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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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How to batch-export SVG's to EPS on Windows or import them into InDesign CS6

I noticed that in Adobe CS6 there is still no way to import *.svg files into Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Now I want to use a lot of svg's from "TheNounProject", due to their high quality and ...
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What resolution should I use for my photos in Inkscape?

question from a non-graphic designer here who doesn't fully get the whole 'resolution' thing. From what I understand, Inkscape saves all embedded images as 90dpi. However for printing, 300 dpi is ...
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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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How to make HTML5 logo (text mapped to 3D object) using inkscape?

Found many tutorials to create 3D text (extrusion, shadow, bevel effect etc.), but that is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for, is a way using which I could use text as "skin" to wrap ...
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How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?

I'd like to align one object to the nodes of another object. In the screenshot below, I'd like to horizontally align the text below to the axis marker that's represented by the two selected nodes ...
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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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How to turn entire square image into trapezium

I have the following object that I have drawn in inkscape and I would like to turn it into a trapezium. I am trying to follow the steps online: 1) selecting the object and converting object to path ...
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Problem saving svg with inkscape

I just started playing with inkscape on Ubuntu, and I'm facing a problem when I'm saving svg files. When I save my file and close it, the miniature in Nautilus doesn't correspond to the file itself. ...
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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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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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Segmenting a ring into three pieces in Inkscape

I‘m trying to re-create these shapes in Inkscape, namely the white lines: I could trace this image, but I'd like to know if there's a clever, and more accurate, way for re-creating the shapes. For ...
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How to get the x/y position of multiple points on an artboard

I've got a bunch of objects on an artboard and I'd like to know the X/Y positions of them all. It would be fine to either have pixel values, or a % from the sides of the artboard. Importantly, I ...
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inkscape - align edges sequentially?

I have a linear sequence of many same-sized rectangles. e.g. [----] (space) [-------] (space) [--] (space) [---] (space) [----------] I need all of the edges to be touching. ...
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Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

For example, if I've got a path with a 3px border, I'd like it to snap to the edge of the border and not to the path its self? Here's a square which has the path snap to the guides instead of the ...
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Inkscape - Doubled bezier curves

I want to have a bezier curve with a double line stroke. The LinkedOffset option for paths, when I apply it to an unclosed bezier curve, creates a linked offset object that is closed - ie, it draws a ...
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Transform my icon SVGs to 32px x 32px icons in Inkscape

I'm a newbie to designing things in Inkscape. I'm developing a website, in which the tabbed content will have icons. Some of the icons I designed, I see, aren't uniformly 32px x 32px, when I set the ...
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Inkscape: Delete an anchor & maintain the handles of connected anchors

When I do any kind of point editing with Inkscape, I will have an object (A) and delete one of the points hoping to get C, but instead I get B. I understand why this happens, it's so curves can be ...
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continuous overlapping paths in Inkscape

I'm attempting to re-create a SVG version of the Alfresco logo viewed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfresco-logo.png The problem that I'm running into with my .svg is that when I create ...
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Question about Inkscape (icons with solid white background with an alpha image)

EDIT: Hello, yes, I am trying to get transparent icons on a solid white background. Also, the second link is not broken. It needs html code to display it correctly. Here is a screen shot of what it ...
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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: 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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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 to align rotation of a triangle to a rectangle in Inkscape?

I created a rectangle and a triangle using the polygon tool. When I created the triangle the rotation of the triangle was arbitrary, so I have the following situation: How can I make the rotation ...
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Constructing a tile from 4 pieces - to create single entity of adjacent letters in a word game

I work an a Scrabble-like word game for Android, where yellow translucent letter tiles are placed on a white game board: I don't want to to use boring rectangle tiles - and at the same time can not ...
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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I can do with Illustrator, and that I would like to reproduce with Inkscape 0.91: I want to scale up several identical objects and I want these objects to remain exactly a the same ...
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How to “Enter group” without double clicking [closed]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What is this effect called? Is it film-grain?

What is this effect called? Is it film-grain? It kind of looks like but the grains are bigger. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Is there an easy way (a pattern or plugin) to create urban maps? Inkscape preferred

This is a tall order, but I thought it might be worth asking. I'm working on a project where I need to basically fake a large urban map: streets, parks, rivers, etc. Essentially I'd like to wind up ...
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Inkscape: Sharp Sloped Edges

Is there an easy way to transform a standard box or rectangle to look like this? I am referring to the sharp sloped orange box in the picture. As far as I know, one can only install round edges. ...
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SVG Downward Inner Bevel

I am trying to reproduce this image as SVG: It was made in Photoshop simply by creating a rounded rectangle and setting an inner bevel layer style, downward. (It's a bit hard to see on this site, ...
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Adjusting stroke width for square and rectangle tool in Inkscape?

I am creating a favicon via Inkscape using "icon_16x16". I would like to put a border around the image and fill it in with another color. I have attempted to use the "square and rectangle" tool but ...
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Inkscape Cut out

I have two objects, a heart and a t-shirt, that I'd like use. I'd like to place the t-shirt over the heart and cut out that section of the heart like this: However, when I try to use the ...
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Move guide line after snapping object in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I've placed a guide line. I've then snapped several objects to that line. I now want to move the guide line and have the objects move with it (since they are snapped). How can I do this? ...
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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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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 can I delete part of an object in Inkscape?

I have to delete an unwanted part of a circle object (I marked it with a blue arrow). In Ai I could have done it with the shape builder tool but in Inkscape I have no idea how to do it. The photo ...
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Is there a 'Remember Selection' tool or option in Inkscape?

As I'm working with developing a "gear" concept with the Extension > Render > Gear > Gear tool (in Inkscape) I'm finding that I am constantly selecting a large group of 'specific' nodes in my shape. ...
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How to fill an ellipse with a Turbulence pattern in inkscape?

How do I add the Turbulence filter to an ellipse in inkscape? I create an ellipse shape. I select the ellipse and go to the Filter Editor. I create a new filter and add the turbulence filter and ...
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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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Joining two paths, non-end-node to non-end-node

I think this should be a popular question, that it must be answered elsewhere. But when searching I only find guides on how to join end nodes. I would like to join two non-end-nodes. That means, ...
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Inkscape: create inner gear

Using Inkscape, I want to draw a inner gear. In Inkscape, there is useful extension to draw a gear. I've used that extension to draw gear with tooths pointing to outside of a circle, like so: but ...