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How do I sections of a text body in specific areas [closed]

I am new to Inkscape and currently struggling with coloring text. I have a main body of text, small size 4pt, and I wish to block color in certain areas of it. For example imagine an A4 white sheet ...
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Inkscape- How to keep the outline of the sprocket [duplicate]

I want to use the outline of the sprocket and inside it i want to put an alaphabet.. how to remove the inner part and make it all one color.?
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Inkscape, 300dpi image for printing, 2“x2” - export settings

It was requested of me to provide a 300dpi image for printing at a resolution of 2"x2". I have been scouring the forums and am more confused than ever. My image is easily scalable in Inkscape and will ...
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How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
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Mirror symmetry

Is there a way to draw mirror/symmetric shapes in Inkscape? To clarify, I am asking about mirroring the shape while I'm drawing it, not to draw it and then mirror in. I saw some videos on YouTube but ...
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Help With Vector Images

I'm having some trouble with a vector image I downloaded from shutterstock. I'm trying to lasercut a Christmas present for my cousin. I need to be able to get an outline of the vector image (it's ...
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Inkscape make visible filter color permanent

Let's say I have a rectangle with filter applied and a, alpha different from FF(255) making it transparent. On a white background in inkscape it looks great and these are the colours that I want to ...
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

If I try to draw a grid in Inkscape, there are two different options: Extra -> Render -> Grid Extra -> Render -> Kartesian Grid But both of them use pixel-metric(?). Is it possible to use other ...
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Image's texture might be stretched?

I came over from Stack Overflow, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask this question, I'd like to apologize in advanced. I just finished a couple of isometric maps, the first map is an ...
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How to make a “barrel” shape from a flat image (?) [closed]

If you have a flat image ie logo you want glue onto a cylindrical "package" to show final product -- what free s/w package (or script) do you use? (I use inkscape and gimp to create flat art with no ...
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Convert part of path to standalone path

I have several paths that appear to be connected even though there is no connection between them: I would like to split the letter e apart from the path. I found an answer suggesting the use of ...
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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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creating a colour border in inkscape

I am making a poster with inkscape (version 0.9.1Ubuntu laptop 15.04 laptop). This is one of the first times I'm using inkscape to actually create something instead of edit existing images. I would ...
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How do I bind gradient to object so that it doesn't change when I move the object?

Typical situation. Make an object in gradient: Move the object: Uninstall Inskcape. My question therefore is, whether I can bind the gradient to the object so that it moves when I move the ...
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Inkscape: text on path gets clipped

I have an oval shape, and want to have text on its right side. I selected both shape and text and clicked Text > Put on Path. The text appeared at the bottom of the shape and I moved it to the right ...
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How to get flat collection of paths from stacked ones

Here's an image to help (the top is the original image, the bottom is after moving the white object to the front): What I need is an object that is all of the white in the image. The problem is ...
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How to correctly use two objects for rasterization

I have two objects (pink A and white B) in Inkscape, see the screenshot below: When drawing is rasterized there are artifacts in the form of pink pixels from underlying object A: I have tried ...
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Why Inkscape adds a white border while printing?

I use to print my Inkscape works to a pdf document in order to import them to a LaTeX document. I always print them to a pdf file (my OS has this option by default < Kubuntu 14.04>) because I ...
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Inkscape to icon

I want to create Windows Icons (.ico). First I create a drawing in Inkspace, next I export it as png. I open the png in Photoshop and save it as icon, but the result is ugly. How do I make a crisp ...
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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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Svg not showing shadows in web browsers (Inkscape)

I have newly created a logo that has shadows applied with masks, so they only affect the logo itself, and not the background. Here's a picture: The text of the logo is splitted in 3 main layers: The ...
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Remove background based on color in Inkscape

There is a classical way of removing background in Inkscape using Bezier curves. This is often quite lengthy process. Is it possible to remove the background of an object based on background color (e....
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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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Difference of text and polygon results in hole that is smaller than original text

I'm trying to make a single path by taking the difference between a polygon and a text letter, but when I perform the Path > Difference the hole that is made in the polygon is much smaller than the ...
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How do I make interwoven symbols on Inkscape? [closed]

Sorta like this, but with actual depth (the lines crossing over and under each other):
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How can I remove remaining background in a traced bitmap in Inkscape? [closed]

I am trying to create a png file from a jpg file.. which is having white as a background. So I traced the bitmap in Inkscape and I did some colouring. But when I export as png file: I ...
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How to join paths from two concentric circles on Inkscape?

I've been trying like mad to make an arc from two concentric circles connected by lines, by first joining the lines and the circles and then deleting the circles' arcs between them, as in the image: ...
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Why would an artist avoid the Pen Tool?

I am going through some vector tutorials using Inkscape. Part of the author's description of himself states: "I spend most of my time working in Adobe Illustrator, avoiding the Pen Tool and struggling ...
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Corner-aligned dashed lines in Inkscape

Does anyone know how to create corner-aligned dashed lines in Inkscape? I am looking for a similar feature that exists in Adobe Illustrator (see http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cs5/...
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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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Shapes not showing in Inkscape

I try to draw a square or circle and it just doesn't work. I know it should have a fill and stroke, and even when I select colors, it's not showing. All I see is a square depicting the area where the ...
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Multilingual SVG for the web

Is there a way to create multilingual SVG files for the web? I have an SVG with text that I use on a website. Now if the user changes the language on the website I should normally create a new ...
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Vector graphic duplicate within area

I have a house I'm using for a scenes background. I want to make a close up of that house. So, I would like to take a rectangle and copy only the parts of that house that exist within that area for a ...
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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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How do I make this arrow symmetrical?

First of all, I use Inkscape for this. I am also not a graphic designer by trade. Anyway, here's the deal: As you can see, the nodes aren't lined up properly to make the arrow symmetrical. I only ...
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Inkscape - make contour go to the inside [duplicate]

I drew a circle of diameter 100mm and set its contour to be 5mm. Now this means that actual size of that circle is 105mm because it's 100mm for the circle and the contour "overflows" 2.5mm on each ...
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cut object from path not working in inkscape

I am very novice in using inkscape. I am learning from huge amount of tutorial available over the net. But one thing never works for me is "cut out from objects" I am attaching a screencast to ...
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Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow

I realize similar questions have been asked here and there, but I'm still a bit confused. So, the task is basically to make a print-ready EPS/PDF for some vector art prepared in Inkscape [on a Unix-...
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How to indent entire textPara in Inkscape?

I have an SVG with some flowed text that has a hierarchy to it. My text currently looks like this: But I'm trying to make it so the second paragraph is fully indented some X units, like so: I'm ...
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DXF export and dimensions

I am having issues when exporting to DXF using inkscape 0.91 r13725. Dimensions which appear as 0.5 mm, 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm when measured in Inkscape as an SVG file, seem to gain another 0.1 mm when ...
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problem with pdf export in inkscape - line stroke [closed]

I had today some surprising experience in converting svg to pdf using inkscape. I am preparing drawings for laser cutter. for laser cutting, the drawing should be passed as pdf and the line stroke ...
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Inkscape: how to create a polygon from several polylines?

Drawn by hand in Inkscape, I have several polylines and polygons, more ore less in contact. I want to build a polygon from them (in zone A) and fill it with a given colour. The desired polygon will ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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Inkscape: How can I prevent background to shine through path?

I have a background layer (gray in the example) and on top of that a foreground layer with black line art. I converted the line art to a path (using Path -> Trace Bitmap). How do I prevent the ...
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How to adjust Miter Joints to look pointy?

I would like to make the edges of the figure became pointed, similar to that of another figure. I set Stroke Style to Miter Join, but that didn't work. Any solution for this?
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How to do a perfect circle with the bezier tool in Inkscape?

I need to create a perfect circle with the bezier tool and not with the circle tool. The purpose of this is to later animate my svg with css.
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Distorting a gradient

In Inkscape, is it possible to distort a gradient so it follows a shape, instead of starting and ending outside of the shape? I would like to avoid raster effects if at all possible. This image is an ...
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How to create a clockwise gradient in Inkscape

I would like to know whether it is possible to create a circular gradient or alternative one which follows a given path in Inkscape. This is the effect I would like to create: To generate this ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB mode: hex colors different than in Inkscape

Until now, I've used Inkscape for creating simple svg illustrations for the web. I've decided recently to give Adobe Illustrator a try. One thing that bugs me in Illustrator are hexcolors: I ...
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Inkscape: why do coordinates in GUI and XML differ?

In the drawing below I have e.g., a rectangle. In the GUI, Inkscape says the rectangle is at Y position 0, but in the XML for that element it says 873. Why is that and how do I get the "real" ...