Inkscape on Debian. I'm trying to set white stroke around an image (external border only) but didn't find the way to achieve that. Also I need wrap text around a circle, on the top and bottom: how to to achive that?
The first is relatively easy. Draw a white filled circle, and drag it to the bottom of the objects stack. Scale to the size you want. Note that to scale an objet proportionally from the centre, hold down Ctrl+Shift while you click and drag the control handles.
To get it lined up with the symbol, enable Snapping to Object rotation centres.
As for the text, you can type some text, select the text box and a circle, and then do Text > Put on Path. You will need two circles, one for the top text, and one for the bottom text.
To flip the text for the bottom of the circle, use the Put on Path function as above, but then do Object > Flip Vertical
Since the text is fixed to the circles, you can rotate the text into position by simply rotating the circle. You can also scale the bottom circle to get the text in the correct alignment.
The text on the bottom of the circle will likely be a bit crammed, so you can increase the letter spacing to spread the letters out a bit.
After you are happy with your design, you can select the circles which the text is attached to, and set the stroke to none.