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Questions about using the Inkscape vector-graphics application. Questions about how to install the application should go on Super User. Questions about scripting should go on Stack Overflow.

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How to batch convert multiple Inkscape SVG to plain svg and converts all objects/layers to paths?

I'm making some illustrations for a dissertation in Inkscape and I like this software. However, when inserting those illustrations to Word files, there appear some weird artifacts like: disappeared ...
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What is the math governing the shape of Inkscape's spiro paths?

I have begun experimenting with Inkscape's "spiro" mode for curves. Since I usually end up writing Python to create art that Inkscape just doesn't have the tools to accomplish, I'm curious what the ...
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Inkscape not showing svg that displays correctly in browser

This svg from wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/OOjs_UI_icon_language-ltr.svg, is visible in web-browers, but shows nothing in Inkscape 0.91r13725 <svg xmlns="http://...
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Looking for svg editing software that supports the animate function

I am currently doing some simple svg files by hand. They contain simple graphics. Think of a circle representing a planet and a smaller circle passing in front of it representing a moon. I use 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 can I change every instance of sans-serif to a different font in Inkscape?

This question asks about bulk changing a font in Inkscape: How to change font of all the text in an SVG image at once using inkscape? That works, but only on text with a font selected. Text with the ...
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How do I combine paths in Inkscape while preserving overlap?

I'd like to CNC draw an image. The image is composed of many, many shapes that overlap with each other. Say I'd like to draw this image: Visually I can see the outline of the star, but part of the ...
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Export svg without anti-aliasing in Inkscape 1.0 by command line

Inkscape 1.0 has the choice to export svg to png without anti-aliasing by GUI: I want to export svg to png from the command line without anti-aliasing, but I'm not able. I've read the Inkscape man ...
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Paste in the exact same location you cut from in Inkscape?

All I could find so far on this site are posts with that exact question, but for Photoshop. The only way I see currently is to copy and paste the x/y coordinates in a temporary text file, then cut ...
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Inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. I have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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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 ...
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How do I set a new SVG Path starting point?

I'm animating an SVG using CSS and I need to edit the SVG to have a new starting point for the animation. The path is relative. How can I go about doing this in Inkscape? Same issue but ...
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How to simulate embossed punch tape

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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Combine large numbers of shapes while maintaining lines?

How do you convert a complex design of shapes into a single path? I have this design made from individual overlapping paths: that I want to etch using a CNC machine. The machine can read an SVG file, ...
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Automatically converting square shapes into sigmoid curves

I'm trying to convert many shapes delimited by straight lines (green in figure below) into shapes delimited by sigmoid curves (i.e., starts horizontal, curves upward, ends horizontal). This is for an ...
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Create pdf or eps (mostly vector) graphic with wacom tablet

I would like to add some graphics to a Latex presentation using a wacom graphics tablet. I would like to use vector graphics, so the pdf output will stay small and look good in every resolution (if I ...
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Drawing an oriented knot in Inkscape

I drew this figure with the knot path effect in Inkscape. Now I would like to add a few arrows. However, to apply the knot effect I had to make the entire figure into one path, so now when I add an ...
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Inkscape + Android Studio: Which one is the right format to export for compatibility?

So I was usually creating svg data with inkscape for my Android Projects but recently the import and conversion doesn't work anymore. I compared my old assets with the new ones and seen that the old ...
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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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How to reduce space between text lines?

I set the number in red rectangle to zero, but the space between lines is still large. Is there a way to do more? The font is Libre Baskerville.
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How to convert a 2D object into a 1D stroke in inkscape?

I have a couple of edges in urdu I want to convert into strokes to make it more like handwriting. How can I convert a series of shapes into a stroke? I tried taking a screenshot and using trace ...
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select again last selected items

Is it possible to select again the last selected items? If I click unwillingly and lost the selected items, is it possible to select them again without having to manually click on each one of them (...
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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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Trace Bitmap in Inkscape is removing transparent background

I'm using Inkscape and I'm trying to "vectorize" (trace bitmap) a .png image with transparent background. Each time I execute the transparency is replaced with white background. Any tips?
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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What is the gradient tool XML structure for Inkskape extension programing.?

I want to create a custom gradient tool extension. what is the XML structure for the gradient tool? The tool I want to make would fill objects with N-vectors per (unit of measurement) to make vector-...
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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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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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Simple way to export manually set rectangular area from inkscape?

Sure enough, you can open the Export PNG Image dialog, select custom and type the coordinates manually. But that's crazy. You can also use the Page export, but that means you'll need to re-adjust the ...
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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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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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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw - SVG stays distorted

Don't fully understand why, but some of my SVG files that I export are distorted. I am creating two fonts, and are having trouble especially with closed shapes like 8 and 0, but also with h - which is ...
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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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Modifying an image for angled projection (Inkscape)

I'm very new to graphic design programs and I may be dealing with a limitation, I'm not sure. I am trying to edit an image so that, when projected through lens at an angle it will appear to be the ...
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SVG file luminance masks not shown in Inkscape

I am generating SVG files with Python scripts (for mathematical diagrams) that use luminance masks on path elements. They appear perfectly in Chrome but the masks disappear when opened in Inkscape, ...
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How to fade out tail of path in InkScape?

How can I fade out this path from the bottom point, along the curvature of the circle, to the end point on the right? Or in SVG format: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="437.074" ...
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Clipping filling the intersection instead of cutting

I'm fairly new to Inkscape, so I was trying to clip the upper part of this letter "e" with a rounded rectangle, but when I do that instead of getting the usual result of having the area outside the ...
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Inkscape: How to assign the tool default Fill & Stroke to an existing object?

If I create a new object with a tool, e.g. the rectangle tool, the object will be created with default fill and stroke colors and stroke style. How to assign these same default values to an already ...
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How to distribute irregular shapes to minimize space between them? [in Inkscape]

Looking for a plugin that would automatically distribute irregular shapes on a surface so that bounding box has minimum area. The same asked here, but for Inkscape. Google doesn't help me much. Maybe ...
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How do you import multiple pages of a PDF into Inkscape CLI?

I'm trying to import a PDF (actually hundreds of PDFs) into Inkscape Command Line for export into PDF again. This is in an attempt to clean up a PDF with some compatibility issues with another piece ...
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Create gradient blurred background

I want to create a blurred gradient background effect similar to the designs below. How can I do this using Inkscape or Photoshop/Illustrator?
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How to remove the shadow (outline) of text in inkscape?

After much trying tutorials and googling how to remove the black outlines of text in Inkscape (I think it's the "stroke"), I have no luck. I would just like to make a few designs for ...
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Create an SVG image of shapes with a shared border using Inkscape?

Is it technically possible to make an SVG image of shapes with a shared border, or is there some technical limitation? I have this image of tessellations where a border is shared, and I'm wondering ...
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Bug in Path division with circle?

I have these two objects: I wish to do Division on them, so first, based on a tutorial I first combined them: Then I have put a larger rectangle behind them: Then with everything selected I did the ...
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Remove transforms on <use> elements in Inkscape 1.2

is there a way to "tell" Inkscape to apply x/y coordinates on elements (clones of a symbol) instead of transform() when positioning? The known trick with ungrouping/regrouping cannot be ...
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Problem drawing Bezier curves in Inkscape 1.2.1

I am trying to draw Bezier curves using Inkscape 1.2.1 (9c6d41e, 2022-07-14). For some reason, the path produced has straight angles, see the attached picture. I did not have this problem before, and ...
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Why my Stroke to Path isn't like in the old tutorial?

It's my first time in this forum chat, so I'm sorry if there are my words that inappropriate to you all. I use Windows 8.1, Inkscape version 1.2. I have followed an old tutorial, which version is 0.48....
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Why does this LaTeX not work here?

Why does this not work for the second case? They have exactly the same syntax. I'm using Inkscape 1.2 and the lastest version of MikTeX. I've been trying to installed TexText but it doesn't work and ...
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Why is Inkscape making my PDF font thin on my computer and bloated in print?

I have a 100-page PDF master file exported from LuaLaTeX. Several of the pages need to be trivially edited in Inkscape. So I separated them from the master file and opened them one by one in Inkscape. ...
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