I want to create a grid of numbers for a calendar like layout like this:

screenshot of inkscape 0.92

Steps to follow:

  1. Writing the numbers 1-9 separated by spaces in a text object.
  2. Extensions > Text > Split Text..., select Split by Words.
  3. Object > Arrange... set 3 rows by 3 columns, left-top aligned, Set spacing.

It works in Inkscape 0.92 but it fails in the latest 1.0.1 inkscape like this: screenshot of inkscape 1.0.1


Of course, do this in the older Inkscape and copy paste the arranged grid into the latest version.


How to get this working in 1.0.1?

1 Answer 1



If you want this to work in inkscape 1.0.1, instead of using auto-flowed text, that is created when you draw a text box by click dragging, just click once and start typing the text that you want to split later.

This is a known issue in Inkscape 1.0.1 and is listed here - in the inkscape issue tracker

Credit: Thanks a lot to Nathan L from #inkscape on IRC for helping with this!

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