
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Remove/Cut Section from Image

I'm attempting to remove (or cut) a portion out of a shape. The result of my operations are that the removed portion automatically is given the same border as the other shape before the "cut". Here ...
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In Inkscape, what's to quickest way to combine an object's stroke and fill to an unstroked object? [duplicate]

I'm using fat, rounded strokes to create objects with rounded corners. I've been combining, using Union, an unstroked version of my object with the results of 'Stroke to Path' but it seems like there ...
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How to put one object both in front and behind another object at the same time?

I've attempted (as a test) to make a circle with a bar going through it. The bar should go under one side of the circle and over the other. I've done this by splitting the circle into two objects, ...
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Why can't I edit these SVGs with Inkscape?

In Inkscape it is impossible to edit the SVG images downloadable from here: https://archive.org/details/IauConstellationsSvg Basically, there is a single, large group and I can't ungroup it. Those ...
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How to randomly distribute objects only in selected area?

Imagine you wanted to design a glass of soda. First you create a glass: It's, in fact, a beaker - but that doesn't matter Now you copy the object, make it smaller, black and delete the stroke. Then ...
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Make a random dispersion of images

I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which is the best way to achieve these ? I use ...
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What icons used in Inkscape UI?

Maybe it's offtop, sorry if it is. I search for PNG/SVG icons files used in Inkscape UI, ie, "open file", "save file", "options" etc-- which are nice and I want to use them maybe. What are these ...
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Cutting multiple lines/curves with a closed path in inkscape

Let's take a bunch of lines, like in (A) (We could have bezier curves, either. Let's say: open paths) Let's take then a circle (or another closed path), like (B) Let's put the each above/below ...
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How to avoid multi-layered PDF's created in InkScape

Given a pdf, is there an easy way to find out whether is has multiple layers? The files I am concerned of are made in InkScape (in which they were multi-layered SVG's) but how can I figure out whether ...
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How to use font variants within Inkscape

I'm trying to use Inkscape to design a logo, the issue is that I can't use any variants of one of my fonts, Quicksand Light: I know I have the font and its variants installed because GIMP notices ...
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Sponge (reticulation, pores) texture in Inkscape

I'm trying to vectorize this Gray's anatomy diagram from the Wikimedia commons: (Yeah, I know. Kind of an awkward image, but I'm a medical student studying Urology and we need good medical ...
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Inkscape: remove stroke preserve size/shape

I've created a path with a stroke and a fill of the same color, and I'd like to remove the stroke while preserving the size/shape of the object. Is there a simple way to do this? In other words, I'm ...
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Convert region between ellipses to bezier path

In an Inkscape file I got from somebody I found the following: On the right there are arcs of ellipses (not paths), and on the left there are 4-node bezier paths each perfectly corresponding to the ...
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How do you make a letter in a circle transparent to the background? (Inkscape)

Say you have a circle, and a letter (X), on top of that circle. The circle is black, the background is white, and you want the X to be transparent. HOWEVER, you want the X (or the area where the X ...
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Separating one element of an Svg file into multiple elements with Inkscape

I want to edit an svg from wikimedia commons that shows the human arteries to highlite a specific artery in a specific color. Unfortunately multiple arteries in that svg are represented by the same ...
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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap? I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object ...
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How do I improve the visual design of my scientific schematic figures?

When writing a manuscript, I generally feel like my plots follow a good balance of visibility and informational portrayal. Once in a awhile, I need to create a figure where something is shown ...
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Opening Inkscape SVG in Illustrator, not looking right

I'm new to graphics, and had to make a small poster for a competition. I created it in Inkscape, but found out they need a .ai file. I tried opening the SVG in Illustrator, and it just does not look ...
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Delete all strokes at once in Inkscape

I'm trying to recover and old document from my grandfather's stuff. It's pages from a family book. So I scanned the page then inserted it in Inkscape and I inverted the colors so the black ink became ...
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Gold, Silver, Bronze color swatches

I am working on an app that displays various colors for kids to choose from. So, we'll have a red, a blue, a yellow, etc. These are not real objects, just a small image (like the one attached) that ...
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Remove lines from a double-lined path to become a single-lined path

I' quite new to Inkscape and came across something that I don't quite understand. I made two simple paths. I tried filling them both, but as it appears, one of the two paths has double lines. This ...
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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How does one find missing fonts using Inkscape?

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I am opening with Inkscape. Everything works great except some of the text is all screwed up because I don't have all of the appropriate fonts available on my ...
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How to edit clip path?

The Inkscape FAQ states: In fact, if you use a path as the clipping object, you can actually edit the clip path without having to Release it. First select the clipped object, then choose the Node ...
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Cut a circumference into parts - Inkscape

I'm trying to cut out sections of a circle / circumference. The way that I've been doing it is by creating new nodes on the path and then cutting the path at that point. However, to make the cuts I ...
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Conversion from svg to png creates certain pngs with black fields in them

When I converted several Inkscape .svg files to png using inkscape or mogrify (imagemagick) from the command line //inkscape from the command line conversion cd your-directory-with-the-svgs/ for i in ...
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Remove inner portion of object

I'm rather new to Inkscape (always worked with photoshop/gimp) so please excuse my ignorance here. I'm trying to accomplish the following. I have an object that needs to have a certain part in the ...
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How to create a 3D effect in Inkscape as required by the Android Design Guidelines?

In the Iconography section if the Android Design Guide they describe the following style that should be used for Launcher Icons: Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, ...
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Problem pasting text into Inkscape

When I try to paste bigger text into Inkscape, it splits it into small parts and it's impossible to put them together. I can't change font type or anything in whole text at once without rewriting it. ...
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Add perspective to Bitmap in Inkscape

I have a 3D monitor drawn in Inkscape and I'd like to add a screenshot into the region. I have tried to skew, but the shape is too irregular. I have also tried to apply an envelope (Extensions -> ...
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Is it possible to convert PostScript to SVG? (Inkscape)

Is it possible to convert a PostScript file to SVG? Based on an answer in Tex.SE, I tried to use inkscape: inkscape test.ps --export-inkscape-svg=test.svg This indeed produced an SVG file, but ...
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How to create a rectangle with one side stroke only in Inkscape?

How to create a rectangle with stroke only on one side of the rectangle ? By default the stroke is applied to all sides of the rectangle.
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How to delete the path between two nodes, but not the nodes themselves in Inkscape?

I have a contour object, and I would like to delete a part of it (a line). So I converted the object to a path, selected the Edit paths by nodes tool and deleted the unwanted nodes, now I have the ...
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How do I shear a selection in Inkscape?

I know I can scale by pulling on the handles with the Select and transform tool. Or similarly, rotate them by first clicking to toggle the handles. But how do I shear an image? Clicking again ...
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...