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Inkscape: reusable components / objects?

We used Adobe Flash for SCADA visualization in the past, but we want to move towards SVG for new web-based SCADA projects. SCADA often uses the same, interactive symbols (like pumps, valves, ...) ...
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Inkscape: how to manage sets of layers

I am using Inkscape to create some wireframes/click throughs. I would like a way toggle the visibility of groups/sets of layers. For example, lets say I define the following sets: Group 1 - ...
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Inkscape failing at converting an .svg to an .eps (or any other file)

I used inkscape to grab an image out of a pdf. After doing so, I found out the only way it would actually save was to save it to .svg. I then tried saving the svg to eps/pdf/wmf/emf... etc basically ...
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How to distort a shape in inkscape?

How can I distort a shape so that it looks like it's drawn on the side of a cylinder? I.e. vertical lines should stay the same (just moving up or down depending on the location), and horizontal lines ...
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Make lines vertical/horizontal

If I have a simple shape like this one in Inkscape how can I make one segment vertical or horizontal to get to this result?
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Inkscape Pull Things inward

Does anyone now how in inkscape how to pull things sort of inward? As an example, I am trying to take the following image (source) and pull the yellow teeth more towards the middle so text can fit in. ...
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Inkscape radial gradient center color visibly different from specified stop color

I use Radial Gradient in Inkscape. PROBLEM: Color at center of radiant is much darker than defined stop color, as shown by red arrow: How comes? How can I make the color at the center to be the one ...
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Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you ...
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How to make text that round a picture like a circle?

I want to make a logo. The content of the logo is a picture and a sentence which round a picture like a circle. I am using Inkscape (on Ubuntu). Which tools should I use? If I can't do this on ...
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How to use Windows Type-1 fonts in Inkscape on a Mac?

I have type 1 fonts in pfb format that I would like to use with Inkscape on a Mac. However, I can't get Inkscape to find them. The instructions seem to be only for Linux or Windows, but I assumed ...
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Failure to convert .svg to readable .eps in Inkscape

I am trying to produce a design which can be used to make a stencil of teardrop and heart shapes of various sizes. The basic design is created by an equation in "Graphmatica" and inserted as a .bmp ...
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Create a white light spectrum or shaped rainbow in Inkscape

I need to create a spectum of white light or rainbow, in different shapes. When I use this method http://art.vinayraikar.com/2008/01/illustrating-rainbow-with-tiled-clones.html my clones are still ...
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Add fill to comic-style font in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I'm using the Komika Glaze font, styled like the drop shadows that you might see in a comic book. So, the shapes formed by the font itself should remain black. But, the interiors of the ...
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Export object with positive coordinates?

I'm attempting to create a path in Inkscape and use those coordinates in another program where only positive (4th Quadrant) coordinates are accepted. Is there an exportable Inkscape format that will ...
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Gradient filter

I would like to do a non-color gradient, but am not sure how. For example applying a blur filter in gradient. I.e., imagine the left side of the gradient fill area would be "normal", and as you go ...
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Setting exact angle between paths in Inkscape

So I want to draw a line of pseudo-3D boxes with a changing amount of "segments" of constant width (e.g. a box of 3 segments of 60p width, 180p in all, and one of 6 segments of 60p width, 360p in ...
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Optimize bitmap images within Inkscape?

Is it possible to "optimize" a bitmap image I've imported into an Inkscape document, resizing it so it's stored at the document's resolution? For example, if I import a 900px square image then resize ...
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Inkscape 0.48: Rearrange paths

I'm trying to figure out an easy way to rearrange paths into others in Inkscape 0.48 (Ubuntu). I've just created a basic map. The paths I drew are quite random and don't represent anything, for ...
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How to convert higher order Bézier curves to piecewise cubic Bézier curves

Is it possible to convert higher order Bézier curves to piecewise cubic Bézier curves in Inkscape?
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Set an XML attribute and value for multiple selected elements

Within Inkscape I'd like to Select multiple elements, visually Specify an attribute and a value (e.g. "style"="display:none" or "sodipodi:insensitive"="true") End up with all selected elements ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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inkscape problems exporting filling pattern to pdf

I have created a filling pattern. When I export to pdf a shape filled with such pattern I get something really different from what I see in the editor. This is an example: what I see: what I get: ...
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Inkscape: Exporting a checkerboard makes lines fuzzy

I made a pretty simple checkerboard in inkscape. It is just many boxes that have an outline that is 1 px thick. They overlap by 1 pixels so all lines are one pixel thick and not two. I did this on a ...
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How can I export an Inkscape SVG with text to a GIMP .xcf? [closed]

I am working on a graphics project in which I need to export the SVG I created as a .xcf file for The GIMP. However, when I go to export the SVG via Ctrl+Shift+S and the select GIMP XCF Maintaining ...
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EMF file has transparent background instead of a white one

INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION: I am a programmer who needs to put an EMF file on a certain place in my applications main window. My clients didn't give me the file I need, but I was given the ...
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Can Adobe Illustrator export hidden sublayers as svg group with attribute display=“none”?

Inkscape can do that, but I've been told Illustrator is not able to export nested layers (sublayers) with attribute display="none". Is this true? If so, how can I have all my hidden sublayers be ...
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How can I create organizational chart in inkscape?

I have lots of problem with inkscape connectors incluing these 1. when Icopy/pase a connector everything changed! 2. can not break a connector alone! now I do not know how to creat some ...
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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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Can Inkscape be associated to SVG as the primary tool of the trade? [closed]

I'm planning to make an icon to represent SVG. I know there are official logos, but I never saw them until I looked for them, and I don't believe many designers associate SVG to these logos. My icon ...
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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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Single path overlapping? I shoelace design

I'm trying to make something similar to this in Inkscape: I tried making a path then using object to path. But that didn't work. So then I tried using the pen tool from clipboard... Still didn't ...
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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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Emulate gold letters in Inkscape

I would like to write with golden letters in Inkscape. I've found the Gold gradient, but no gold texture in the filters. How can I do that?
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How to remove the white border “halo” from my logo?

I have the original .ai files as I paid a graphic artist to do these logos. I uploaded a .gif export of the files only to see that they have a white border: If I don't have AI/PS can I use ...
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Filling drawing

I'm having a little trouble I hope it's easily solvable in Inkscape... Sorry if it's something simple I'm missing, I'm relatively new to it, and google/searching here hasn't done quite the trick. I ...
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How to avoid white spaces when crossing 'pen tool' lines in Inkscape?

I am on Ubuntu and trying to learn Inkscape. When I draw a line with the 'pen tool', if a line self-intersects there is a white space in the intersection. How do I avoid that? Is there some setting ...
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Inscape Version of Corel Draw's Clone Tool

Does anyone have an idea of how to do this: Corel Draw Clone Tool YouTube Demo in Inkscape? I'm very familiar with Corel Draw and Adobe Creative Suite, but at my new job they are cheap and I'm stuck ...
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Possible to use fill tool in grid cells?

I would like to reconstruct a simple bitmap to vector, so I have put a grid and a layer on top of it. Is it possible to e.g. use the fill tool, to just fill out one of the grid squares at a time? Or ...
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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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How to create the drop shadow “We are Mozilla” effect?

The text "We are Mozilla" on this page: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/ seems to have something of a "white" drop shadow effect that makes it seem embedded onto the page, somewhat. How can we ...
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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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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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How can I save an Inkscape png with a transparent background?

Whenever I save my Inkscape drawing as .png (save as -> cairopng), even if there is nothing behind my drawing, it saves it with a background, like this: How can I save with a transparent ...
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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 ...