I am new to Inkscape, I want to edit the text in .svg file. Please let me know what are the steps to edit an already saved svg file..

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If the text is still editable (and you have the same font installed), and not outlines, you should be able to just click on it with the text tool. And you will see a flashing cursor inserted and ready for you to edit the text.

However, if the text is outlines, then there's no way to turn it back into editable text. You will need to delete the text, and retype new text.

Editable text versus outlines

  • Thank you! I realized it is not editable text and I have to retype it..
    – Ynoz
    May 11, 2017 at 14:38

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