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Snap bounding boxes not working in Inkscape [on hold]

Simple snap bounding boxes not working at all. I do: File>New>Default. Then draw two boxes. Enable snaping -ON Snap bounding boxes - ON Then try to move one box to another and try to snap them ...
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How to save real image size after resizing in Inskape?

I have imported several photos in an Inkscape file and then reduced them manually inside my document. In order to get a lighter Inkscape document size, is there a way to save the document by taking ...
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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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How can you export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

I've been having a devil of a time getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be very many answers out there on all the various wikis and tutorials. In particular, transparencies ...
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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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Embed color profile into a PDF with Inkscape

I'm using Inkscape v. 0.91 under Linux Slackware, compiled from the source with the default options. The printing service I use requires the "ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)" color profile, which I have in ...
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Button Focus effect with inkscape

These two images are pause-buttons for a program. The first one shows the button in its default state and the second one when it is being focused on. I am wondering how the person, who made ...
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How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?

Is there a way to save an Inkscape drawing so the layer information will not be removed? When I save the drawing as plain SVG and try to open it again in Inkscape, all layers are gone.
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Multiple Layers in PDF

I've created a page using Inkscape and I exported it to PDF. The image has about 5 layers. The image is fine when I open it using preview - I can see all of the layers. However when I upload the ...
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how do I import a vector path from Inkscape into Gimp?

I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp ...
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Inkscape not exporting to eps parts of a figure

So I have an inkscape figure looking in the editor like this: However when I export it to an eps (or any other format) it shows up like this: Where did the big circle vanish to? Using 300dpi for ...
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Best way to outline a geology map in Inkscape

I have a geology map where I have to outline lines of different styles (dotted, or solid), and eventually I have to fill arbitrary enclosure of these lines (so e.g., sometimes I need to fill a shape ...
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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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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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Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
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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 ...
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Change the stroke width without changing the width and height of the rectangle

When I change the stroke width of a rectangle the width and and height change also. How can I prevent this from happening?
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How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
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Inkscape. copy paste a textbox

I try to learn Inkscape. How to copy - paste a text box? If I press ctrl+C then Ctrl+V, it converts to an img.
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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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I want to draw straight lines but can't figure how to give them a stroke

I am new to Inkscape. I want to draw simple straight lines horizontally & vertically but cannot figure out how to give them a stroke. They simply disappear. Wasted enough time trying to figure it ...
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the ...
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How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace?

I can get good trace results in Inkscape converting a bitmap to a vector image - except for these persistent thin outline artifacts. They resemble a topographic map and pretty much ruin the trace. ...
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SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine

I am Windows desktop programmer that needs to convert certain SVG into EMF in order to use it for programming. My graphics design skills are at beginner level, but I have managed to convert SVG file ...
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How to input 'Registered Trademark' Glyph in Inkscape?

I went to: Text → Glyphs → and found the symbol. However, I can't get it from the window box to the artboard. I've searched Google & YouTube, but cannot find the answer. How do I type ...
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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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How to fit svg drawings to their canvas on the command line?

Cropping .svg files on the command line is simple: $ inkscape --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing --verb=FileSave --verb=FileClose *.svg I need to do the opposite. I want to fit the drawing into a 64 x 64 ...
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How do you convert a scan/jpeg biro sketch into an SVG file without losing detail?

The picture attachment is a SVG file which I uploaded in PNG format. The detail of the SVG is really good and my vinyl plotter is able to sketch it. I would like to know how one converts a sketch ...
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How do I overcome this PNG rendering problem of a SVG?

I uploaded a human body diagram showing the signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma (http://health-and-medicine.wikia.com/wiki/File:Symptoms_of_Hodgkin_lymphoma.svg) to my Wiki but for some reason in ...
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How to make one object fully cover another and how to get rid of fuzzy edges/corners in Inkscape?

Here is the thing: folder2.svg is created by me, and folder1.svg - by someone else. As you can see on the screenshot the first icon looks crisp and nice, and my icon has fuzzy edges and coners, the ...
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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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Finding out object filter specification for Inkscape objects

As in my other questions I am running Inkscape 0.91. I have become quite fond of using Inkscape to build my wireframes, so I have a question. Let's say I applied a drop shadow filter to an object in ...
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Create hatching in Inkscape?

How can I create hatching in Inkscape? I want to create plain hatching like you would find in an engineering drawing. (I am not interested in "artistic" hatching like the "rough" hatching Inkscape has ...
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How do I merge these two objects in Inkscape such that the space in between is gone?

I'd like to remove the white space in the screenshot I took of an Inkscape file and merge the two pink objects together into a single object.
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Inkscape 0.91 Freehand shape issues

I was watching a tutorial where a gentleman using an older version of Inkscape was able to draw freehand lands with the triangle in shape, therefore making the lines thin at the end of the shape and ...
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How do I select an object that's below another object in Inkscape?

A common problem in Inkscape is that you want to select an object but another object always gets in the way because it completely obstructs the background object or because the two are too close ...
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Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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Inkscape loses text coordinates when exporting for LaTeX

I'm trying to export a chart as pdf with tex code. I've made it with LibreOffice Calc, copied to Draw and exported it as svg. I've uploaded it to ge.tt. Now, after opening the svg with Inkscape and ...
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Show section of linked image

I'm including a png sprite-sheet in an inkscape file as a linked image. However, I don't want the entire sheet to show, only one of the sprites. I would be even more happy if I could show the ...
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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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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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Inkscape: How to export the grid to PDF?

When saving an Inkscape graphics as a PDF, I also want to save the grid. How can I do this? If I just export to PDF, the grid is not saved.
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Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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How to cut part of text beneath masked object in Inkscape?

I have a masked object above text. Now I want to cut the masked object so that I can use different colors for the divided paths in the text. When I try using path-division command, it is dividing ...
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How can I trace the edge of a svg file using inkscape without rasterizing the image and re-vectorizing it?

I have an svg file composed of multiple shapes, and I would like to perform edge detection to create a path around the border of the image. Basically, I want the equivalent of Path --> Trace ...
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Path around bitmap image's visible part?

I found this tool a while back but can't seem to remember how it's done. Basically, I remember there being a tool in Inkscape where you select a bitmap image that has transparency, and it will create ...
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How to draw an arrow in inkscape

I would like to add an arrow to an Inkscape project. I read this question but it didn't tell how to actually make the arrow: Set the colour of arrows in inkscape
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Select Mask Content (Intersection rather than Union) in Inkscape

When creating a mask, the resulting cut-out will have the selection size of the object which has parts "cut off" via the mask. This makes sense for scaling but it is cumbersome for moving and ...
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Inkscape: 14px font bigger than I expected

To design a website using Inkscape, I have added a 960px grid. But, the first thing I have notice is that the 14px font seems to big respect to the 960px grid. I expected a smaller font. So.. why ...
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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 ...