Nooby question - How do you write text in Inkscape?

It looks like I'm typing something in the text box, but no characters are printing:

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  • 2
    Try a different font.
    – Scott
    Jun 22, 2020 at 4:00
  • @Scott Yea I'll try that next time, it's something to do with the Tolkien font. I ended up opening a new document and then didn't have trouble writing in the text box. Weird.
    – RobertF
    Jun 22, 2020 at 4:08
  • Also check the group's (and its parent groups') transparency / visibility, in case it has nothing to do with the font, but with opacity / transparency / visibility settings.
    – Moini
    Jun 22, 2020 at 23:08

1 Answer 1


Try choosing different colors (dark ones) while typing. Or it will be visible once you finished typing.

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