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Bug in Latex Generator in Inkscape?

I am using Inkscape and the internal latex generator. Very frequently the formula I generate through it does not correspond with the formula I wrote in latex, some addition weird spaces or additional ...
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The text drawn on Inkscape is blurred in the paper

The text drawn on Inkscape is blurred in the paper. Is there any way to improve the clarity? I saved it as eps and put it in the paper. I use latex to write the thesis. But I found that the fonts of ...
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Inkscape ICC profiles location - specifically Adobe RGB color space

I'm trying to figure out how to get Inkscape to use the Adobe RGB color space. In the menus I've found the colour management section in: File > Preferences > Color Management, and from there I ...
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Inkscape selection borders are too big when using the rectangle tool

today I encountered a problem that's never occurred before. The selection borders on my rectangles are very large. It stays like that even if I convert the object to path. It's messing up exporting ...
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Repeat last selection in Inkscape

Repeating the last selection can be useful. For example: Sometimes you apply changes to several selected objects simultaneously. To properly appreciate the result and avoid clutter, it is necessary ...
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Inkscape: fill object without filling inner object

I have this object (not grouped) : This is what I want (after selecting a 'fill' color): But I always get this: How can this be achieved?
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Interior fill not working on manually traced image in Inkscape

I'm working on making a few different vector drawings by manually tracing over bitmap files. I had hoped that I would be lucky to have them fill as I had hoped, but it looks like the fill is behaving ...
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Is it possible to resize the page interactively in Inkscape?

I would like to resize the page interactively in Inkscape, either with the mouse or with a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? If it were not possible, could this potentially be a desirable feature, ...
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How to open two dialog box in Inkscape?

How can I open two dialog boxes like fill and stroke menu and align and distribute menu at a same time? Thanks in advance.
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How to shrink parts of a vector image in either Inkscape and/or Illustrator CS6?

Lets assume I have an .svg/.eps/.ai file like this (viewed in Inkscape): What I want to do now is to shrink those ears to half of the size while they should still stay in their position on the head. ...
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Align node relative to middle of object in Inkscape

(This is my first question here so apologies in advance if I break any rule. I have seen a question on how to align an object relative to nodes here, but I haven't found how to align a node with ...
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How can I make “sweep” gradient that resembles a radar or a lightsaber?

Here is the approximate effect I'm describing. It's a linear gradient that has been "circlized". I have Photoshop, Inkscape, or can just notepad some raw svg. Even just knowing what term ...
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How can I export the parts of an image while preserving the relative width in Inkscape?

How can I export the parts of an image while preserving the relative width in Inkscape? I have a ladder. It consists out of four parts. I export each part as a .png. Now, when viewed inside the ...
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“Exploding” objects apart evenly in inkscape

Just wondering if this is possible by some built in function or a plugin of some sort. Basically, I need to take a group of objects, and 'explode' them apart evenly. So, if I started with the 4 ...
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Inkscape: Export White Logo to PNG Leaves Dark Outline

I've successfully created a logo using Inkscape with shapes and text. I'm now trying to export to PNG with a transparent background, but the PNG ends up having a very slight dark edging for some ...
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How do you get a simple logo to look crisp after compression for Twitter/Facebook profile pictures? [duplicate]

Being a complete novice at this but having tried many methods, I cannot get my logo to look crisp in my Twitter or Facebook profile pictures. It looks fine in Instagram. I have been dabbling in GIMP ...
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How to create a path that starts exactly from the center of an object?

I am trying to create animation paths to animate the elements of an svg image along paths using some javascript library. The various objects in the image will have to follow paths, but the animation ...
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How to remove decenders from font inkscape? [closed]

Using a font called cabin, would like to remove all decenders for logo building purposes. Have tried using text-decoration-skip in css editor. To no avail.
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Color Gradient Inkscape

I've another question for you ✨ I have a circle and I would like to fill it with a white gradient; These are the best example I could do: How can I make this effect on Inkscape? I feel lost because ...
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How do I merge these two nodes? I've tried using “Join Selected Nodes” multiple times [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an illustration in Inkscape 1.0.2 and have been trying to combine these two nodes (I moved them away from each other just for the screenshot.) When I go into "edit paths by ...
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Wrapping custom symbols around your drawing in Inkscape

In Adobe illustrator, one can create a custom symbol and then wrap it around any surface (say a face of a rectangle or a sphere). This feature is most likely under the advanced option of 3D and Bevel ...
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Having multiple artboard on the same window

Like you can have multiple artboard on the same window in Adobe Illustrator, is it possible to have multiple working areas on the same window for Inkscape (instead of duplicating the current window)?
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Animated Gif on Gimp with Drop Shadows

Briefly: First time making an animated GIF, I would like to create the GIF with drop shadows. However, the output of GIF exports has no more drop shadows. Details: I created 6 frames on Inkscape, each ...
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Trying to design a 3D sheet in inkscape

I am trying to obtain this effect of layered structure on the series of spheres that I have drawn. But skewing and rotating the spheres aren't resulting in the desired effect. Any hint on how do I go ...
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How can I fix colors bleeding in an SVG file?

what tools are available for myself to fix the green from bleeding outside of the black bucket? Preferably free tools. I just want to get rid of this green border surrounding the bucket icon. I hired ...
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Close shapes in Inkscape for Lightburn fill

I have created an svg in Inkscape. I then import this svg into LightBurn. In order to do a fill in Lightburn all the vectors have to be closed. In this case it thinks that there are 9 shapes in the ...
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overlay transparent layer in inkscape

I'm working with an icon set where some icons have "holes" that are created by setting a white object over a dark one. For my purposes, I want these areas to be actually transparent, so I ...
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Image features are lost when exporting SVG as PDF from Inkscape

I have created a complex SVG file with scientific data: https://svgshare.com/s/TcX . The individual plots were generated as PDFs by the original data analysis software (FlowJo), I imported them ...
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How do I import multiple pdf pages into Inkscape?

I have a pdf file containing about 20 images, one image on every page. I would like to import all of them into Inkscape to create a large figure, but as far as I know, it's only possible to import one ...
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Circumvent problems with banding in Inkscape

I came up with a design as shown in the image below. It consists of multiple rings - each of them has a radial gradient going from black to transparent. Unfortunately there are massive banding issues -...
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Inkscape - Why when I delete a node in Inkscape it becomes a straight line?

Long story short. Why when I delete a node in Inkscape it becomes a straight line? It used to be automatically curved. I miss this function very much.
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I would like to cut an image into several sections

HI Graphic Design friends, I'm in trouble... My question for you are these: Can I create a GIMP/Inkscape template that once opened and inserted a photo crop exactly the same point in the same size? ...
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Does Inkscape work with CMYK?

Does Inkscape work with CMYK? what is the color tab (picture)?
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Inkscape (and Cricut Design Space): Text problems

I've imported an svg to edit in Inkscape, creating this text with lines, selected all and converted stroke to path. I may have also clicked Object to Path at some point and admittedly am not really ...
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How to put text in infinity symbol on GIMP or Inkscape!

I'm trying to do something in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-fI-GKs24 but with GIMP or Inkscape. So, basically, if I convert the infinity symbol to a path, is there an option to ...
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Inkscape consuming 100% processing power on Ubuntu 20.04

I have been using Inkscape for years and never had any issues. But now, all of a sudden, Inkscape is consuming 100% processing power on my machine. I'm not doing anything special, just simple vector ...
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Why is my Path -> Difference not cutting the whole object?

Im trying to cutout an object from the background (both are objects/paths). So I am selecting the background object first, shift selecting the foreground object. Then pressing Path -> Difference As ...
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Is there a way to have sub-objects within an object?

Say I have a rectangle and want to split it to 4 shapes: I want to have the middle point be not fixed, and hence the shape of the sub-objects be flexible. If I move the middle point, then the sub-...
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How to create a node at the exact midpoint of a segment in Inkscape? [duplicate]

I have created a path that is a line segment. It only has two endpoint nodes. How do I create a new node at the exact midpoint of the segment? Thanks.
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How to blend color with paint bucket?

Say I have a red object. I fill it blue with paint bucket. But I want the final color is blue+red=purple, not blue. And if the object has gradual red, then the final color is gradual purple as well. ...
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Messed up Inkscape tutorial

Help → Tutorial → Inkscape Basic The tutorial is OK: Now I selected and moved some objects. The tutorial is still OK: But after undoing the last action (Edit → Undo: Move) it turns into this mess: ...
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Inkscape dash stroke and mid marker

In Inkscape when I apply a dash stroke, then set a mid marker shape, it does not show anything.
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An object is rotated by mouse in canvas. How to know its rotation degree?

I rotate an object in canvas by mouse, and would like to know the rotation degree of it. Go to Object → Transform → Rotate doesn't help, because Inkscape views the object is at 0 degree. I go to the ...
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Render SVG to 16bit/channel raster

I have an SVG with gradients. Postprocessing it with GIMP 2.8 produced banding due to its rasterization which is only 8bit/channel. I downloaded Gimp 2.10, then set channel precision 16bit, imported ...
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How to move nodes along another parallel path in Inkscape

I would like to ask two question about paths Sorry for my poor English first, and hard to describe my question just in few words in title. thus I display a schematic diagram below. The first one is ...
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Inkscape - long bezier curves with small, perpendicular hashes at discrete intervals extending from one side of the curve

I am trying to create a standard cartographic symbol that represents a cliff face, and where the perpendicular hashes indicate the direction of the fall.
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Stroke Paint default activation

I have to enumerate hundreds of cables for a project but every time I write something Stroke paint is activated The problem is that Inkscape draws the text automatically with stroke and without a ...
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Inkscape: fill non-delimited area with colour

I'm very new to Inkscape and I'm trying to edit the SVG schematic of a brain which I've attached below. The outlines consist of separate brushstrokes. I would like to fill some of the gyri with red, ...
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Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed

Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed Inkscape line segments copied to a new layer cannot be displayed. Even if I click on top, it won’t work.
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How to cut an Image on inkscape

How to remove a shape from an image? It's a simple question but also googling it I can't find a solution. Image to explain the problem Image I'll have to do Concentrate attentions to the Image to ...

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