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Create purely convex bounding path of a given path in Inkscape

I want to take a path that is curved and is concave in some parts, and generate a convex path that keeps the curvature of the original. I don't want a bounding box or polygon, it needs to essentially ...
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How to draw a multiline vector with Inkscape efficiently?

I'm trying to create a multiline vector similar to the image below using Inkscape. The design involves multiple colorful, flowing lines that converge towards the bottom. I want to know if there's an ...
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Inkscape: Difference Operation on two complex objects

I am making animations in Inkscape. I can get the difference operation to work how I want creating my image for example: But in order to get this result I need to ungroup the characters hand/body ...
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How to fix backward text while keeping group name?

I have some text which I want to flow into a frame. Whenever I do that, the text becomes flipped, like so: First, I have tried flipping the text back, but that seems to affect the frame as well: I ...
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Trying / Failing To Draw A Chain Effect w/ Circle & Triangle - Inkscape

I was wondering / hoping if someone could give me some direction win drawing a chain effect with a circle and a triangle in Inkscape. No matter how many forums I read or videos I watch, I still can't ...
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How to draw straight line with fixed width

I am using inkscape. I insert aruco svg files. Now I want to put reference lines so its easier to cut them up. How do I draw straight vertical and horizontal lines with fixed width?
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Corrupted font in Inkscape, however OK in Libre Office

I am trying to use Bitstream Charter font in Inkscape 1.3.2, however text rendered in that font is invisible (and takes no room). Looking at the font menu it appears to be corrupted. However the same ...
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Inkscape: Self-intersecting "figure 8" path to normal

I had a path that I drew, pushed simplify a bunch of times, and it simplified it to the point that there are sections that are only two nodes, much like a figure 8 with a node on the top and bottom, ...
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Inkscape path direction indicators difficult to see

In Inkscape I often need to be able to reverse the direction of a path. I have enabled path direction indicators via… Preferences > Node > Show path direction on outlines (See this answer for ...
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Inkscape Poppler/Cairo import preserves vector graphic?

I created a standalone latex document, saved the figure as PDF and want to import in inkscape as vector graphic. Internal import fails to reprodce some symbols, e.g special letters on the labels of ...
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How can I create a sphere of luminous dots with a wavy effect in Inkscape?

I'm trying to replicate a visual effect similar to the one shown in the image below using Inkscape. The image features a sphere composed of numerous small dots with a glowing, luminous appearance and ...
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Where is the Inkscape.org source markup available at?

I ask because I would like to access the source markup of the FAQ, in order to refer to specific versions of it in the future (because its content can change). However, searching for "faq" ...
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How to draw this abstract curve design

I'm trying to create a specific kind of abstract line design that consists of parallel lines with a 3D look using Inkscape. Here's an example of what I'm aiming for: I've been experimenting with ...
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Gradient stops for metallic cylinder effect

I'm trying to diagram a metallic piston inside a metallic bore and I am struggling to get a coherent 3D effect using gradients. Following image shows my attempt: This is a hemisected bore with the ...
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Not being able to change the width of a stroke [duplicate]

Today when I opened inkscape I found that when I make a stroke, the width does not change even if I go to properties and change the value And when I try to open shape files I made, they look totally ...
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Create break lines in Inkscape

How can I create diagram break lines in an object in Inkscape? Here are canonical examples of break lines in diagrams:
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How can I convert a stroke to an outlined object in Inkscape?

I have an SVG file with some stroked paths in it (exported from a Cairo program), which I'm editing in Inkscape. I want to import it into FontForge, but for that, I need these to be filled paths—that ...
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Preserving original shape in stroke to path

I'd like to produce an outline of a leaf shape to make a cookie cutter. I would like a thin section (cutter) and a thick section (handle) and I'm going to make the 3D shape starting with an SVG I ...
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Inkscape - focus canvas after selecting elements from "Layers and objects" without losing selection

When I select a couple of elements in the "Layers and objects" menu in Inkscape, and then, say, press [ or ] to rotate, it doesn't work (nothing happens) because the focus is still in the L&...
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How to split an A0 document into A4 pages to be printed true to size?

I have an A0 design in Inkscape of a sewing pattern. What is the easiest way to make this into printable A4 PDFs, in such a way that it prints true to size taking into account printer margins of the ...
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Can't snap to bezier path intersection on Inkscape

So I have two open Bezier paths drawn in Inkscape, and I'm trying to combine them by their intersection. I figured that I could add a node to their intersection on both paths. But even though the ...
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How to configure multi-line text in Inkscape?

I am trying to write multi-line text in Inkscape but after a line carriage the text starts at the first line again and essentially writes over the first line. My text block is: ABC DEF Internet ...
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Inkscape Offset LPE insets wrong

So in Inkscape I'm trying to use the Offset LPE to inset a path, but it gives a weird interpolation. My desired result is in blue, and the original path is in red. Is there a workaround to get the ...
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How to cut intersecting circles in Inkscape

I have the image on the left, and I want to obtain the image on the right by deleting some lines to create a white area. For this, I want to obtain intersecting lines and then delete them. Thank you ...
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How best can I import Inkscape file to coreldraw

I know Inkscape saves files in .SVG by default, I also know coreldraw works with SVG well for vectors. However, I noticed that everything breaks as soon as I import from inkscape into coreldraw. What ...
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How to dynamically render viewport at low resolution in Inkscape?

This question is similar to How to achieve a pixelated view for low resolution graphics in Inkscape? in that it requests a way to automatically convert a graphic into a low-resolution form, but ...
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How to reference large vector PDFs in Inkscape without importing them?

I've just tried importing fairly regular architectural plans as PDFs into inkscape to mark them up only to see it freeze and be generally slow performing half of the actions. That's caused by inkscape ...
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"Paste on page" shortcut in inkscape missing

I can't seem to find Paste on Page shortcut anywhere in the preferences>interface>keyboard to assign it a shortcut.
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Start inkscape as separate processes by default

I'm not crazy, it's possible - run inkscape --app-id-tag <RANDOM-ID> and inkscape starts as a new process separate from the others. But is it possible to make this a default behavior? I've been ...
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Changing color in Inkscape and importing in Xcode keeps the color black when using a SVG file

I have this SVG: I made the 'blood' red, the original was black. These are the color settings: Importing the SVG file in Xcode keeps the blood black, the original color of the SVG: I don't know ...
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Several pages in Inkscape view?

I have imported a PDF document into my Inkscape 1.2.2 document. To my surprise, in addition to the content of the PDF, it has created an A4 "page" to the right hand side of my current page: ...
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save from several tables to one on inkscape

If in a tab I joined several tables when originally there was only 1, how do I save them all so that only 1 large table is made? i already tried to group them and save but when i put it on a document ...
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Import PDF with text annotation and preserve them as an editable text

Is it possible to convert PDF to svg so that text, which is included in PDF comments (aka annotations in Adobe acrobat) isn't "vectorized" (characters replaced with shapes), so you can still ...
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Why can't I change the color of objects created with the Spray tool

After using the spray tool to create objects, I am unable to change the fill/stroke of them. Sprayed objects will not react to changes in fill or stroke.
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InkScape commandline interface to remove icc-color while converting

I'm trying to convert some .ai files to .svg and the resulting SVGs only work in Inkscape itself. Not on GIMP or web browsers (they display a blank SVG) Seems like the problem is that they don't ...
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How do I make a perfect curve in Inkscape and build my drawing on it

So, I'm trying to recreate the Firefox logo for practice but I'm struggling to draw the curve/circle that the fox follows along the entire logo. I can't manipulate the nodes as well as I would like ...
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How to draw a full rose curve using function plotter in inkscape

I'm trying to draw a rose curve using the function plotter in inkscape. It should be in polar coordinates. I'm using the function cos(3*x). I want to achieve a result like this. I'm stuck with the ...
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Inkscape: update size of linked image when source changes

I have linked some images generated by matplotlib into an inkscape layout. They are not in their final form. It's nice that I can change my code, save the image out to the existing name, and see the ...
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Avoiding snapping temporarily in Inkscape

In Inkscape 1.1.2 (Linux), I am trying to paint rectangles near to each other without snapping to their corners as I draw them, but Inkscape insists on snapping to the corners. I saw in some answers ...
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Is it possible to edit a mask layer without detaching it in inkscape?

I have a rectangle with a gray gradient that serves as a mask in Inkscape. To change the gradient position, I detach the mask, move the gradient handlers and re-attach the rectangle as a mask. Can I ...
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How to define a non-destructive contrast modification layer in inkscape?

I've a photo in Inkscape which is not contrast-optimized. I want to make whites to be pure whites and blacks to be pure blacks. Nevertheless I don't want the full photo to be contrast-optimized, only ...
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Unable to create new line in text in Inksape Vector

I am using Inkscape version 1.3.2 When I try to press enter after a line of text, it doesn't create a new paragraph and instead writes in the same line as the previous text. The spacing between ...
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Embed linked raster images in Inkscape

I have an svg file with many linked raster images, I would like to embed them because the browser is not supporting linked images. Is there an automated way to embed all the linked images? Inkscape/...
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Fonts in Inkscape Vector showing odd space when they overlap

I downloaded a bunch of fonts and I've been having problems mostly with the script/cursive ones. You can see here how the font is glitching and it happens with every other font that's not far apart, ...
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Windows Inkscape drawing save vs macOS Inkscape drawing save

I've used for quite some time the Inkscape application on Windows. When I used to save one of my drawings, automatically it did not save the entire document page as an SVG including the white contours,...
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opacity&position of PDF´s element, created with inkscape, is faulty when converting PDF to a Word file

The opacity and position of my element in my PDF file, which I created with inkscape, disappears when I convert the PDF to a Word fileConverting a PDF, which is created with inkscape, into an Word ...
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Saving SVG as PDF causes disappearance of centralized graphics

When I save my SVG file as a pdf with Inkscape or other converting tools like cloud convert etc. the graphic in the center is disappearing or it will be deleted respectively. I tried different ways to ...
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How to add shapes equidistantly along a curved path in Inkscape

I have a Bezier curve along which I would like to add shapes at a nominal number of equidistant points between its two nodes. So far, I have selected the two bounding nodes of the curve and added ...
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Resize a rotated path by its real corners

I have a path which I rotated 45 degrees. I want to make it longer without changing the width. Is there any way to do it other than scaling the original path and then rotating it 45 degrees?
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Can you create particle clouds in Inkscape?

I would like to essentially recreate the following figure in Inkscape, but I don't know how I might go about the "particle cloud". Is that something I can do in Inkscape?
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