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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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Undock a dialog (make it floating)

I have no problem with docking a floating dialog (by dragging its tab to the left or to the right side of the document window or at / near of another docked dialog). But once it is docked, how to ...
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Fit all objects on a canvas for best plotter density in Inkscape

I have 10-15 objects in my svg. Is there a way to make Inscape to lay those on a canvas in the best way for further plotting? So it would rotate and reposition all objects and they won't overlap and ...
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How to flatten a clip in inkscape

Sometimes I find myself dealing with some complex shapes (consiting of many Path groups) and the easiest way to ✌ crop ✌ a part of that is to use a clip. In such cases, using boolean operations (Union,...
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How to align polygons horizontally in inkscape?

how do I align the octagon horizontally so the top line is horizontal.
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Use of "exponent" and "base" field in "Create Tiled Clones" in inkscape

I am learning Inkscape and in the “Tiled Clones” topic, I learned a lot of things and their uses, but I am unable to understand the use of “exponent” and the “base” field in several tabs of “Create ...
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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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Fix the arrow overflow

Is there a way to make an arrow just touch the line it points to? The question is same as to this one in superuser the type of arrow does not matter, just to make it work
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measure indicators: custom text

In Inkscape, I try to "name" some dimensions (x, h, d etc). What is the "classic" way to add such indicators like in picture? I don't need to measure, but to name a dimension. for ...
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Removing a preset print border in Inkscape

Very new to Inkscape… When I import a PNG and resize to the exact size I require (221×268) and then send to print, a border keeps appearing on the printed sheet. I can not find any setting to remove ...
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Speed up inkscape when working with multiple complex designs

I'm creating a poster in Inkscape using various complex objects containing a lot of nodes. Inkscape is lagging quite a lot lately and so I thought I could edit the separate objects in separate files ...
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Cutting/filling an image with a bitmap (linedrawing) in Inkscape

I have a line drawing that I turned into a bitmap in Inkscape (with Path > Trace Bitmap). I would like to fill certain areas of the drawing with an image. I tried various options in Path. I also ...
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Hide a single guide in Inkscape

I have several guides in Inkscape that converge in a certain area, making snapping to the one I want difficult. Is there a way to just hide certain guides but leave others visible? I know you can &...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

Basically, I want to draw this: to represent some pressure distribution over a surface. I have tried this video tutorial and this page, but this is what I get: and ...
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Why does Inkscape transform my "use"d clip path?

So among a bunch of problems that I've run into while trying to make a mouth, I've come across a workaround that kind of works. I make two paths: one "lip path" (the primary and clip path), ...
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How to get lines separating semi circle with equal intervals on Inkscape?

Inkscape Im trying to recreate this image. How can I get lines in the semi-circle between with equal intervals (shown in image). I have tried to use a collection of squares and then curve it (edit ...
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Inkscape - create SVG with white backgrond

ALL, I needed an SVG for my program so I started playing with the inkscape (this software was recommended to me by my *nix distro). I installed the latest one in their repository and was able to ...
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How can I set Inkscape to save as plain SVG by default?

Inkscape, for reasons unclear to me, saves by default in bloated format. Fortunately there is "plain SVG" option when saving. How can I make it the default?
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How to configure Import settings when Inkscape start

When Inkscape start, by default it set import settings to "internal import" but I need to change the import settings to Poppler or Cairo by default, how can I do it?. Thanks.
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How to draw 300 lines in a circular pattern?

I am trying to draw a spoke pattern with 300 spokes converging on a circle at the center in Adobe Illustrator. I would like each spoke to represent a different category at the end. And the middle ...
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Bend Grid in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a figure like the following: I want to be able to convert it to Tikz code (it's for some math notes) so I'm trying to replicate it on Inkscape first. The problem is I'm very new ...
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How can I color a custom pattern in Inkscape?

When I go to fill and stroke -> fill -> pattern how do I select a color for the pattern? Selecting a color removes the pattern and vice versa. Even when I precolor the region with the correct ...
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When performing Path > Trace Bitmap in Inkscape, and doing multiple passes, is there a place where I can access to the list of passes?

My apologies if the terms are not the best, I just started using Inkscape yesterday. I am using this software to transform any image into SVGs with shades of grey. On the picture down below I did 9 ...
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How do I pattern fill a region in inkscape?

Basically the way paint bucket can fill a region with color I would like to do that except fill a region with a pattern. Crossposted here Not the same as this as I'm only filling a region not an ...
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How would you convert an image into a SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) without losing too much details and where all the details are contoured?

I'm trying to find a suitable pipeline for projects, using pictures. I'd need to obtain, at the end, a SVG with a lot of details instead of a huge black and white mush. Here is an exemple : Credits : ...
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Inkscape - How to "apply" mirror path effect?

In the computer software Blender, there is an apply button when using a mirror. When you have pressed that, you can change one side of the previously mirrored object and the other stays the same. How ...
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Circle: snap to grid

I have two simple paths: As you can see, the circle is not quite matching to the corners of the 2nd shape. Closer look: I converted everything into paths, but I can't realise how can I make that ...
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Why do people use Abobe Illustrator instead of Inkscape?

As a Windows 10 user, I found Inkscape is easier to learn as its commands and menus are intuitive as opposed to Adobe Illustrator. For instance, in the case of Adobe Illustrator, as a self-learner, a ...
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How can I make symmetric bezier?

I'm trying to figure out on how can I make symmetric Bezier curves. Symmetric here means something different than InkScape's interpretation: Consider this path segment: I want to make it symmetric to ...
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Create equal spacing inside font/object for my son's LED strip

Good Morning, I am wanting to make a LED sign that uses a 6mm wide led strip with the text "Mi Frijolito", that looks like this, which is 1.5m long and 0.5m wide. . So the main issue I am ...
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Inkscape - How to wrap pattern around circle to make it look 3D?

I am trying to make a basic cartoon soccer ball with a hexagon and pentagon pattern using Inkscape and I was watching this Adobe Illustrator tutorial because I could not find a tutorial for Inkscape: ...
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Determine equivalent transparency for hue/shade of base color?

I have a logo that has 1 base color, and has 3 lighter hues of that base color. It came in raster versions for use on a black background and use on a white background. I’m trying to recreate the logo ...
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How to create a radial Rainbow colored clone using Inkscape or Affinity?

Say I'm using a single colored square - Red. I want to create a circular (clock style) clone of the square. Each clone being a different shade (from red to yellow and back to red, for example. Say, 24 ...
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Inkscape - How to center node selection horizontally?

As you can see on the object to the left in the picture below the horizontal lines is perfectly centered relative to each other on the horizontal axis. How can I do the same on the object to the right?...
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Why exporting duplicated object creates different results?

I have a fairly simple drawing in InkScape: These are 3 equivalent paths, copied from the first one. Line weight is 1pt. When exporting this image, it results 3 different shapes: If we look closely ...
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Resize evenly by taking the available space?

I have 4 rectangles: How can I make the bottom ones (2,3 and 4) to take all the width provided by Rectangle1 equally? I.e. rectangles 2, 3 and 4 must have the same size but I'd like to have no ...
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Creating one object from a shape and paths in Inkscape

Following up from an earlier question, I am tracing a street map for a town using a bitmap from OpenStreetMap. I am using bezier curves for the roads. Different roads have different colors and sizes, ...
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How do I to cut paths flush with an object in Inkscape?

I am new to Inkscape (though I have experience in other vector drawing software), and am facing the following problem. I am tracing a street map for a town using a bitmap from OpenStreetMap. I am ...
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Installing an Inkscape color palette on MacOS?

The material design color palette for Inkscape: https://github.com/drac/Material-Design-Color-Palette-for-Inkscape Has a location for OS X, but not for MacOS. Anyone know where to install the palette ...
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Inkscape - How to create a cylinder with an outline?

How can I create a perfect cylinder with an outline like in the picture below using inkscape? The underside needs to be a slightly darker color than the top part so it looks like 3d. Thanks in ...
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Embed an SVG in an SVG

How do I embed (link file) one svg in another? If it's not obvious, then I'd like to keep it vectorized (when saving as pdf from inkscape) rather than rasterized (using <image>). Duplicate: ...
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Recreate or fix autotrace?

I have this very simple bitmap: My intention is to create a nice SVG from this. Although I traced it with InkScape, but it created too many points and I would like to know how can I draw this from ...
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Filling in Inkscape causes some padding

I wanted to fill a shape which I draw by adding some lines in InkScape: In spite I have set Close gaps options to None. I want to achieve something like this: But without the lines and without those ...
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Styling and Annotating Source Code in InkScape

I am creating a PDF document in which I need to include some annotated, syntax-highlighted source code. The individual code snippets should be PDF files with selectable text, so no .png or .jpg images....
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Can one obtain a path that has the shape of a path with its path effects?

I have created a path, say a square. I have then applied paths effects, e.g. lattice deformation, which has turned my square into a rhombus. If I now select the "Edit path by node" tool, I ...
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Drawing a Fibonacci Spiral in Inkscape without the Extension?

This tutorial shows how to draw a Fibonacci spiral in Inkscape using an extension. https://youtu.be/4NXuo8fe7kk However the extension crashes in my version of Inkscape (1.2-alpha). Anyone know of a ...
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How can I draw a hollow arrow in Inkscape?

I want to create an arrow that behaves like a solid arrow but is hollow inside. How can I draw a hollow arrow in Inkscape? Is there any straightforward way to do this other than using path and union?
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What's the best toolchain to convert SVG to a table of coordinates?

I'm 3D printing an object from a s schematic of its cross-section. Using inkscape I'm able to turn schematic into a vector graph consisting of 2 B-splines. But when it is imported into the CAM tool (...
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How do I keep individual objects, each a different color, from changing to a single color when I duplicate or group? It is an SVG file in Inkscape

This is a purchased file. When I group, duplicate, or print the colors of the individual letters change to a single color.
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How can I justify text in Inkscape?

I have copied some text from Wikipedia, went to Inkscape, and pressed Ctrl+V. So, the workspace looks like the following: Now, I want to take the text inside the workspace and then want to justify ...
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Inkscape keyboard shortcut to toggle tools panel

I'm using Inkscape on a regular basis, and I know well the shortcuts to show a specific tool panel (like Ctrl + Shift + F). I like the docked tool panel that I can fold to have the full canvas size. I ...
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