Inkscape is a free, open-source, cross-platform vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Xara X. Its native file format is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

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Install Inkscape v0.48 and v0.91 in the same computer

Is it possible to install two versions of Inkscape (0.48 and 0.91) in ubuntu 14.04? I always use two versions to do my work in windows and I'd love to have both versions in ubuntu. Every time I tried ...
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Installing textext-0.4.4 in Inkscape 0.91

I am trying to install textext-0.4.4 in Inkscape 0.91. I am on Ubuntu 15.04. I follow the same procedure for Ubuntu 14.04, but it does not work. Install Pstoedit and pdflatex download ...
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Inkscape PPA not installing updates? [closed]

I have inkscape 0.48 installed and I'm trying to install inkscape 0.91 on the site they provide me with these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Inkscape to PDF Font issue when saving/Exporting to PDF

I am exporting an Inkscape vector graphic (.SVG) to the PDF format required by the digital printers but one of the fonts used (namely Futura BdCn BT) is not formatting correctly in the exported PDF ...
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Unable to open files in archives with Pinta after installing Inkscape

Since installing Inkscape I have been unable to open image files stored in archives (.zip, .tar.gz, etc) in Pinta. I have it installed, and here is the output of sudo apt-get install pinta: Reading ...
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Create patterns for Moiré patterns in inkscape / gimp [closed]

How can I create images like the one below in inkscape or gimp? I'm trying to create patterns that will show me Moiré patterns when overlapped and turned.
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Inkscape keeps crashing when typing text

I'm using Lubuntu 15.04 and I tried using Inkscape and it seems to be crashing when I try to edit text. After typing about ten characters, the program crashes. I found a way around the issue here in ...
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Export a png from kra, a krita document

How to export a krita, kra document with many layers, to a png using command line ?
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Inkscape “Export Bitmap…” not working

When I click "Export Bitmap..." in File menu or even from shortcut it brings no effect, no popup, no error. I use Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04. EDIT: Regarding to your answers: yes, program restart does ...
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How to control Graphical programs from terminal?

I am trying to control Inkscape program from terminal; for example, I want to open the File menu, Edit menu or Extensions menu in Inkscape from the terminal without the need to click on the menu from ...
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing its name?

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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Gradient Mesh in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits, and I want to use Gradient Mesh on Inkscape 0.48.5 r I watched here that exist a tutorial, but I didn't saw this resource in my Inkscape. How can I enable this Gradient ...
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InkScape starts extremely slow

InkScape starts extremely slow on a powerful machine (16GB RAM, Intel Core i7, SSD). I did: $ inkscape After 8 seconds the window appears. This happens every time I start inkscape. Is this a ...
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Inkscape autosave

Is it possible to enable an autosave after any operation I do in InkScape? This would be really handy because sometimes it crashes, and pressing CTRL + S is annoying.
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What do the 6 different “Path” options do in Inkscape?

In inkscape, on the "Path" drop down, there are (among others) 6 options: Union Difference Intersection Exclusion Division Cut path What do each of these do?
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How to hack a font so the “light” version appears as “regular” to applications?

I'm using Inkscape as a vector based drawing program, and unfortunately it is not importing my fonts correctly. The reason is that inkscape will not load variants of a font if they are not styled ...
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I need to install Inkscape on an Ubuntu Server. Do I need to install x11?

The PHP charting solution we use for a web application has a means of allowing user to download HTML5 charts/graphs as PDF or PNG etc... but uses Inkscape and ImageMagik to render. Normally Inkscape ...
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Convert SVG to PDF on several sheets

I have a SVG file created in Inkscape. I want to print it on multiple sheets to finally form a big poster. I need these multiple sheets converted to a PDF so I can print it from any operating system. ...
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Inkscape poor performance and lags on powerfull machine

I have problem with Inkscape. Even with relatively small file I see delay when I move text field or graphic elements. There are few seconds lags although the PC has enough memory and CPU and Inkscape ...
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object to marker not working

The Object -> Object to marker function does not seem to be working consistently. Although the object always disappears once i use the function, most of the times it does not appear in the marker ...
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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Inkscape: How can I make a multi-paged document in it?

I've picked Inkscape as a replacement of CorelDRAW on my Windows. It's free, so of course there have to be a few backdrops in face of its mighty ability to create perfect XML code for images. However, ...
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Automate taking a screnshot and sending the image to Inkscape

I very frequently use Inkscape to take a screenshot of some application. Doing it while doing other jobs is somewhat distracting because it requires to take the screenshot, open the software to ...
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Writing a bash script to create PNGs out of SVG with Inkscape from a directory

I'm very new to bash scripting and I hope that someone can help me with that task. I have a directory filled with *.SVG-files and I want to batch convert them with inkscape to PNG with the following ...
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Can I save a PGM file (portable gray map) somehow with Inkscape?

Export only seems to export .png files, regardless what I put in the filename. If not, what else could I use to create such a file?
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Edit Polygon in Ubuntu

I have a polygon in the following format: ...
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Adding white to a transparent background in GIMP

OK, I cannot for the life of me find an answer to this. Everyone seems to want to create a transparent background. So I'm using Inkscape to create a logo, but to get it sized correctly, I'm opening it ...
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Inkscape File recovery

I was working on Inkscape software and saved my file as .png, after that my laptop suddenly stopped working. I restarted the system (hoping there will be a recovery file as inkscape .svg) but there ...
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Images produced by Inkscape display incorrectly in pdflatex document

I have some problems with images I created with Inkscape (processed by pdflatex). I produced a book which I'm trying to publish by CreateSpace. The images in the proof of the document produced by ...
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How to make Inkscape remember its previous window size?

Every time I start Inkscape, no matter what, it starts up in an unusably small window. Each and every other program I use remembers its window size. Why won't Inkscape? Is there a way to force ...
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Inkscape fails to install on 14.04

I am trying to install Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using apt-get. After a seemingly successful installation, I cannot seem to run Inkscape. I get the following terminal output: matt@linuxDesk:/$ ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 inkscape problem

In terminal : nebojsa@nebojsaDesktop:~$ inkscape The program 'inkscape' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install inkscape and then : nebojsa@nebojsaDesktop:~$ ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Unicode Fallback does not work in inkscape

I upgraded to 14.04 and opened a SVG with amharic letters. The letters are አዲስ and I use the font DejaVu sans. Now after the upgrade, the characters are displayed wrongly. If I copy from Inkscape and ...
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Inkscape with TexText

I am trying to install the package TexText on Ubuntu, such that I can type Latex in certain gaphs. I followed these instructions, but when I open Inkscape I do not have the option Latex in the ...
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How to change the app icons of Linux Mint to defaults? [closed]

The icons of Firefox, GIMP, Inkscape etc. are different. How to get back the original icons? Can it be done together (for all apps)? Linux Mint icon: Original icon:
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I would like to learn Inkscape and Sozi. Where do I begin? [closed]

I've created a few very basic presentations in Sozi, which is an addon for Inkscape that enables very nice presentations. My main limitation is that I don't really know Inkscape. The things I've ...
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How to create a png with transparent background in inkscape?

Is it possible? A PNG is generally less in size than an SVG. Sometimes I need small sized images in sites like Launchpad.
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Examples of multiple binary packages

I'm trying to include a preview of the new experimental Gtk+ 3 build of Inkscape in our PPA... I want to compile the upstream source using different compile-time options to generate two different ...
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How to outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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Create PDF from Inkscape SVG without destroying fonts and effects

I have an Inkscape SVG file with a few transparency effects and different layers that I want to export to a PDF file for distribution. When I use "Save as..." or "Save a copy..." and select the PDF ...
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Import vector graphics to inkscape

I'm producing vector graphics in my research with Maethematica and/or MATLAB, and I want to combine a few of them. I thought the best would be to use inkscape to do that, but unfortunately inkscape ...
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Can I use PNG instead of SVG for icons? [closed]

I'm making a theme. I'm new to the whole linux/ ubuntu thing. I have a lot of experience using photoshop/ gimp so drawing up some icons in those programs is a piece of cake to me. I was messing around ...
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How to set the LaTeX font size in inkscape?

In inkscape using Extensions->Render->LaTeX formula you can enter LaTeX into your Inkscape image. The default font is huge however. How can you change it to something smaller? Alternatively, is ...
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Pressure Sensitivity with Wacom Bamboo in Inkscape 0.48

The pressure sensitivity for my Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch in Inkscape 0.48 (running Ubuntu 12.04) does not work. I ticked all options in Input Devices (Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Pen stylus; Wacom ...
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Shortcut for Render LaTeX Equation in Inkscape?

I am using the Render LaTeX equation extension in Inkscape. I want to add a keyboard shortcut which would bring up the Extension window. Any ideas?
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Re-map Alt+drag in Unity. I need it for Inkscape

I need Alt+drag for some of Inkscape function, instead of just draggin my current window, how do I re-map "drag window" key to another shorcut?
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PDF files made using inkscape does not show everything when opened in windows

I made a small vector graphic using inkscape, converted it to pdf. Then i opened the pdf in windows for printing purposes. Many of the lines and curves I made in inkscape were missing. Then I tried ...
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Is there a way to batch export SVGs to PNGs?

I have these SVGS and I'd like to export them to PNG images, I could export them with Inkscape but that would mean open each file and export that file to PNG which is not efficient (I have hundreds of ...