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If you want exact numeric spacing you can use the Remove Overlaps feature in Inkscape's Align and Distrubute panel. Note that the objects don't actually have to overlap, despite the name. Here's an example


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In the Distribute portion of your second image, the right-most icon represents a text-related action. The icon immediately to the left shows spaces between the representative objects, with an indication of equalizing the space. This is the horizontal space distribution action. Starting from the left on the first line of Distribute, you see: align left edges, ...


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In Inkscape you can stack elements to get something which at least resembles the wanted structure. You can get the smooth gradients by inserting blur. The number of stacked elements is high, but you hopefully learn soon how to make copies and edit them. The parts of the stacked elements an be accessed in the Objects panel, no matter they are inside groups or ...


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Ok, found how to do this manually - it would have been much easier if it was possible to control the angle of a guideline in Inkscape with two points, but anyway... Note the below will only work for a "perspective" view, where there are vanishing points - in "ortho" view, the perspective lines would be parallel, so there would not be any ...


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Nothing can do this automatically in Inskcape. Sorry, probably not what you want to hear. You could use the 3D Box tool to recreate it, and manually change the size, and move the vanishing points, to match the underlying image. Here's a rough example. Here I've set the Y vanishing point to Parallel, and I clicked and dragged the Z and X vanishing points to ...


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Addition to Billy Kerr's (no family relation) answer: After breaking apart, the stroke disappeared, and didn't retain after re-combining. I had to re-apply stroke. So full solution: Select everything, Path > Breaking apart set "Stroke paint" > "flat color", and Width > 0.2pt Select groups as fit Path > Combine.


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Select everything, and do Ungroup Shift+Ctrl+G 5 times to remove all those unnecessary nested groups. Do Path > Stroke to Path to turn the horizontal stroke into a path. Now you can do Path > Combine, or alternatively do Path > Union if you want to get rid of any overlaps. Do File > Cleanup document To export as optimised SVG, do File > ...


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In Inkscape 1.0 and later, you can use the Offset (LPE) for that. Example After you've applied an Offset, do Path > Object to Path to convert it into a path without an effect.


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Many of the objects are combined (or compound) paths, and some have been combined with other objects on the page. You can't separate them unless you do "Break apart". When letters or symbols with counters inside are broken apart, they will fill with the fill colour of the original object. This has to do with the way the document has been created or ...


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The music symbols are collected to combined paths in a totally bizarre way. Breaking apart generates a mess which is slower to parse and rebuild than writing a copy in a score editor. That can be intentional to make extracting parts and reusing difficult. I guess you are not the prima vista guy who reads and plays it directly into a score editor or ...


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Not possible as far as I know, although maybe somebody could script it (well beyond my abilities sadly) . . . however You can swap the fill and stroke in Inkscape by right clicking the Fill or Stroke colour boxes (bottom left of the application window), and choose Swap Fill and Stroke from the popup, or choose any of the other actions. There are no shortcuts ...


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A guess: Covert it to Windows enhanced metafile with some available free online file converters, like this https://convertio.co/svg-emf/ I guess Microsoft accepts at least its own vector format and renders it optimally to the display pixel grid. Another guess: use a font which contains your symbol. I'm afraid Windows doesn't have such font and customizing ...


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You could try adding a slight stroke to thicken up the lines. Here's an example. I added a 0.2 black stroke to everything. Perhaps a little heavier would still work well, but don't go crazy. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <svg width="16.2mm" height="14.2mm" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 16....


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I had a very similar problem where arrows weren't displayed fully. I noticed that the plane I drew them was blurred. By setting the blur back to zero, the arrows where drawn correctly.


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It is unfortunately not possible directly with the current version of Inkscape. As a workaround you can try https://github.com/fablabnbg/inkscape-centerline-trace as suggested here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62042051/howto-vectorize-a-bitmap-file-with-the-inkscape-1-0-cli-interface


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Try Centerline Autotrace. It makes curves, not filled closed paths. An example (its bullshit both in math and physics, but has right looking squiggles): A bitmap image Centerline Autotrce is applied with default settings to 1. It's a combined path. After applying Path > Break Apart and manually moving every separate item a little off to see what ...


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TL;DR Not possible (as far as I know). If these are vectors, then you can't edit them in GIMP. GIMP is a raster image editor. GIMP can use paths, but it's has extremely limited functionality as far as vectors are concerned. It's not the right tool. If these are vectors, then in Inkscape you would need to recombine the parts of the letters manually after ...


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Gabriels comment seems to be correct. Inkscape always exports an alpha channel. My workaround was exporting the image as png, then opening it with GIMP and removing the alpha channel as described here: https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/nl/gimp-layer-alpha-remove.html . Not beautiful, but works.


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There's no way to do that with the align tools. A workaround is to use snapping. Objects within a group will still snap. Enable Snap to Cusp Nodes, or if you want to align centre, there's a Snap Midpoints option in the Snap controls bar. Then you can use Ctrl as you click and drag to constrain the position. Example


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Drag a vertical guide from the ruler to the left edge of the grey shape. It should snap if you have the point snappings on: Select the group. Hold Ctrl to limit the motion to horizontal. Move the group until the pink rectangle snaps to the guide:


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Sorry for the tardy response, took awhile to work through this. Using "method two" from Billy Kerr succeeded after changing the "near-white" to "f7f7f7". Finding the whitest successful value required some experimentation - i.e. the slightly whiter "fafafa" did not work, again giving transparent areas (for 32 colors - ...


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I found it at Stack Overflow. Select the group that contains all those transforms you want to get rid off, press Ctrl + U (ungroup), press Ctrl + G (group again). It works! Instead of Apply Transforms extension.


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The most simple and effective solution is to use an arrow text symbol. Add a Text in Inkscape Copy an arrow symbol and paste it in Inkscape To convert text to path, go to Path > Object to Path Set the Fill color of the arrow, add Stroke, etc.


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I would create this using a different method. Create the first segment, in the same way you have already done. Then duplicate the others, move and place them using snapping so you get an exact fit. Edit the two end pieces, to create the head and tail of the snake. Select all of them and do Path > Union If you want the snake to bend, use a Pattern ...


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Your snake building block should be a group which contains three elements the green closed shape with no stroke the upped edge as an open shape with black stroke but no fill the lower edge as an open shape with black stroke but no fill Not asked: Many vector drawing programs have more or less usefully implemented methods to force a horizontal piece to be ...


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If changing mitre value of the stroke doesn't work for you, then make sure Blur set to 0. More information: Stroke corners cutting off randomly.


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You can select the freehand line and apply stroke to path: After this, you can apply the desired style:


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As far as I know, there's no way to get Inkscape to do it the way you suggest. When you use the "remove background" option, Inkscape can't tell the difference between white and transparent. Here are a couple of simple workarounds: Trace as you would normally, using the "remove background" option. After the trace, draw a white filled ...


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Click the text block once to select, then click on the Text menu and select 'Remove Manual Kerns'. Text can get really screwed up from PDFs but I've found the above often fixes things.


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This is an Inkscape extension that generators a palette from the selected objects. Inkscape Generate Palette on GitHub Generate Palette Extension on inkscape.org First install the extension – see README with options/instructions. Restart Inkscape. Use the extension by selecting your palette objects then open Extensions → Palette → generate Name the palette ...


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With the Node tool (N or F2) you can move the diamond more to the left. Once the diamond is further left than the text length, the text looks normal.


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You are just squishing the shape by distorting it. Instead, select and move the nodes of the shapes you made. If you construct this using a transparent blue shape, and a parallelogram the same as the top of the tank, then you could select both pieces with the Edit Paths by Nodes tool N, then use the tool to click and drag to select the nodes you want to ...


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If you have default keyboard shortcuts in use then pressing Esc kicks you out of the text tool and deselects all selections pressing S activates the select tool pressing TAB selects sequentially one by one the unlocked objects Keyboard shortcuts are listed in Edit > Preferences > Interface. There you can make customized collections. Beware: there are ...


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