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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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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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How to setup size of selection box?

If I clip object by rectangle, it looks like this: Selection box is bigger than rectangle, it's like full object without clip But earlier (in 0.91), selection box coped size of clip: How can I ...
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How to…unevenly blow up a shape?

This should be pretty simple (famous last words). I want to make a custom wax seal for our wedding invitations. We're both DND nerds, and so we'd like to start with an SVG of a D20, and replace the ...
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Fontforge: `some fragments did not join` - how can I find this fragments?

Sometimes I can see the problem and connect the dots, but sometimes I just do not see where the fragments are not connected. For example this letter: What can you recommend? I importing svg from ...
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joining points together in inkspace

Im completely new to inkspace and im struggling to get 2/3 points to join together seemlessley so I can begin filling my image. So far I have this.... I just cant figure out the process of joinging ...
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Inkscape: Add nodes to circle drawn with circle tool

I have read the section on snapping nodes and looked at this question Creating snap node from intersections in Inkscape I am trying to make something that looks like a Venn diagram, but where I can ...
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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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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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When I try to “copy” an object in Inkscape I get an error about UniConvertor

I'm running Inkscape 0.92 on Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 (stretch). When I try to "copy" an object in Inkscape I get an error about UniConvertor not beeing installed. You need to install the UniConvertor ...
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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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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Inkscape - Help hide path outline for the pen tool in B-Spline mode

I need to be able hide the red path outline for the pen tool in BSpline mode as it starts to overlap the blue line and causes annoyance when you're trying to draw small, accurate paths and don't want ...
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In Inkscape: how to intersect multiple paths so that a silhouette reproduces the colours of the paths?

This may be a very stupid question, but I haven't for the life of me figured it out even after playing around and researching. Specifically, I am trying to intersect multiple paths of different ...
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Exporting in pdf hillshade on maps

I have a svg open street map, with hillshade. If I open it on Inkscape, and export in pdf format, it export all the streets, label etc..., but not the hillshade. If I use the option "export in png ...
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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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How can I make two figures same size in inkscape?

I am trying to make the figures same size. In the figure 1, they seem like they are in same dimensions, however when I include them in the latex they are no more aligned which can be seen in figure 2. ...
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powerstroke on closed path

I'm trying to use Powerstroke to improve the joints in these paths using extrapolated arcs, but I find difficult to do it with closed paths. This is what I'm experiencing Before closing a path I see ...
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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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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I was able to create a .gpl file colour palette which is working fine with Inkscape. Sadly, the colours auto arranged themselves in some funny order. Probably from ffffff to 000000. All I had to do ...
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Is it possible to convert a path to a stroke?

What I'm doing is animating a stroke by first setting its stroke-dasharray and stroke-dashoffset, and then animating its stroke-dashoffset, so that the stroke appears as if it is being drawn by an ...
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Setting the Viewbox so that the inline SVG will “Snap” to the size of the containing element?

I created this simple inline SVG by saving as "Optimized SVG" in inkscape. Prior to saving I set the size to 200X200px. <div style="width: 200px; background-color: red;"> <?xml ...
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Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape

Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap? I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object ...
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Change Illustrators “native” SVG resolution

Even if only containing fully vectorized content, SVG files contain a resolution (in pixels). If saving as SVG from Illustrator (CS5), my Illustrator always sets this resolution to 72 dpi. That's what ...
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How can I cut out a section of a circle using Inkscape?

In Inkscape I first typed text, created a circle, then made two lines from the center. It looks like this now: Now, I want it to look like this with the piece cut off, which I made before: I can't ...
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How to smooth frayed edges of a path with curves in inkscape

I have a given shape in a bitmap format which I am trying to convert to svg. I have imported the bitmap, increased the size and converted into a path as described in this answer. Unfortunately, the ...
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How to turn curves into a series of straight lines in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to optimize a vector graphic for laser cutting at the fastest possible speed. Since the laser takes much longer to do curved paths, I wanna try converting all my curves into a series of ...
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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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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 can I bend a LaTeX equation as a SVG in Inkscape so that it follows a curve?

I am trying to design an image where I take equations that I type in LaTeX and export as SVG images and bend them along curves. All the methods that I find leave me doing thsi for individual ...
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Why is path difference not working despite all requirements being fulfilled?

According to a lot of searches, this is what most people refer to as the requirements for performing the path difference operation: Both objects must be a path There must be no groups of the paths ...
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Why the inkscape circle drawing automaticlly draw a quarter circle instead of whole circle?

Why the Inkscape circle drawing automatically draw a quarter circle instead of the whole circle?
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Inkscape - Feynman Diagrams

So, in the field of particle physics there are a kind of diagrams called Feynman diagrams. Please search "Feynman diagrams" in google to see how they are if you don't know them. I am interested in ...
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strange outline when making shapes in inkscape

i have issues with the rectangle and elipse tool where everytime i draw something i get these really odd edges around the shape. this is in a new document and i was having this issue on the document i ...
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How to remove background from a complex figure?

I want to remove the background from this cartoon image :- . I have made outline with the bezier tool. But when i am filling the color in it, it is not filling the whole image.:- and that's why ...
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How to Batch-export layers of Inkscape-generated SVG-file to Bitmap for sprites?

Batch -export means that I may need to add certain transformations such as anti-alias, contrast-fixes and resizing. SVG here means I am using Inkscape. One layer here is a sprite. I currently export ...
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Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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Is there any tools like “Blend” in Inkscape?

I have created a shape with "Blend" option in Illustrator (below).Now I am trying hard to replicate that in Inkscape. Is there any way/option to do that in Inkscape? I have searched a lot with "Blend ...
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Linked SVG vector images in SVG files rendered like low resolution bitmaps

I created a simple SVG file in Inkscape as a test, just with a black triangle. I duplicated that. I edited the first file and put an <svg:image xlink:href="b.svg" width=20 height=20 x=10 y=10 /&...
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Perspective guidelines in Inkscape

I am working on a project that will require me to build simple perspective views of real-life environments. The images need to be draw in Inkscape (I plan to extract sections layer-by-layer). Is ...
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Inkscape: Flow into frame makes text disapear

When I do a "Text" -> "Flow into frame" the text sometimes disappears, or is partially deleted.
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How to save programmatically as DXF?

I need to save an Inkscape file as DXF for a laser cutter and a CNC router. The Inkscape manual mentions I can save a file as DXF, which I do through the GUI and it works: File > Save As > Desktop ...
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Inkscape: Break apart doesn't break apart lines

Breaking apart a line made of multiple lines doesn't separate it into individual lines. I have a line made of multiple line segments (not a group, its one object). I select the line and do "Path" -> "...
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Inkscape: add a border around an arrow (for visibility)?

To annotate a picture, I have many arrows to add. For visibility I want to add a light border around them. I want to draw an arrow with this kind of appearance: I tried to convert my line in path, ...
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Construct ellipse from five points in Illustrator

It is known that we could construct an ellipse (or any other conic section) using five points. I've found a plugin for Inkscape that do that construction. But I want to solve this task in Illustrator. ...
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Multiple Layers in PDF

I've created a page using Inkscape and I exported it to PDF. The image has about 5 layers. The image is fine when I open it using preview - I can see all of the layers. However when I upload the ...
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Scope of SVG file

I have numerous objects in my SVG file, but I only want to use one object for import into Android Studio. How shall I edit/save the SVG file, so that only that object is imported as SVG in Android ...
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How do I give a stroke knockout transparency in Inkscape?

Ok, I'll admit, this is a really weird question. What I'm trying to do is have a transparent stroke. By that, I mean that the stroke takes up space, but it's showing what's behind the object. When I ...
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Inkscape, align objects top has space between objects

I'm trying to align object in inkscape to make a heart shape but when alligning there is a very small space between the two objects. How can I get rid of that space ? As you can see in the picture, ...
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How do I fill closed paths in Inkscape?

I exported an AI file from SolidWorks, which only exports lines. Nothing is filled. I'd like to get all the closed shapes to be filled, but I am running into problems when I try to set the "Fill" ...
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Why do Inkscape gradients in PDF sometimes render or print incorrectly

When using gradients with alpha components in Inkscape I find that, whilst they work most PDF viewers (Acrobat, evince), they do not work in all of them. Also, it seems that a lot of printers also ...