I'm looking for a way to open another Inkscape document by interacting in some way (like double-clicking) with an object. I'm not referring to linking to HTML documents, just want another (detail) drawing to open when I click on an object in an overview document.

Thanks for any pointers.

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Yes, but not with a double click.

You can add a hyperlink to an object by right clicking it, and choosing Create Link. Then in the HREF box in the Object Attributes, type the full path and file name of the other file you wish to link to.

For example: C:\Users\YourUserName\Desktop\test.svg

To use the link, right click the object, and choose Follow Link. The linked document will open in another Inkscape window.

  • Thought of trying that but posted here instead. I always preferred typing lots of prose over one line of linkage. ;) Thanks!
    – Domus
    Sep 27, 2017 at 11:36

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