When I export an ER diagram in MySQL Workbench as SVG, its text uses <symbol> tags. This makes it impossible to copy the tables to another file, without breaking the layout. (The copied object will be a group containing a path, but the letters are too small in relation to the text.)

So I would like to convert the text to paths. But if I try Object > Convert to path,
I get an error message. (Here is a GIF that shows it in German.)

Does anyone know a way to force the conversion to paths? (Or any other solution to this problem?)


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Edit > Clone > Unlink Clone will turn each symbol into a group containing a path.

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