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Inkscape: Symmetric angles for two bezier handles

Can I align the angles of the bezier handles of two different points, such that their angle to a given line is the same? Consider the following picture: I want to make a perfectly symmetrical line, ...
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Inkscape font size: what is its meaning / how is it related to text height?

I had always known that font size is related to height of the text: What is Font Size? A font is often measured in pt (points). Points dictate the height of the lettering. (In my mind, I always it ...
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Inkscape stroke width and SVG position?

In my svg, I've made sure I have no transform on any nodes on the way to my rect: <g inkscape:label="Layer 1" inkscape:groupmode="layer" id="layer1"&...
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SVG document units and font size in Inkscape?

Using Inkscape 1.2: I start a new blank document File / Document properties; I first change Display units to pt; then change Front page: Format: Custom pt; I get scale 2.834646 as Scale (pt per user ...
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Inkscape Missing part on my ellipse on the svg file but not on the pdf file

I am drawing circles and ellipses and some of them miss a part when I change them into an arc or pie part (maybe not the right name, my computer is in French and it's called camembert). But not ...
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How do I drag an object that is not filled by the centre in Inkscape?

I have a simple unfilled circle shape: I want to drag it and have it snap to the grid by the centre point. The problem is I can't grab it by the centre with the mouse. If I move the mouse away from ...
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Inkscape reduce file size with thousands of (hidden) objects

I have a chart in a PDF file that I aim to convert to an SVG file via, e.g., Inkscape. My issue is that the figure itself contains thousands of objects (i.e., individual points), which leads to a huge ...
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Inkscape - I want to import another svg file to its own layer and I cannot make it work

I have several svg files that originated as pdfs produced by R. These have been edited ikn Inkscape and now I need to combine them into one svg file ready for publication. I have layer one - just a ...
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Inkscape won't "Take [properties] from selection" for the Box tool

I have a new installation of Inkscape 1.2 on a Windows 10 system. Every time I draw a box, it has no outline; I have to turn on the Stroke. So I'd like to make that default. I select a box which has ...
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Font in inkscape is revolting instead of smooth

I used Inkscape to add the text Prostanthera ovalifolia to a PDF generated by R and it came out jagged with bits missing: The SVG file can be found online here. Inkscape was re-installed a few days ...
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Inkscape: subtract and export SVG for printed circuit board

Background I've designed a circuit board using Kicad and would like to put a texture onto all unused copper areas, simply for aesthetics. So, instead of flooding the unused areas with a solid "...
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Inkscape deletes some curves

I am facing a weird problem with Inkscape. It is a bit vague so please bear with me. I created a drawing and exported it as PNG. I am not sure what I did next but a few lines disappeared. Of course ...
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Fill arbitrary shape in inkscape

I drew a shape using Bezier tool. Then selected all parts of the shape and grouped them. Then I selected fill. But the shape did not get filled properly. What did I do wrong?
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How can one modify a symbol in Inkscape?

I created a symbol in Inkscape, but I can't figure out how to modify it. I found a forum post where the answer was "it's not possible," but I don't believe this to be true. It would defeat ...
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What does it mean to have two colors in the fill section?

What does this fill color mean? How did it come up? What is the use of it? There is no explanation in both The Fill and Stroke Dialog — Inkscape Beginners' Guide 1.0 documentation and Inkscape ...
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how to add measures of the axis using parametric curves in inkscape?

Hi I wanna plot a curve in inkscape: I need to add measures of the axis, for x axis, [0, 0.5, 1] for y axix, [0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1] But I didn' find any place to add them. Anyone knows how to do ...
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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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How to draw smooth ringing diminishing sine wave in Inkscape

I want to draw a voltage spike and ringing. It normally looks like this (the red path): I know I would most likely need to start by drawing a base line and then use the nodes to adjust it. So I ...
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How to prevent inkscape to save svg to pdf with multiple pages?

I'm using mac OS. First I saved the svg to pdf. I got a single page pdf which is needed form me. But later I edited it a bit, added somthing, the convertied pdf became 2 pages. Does anyone know how to ...
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How do I "pin" a filter in the Inkscape interface?

I would like to add the drop shadow filter to my toolbar for quick access.
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how to draw a quadratic/cubic bezier curve in inkscape?

Suppose I have these control points in Inkscape I want to draw two curves, one is a quadratic bezier curve, the other is a cubic bezier curve. We know they are: q=(1-t)^2 * p0 + 2 * t * (1-t) * p1 + ...
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how to fill bounded areas perfectly in inkscape

I have a PNG with transparent background. I want to draw a rectangle over it (the dashed rectangle) and then fill it with some color because for my text, I need to add a rectangle over some areas to ...
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How can I export emojis in color from Inkskape?

I'm trying to use emojis in Inkskape, but struggling to export them as their intended colorized objects. Inkscape shows them as black/white outlines, but the SVGs view correctly in a browser. Likely ...
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Voronoi Diagram (Delunay Triangulation) in inkscape not working properly

I'm working on a low poly face in Inkscape 1.2.2. But when I use the Voronoi diagram (Delaunay triangulation) I got this ugly result : There are no duplicate dots. How can I make this cleaner ?
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Keep pen width when resizing from toolbar

How can I keep the width of a line the same when I resize it from the textbox in toolbar to a number that I need? the lock icon does nothing in this case. This is very annoying :( So I got this line ...
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Connecting horizontal curve for a font like in Times New Roman font character "O"

I am learning to create fonts in Kannada language. I made a image in "fontstruct" and exported to further modify in inkscape, as fontstruct does not support Kannada language. I need to ...
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Inkscape Issues Importing PDF Text: Case and 'fi' Rendering

I am trying to make minor edits to an existing PDF that I have imported into Inkscape, but am having issues with the rendering of the text from the PDF. Letters that are combined in certain, such as '...
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Import to Blender .svg file created by Inkscape 1.22 for Macintosh Ventura OS -> Blender says it’s empty

Import to Blender .svg file created by Inkscape 1.22 for Macintosh Ventura OS -> Blender says it’s empty. I've followed all the guidance given so far, namely, within Inkscape drag the .png source ...
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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 to shorten or lengthen an angled line segment along original angle in Inkscape?

Say, I've drawn an angled line segment in Inkscape, using Bezier Pen tool with Ctrl to snap angles, like this (where I have a 30 degree angle): Here is an animated gif from How to snap line segments ...
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Inkscape drawing changed from red to gray when opening in k40 whisper

I'm using Inkscape and K40 Whisper together. When creating geometry in Inkscape it does not stay red after opening in K40 Whisper. Why is it changed to gray?
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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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Shear Text Transformation in Inkscape

Looking for a way to write text along an angle in Inkscape while keeping the vertical alignment straight. Illustrator has a "shear" transformation available this, but is anyone aware of an ...
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Inkscape can't change the stroke width

I'm an inkscape newbie. On my desktop I have Inkscape. I draw a line and then can go to the strokewidth property and change the width. However, I have the same program (same version) installed on my ...
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Inkscape : scale and rotate image according to 2 points / set fixed point when scaling

Short version : I have to points (nodes), A and B, on one layer. I have a scanned drawing (picture) with the same 2 points (A' and B'). How can I scale and rotate the picture such that A and A' (and B ...
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Inkscape: Segments disappear from pdf export

I made this very simple SVG in Inkscape 1.2.2: https://svgshare.com/s/rbx The pdf export (default export settings) looks like this: All of the horizontal segments are missing (everything else is ...
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How to crop an object in Inkscape and update the object's node paths to reflect the new shape?

I created a circle in Inkscape that I want to crop a smaller circle out of, and then use the Corners (Fillet/Chamfer) Path Effect to round the edges of the cropped out area, creating the shape of a ...
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How to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape, obtaining the same result than CSS "align-items: center;"?

I have been trying to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape 1.2, using the tool circled in red: The result isn't perfect: as you can see, the text is aligned using the height of the highest ...
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Stroke to Path and Union Creating Artifacts

When increasing the width of my stroke, then doing stroke to path and finally union, there are added artifacts: x-ray of object: stroke to path: Doing union after selecting same fill color: Where ...
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How can I draw a circle around a rectangle?

In Inkscape, I can draw a perfect circle inside a rectangle (circle touches all sides of the rectangle): However I can't make the opposite: making the circle around the box: Okay, this is almost ...
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Best way to remove small nodes in Inkscape

What's the best way to automatically remove these small objects?
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Difference between interpolate methods in Inkscape

I've been trying to branch out with Inkscape and have been experimenting with the interpolate extension. One thing I cannot work out is what the difference between the two interpolation methods is. I'...
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Custom shaped selection box

Is there a dedicated way, or what is the best way to select all objects in a selection box which is not rectangular. Imagine a group of some randomly spilled small objects. I want to put them in a ...
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drawing front view of 3D objects in inkscape

Hi, I am trying to draw the figure shown here using inkscape. I can create a cubiod/slab but I am not getting this view. I don't know how to rotate it. I guess rotation is not possible as it is only a ...
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Inkscape: change behavior of selection tool

Is there a preference to change, so to have the rectangle selection tool, in Inkscape, to behave "a-la-Illustrator", i.e. to select objects/paths/etc even if the selection rectangle ...
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Setting the Default Units to px for Inkscape on MacOS?

There's an answer for how to do this on Windows here. How do we do it on a MacBook (MacOS)? The comments in the other question mention that the configuration location is under ~/.config/inkscape ... ...
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How do I "inset" one image into another image in Inkscape?

I'm trying to create a custom happy birthday logo for laser engraving that incorporates the happy birthday vector image and the cancer ribbon vector image that I have created (attached). I am trying ...
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Align (distribute) object at center of margin in Inkscape?

Using Inkscape 1.2.2 (1:1.2.2+202212051550+b0a8486541), let's say I have this situation: I have a "physical" page which is 100x100 mm; and then "actual" page represented by the ...
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Inkscape does not support SVG <use> directive [duplicate]

I was trying to import an SVG file that I made using the SVG <use> directive: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/use <svg viewBox="0 0 30 10" xmlns="http:/...
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Creating tiled clones that are spaced 10px apart horizontally in Inkscape?

I drew a diagonal line with the Bezier tool and I want to create 10 tiled clones of it horizontally in a row and they should overlap. So if the first original tile is at 0,0, then the next on starts ...
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