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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I can do with Illustrator, and that I would like to reproduce with Inkscape 0.91: I want to scale up several identical objects and I want these objects to remain exactly a the same ...
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Understanding SVG coordinate system

I have difficulties understanding the coordinate system for SVG shapes on my viewBox. In Inkscape i have set the page size to A4-Paper size (Width = 793.70079, Height = 1122.51969) and i have a ...
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Why are multiple paths being selecting in inkspape when I click on one

I have two paths that do not appear to have any intersections but if I select one of the other they both get selected. Is this because they touch somewhere or is there a way to "link" paths that I am ...
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How to set 300 dpi resolution in embedded image in svg vector image

I have SVG vector image with embedded raster image i need to set resolution for embedded raster image as 300 dpi resolution using command line.
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Inkscape svg in HTML

SVG does not always look sharp in HTML I have an SVG icon made with Inkscape. The page size is width: 200px, height: 200px and the line size is width: 170px, height: 170px. When I put it in a HTML ...
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How to create evenly spaced grids in Inkscape?

I would like to create a pattern of rectangular/circular grids with specified spacing from their center (that is supposed to defines the pixel pitch in my pattern). I am able to make patterns with a ...
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In Inkscape, how do I add a white background in command line mode?

in short, I tried for f in `ls *.pdf`; do inkscape -z --export-background=ffffff --export-background-opacity=1.0 --export-plain-svg=${f}.svg $f; done It throws no errors, produces SVG files, but ...
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Inkscape: Require min inner angle for path, for router

I have path I want to cut out with a CNC router. The router, however, has a min drill size that can't reach tiny crevices. Is there a way I can constrain a path to a minimum angle? For example, "...
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How to subtract a shape from other shape on Inkscape?

Like, I have this shape: Which is all contour and no fill. And I want to subtract those contours from another, let's say a colored circle with a slightly bigger ratio, such that the design will look ...
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How to indent entire textPara in Inkscape?

I have an SVG with some flowed text that has a hierarchy to it. My text currently looks like this: But I'm trying to make it so the second paragraph is fully indented some X units, like so: I'm ...
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Software for graphing sophisticated geometrical shapes

I am writing my Master's thesis which heavily draws upon geometry. In particular, I need to create diagrams similar to the one attached. I have been thinking about what tools might come in handy: ...
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Importing PDF in Inkscape: Equations are rendered as Chinese characters?

I have followed this tip on how to convert PowerPoint (.pptx) slides to SVG (Save as PDF in PowerPoint > Open in Inkscape > Minor edit and Save as SVG) and had great success except when the slide has ...
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How do I use inkscape to divide a circular ring into sections?

I'm using inkscape 0.92.3 and want to break a circular ring into 3 equal sections. I've created a ring from two circles and used Path > Difference, then Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes... with a ...
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How to reduce a shape to it's “guide line” (e.g. bold L to a L-shaped line)?

I have a hand-drawn shape and I would like to extract the lines from it, so that it can be cut by a laser cutter. In general, it's various "lines", but made of paths with fills. Using the stroke is ...
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Is it possible to do smooth color transition between 2 paths in Inkscape?

I have 2 closed paths, one inside another: I want to get a smooth color gradient between their outlines. Something like this, but smooth: (done with path interpolation an manual coloring) Is there ...
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How do I draw equally sized lines equal distance from each other?

I'm trying to replicate Matrix.org's landing page image's lines. How could I do it with reasonable efficiency?
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Why won't a certain object combine into another in Inkscape?

I am making an icon pack using Inkscape that is focused around brand and social icons. I am planning on adding the FreeBSD logo to the pack, so I have been recreating the logo: However, when I try to ...
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Why is my clipped path an uneditable symbol, unless pasted into a new document?

My clipped path is just an uneditable symbol, unless I paste it into a new document. I know it's still a path, but I can't edit it with the node selector. What is the reason for this error? The ...
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Problem converting pdf to eps - grey hue (using Pixelmator and Inkscape)

I am not a graphic designer at all, but a science grad student. I need to submit figures to a journal in .eps format, they do not accept. pdf. When I try to convert my .pdf files to .esp, different ...
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How to generate a path along objects in Adobe illustrator or Inkscape?

I want to get the right part of the following images from the left part: Note that I do not want to create images like on the left. The left paths are made from circles without center point likes ...
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Exporting SVG to EPS with 1 pixel = 1 unit

I am creating SVG files programmatically and I want to export them in DXF or EPS for a laser cutter and CNC router. Illustrator can export to DXF with settings "1 pixel = 1 unit." Inkscape has built-...
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In Inkscape is there a way to preserve file name of imported images?

I import (embed) a lot of jpg's and png's to Inkscape, many of them visually similar to each other. When you select an image, the tool-tip/status bar message will say something like: "image 1000 x ...
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Aligning a two sided design to be laser etched

I'm currently designing some tokens to be engraved onto acrylic and cut out, however I'm having trouble working out how to ensure that the designs will line up when the acrylic sheet is flipped over. ...
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Inkscape: How do I create negative space in an existing object?

This is what I want: This is how I achieved it: My goal is to have this embroidered, but I don't want the white bars as part of that. I want it to be true negative space so it would just be whatever ...
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How can I make “Ink Free” font bold in InkScape

So just downloaded InkSpace for Windows, and there is a cool font I like "Ink Free" The thing is it does not have the bold option in the dropdown.. Any ideas on how can I enable this op
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Inkscape Get Rotation of Object, Display Angle While Rotating

When rotating an object, I find the rotation angle of the object only in the status bar. The problem is, the instant I stop rotating, this display is covered up/replaced with the node selection ...
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Coordinates of groups in Inkscape

I use Inkscape as a UI designer. I want to export each group as a single SVG using the python parser and Inkscape command line renderer but I have problems with the coordinates of each object. For ...
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Saving interpolated images in Inkscape

How can I save each interpolated image in Inkscape as separate images with the entire background and maintaining position of interpolated object quickly? For example I created interpolated images of a ...
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Clip raster image with bezier curve shape in Inkscape

I have a raster image that I'm trying to 'cut out' a part of (then follow it with feathering + blending etc), I draw an "outline" with the bezier curve tool, afterwards making sure to close the newly ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

Here is a nice picture of a 4-d hypercube "sliced" into 3d and then projected onto the 2d plane. Unfortunately its background is white and I'd like to use it on a 10% grey background: How can ...
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RGB to CMYK pdf using various ICC profiles: should I see the differences? [Inkscape + Ghostscript]

I've designed a poster in Inkscape 0.91 (on Linux) to have it offset-printed. The printing company requires a CMYK pdf file that uses the ISO Coated v2 (ECI) ICC profile. Inkscape does not allow ...
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How to convert a tiff image to vector scale format (PDF) in Inkscape?

I would like to convert a tiff image to the vector scale format for publishing my article in a scientific journal. I created the tiff file using Gimp.But the journal only accepts the figures in vector ...
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Inkscape + Beamer for slideshows

So I have tried using JessyInk for slideshows and found it rather underwhelming, but I love the idea of being able to make slides in inkscape. I am a physicist who is making scientific presentations, ...
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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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Can not remove arrow heads in Inkscape

I added arrow heads in Inkscape through Fill and Stroke editor. Now I can not delete them. Tried to find the option in the drop-down list which I used for the arrows addition, with no result. Here ...
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How to fill areas outside of a stroke to path object that are enclosed by the path

I have created a celtic style knot and would like to fill in the the background. The fill bucket makes a several pixel ring inside the area but does not fill as I expected it to. The object was ...
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Is there equivalent to Illustrator “merge” function in other software?

I'm looking for same "merge" functionality (It's keeping all visible parts and discards overlaping (creates necessary nodes on shapes)) as in Illustrator in other (free) software / tool / scripts. I ...
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How to edit Inkscape measure text for small measures?

Here's an example: open Inkscape 0.91, draw a line about 10+ pixels in lenght, and use the Extensions / Visualize Path / Measure Path ... : Set the font to 5 px here; and note the text box of measure ...
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How can I draw a loopback connector using Inkscape connectors

In drawing a state diagram (nodes connected by one-way arrows) I need that some nodes connect to self. I want to draw a connector like the one in the example, which I made up with a circle shape. I'...
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Is there any difference between combine and union with respect to the difference operation?

In this tutorial union is used to combine the purple triangles which are then cut from the blue triangle below using difference. IIUC we could also use combine instead of union and it has the same ...
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Inkscape: swatch color setup missing from swatches list

I have created a swatch file for Inkscape: GIMP Palette Name: My-Ca 50 43 2b beige foncé 57 4b 2e beige moyen a7 96 6b beige clair fb e3 bd beige pâle 2c 50 3a vert terne 33 4c 27 ...
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Remove background of a single contiguous color

I have a PNG image which has two figures, bounded by black lines, against a purely white background. My figures have also some white "pixels" (dots, points) inside, not contiguous with background "...
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How do I resize an object in inkscape to a absolute size?

I have imported a dxf in inkscape, which is now converted into several paths resembling a logo. It has no round dimensions (i.e. many decimals) as it was processed multiple times to make it. To use ...
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Slicing a square into four equal rectangles in inkscape?

I tried creating a square, turning it into a path (Path > Object to Path) and then placing four rectangles over it that are also paths and doing path > division. But the square does not divide into ...
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Missing objects when saving .svg as .pdf with Inkscape

I am using Inkscape. I have the following .svg file (here): When I choose Save as copy and .pdf, I get the following (also in previous link): I tried grouping, ungrouping and moving layers, the ...
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How to use Clip and Set in Inkscape by filling only the borders of the object, not the interior

I want to fill the outline of my object with another image. If I use Clip & Set, my object gets all filled. My current object is a cat: The black color should be replaced by an image, the ...
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Inkscape: how to move text along path?

When attaching text to a path in Inkscape, it seems to attach the text to the start of the path. If it's a shape, such as an ellipse then it's often placed at the start of one of the 4 ordinal points. ...
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Using the shape of an object to cut the object beneath it in Inkscape

I'm editing an svg in Inkscape and I have an object on top of another object. I'd like to use the shape of the top object to cut the object beneath it. For those who are familiar with GIMP, I'm ...
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Is there someway to make a scalable frame or nine-patch within inkscape?

I don't mean that I want to create nine-patch pngs for use somewhere else. I'd like to create text-frames with corner ornaments that are not scaled in either direction when the whole frame is scaled, ...
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How do I make the font size value within my SVG equal the font value size defined within Inkscape?

When I set my font size to 100 within Inkscape, the font size saved within the SVG is not set to 100. In the attached example, the font size within the SVG is set to 133.333px. Why? It seems ...