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Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Question about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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Inkscape arrow skew

I am trying to draw a diagram in isometric in Inkscape (v0.92.4). For each object, I apply a skew and a rotation of the angle of the axonometric grid. I am facing an issue with applying a skew on ...
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What is the meaning of green lines in outline view in Inkscape?

I'm using version 0.92.3, sometimes when I've to make a table I use word to make it and copy it to my inkscape drawing, last week I've updated my Office from 2016 to 2019 and now when I copy tables ...
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How to create perspective with curved lines?

I have a simple task: I want to create a train track that's slightly curved and disappears in the distance. The best I've achieved so far is the following image which I created with Affinity Photo: ...
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Is there an easy way to remove internal nodes from a path in inkscape?

Specifically if I write text and convert it to a path, and then outset the path to make one outline, I then want to remove the "holes" from characters like O without manually going through each one ...
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Setting the Background of Grouped Inkscape Objects

In this youtube at the current time the designer is able to set the background of 2 grouped objects. I've tried following the exact same sequence, but when I click on a palette color, the color is ...
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Modifying the Red X in the color palette that turns off the fill? [on hold]

Inkscape has a rex X in the color palette that is used to turn of the fill. Is it possible to change this to something else? I tried a few different themes as outlined here, but none of them ...
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Redock a floating toolbox in Inkscape [on hold]

Inkscape 0.92 in Ubuntu 18.04 I have detached a toolbox (the layers toolbox) and made it a free floating window, but then it is impossible to redock it in the right toolbox dock in Inkscape
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Getting the Papirus Icon Theme to work in Inkscape [on hold]

This youtube video has Inkscape using the papirus icon theme (And it's enabled by the global Ubuntu theme default). Anyone know if it's possible to install this theme on Inkscape by itself? Some ...
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Inkscape for cartography : automatic fore color of texts for maximum contrast over background

I have again a series of cities names on a map. I have a solution to fill a background rectangle that can be semi transparent to make the text always visible, great. What I want to do now is ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I want to produce a geographic map with Inkscape. I have cities with names. I mean I have dozens of city names. I want to fill the background of cities names with a semi transparent background so that ...
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Move circle and connecting points in Inkscape (manipulate graph plot)

I'm creating a network graph in R and exporting to Inkscape as a PDF (see image below). I would like to move the nodes around and have each node's edge (line connected to it) move with it. Is this ...
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How to fix/change Inkscape scale factor while exporting into SVG?

I printed a PDF drawing with Chromium. This is my reference physical output. I imported the PDF into Inkscape (0.92.3), cloned the drawing and then printed within Inkscape. The output has the ...
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Use of the maths in graphics programs

In relation to my activity as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics at an Art School, I would like how to connect in graphics programs, any arguments of the analytic geometry or trigonometry in ...
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What is the gradient tool XML structure for Inkskape extension programing.?

I want to create a custom gradient tool extension. what is the XML structure for the gradient tool? The tool I want to make would fill objects with N-vectors per (unit of measurement) to make vector-...
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Inkscape - trimming filled paths along an arc

I've got a task somewhat similar to a previously-posed question (1), but not so similar that it solves my problem! I've got a sunburst (radial treemap) with four concentric layers of text. (These are ...
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inkscape: creating objects for subtitles file

So I was using assdraw to create objects to overlay as subtitles in a subfile. The process is you create the vectors and then you copy the displayed equation and paste it into a sub program like ...
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Inkscape: Export-id generates a too big PDF

Context I want to export layers of my SVG one by one into PDF, via Inkscape's CLI. Problem Say I have a simple Inkscape SVG consisting in a plain rectangle: I want to export it into a PDF. If I ...
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Can not crop the image in Inkscape

I have the following two images in Inkscape: With those two being selected I go to Object -> Clip -> Set. Here is the result: What I wanted to cut out the figure of the woman on black rectangle, but ...
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Find out the file location in Inkscape

I have an .svg file being opened in Inkscape. I know that the file was opened using Inkscape, not just created right now. So, the file is present on the disk. How can I find the location of the file ...
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inkscape - how to remove contour when exporting to png?

the inkscape I configured it in this way now I select the figure that I want to export I use the filter to pixelate and to export use this option But there is a transparent outline ("in the image ...
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how to know if i reached a far line's height?

Lets say i want to draw a rectangle with a height of a selected line. However the line is far away from my drawing area. How i can know i reached line's height while iam drawing? Here is the exact ...
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Inkscape - Unable to open an svg file

I am trying to use a linux command line to hide all layers in an svg file. Most of the time it works well but sometime inkscape failed at opening it. I am using inkscape 0.92.3. I compared the svg ...
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Merge different paths into one - inkscape

I have 3 adjacent rectangle as shown belown. I have 2 simple questions based on that. 1 - In this picture, selected area has 2 paths on top of each other. how i can make them one? 2 - In same ...
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Remove the blank space around the .svg image using Inkscape

Is it possible to remove the blank space around the .svg image using Inkscape? For example, here is the image I have: Here is what it looks like when I use it in css: As you can see I am having ...
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Why does my text made in Inkscape not display elsewhere?

I made quite some basic icons in Inkscape, but when displaying the SVGs in other tools (browser or basic Linux image viewer), The text parts are not displayed at all. How to get it to show up ...
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Why does inkscape select vertices I didn't click?

When I edit a path in Inkscape, sometimes it selects an additional to the one that I've clicked. This will cause me to move two vertices, then I realize that so I have to do undo, click the one ...
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Inkscape Bounding Box crops Stroke Paint

I noticed that my corner is being cut off of the bottom node of path when I add a border to it. I believe when adding a border of that thickness to the object/paths on the left the result should be ...
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move upper half line horizontaly while keeping lower half steady

Lets say i want to extrude upper half of right wall of a rectangle. thus i add a new node right middle of other two and select right side of the rectangle and move it holding right arrow key. and ...
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Create an adjacent rectangle while extruding the wall

I want to create an adjacent rectangle while expanding other rectangle's wall. Lets say this is our first draw I want to expand its right side while keeping the wall, just like that how I can ...
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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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Clip out the part of an image in Inkscape

How could I clip out the yellow part of the image below? Here is what I tried. Select the yellow part and the image itself. Go to Object->Clip->Set. And here is what I am getting. As you can see ...
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What is this textured look called, and how can I recreate it?

I'm looking to recreate the below look on some vector based shapes in Inkscape, where the edges are broken and slightly see through, and fills are grainy. Any help to either point me in the right ...
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What is easiest way to get small copy of object in Inkscape?

I need smaller copy of object on second layer. I select object and press Path -> Linked Offset and resize object to smaller. When I resize the the object I need strict 2mm between parent object and I ...
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Convert objects to short lines

I am new in Inkscape. I need to know how convert objects (any: lines, cyrcles, free drawn by pen, ets) to object consists from small lines (1.5 - 2 mm (need to specify)). Please look to example on the ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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How do I efficiently create closed shapes with shared boundaries in Inkscape, e.g. countries on a map?

In the drawing you see five paths (orange pink green blue and red), which define the boundaries of 4 regions (a b c and d). I now want to create those regions so they are fillable, and without crazy "...
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Inkscape draw silhouette

I'm new to vector art in general and for practice i'm trying to create a black/white fox head. What is the procedure/steps to draw a picture alike the image below in Inkscape? I tried doing it in many ...
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Inkscape: Can I use px in XML Editor?

I want to be able to edit my objects through code. But it seems that Inkscape, for some strange reason, thinks that all properties in svg's XML are in mm. I've set Grid Units to px, I checked if ...
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How to draw all diagonals in the n-gon from a particular vertex?

What I'm trying to do is this I can draw them one by one, but what if I have not a 15-gon but a 1002-gon, how do I "automate" that? What tool should I use? I've tried to use "Interpolate" tool, but ...
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Comic style scheme

I would like to build a scheme in comic style. I found the CSS markup that I like (https://codepen.io/mp/pen/ldAFs) It seems like the following tags do the job border-width: 3px 4px 3px 5px; ...
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SVG looks different in Inkscape than elsewhere

I'm experiencing an issue where my SVG graphics are missing elements when displayed outside of Inkscape. The Inkscape image is (including the document border): However, I've tried displaying this in ...
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Is there a way to resize a vector such that one of its dimensions is equal to a desired size in Inkscape?

I'm trying to create a circuit schematic using Inkscape. I've created several vector images of components and am trying to connect them up into a circuit. These are two of them, for instance: I'm ...
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Stroke width tool equivalent in Inkscape

Is there a tool in Inkscape similar to the stroke Width Tool in Illustrator? In other words, is there a way to manipulate the width of a stroke by setting the weight at a given position or anchor ...
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Drawing angles/arcs in inkscape

Is there an easy way to draw the angle between two lines, i.e. a circular arc in inkscape? Ideally it should be as easy as selecting both lines and clicking a button or something. I am not (yet) ...
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How to prevent arrowheads from overlapping objects in Inkscape?

So my question is about how to get rid to the overlap of the arrowheads on my wonderful circles. I got like 10 circles which are stepped by 24 arrows. They don't liked it, I don't like it. Please help....
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Inkscape - How to get information from measures I am making?

I am doing some analysis of some images, so I need measure the distance and the size of the lines and write that down in a Google Sheet. Like in the image below, I use the measure tool to get the ...
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How to create multiple closed paths from segments in inkscape

Is there any comfortable (and accurate) way to convert multiple shapes represented by segments (but rather precisely closed) into shapes? I want to use files from a CAD system as Basis for a Design. ...
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Scaling with zoom

Is it possible to set objects to scale in some way as you zoom in and out? Some objects are challenging to see at extremes of zoom. For instance, lines can be too thin to see when zoomed way out but ...
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Can I drag a node without breaking the edges in SVG file in Inkscape?

I used GraphViz to create a diagram in a SVG file. The placement of the nodes is not ideal. I learnt that Inkscape can be used for editing SVG file. Is there a way to drag and move a node, without ...
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Why do some SVGs render so differently in Inkscape?

Can someone please explain why some SVGs look so different when opened in Inkscape? I've used Inkscape for a while and I am able to open and edit pretty much any SVGs, but some appear with strange ...