New Extension: Plot text from csv file

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New Extension: Plot text from csv file

Postby lazygeorge » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:58 pm


Here is an extension to place text on a drawing from a csv file.
This is useful if you want to plot map data etc.

A csv file is needed with 3 columns - x position, y position and text (in that order).
The csv file needs to have the fields separated by commas

Copy the two files into your Inkscape extension folder:
Usually C:\Program Files\Inkscape\share\extensions

Open Inkscape

The extension will be under extensions/text/Text from CSV

You can change the font size.
Also you can choose the plot origin
Bottom - This would plot you data as if the axes origin is in the bottom left corner like a standard graph
Middle - If you are plotting geographical data, co-ordinates of latitude start at 0 on the equator.

I hope this is useful to someone other than me!
I am sure there are other ways to do this with other software and imported, but I wanted to keep the text as text objects rather than paths, so they can be edited as text in Inkscape.

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Re: New Extension: Plot text from csv file

Postby ddahman » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:51 pm

Hi lazygeorge,

I am very interested in using your extension but the download links no longer work. Can you please provide updated links?

Thank you!

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Re: New Extension: Plot text from csv file

Postby brynn » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:45 pm

It looks like that extension just isn't available anymore. But I found this one: Does it do what you need?

If not, you can look through all the extensions that are packaged with Inkscape, as well as the extensions listed here: ... Extensions
And these: ... Repository

I'm pretty sure there is a more current version of this extension, if that one isn't it. I'm just not sure what it's called.

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