How to keep font size constant in Inkscape during rescaling?

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cedrusvn
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How to keep font size constant in Inkscape during rescaling?

Postby cedrusvn » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 pm

Hi all,
I came across a problem in Inkscape I couldn't solve on my own. Currently I am creating sketches etc. for a LaTex document in Inkscape. Drawing the sketches works fine and adding text to it as well. Then I would just save it as pdf (+ this tex option) and then import it in LaTex using

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\begin{figure}
    \centering
    \input{testfile.pdf_tex}
    \label{fig:testfile}
    \caption{This is just a testfile}
\end{figure}

The font size and type in the sketch after compiling the document remains always the same as in the rest of my LaTex document.

However, placing the text in the right position requires a lot of iterative steps, because rescaling the sketch in Inkscape (I might find the sketch too big or too small for example) would rescale the text as well - again, just in Inkscape, luckily not in LaTex.

How do I prevent the text in Inkscape to be rescaled? Everything that should change during rescaling is the absolute position of the text boxes while the relative position and font size should remain constant.

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Re: How to keep font size constant in Inkscape during rescaling?

Postby Moini » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:08 am

As already said on stackexchange (I think), there's no way to do that, except for reselecting the text and reapplying the font size currently. See answer there for details: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50810466
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Re: How to keep font size constant in Inkscape during rescaling?

Postby prkos » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:27 am

A workaround could be to copy the text objects, move them outside the sketch area, scale the sketch (without the duplicate original text objexts), then copy the original text objects and paste styles only (one style at a time).

The steps are: copy an original text objext, select the relevant scaled objects, paste styles with Shift + Ctrl + V (or by going to Edit > Paste Style).

Make sure your text alignments are set appropriately to keep objects in correct relative placements.
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