I am having an issue with an SVG image that includes a clipped element. This is what I see when I have the SVG file opened in Inkscape:

enter image description here

where image369 in layer 3 is a clip from a bigger image I created as follows:

First, I drawn a semitransparent rectangle and I put it above the original (bigger) image. Then I selected the original image and the rectangle and did: Object > Clip > Set Clip Lastly, I put a border around the clipped image and save the file as an Inkscape SVG If I open the SVG within an image viewer, such as Microsoft Edge, I can see it correctly, however, when I insert the SVG in a Word document, the clipped element disappears and I can only see the border.

enter image description here

The problem persists if I save the image as other kinds of SVG formats (eg. optimized SVG).

How could I solve this issue?? I am using a Portable version of Inkscape vers. 1.2 (downloaded from PortableApps) on a Windows 11 machine.

Attached you find the link to the SVG, thank you!!!


1 Answer 1


After examining your file, there is nothing wrong with your saved SVG and Inkscape's output. The problem is most likely with Word not supporting some features of the SVG format – either clip-paths, embedded images or the blur filter.

Seeing as you're using filters, exporting as PDF would rasterize your object anyways, so you should just export as a PNG image with high enough resolution instead.

  • Thank you for your answer!
    – M.S.
    Jul 15, 2022 at 15:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.