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

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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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how can I edit my gtk themes?

I am pretty new with Ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I am interested in changing my themes and also change other interfaces such as Inkscape and Gimp and other software that I am using. What is the ...
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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 ...
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Fill empty space in Inkscape?

I am new to Inkscape, and it is a little complex. I have been trying to make vector/SVG version of PNG icons I am working on. I use Path>Trace Bitmap to create vector versions of my PNG. My issue is ...
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How do I get .xcf files to open in GIMP instead of Inkscape by default?

For some reason, whenever I double-click a .xcf file in Nautilus or open it from the Dash, the file tries to load in Inkscape (with an error message) instead of in GIMP by default. I have both ...
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How to change keybindings in Inkscape?

I know there is the keybinding file /usr/share/inkscape/keys/default.xml, and I can change it to modify the keybindings. But since it will probably get overwritten on an update, I want to know where ...
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How can I get Unity to show the menu icons in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I have enabled icons in menus. Everything works fine except Inkscape that shows a lot of "missing" icons. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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Save inkscape figure in 400dpi (png or jpeg)

I'm a difficulty in Ubuntu. I need to save a figure work of Inkscape in png or jpeg format, however, this figure work needs to be 400dpi resolution. I saved the jpeg using output pro inkscape plugin, ...
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How do I find out if a program uses GTK 2 or 3?

Thinking of trying to tweak a theme to get Inkscape more compact. Was wondering if there was a way to tell which version of GTK+ it uses?
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How can I install Inkscape from BZR?

In order to get the latest version of Inkscape, one has to use BZR. How can I install inkscape using BZR and properly install it on my System?. Detailed step by step guide would be preferable.
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Inkscape won't open .cdr files

Hello I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and I've installed Inkscape because I need to edit a .cdr file, Inkscape works like normal but the sole task I need it to do is edit said .cdr file which I understand ...
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Inkscape doesn't open on ubuntu 12.04

It starts and appears on system monitor, but it doesn't open any window... Any solution? I'm using: Inkscape 0.48.3.1 r9886 (Mar 29 2012) Ubuntu 12.04 32bits - using gnome-shell
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How can I make Inkscape run fast, without using these tricks?

Inkscape was very slow on my PC, But fortunately, I found a solution. Removing liboverlay* packages and overlay-scrollbar helps. But I don't want to use this tricks to speedup Inkscape. So, My ...
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Keyboard shortcuts gone from menus in some programs in Ubuntu 12.04

I have noticed that keyboard shortcuts from GVim and Inkscape are gone from the menus of those programs in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 these shortcuts were displayed in the menus. Are there ways ...
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Flattening PDF transparency

I have a PDF, made with Inkscape, that uses transparent colors. This image shall be used in a LaTeX document. While preserving the transparency is nice for editing, it can be a problem for printing. ...
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“Additional data from the script executed” message in Inkscape

This is very irritating. I'm Using Ubuntu Oneiric and when I use Inkscape and make a couple of copy-paste operations inside the image, I get the following popup message: Inkscape has received ...
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What vector-image application can export in Corel or Adobe Illustrator formats?

Inkscape seems to be the best alternative to Adobe Illustrator, but as far as I can tell it can only read the AI SVG format. There seems to be a solution on Windows but I can't tell if that is also ...
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Is there a way to configure Inkscape to use whole numbers in the interface rather than decimals for common properties?

I don't need that much precision most the time and I prefer, for example, to see 100,100 for x,y or width,height values rather than 100.224,100.082.
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Why does Inkscape become unresponsive all of the sudden and how can I stop it from happening?

I've just started using Inkscape in Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm not sure what exactly triggers it, but at some point, the Inkscape viewport becomes unresponsive. The viewport is still visible. I can still ...
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How can I set top left corner to have (0,0) coordinates in Inkscape?

I want to reverse the coordinate origin in Inkscape to top left corner. By default (0,0) stays at bottom left. Changing it to top left corner will help me in designing a sprite sheet for my game.