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Inkscape Text background with LaTeX text

I don't know if or how well the following would work using your Latex workflow, but this would work in Inkscape: Draw a rectangle over the arrow line, set the fill to white and stroke to none, and ...
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Drawing block diagram?

What you mentioned is done by TikZ in LaTeX. Sorry but I tried Lucid Charts and Visio and definitely they are not good as TikZ. You can overleaf and see the result The code: \tikzstyle{block} = [...
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How do I create Visio style connectable shapes with text in Inkscape?

Yes, there's a kind of work around in Inkscape, although nothing that will resize the container automatically when typing, but certainly text can be flowed inside a shape automatically. Here are the ...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

As you can notice, there are different answers. This means that the word "should" does not apply. Let me separate your question into several parts. Font-face and size. Although they are ...
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How to improve hemisphere diagram?

The question has seemingly been shortened to contain a 3D appearance construction problem. Let's start by removing the unnecessary blue curves and by checking how consistent drawing you actually have: ...
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Inkscape Text background with LaTeX text

Don't add the white background in inkscape, just add the text on top of the arrow. Then export as pdf+tex and open the resulting .pdf_tex file. There search for your text and replace it with \...
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Is there a way to make a diagram in Illustrator and have it editable in other programs?

Not really, if your client would know how to do this editing they would have known to specify an application. If on the other hand they do not have an application at hand then its unlikely that they ...
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what are the possible ways to divide a square as 4 equal parts

It sounds like a homework. In reality yes, it has something to do with graphic design. It is the kind of analisis of shapes and transformations that one make in the first semesters of a carreer. You ...
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What is this design element for legends called?

In patent drawings, these elements are called "reference characters" and "lead lines" (see MPEP 1.84(p) and (q)). At first I thought that the term "callout" would best ...
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How to draw and fill the width region of the disk in Inkscape?

Draw an ellipse, and duplicate it using Ctrl+D Move it above the lower one (you can nudge it with the up arrow key on your keyboard) With snapping enabled, draw a rectangle to intersect with the two ...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

It... Depends. There are two different questions to answer here, and they are pretty distinct: What is traditionally done for the typography of labels in a scientific diagram? What is a good, legible,...
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Drawing block diagram?

Take a look at Nevron Draw. It works on Windows and Mac and offers most of the MS Visio functionality. In particular for this type of diagrams you need software that has shapes with inward / outward ...
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Software to create robot schema

A pair of Delta robots, my favorite subject. As for what software, any vector graphics tool would be fine: Adobe Illustrator Inkscape Corel Draw Xara Designer ... Any CAD application: Autocad Catia ...
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graphing: show a distant cluster while minimizing negative space?

I know this is a very old question, but its an interesting problem. here's a solution I came up with. Keep in mind I don't have a full grasp of usage. My goal was the indicate distance in some way ...
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How to create and manipulate a slinky style spring

This could be done entirely in Inkscape. Almost any vector image editor could be used similarly. The following isn't a tutorial, but a list of the basic steps. Draw an ellipse, click Path > Object to ...
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How to show sequence of visits to nodes in a tree

If you want things to appear more sequential, perhaps... Or similar.
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Geometrically accurate way of creating a venn diagram

Illustrator... Draw a circle and note the diameter.For the purposes of initial construction using a round integer for the diameter is helpful. Here, I've used a circle of 210pts in diameter. One can ...
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Should labels in a figure be set in a different font face or font size from the body text?

For diagrams it is in general best to go for a well-readable sans-serif font. If you have a serif or more stylistic font it makes sense to use a different font for diagrams, otherwise use the same. ...
Julian Steinmann's user avatar
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What is this design element for legends called?

No specifically designated name, but these can be called highlights, or callouts, or labels or side notes. More or less depending on the content & context. In your case I would simply go with ...
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Diagram design and editing

What software to use is a hard question. To answer this we would need to know quite much about the context in which you are working and what you know! The first question you need to answer is do you ...
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Sketch - Line linked to other objects

AFAIK line endpoints can't be linked to objects in Sketch. You can't even select a line endpoint and an object at the same time. This would work in Adobe Illustrator. If you have to work a lot with ...
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How do they make illustrations for the functional programming?

I don't know much about computer illustration, so I'll go into the last two ones displayed that are hand drawn: First the contours are drawn with a water resistant marker or soft graphite pencil. ...
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