Is there any way to get more arrow head (marker) styles in Inkscape? I find the styles supplied with the software inadequate. Or can I use some other tricks to implement the arrow head function? For example I want an arrowhead to be like 2 tiny lines from the tip.

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    Possible duplicate of How to draw an arrow in inkscape and more info here: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/116194/… – Rob Apr 11 '19 at 19:01
  • Rob: dude, my question is clearly different. – Yan King Yin Apr 15 '19 at 8:58
  • @YanKingYinDude, There are four people whom disagree. Please consider editing your question to explain how it is different or make the difference clear; you can also wait for another person to agree. – Rob Apr 15 '19 at 17:44
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    @Rob he is clearly asking for ways to add additional arrow heads - not how to get arrowheads. This is not a duplicate. – WELZ Apr 16 '19 at 21:41
  • Does he use "add" or "get" anywhere? Did I offer a suggestion to address the concerns? – Rob Apr 16 '19 at 22:03

To create custom 'arrow heads' (markers) on a per-document level, use the 'custom markers' functionality:


You could then:

  • save these in a default template, so they will be available to you in every new document (you can delete the actual objects, as long as you don't do 'Clean up document')
  • save them in a separate document that you can copy them from when you need them
  • save them as a 'markers.svg' file (note that this requires some manual editing of the SVG code): http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Customize-Files.html#Customize-Files-Markers - that way, they will always be available (until you update Inkscape, then the file is overwritten - make a backup!)
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