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Questions tagged [inkscape]

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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Does something like Illustrator's “Shape builder” exist in Inkscape

Does a smarter boolean tool like Illustrator's Shape builder tool exist for Inkscape? Or a plugin maybe? I know the same can be achieved with the Union/Difference/Intersection tools, but the Shape ...
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Blurred, embedded raster image after importing PDF in Inkscape

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. It contains a raster image, which for some reason is completely blurred and I cannot figure out why. Any ...
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Cannot change aspect ratio of embedded raster image after PDF import

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. After import the raster-image does not fit the axis anymore. This would not be an issue, but for some ...
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How to increase line width of svg image downloaded from the internet?

I downloaded this image with a creative commons license. I open it with inkscape, open the "Fill and Stroke" menu, use the cursor to select everything and then try to click on "width" under stroke ...
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Creating dynamic connectors in Inkscape

In Inkscape, is it possible to connect 3 or more line segments in their end points, so that the connection will keep holding if I move the connection point? I want to create a diagram of vertices and ...
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Inkscape: Change font for groups

In Inkscape, I'm trying to design a calendar. I have a grid of numbers (days of the month). I want to change the typeface of all the numbers I'm working with. Is there a way to do this in a single ...
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How do I create Visio style connectable shapes with text in Inkscape?

I'd like to use Inkscape to create architecture diagrams like this one: The connector tool that Inkscape has seem to work okay, from what I see. What I'm still struggling with is an easy way to add ...
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How to rename a pattern in Inkscape

I created a pattern in Inkscape but its name is not really meaningful. And when there are more patterns in one document, it will be hard to remember which one is which, since there is not visual ...
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how to fill the colours in this music staff imported from another file

I am trying to see if I can get a couple of things happening here. Can I change the background colour of movie maker because whenever I convert my svg to png files, I realised that some pictures can't ...
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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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Inkscape: keyboard shortcut for Break Path At Selected Nodes

I've been searching long time for keyboard shortcuts for these actions in Inkscape. Join selected nodes Break path at selected nodes Join selected endnodes with a new segment Delete segment between ...
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How to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac?

I had trouble to find out how to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac. I can imagine that many people are struggling with that, so lets collect the best solutions.
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How to break superposed objects into pieces on inkscape?

I'm manipulating a vector in which I have six circles superposed like in a Venn Diagram. I want to easily break them into pieces by color. Is this possible?
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How do I work with architectural scales in Inkscape? [closed]

I want to make a floor plan in Inkscape, but cannot see how to set up the units. The measurements are in inches. However, if I set the display units to inches, then the page is only 8.5 x 11 inches ...
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how to properly position arrow heads with respect to a curve?

Given an arc of circle: If I add arrows on both ends I get the following ugly result: I'd rather like to see: I've managed to get the above manually, by converting the stroke to a path, and either ...
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How do you move the text anchor in Inkscape?

There is a very nice way of including Inkscape graphics in LateX files such that Latex renders the text from the image. Here is the description. Now this answer already describes how the text is ...
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Alpha for node markers in Inkscape

I try to create a SVG containing a an arrow which is supposed to have the color RGBA 00000086 so it is not completely opaque. Unfortunately, it looks like this: If I set the color (both contour and ...
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How to remove handles from a node?

simple as that, but i dont find any options!!! I dont want to preserve image. i just want to remove handles from a node to get sharp corners with no curves. Click+Ctrl creates handle on node, but ...
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Controlling mouse scroll zoom in Inkscape

When I use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in Inkscape, it is all too easy to rocket from useless big to useless small. Is there a way to control the sensitivity of the mouse scroll wheel zoom?
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Inkscape trace bitmap removing all white from image (background is alpha)

So, I recently took on the challenge of learning how to use Inkscape. I wanted to trace bitmap an image of the Australian flag, but the white parts if the flag is removed. I tried the Trace Bitmap ...
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Speeding up Inkscape with a hex grid [closed]

I'm a fairly inexperienced Inkscape user. I've added a hex grid with this add-on: https://github.com/lifelike/hexmapextension/ The grid is roughly 60 hexes across and 50 hexes vertically. I really ...
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Alternative Font Family for text in SVG-file

Context http://tankarochkuriosa.se/documents/gone-home.svg http://tankarochkuriosa.se/gone-home-scout-symbol/ Environment SVG-file in Inkscape 0.92.3 on Windows 10 Pro x64 Problem Web browsers ...
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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How to draw random colours dots?

How can I draw dots with a specific size and random colors? Is it possible to create a brush or something similar to do it? With the pencil if I hold Ctrl + click I can draw a black dot, but is ...
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inkscape: how to keep raster quality/detail when scaling down?

i'm new to vector graphics and inkscape, working on a project to help my kids think about geography. i downloaded a generic blank world map with country outlines in .svg from wikipedia. i want to ...
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Inkscape Bezier pen

I'm facing a problem in Inkscape with the Bézier pen tool when I'm trying to connect the end of the drawing with the Bézier pen. Something strange is happening.
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How do I adjust handles symmetrically on the same path?

I want to adjust opposite nodes on a path, made from a shape tool, simultaneously to maintain symmetry. For example I make an ellipse, convert the ellipse to a path, then select the two nodes opposite ...
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How to create vector physics diagram with know angles and line proiection

I'm trying to create a triangle vector. I know the length of the first vertical vector A, the angle between this vector and a second vector B and that the third vector C, closing the triangle, is ...
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Printing Marks error in Inkscape 0.92

I know where to find the settings for printing marks (Extensions > Render > Layout > Printing Marks) but I keep getting an error and I'm uncertain if it's a problem with Inkscape or user error. I'm ...
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Scribus can't import my MATLAB eps figure and has issues too if it's converted to SVG in Inkscape

I have a MATLAB script that produces figures in eps format. I attempted to import into Scribus but got a fatal error. Instead I imported into InkScape first to convert to SVG (no problem there), but ...
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Change certificate's recipient name automatically

I am about to design a certificate for 100 people. It is very time-consuming if I change the certificate's recipient name one by one. Are there any tools that can generate a list of names and paste ...
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Node-edit a group of paths (inkscape)

The documentation of Inkscape states (for groups) you can only node-edit one path at a time However, this is extremely annoying when working for instance on vectorized bitmaps which consists of ...
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pdf created in Illustrator opened in Inkscape but pdf export misses features

I receive a pdf. This PDF was generated with Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0 (Windows) Adobe PDF library 15.00. I use Inkscape to extract a particular page and I copy one particular object (a white dot) ...
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How to convert normal text to flowed text in Inkscape?

I have a document with several text boxes. I want to preserve the existing layout but want to replace the text. If I enter text, that exceeds the existing box, the text won't move to the next line, ...
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Inkscape - Gradients and saving as vector graphics

I have a vector eps plot on which I add gradient shade in Inkscape. However, when I save as eps again, the gradient part of the plot is pixelated. Does anyone has solution for this, that is to save a ...
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inkscape keyboard shortcut for resize

What is the inkscape keyboard shortcut (no mouse drag) equivalent of Ctrl+mouse drag to resize an object? I am trying to resize 2 objects by same factor. However with mouse it is difficult to know ...
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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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Different versions of one SVG file [closed]

I want to create an svg button to be used in a WordPress plugin. Is there a way to make it compatible with a color picker to match each theme ? Maybe one file with different colors.
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how to add custom font to inkscape created svg

excuse me for my question which may seem naive for many of you but I created svg file using inkscape and I am trying to include websafe font in it here is my svg file xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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In Inkscape, is there a way to apply an alpha mask or gradient over another color gradient?

I have an object that I've applied a linear gradient to: that I would like to fade to transparent at the edges: But I do not know how to do this, given that inkscape doesn't let you apply two ...
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Merging objects to reduce size in Inkscape

I've downloaded Inkscape in order to try to fix this fairly simple problem. I have a .svg file that is too big for the intended purpose. I've already taken the steps I could in order to reduce it in ...
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Creating a named CMYK swatch with specific properties to enable contour cutting

When creating images/text in Illustrator ready to be exported (eps, AI or pdf) to enable me to print & contour cut on my vinyl printer, I have to take the following steps in Illustrator to create ...
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Set default settings of a tool

I created a circle with an ellipse tool and used node tool to slice pizza shape within it. Now each time I create a new circle I have this "puncture" (even when I open a new file). I would like to ...
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drop cap in inkscape

I decided to create drop cap styled paragraphs in my Inkscape project as in here, however I cannot find any tutorial on how to proceed with initials as general (link on initials Wiki). I can imagine, ...
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Looking for recommendations for good gcode generators for laser plotters

I just got a plotter with a 7W TTL PMW laser. As the original software sucks to say the least (EleksCam), I have started looking for alternatives, and found LaserGRBL, which works great. However, I'm ...
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New row doesn't work in Inkscape

all of a sudden my text in Inkscape is overwriting it self. Enter button doesn't move it to the new row. Do you maybe know what happened? Screenshot is attached.
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Inkscape proportional resizing based on “part” of an image

Using Inkscape and wanting to proportionately resize a grouped object based on an included part of the object. For example I have an image with an outline of something. Within that image is a simple ...
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split a path with another path in inkscape

Let's say I have a rectangle path and want to split it into two trapezia with another path, let's say with a straight line. How can I do this with path operations in Inkscape?
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Trouble connecting straight segments with a smooth curve

I'm trying to create a capital 'E' like the first image (without the text filling up the body). The second image is what I have so far. I'm having trouble specifically with creating a curve that ...
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What are the attributes that can be applied to a path?

Path is the border of an object and stroke is one of the attributes of path. Just like that what are the other attributes of path? For information I am using Inkscape