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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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Inkscape is breaking Pattern Object before distributing it Along Path

Using the Extension Pattern Along Path from Inkscape, I am trying to have a scatter plot effect by distributing small rectangles along a path. Inkscape is achieving this except that the rectangle is ...
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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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Group several items using rectangles with rounded corners

After trying for an hour now, and again realizing that inkscape is incredibly powerful, but also second least intuitive to use, please someone help ... I attached the picture of what I want to do: ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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How to make a nice vector field with inkscape

I would like to create a "vector field" that emerges from nothing. That is I would like the size of the vectors to be large in some small region, and getting smaller to nothing near the boundary of ...
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How do I allow " to render rather than " in inkscape?

I am developing a tool that will take Inkscape made SVG files. I want to make it so I enter various tagings like {{="test this"}} And my renderer, made it myself, would then replace the item with ...
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Getting XY coordinates of the segments of a rule

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. I divided that line in 80 segments, and as you sure know, those divisions are not ...
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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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How to add a stroke property or animate the fill path of an svg?

I've been using a combination of Illustrator, Sketch, Inkscape, and Peter Collingridge's svg-editor to create and manipulate SVG's, but I've been running into a few issues. I am trying to create a ...
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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 do I blend/fade images with background on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Inkscape division action seems to shorten lines

I'm having issues with the Path Division tool. I have a shape which I would like to divide according to a set of combined paths, as seen below. First, I select the path to split by, then the shape ...
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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Coordinates of groups

I have problem with Inkscape coordinate system. I use inkscape as a UI desinger. I want export each group as a single svg and...I do it by python parser and inkscape commandline renderer. But I have ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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 to distribute irregular shapes to minimize space between them? [in Inkscape]

Looking for a plugin that would automatically distribute irregular shapes on a surface so that bounding box has minimum area. The same asked here, but for Inkscape. Google doesn't help me much. Maybe ...
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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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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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inkscape: saving a layout view

Is it possible to save a view of the layout, to show it again later? Now I can use the "Preview Zoom" tool to go to previous views of the layot, but it would be perfect if I could save the view and ...
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How do we cut multiple objects with multiple colors at the edge of a shape? Without clipping!

I got a similar problem as this post: This Post ;-) And the difference is i've got multiple objects (actually paths) with different colors. Also, i want to know if i can do this without clipping, ...
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How to merge all touching objects into one object

I've got a logo that I converted from png to svg with inkscape. But the conversion process created things like this: The "object" is not a single object. I can't properly repaint it or edit it ...
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How to get rid of excess fill in Inkscape?

I have used illustator in the past and used this technique (Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator) when i wanted to make some random logos and sketches. But now when i have moved to Inkscape i ...
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how to divide vector in to quarters in Illustrator or Inkscape

I'm kind of a vector newbie (but a rastor mastor!) I cannot for the life of me figure this out, although I know it is an easy answer... I have a fairly complex vector image (game board with 30-40 ...
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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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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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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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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Problems with colors in inkscape

I can't make the right colors in ikscape. On the fisrt picture I turned off the black color but it hasn't disappeared. The second image is the original version. It's like colored picture. How do I ...
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How can I get a bigger BoundingBox when exporting from Inkscape to EPS?

I have a graphics in Inkscape (0.48 on Ubuntu 14.04) and want to use it LaTeX. For several reasons I need EPS for this. And for correct scaling in LaTeX, I need a BoundingBox in the EPS file that's ...
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Is Inkscape unable to import asymptote vector graphics properly?

Background: Inkscape usually imports vectors properly, with no issues, both from EPS or PDF. What helps in this process is "Poppler". Asymptote is a software that given some data is able to render ...
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How to topologically correctly edit adjacent paths in Inkscape?

I am vectorizing an image and I wonder whether there are facilities provided in Inkscape to edit paths so they can share a border with no overlap or gap, just like in GIS programs when you tell them ...
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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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Convert PDF to SVG preserving fonts

I´m using Inkscape to convert pdf to SVG. I need to preserve the text but SVG keeps converting it to path. I have tried embedding the fonts in the pdf but still the same result. Do you know if it is ...
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How can I visualize the render of a design on a cylinder object in Inkscape?

I'm not sure Inkscape can do that but I did a sketch of a sticker and I'd like to visualize it on a cylinder object (bottle). I know Inkscape is not about 3d (even if you can do some things). What I ...
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SVG to EPS in Inkscape and jagged edges

I have a simple logo comprised of an outer ellipse, an inner ellipse and lastly text inside that. The ellipses have only a fill, no stroke. The text is converted to a path. It is drawn on a 3508x2480 ...
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Inkscape: How can I create a circular plane with excited circles of different angle?

I have only once used Inkscape so far and need to make a graphic for my thesis work for an illustration of a geometrical principle. Imagine our solar system as a circular plane. The plane is the ...
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What instrument should I use for tracing hair from photo in Inkscape?

Could anyone give me an answer based on experience what instrument is most suitable and tweakable for tracing hair in Inkscape? May there be common approach used generally in vector graphics? Thank ...
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Why do I get seemingly different colors from Inkscape and MS Publisher?

I'm currently trying to learn to work with CMYK for printing. I'm having an issue with importing a vector image into publisher. Specifically, my issue is that Inkscape and MS Publisher seem to ...
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Vectormagic.com-style-design by Inkscape with Bitmap-trace aka potrace?

I have used the Vectormagic.com -hxck i.e. copy-pasting to get quantified and nice-looking pictures fast but doing this is too slow with overwhelming amount of pictures. My friend is mocking that this ...